Tag: is

Cardiovascular health is poorest among American adults in the Southern U.S.

In a recent study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found that there is significant geographic heterogeneity in the distribution of cardiovascular disease risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, high blood cholesterol levels, obesity, smoking, lack of physical activity and unhealthy diet, across the United States. These risk factors

Is It Bad To Charge Your Phone Overnight?

It’s time to figure out once and for all if it’s bad to charge your phone overnight. No, this isn’t an episode of “Mythbusters,” but the revelation of these rumors may feel like a big reveal. According to Business Insider, it’s a common myth that leaving your phone plugged in overnight could damage the battery

Is Night Shift really helping you sleep better?

How often have you laid in bed scrolling through news stories, social media or responding to a text? After staring at the screen, have you ever found that it is harder to fall asleep? It’s widely believed that the emitted blue light from phones disrupts melatonin secretion and sleep cycles. To reduce this blue light

Why your social media habit is probably not an addiction

Social media apps are useful sources of information. They help us catch up with the activities of friends, news, current affairs, government COVID updates and the latest happenings in celebrity and sport. But during the pandemic, you may have felt you spend too much time on social media. On occasion you may have seen the

‘Pain is always a perception’: Physical therapy can help prevent, treat opioid use disorder

When you think of ways to treat opioid use disorder, you might think methadone clinics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings. You probably don’t imagine stretches and strengthening exercises. But Anne Swisher—professor at the West Virginia University School of Medicine—is working to address opioid misuse in an unconventional way: through physical therapy. She and her colleagues have

Is A Peloton Bike Really Worth The Money?

We’ve all seen the commercials, and we’ve all been a little tempted at one point or another. It seems like the perfect at-home gym equipment to get rid of those pesky extra pounds. But we also have asked ourselves the same question — is a Peloton bike worth the money? Peloton is an interactive fitness platform with more

A Dietitian Is Here to Burst Your ‘Performance Beer’ Bubble

You’re grocery shopping. You’re browsing products. You notice those products tout ingredients like bee pollen, black currant, lemongrass, and buckwheat kasha. And what’s even stranger? You’re in the beer aisle. Performance beer is one of the latest trends hoping to catch on with wellness-oriented, weekend-warrior types who want to feel a little bit better about

Willpower is the key to enhancing learning and memory: Researchers uncover the mechanism

Active or voluntary learning is a major topic in education, psychology, and neuroscience. Over the years, numerous studies have shown that when learning occurs through voluntary action, there is a modulation of attention, motivation and cognitive control that makes the process much more effective. Consequently, memory is benefited. However, although the physiological processes underlying this

Majority of Russians believe coronavirus is a bioweapon: poll

Close to two out of three Russians believe that the coronavirus is a man-made biological weapon and less than a third are willing to get vaccinated, a poll said Monday. Observers say the findings reflect a distrust towards authorities fuelled by the lack of transparency during the pandemic and deteriorating relations with the West. According