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Can a guinea pig really ease your anxiety?

Can a guinea pig really ease your anxiety? Thousands of Britons are turning to ‘panic pets’ to help ease depression and other mental health issues Tammy Lovell, 42, going through a tough divorce and became a single mother  She turned to looking at her daughter’s guinea pigs playing to calm her down  She carves out at

Can being born blind protect people from schizophrenia?

A study carried out by The University of Western Australia has provided compelling evidence that congenital/early cortical blindness – that is when people are blind from birth or shortly after—is protective against schizophrenia. The unusual discovery has fascinated scientists and may lead to a better understanding of what causes schizophrenia – a question that has

Coeliac disease can cause irreversible changes to immune cells

Immune cells in the bowel of people who suffer with coeliac disease are permanently replaced by a new subset of cells that promote inflammation, suggests a new study involving researchers at Cardiff University. This permanent ‘immunological scarring’ lays the foundation for the disease to progress and could have long-term implications for gut health in affected

12 Easy Recipes You Can Serve in a Bread Bowl

Whether your first time was at a party or in your neighborhood Panera, I’m willing to bet you remember that first bread bowl experience. Admittedly a bread bowl isn’t the most convenient vessel for soups and dips — you kinda need to finish the contents before you can break into the soaked, doughy bowl, which

What celebrity trainers do differently (that you can do, too)

Before personal trainer Luke Zocchi got his hands on Chris Hemsworth, the actor was “skinny-fat”. “He had a bit of puppy fat still – he wasn’t completely amazing,” Zocchi, an amateur boxer-turned-trainer, says about his client and lifelong friend. “He looked a bit 'skinny-fat'. I took him from skinny and fat to … shredded.” Luke Zocchi

OCT Imaging Needle Can Detect Blood Vessels in Neurosurgery

THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 — A miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging needle can detect blood vessels intraoperatively in the human brain in vivo, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in Science Advances. Hari Ramakonar, M.B.B.S., from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, Australia, and colleagues developed an imaging needle that is able

Simply receiving DNA test results can alter your physiology

Over the years, researchers have identified genetic risk factors for a range of conditions. As genetic testing has become quicker, more cost-effective, and increasingly accurate, DNA tests have become relatively common. Each year, millions of people access information about their genetic risk of developing conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Some estimate that in 2017 alone, 1

Eczema can drive people to thoughts of suicide: study

(HealthDay)—Nearly 28 million Americans are affected by the skin condition eczema, and for some it may become so chronic and severe they consider suicide, new research shows. A new review of data from 15 studies, involving over 300,000 people, found that those with eczema had a 44 percent higher risk of suicidal thoughts compared with

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

Our imagination is an incredibly useful tool. It can soothe us during difficult times and help us solve problems, create new things, and consider possible courses of action. Some researchers have argued that our imagination, which gives us the ability to consider different scenarios, is at the core of what makes humans different from the

Here’s How You Can Win Free Starbucks for Life

Starbucks has never shied away from giving away free drinks, be it on a national holiday or to promote a new drink offering. It seems like every other week, there’s a way to get your hands on a Starbucks Frapp for next to nothing. But free Starbucks for life? This comes just once a year,

Can Superman trigger heroic helping in people?

Might people be more likely to help a stranger or donate money immediately after watching the latest Marvel film? Heroes demonstrate extraordinary courage, go to great lengths to help others, and live meaningful lives. They are inspirational moral examples for many people—but do their heroic actions trigger people to give a helping hand themselves? A

What You Can Do to Prevent Diabetes

FRIDAY, Nov. 23, 2018 — Type 2 diabetes has reached alarming numbers in the United States. But you can prevent or delay it through healthy eating and active living, an expert suggests. Diabetes affects more than 30 million Americans, and type 2 is the most common form. As many as one-third of Americans have prediabetes,

Here’s How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Your Eyes

High blood pressure can do critical damage to your heart. But it affects other parts of the body, too, including the eyes. Believe it or not, when you don’t take care of your heart, you may be causing harm elsewhere, too. Here’s how blood pressure can affect your eyes. High blood pressure can cause eye

What hookah smoking can do to your blood vessels

More and more people are giving up smoking, and they are sensible to do so. Cigarette smoking is “the leading preventable cause of death in the United States,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with cigarettes causing over 480,000 yearly deaths. However, as the use of regular cigarettes is declining, more

Injury to a parent can lead to sleep issues in children and teens

Research has shown that getting a good night’s sleep plays an important role in children’s growth and development, both physically and emotionally. When children face an unsettling experience, such as the injury of a parent, it can alter their sleep habits, according to new research being presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National