July 03, 2020
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Sleep Helps the Heart
A lack of sleep stimulates inflammation and stiffens your arteries. There are ways to get more Z's. Read more >

Newbie Exercisers Beware
Don't believe everything, or maybe anything, you read on the Web when it comes to exercise. Few sites reflect current guidelines. Read more >

Time for a Change
With schools closed, many teens have been able to wake up later. That's a difference worth carrying forward into the next academic year. Read more >

Learning New Tricks
Don't let self-quarantine lead to a lack of exercise. It could make it harder to learn new physical skills later on. Read more >

Your Kids Know You're Stressed
Parents often try to hide their worries from their children, but kids pick up on anxious undercurrents anyway. Read more >

An Emotional Rescue
The way you give emotional support matters. Do it right and you make others feel better; do it wrong and it has the opposite effect. Read more >

The Upside of Stress
Yes, stress has some benefits. Knowing what they are can make it a little easier to cope with. Read more >

PTSD in Military Men and Women
Vulnerability doesn't come naturally to most soldiers. They may need extra encouragement to open up in therapy. Read more >

Sleep Now to Prevent Alzheimers Later
Young adults don't usually think about Alzheimer's, but sleep deprivation, even in young adulthood, can set the stage for the disease. Read more >

Plant Therapy
Companies trying to retain employees and keep workers happy might want to consider the stress-reduction benefits plants offer. Read more >

How to Life Coach Your Kids
Some preteens need more guidance than others when it comes to dealing with peers. Here's how parents can figure out what their kid needs. Read more >

Before You Buy that Activity Tracker...
As well-meaning as a fitness monitor gift might be, there are some things about the recipient that you need to consider. Read more >

A Time-Change Rebellion Brewing?
In the fall, it seems like a gift; in the spring, changing your clock to daylight savings time can be a health hazard. Read more >

Jumping Jack Class, It's a Gas
The quickest way to help kids learn may be to get them to exercise right at their desks. Their gains could put them ahead a semester. Read more >

Get Sleep, Get Good Grades
Researchers have figured out why women do better than men on tests in certain science classes. Sleep is a big part of it. Read more >

What's Keeping You Up at Night
Alcohol, nicotine and caffeine can all interfere with sleep, but one seems far worse than the others. Read more >

Golden Retrievers to Go
Spending time with animals can reduce stress in as little as 10 minutes. Call it fur power. Read more >

You Are Not Alone
The distractions of social media can be a cause for concern, but by nurturing personal relationships, it also eases psychological distress. Read more >

Dogs Feel Our Stress
If you're stressed-out, chances are your dog is, too. One reason we may not be dogs' best friends. Read more >

It's Hard Being a Night Owl
Night owls are out of step with the 9 to 5 world, and may pay a price professionally. Changes to your routine could make the difference. Read more >

Park It
The amount of time you need to spend in nature to get real health dividends. Read more >

Late Nights in Front of the TV
Parents may think time in front of the TV before bed helps kids settle down. But it really just robs them of sleep. Read more >

Runners' High: Cannabis and Exercise
Many people who are now able to use pot legally find it's a helpful part of their exercise programs. It seems to increase motivation. Read more >

The Sleep Myths Keeping You Up at Night
Sleep is one of the best ways to safeguard your health, but our mistaken ideas about it can stand in the way of those benefits. Read more >

Take a Nature Pill
Spending 20 or 30 minutes just sitting in nature lowers stress levels so effectively that doctors should probably be prescribing it. Read more >

Parents on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Having children definitely cuts into your sleep, and it goes on for years, a study finds. Read more >

Be Kind...to Yourself
When you show compassion toward yourself, you ease your body's stress response, a very good thing for mental health. Read more >

Invasion of the Belly Fat
Fat around your middle means fat is overwhelming your organs. Heart and metabolic problems are often the result. There is one cure. Read more >

The Post-Workout Munchies
Working out will make you hungry. What you pick to eat as you leave the gym could erase much of your hard work. Read more >

The Wallet-Well Being Connection
Financial security and physical health are more closely linked than people probably think. Read more >

Lift Your Heart
Strength training -- lifting weight in some way or another -- is right up there with aerobic exercise when it comes to your heart. Read more >

Nature's Healing Power, Written in Your Blood
When you're stressed, it shows in your blood. Those markers improve when you spend time in greenery. Read more >

