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Menopause Makes Me a Better Mom

“Are you really crying?” my daughter asked as we read together. She was 8 and I was approaching 48 — I’m almost 40 years older than my kid, just as my mother was 40 years older than me. I remembered how difficult middle age had been for my mother. And for me, too, menopause was lurking

Insomnia makes you crave sugar

Lack of sleep can cause a sweet tooth: Scientists discover insomnia can make you crave sugar Insomnia may activate a brain region that ‘turns on’ when we eat sweet food Poor sleep might make us ‘stress eat’ due to the release of cortisol Study found no difference in how sleep affects cravings between the sexes 

How a common oral bacteria makes colon cancer more deadly

Researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have determined how F. nucleatum—a common oral bacteria often implicated in tooth decay—accelerates the growth of colon cancer. The study was published online in the journal EMBO Reports. The findings could make it easier to identify and treat more aggressive colon cancers. It also helps explain

What Makes for a Good Nursing Home?

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 — Families of nursing home residents are more likely to be satisfied with facilities that have higher staffing levels and are nonprofits, a new study finds. “The findings show that facility-level factors associated with higher family satisfaction are rather similar to the ones we already know predict resident satisfaction as well,”

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 — Women who live a healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may help keep their blood vessels healthy as they age, a new study suggests. Compared with women who had the least healthy lifestyle, those who led the healthiest lifestyle had less thickening and buildup of fatty plaque in their

New brain region ‘could be what makes humans unique’

Due to technological advancements in recent years, medical science has made huge leaps — many with vast implications for medical and neuroscientific research. For instance, scientists devised an innovative method that allowed them to record a million neurons at once, as well as to decode neural activity in real time. The techniques gave researchers access

Exercise makes even the ‘still overweight’ healthier: study

(HealthDay)—Heavyset folks who exercise regularly shouldn’t get discouraged if they can’t seem to shed more weight, no matter how hard they try. A new study suggests that their regular workouts are still contributing to better overall heart health, making them “fat but fit” and helping them live longer. People who are obese-but-fit have lower resting

Immunization with beneficial bacteria makes brain more stress resilient, study shows

Immunization with beneficial bacteria can have long-lasting anti-inflammatory effects on the brain, making it more resilient to the physical and behavioral effects of stress, according to new research by University of Colorado Boulder scientists. The findings, if replicated in clinical trials could ultimately lead to new probiotic-based immunizations to protect against posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile

Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Neuroscientists said Wednesday they have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, and bitter ones nice. But only in mice, for now. Mooting promise for an obesity treatment, researchers in the

New research to identify what makes conversations supportive

People going through hard times often find assistance by talking about their problems with others, and the support people receive has documented health benefits. However, the quality of support can vary and what happens during conversations can determine whether or not the support is actually beneficial. In a new three-year project funded by the National

Loneliness changes the brain making you feel afraid and aggressive

Loneliness changes the brain: It boosts a chemical that makes you feel fearful and aggressive, study finds The majority of Americans feel lonely, according to recent research  Loneliness not only raises the risk of mental illnesses, but of chronic physical diseases as well  Researchers discovered that increase of a particular chemical in two different parts

This $8 Mascara Makes Everyone Think I Have Lash Extensions

Whenever I see someone with super long, thick, dark eyelashes, I assume that they have lash extensions. Though extensions are a foolproof way to get the lashes of your dreams without growth serums or falsies, they’re not exactly low maintenance. Eliminating oil-based makeup removers, not rubbing your eyes, and not getting the lashes too wet

Why free preschool makes the most sense for families

The Ontario Liberals recently announced a plan to offer free child care for preschoolers —from the age of 2.5 years until they start kindergarten —to every family that wants it by 2020. Premier Kathleen Wynne also announced Thursday funding for new licensed child-care spaces in community locations—such as community centres, places of worship and Indigenous