Category: Health News

Why music volume matters when trying to lose weight

Music can have a visceral effect on us. Indeed, most people reading this will remember a time when music altered their mood — be that positively or negatively. In the world of retail, manipulating mood can be the difference between a sale and someone walking out of the shop empty-handed. Given humanity’s readiness to be

Your Summer 'Base Tan' Is Wrecking Your Skin

Is it safe to get a "base tan" in the summer? No. There is no safe amount of tanning. Tanning isn't bad for you just because it comes with the risk of burning, which can cause skin cancer. Tanning is bad for you because your body doesn't even begin to tan until dangerous ultraviolet (UV)

Thanatophobia: What to know about death anxiety

Death anxiety is not defined as a distinct disorder, but it may be linked to other depression or anxiety disorders. These include: post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD panic disorders and panic attacks illness anxiety disorders, previously called hypochondriasis Thanatophobia is different from necrophobia, which is a general fear of dead or dying things, or things

Study reveals gaps in follow-up care after concussion

Being discharged from a hospital trauma center after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. TBI can lead to long-lasting physical and cognitive symptoms, but a new study in JAMA Network Open suggests that many patients may not be receiving follow-up care. Patients in

Hyperosmia: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

In this article, we examine the other symptoms that can occur alongside hyperosmia, as well as the range of conditions that can cause it. We also take a look at the treatment options for a heightened sense of smell. Symptoms When someone has hyperosmia, they can experience smells more strongly than other people. This strong

Florida’s Ban On Smokable Medicinal Pot Ruled Unconstitutional In Major Victory For Medical Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana gets a well-deserved victory in the Sunshine State. Smokable medicinal marijuana just earned a hard-fought victory in Florida. In a recent decision, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional. Back in 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 which allowed

Weight loss reduces skin cancer risk

In the United States, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer. In 2014 alone, there were almost 80,000 new cases, and by the end of 2018, it is estimated that there will be more than 90,000. Understanding the risk factors behind every type of cancer is important in our effort to minimize the

What Is Blood Sugar?

Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in blood. The body gets glucose from the food we eat. This sugar is an important source of energy and provides nutrients to the body's organs, muscles and nervous system. The absorption, storage and production of glucose is regulated constantly by complex processes involving the small

In-home therapy effective for stroke rehabilitation, study shows: A multisite US clinical trial compared home-based telerehabilitation program with traditional in-clinic rehabilitation therapy

In-home rehabilitation, using a telehealth system and supervised by licensed occupational/physical therapists, is an effective means of improving arm motor status in stroke survivors, according to findings presented by University of California, Irvine neurologist Steven C. Cramer, MD, at the recent 2018 European Stroke Organisation Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. “Motor deficits are a major contributor

Black Americans face education, income barriers to healthy behaviors, study finds: Policy action is needed to address income, education gap for low-income individuals, researchers say

Better educational opportunities and higher incomes may be key to closing the gap of cardiovascular health behaviors — including smoking, physical activity, and diet quality — between black and white Americans, according to a new study led by a University of Iowa researcher. The study, headed by Kara Whitaker, assistant professor in the UI’s Department

Leave tablets, smartphones out of the bedroom for better sleep

(HealthDay)— Are tablets, smartphones and laptops robbing Americans of shut-eye? Absolutely, said researchers who found that the unending entertainments and the light the devices emit are a powerful, slumber-killing combo. The finding comes from a small analysis of nine otherwise healthy adults in their 20s. Their sleep was tracked after five straight nights of unrestricted

How boredom helped me find purpose in my life

I'm bored, I wrote. Bored of the endless stretching of featureless time, bored from the loneliness and the lack of mental stimulation. For a year, I had floundered in the sluggish dragging of time, working as a waitress to make ends meet, freelance writing (averagely) on the side, broke and desperately lonely, unsure of how

Turns Out SPF 100 Sunscreen Works Better Than SPF 50

Good news all of you fair-skinned beauties, there’s new evidence to suggest that a higher SPF actually does work. For years, science, or more accurately, the Food and Drug Administration, has been telling us that anything higher than SPF 50 was basically useless but a recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy

See what alcohol does to the heart

See what alcohol does to the heart: Shocking images show the difference between a healthy organ and that of a heavy drinker People with the condition alcoholic cardiomyopathy have enlarged hearts Out of 141 alcoholic cardiomyopathy patients, 13.5% carry a faulty gene Only one in 100 healthy people in the UK have this same mutation  The