Babies Up Late
One reason some babies have a hard time sleeping at night is that they don't get enough exercise. Here's one way to help them along. Read more >

New Physical Activity Guidelines
The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines make it easier for people to achieve the exercise levels they need for better health. Read more >

Let Patients Choose
When people with PTSD were able to choose which of two proven treatments they received, they did a lot better. Read more >

Born Fit
Call it trickle-down health: A father's fitness level before conception can make a big difference in his children's weight and metabolism. Read more >

Sleepy People Are Dangerous
Too little sleep is a problem -- especially when others' lives depend on your performance. Read more >

Give Trees a Chance
Trees improve students' school performance, even in low-achieving schools. Could it hurt to plant a few? Read more >

An In-Class Exercise Break
When kids exercise briefly in class a few times a day, their schoolwork and moods improve. They also burn calories. Read more >

It's OK Not to Be OK
Yes, most of us recover from trauma in the long run. But that doesn't change how tough the immediate aftermath is. Read more >

Sleep and Loneliness
Brain studies show how a lack of sleep can add to our social isolation and cause others to turn away. Read more >

A Fast Track to Relief from PTSD
Veterans enrolled in a shorter, more intensive therapy program designed to address their thoughts and fears improved dramatically. Read more >

Meditation vs. Relaxation
Mindfulness meditation and relaxation offer different benefits to the mind and brain. Read more >

Walk Fast to Slow Aging
Walking just a little faster can bring big dividends when it comes to your lifespan and overall health. Read more >

A Fountain of Youth for Your Heart
We all know exercise is good for us, but how much do we really need? Read more >

The Daily Mile
When kids walk, jog or run a mile a day, good things happen to their stamina, attention and weight. Read more >

Toxic Workplaces
Office dramas and rude coworkers can take a toll on your mental health. The trick is to find a way to leave it at the office. Read more >

The Risks of Being a Night Owl
Night owls live in an early-bird world and face serious health consequences. Change your biorhythms or change your job. Read more >

Fitness Trackers Don't Lie
What's moderate exercise one place may not be seen as moderate somewhere else. Read more >

Class Schedules and Body Clocks
Students who are not morning people tend to get a raw deal at college. It affects their grades. Read more >

Performance Anxiety
If you tend to choke in situations where you've failed in the past, become a student of failure. Read more >

Faster Relief from PTSD
Two weeks of exposure therapy relieved soldiers' symptoms of PTSD just as well as eight weeks did. Read more >

Amber Waves of Sleep
There's a way to avoid the sleep-depriving effects of computer, phone, and TV screens late at night. Counteract the blue light with these. Read more >

What They Don't Tell You about Activity Trackers
That fitness monitor you got over the holidays can give you a false sense of security. Here's how to get the most out of it. Read more >

When Work Life Takes over Personal Life
Flex-hours, freelance and working from home sound great. And they can be. But you need to set some boundaries. Read more >

School Daze: How Schools Rob Kids of Sleep
The quickest way to help teens get more sleep is for schools to change when classes begin. Read more >

A Cannabis-Like Drug to Treat Sleep Apnea
A CPAP device can successfully treat sleep apnea, but few use it full-time. Dronabinol works differently. Read more >

Paint It Blue
People under stress calm down over three times faster when they are exposed to this type of light. Read more >

Coming to a Health Club Near You
Exercise eases depression and anxiety, so why not include fitness in mental health programs to treat depression and anxiety? Read more >

Urban Gray Matter Needs Trees
Noise, crowding and pollution all stress city dwellers' brains. But when there's a forest or park nearby, things change. Read more >

Paranoid Insomniacs
Lack of sleep can leave you vulnerable to depression, paranoia and hallucinations. Online treatment seems to help. Read more >

Running Away from Smoking
A Canadian program combines running and social support to help people quit. The results are impressive. Read more >

Relieve Your Worried Brain
People who are prone to worry waste a lot of mental energy. Here's a way to reboot your brain. Read more >

Nature Behind Bars
Good things happen when prisoners are given a chance to spend time immersed (virtually) in nature. Read more >

Self Control Is Easier in the Third Person
There's a way to get your emotions under control that won't exhaust your willpower. Read more >

Maybe Grandpa Needs a Dog
Not everyone should be a dog owner, but seniors who have dogs get a lot more exercise than those who don't. Read more >

Measles Outbreaks and Travel
Measles is highly contagious and picked up during travel. Check your immunity before going on vacation. Read more >

Pups Help Kids Cope
The challenges of school and growing up are much easier to handle with a dog by your side. Read more >

A Pick-Me-Up That's Better Than Caffeine or Soda
Office workers looking for a way to banish afternoon fogginess should try this approach. Read more >

Why Kids Drop Out
Life crises contribute to many kids' decision to leave school. A little help navigating these rough times could prevent it. Read more >

Reset Your Body's Clock
You can fix biorhythms thrown off by shift work, travel or late nights in front of a screen and lose weight at the same time. Read more >

Four Reasons to Join a Gym
If you are struggling with weight loss or fitness goals, check out the nearest gym. It could make all the difference. Read more >

A High Tech Sleep Hazard
High tech baby monitors use sensors to keep track of respiration and heart rate. They may not help and can make parents crazy. Read more >

Calm and Happy? There's an App for That
Clinicians have designed a set of apps to reduce depression and anxiety. They seem to help. Read more >

Sleep-Deprived Soda Drinkers
People who drink more soda tend to sleep less — two or three hours less than those who don't. Read more >

Find Your Competitive Edge
Want to up your fitness? Get a little more competitive. Read more >

Sleepy Kids Become Fat Kids
When children don't get enough sleep, they don't just get cranky; they eat much, much more. Read more >

Activity Trackers, Money and Motivation
Tracking your daily steps may not do much good — unless there’s another incentive. Read more >

Fertility Plummets When Women Are Stressed
A 45% reduced conception rate is clear evidence for why women — and men — need to take stress reduction seriously. Read more >

Good News for Bus Drivers
Some jobs require hours of sitting, and that's bad for your health. Luckily, there's an antidote. Read more >

ADHD: Exercise Helps People Focus
Short periods of exercise can help people with ADHD get motivated and stay focused. Read more >

Zika in Utah
The Zika virus has killed an elderly person in Utah and infected another. The CDC is investigating. Read more >

The Art of Stress Relief
Making art helps reduce stress — it doesn't matter whether you are good at it or not. Read more >

Emotional Support for Job Seekers
Looking for for work is nobody's idea of a good time. But you can prevent yourself from sabotaging your best efforts. Read more >

To Increase Activity, Keep It Local
Teens exercised an hour more a week simply by building mild exercise nearby into their daily routine Read more >

Global Bedtimes
Data from an app for jet lag have helped researchers develop a snapshot of global sleep patterns. Read more >

Fitness In Minutes
Getting your heart rate up for intervals of just 20 seconds can offer benefits equaling those of much longer workouts. Read more >

What Uncertainty Means for Stress
Would you rather know definitely that something bad is going to happen, or be unsure of it? Read more >

Exercise Feeds Your Head
Almost any kind of exercise -- including gardening and dancing -- can help fend off cognitive impairment, even after it has begun. Read more >

Facebook For The Fit
Finding it hard to exercise? An online buddy can really help get you out the door. Read more >

Relaxation Puts A Dent In Healthcare Costs
People who meditate or do yoga use far fewer healthcare services than those who don't. Insurers, take note. Read more >

Screen Time Resets Teens’ Body Clocks
Late nights in front of a screen make it hard for teens to fall asleep. Parents may need to step in. Read more >

You Snooze, You Win
Lowering blood pressure may be as simple as taking a nap. It's good for your heart, too. Read more >

Back to School? Keep Moving
Kids sit for hours and hours a day. Breaking up that time with a little activity can make a big difference. Read more >

The Dark Side of Perfectionism
It's fine to want to do a really good job, but constant perfectionistic worry about being judged can bring burnout. Read more >

Mindfulness Training Eases PTSD
Mindfulness-based stress reduction helped ease veterans’ symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Read more >

Give Your Brain a Rest (Literally)
Getting good sleep helps the brain form new memories, giving you even more justification for a nap. Read more >

Stress Really Does Take Years Off Your Life
Post-traumatic stress doesn't just bring on emotional issues. It accelerates physical aging, too. Read more >

The Upside of Stress -- Why Stress is Good for You and How to Get Good at It

Under Pressure? Try Self-Affirmation
When we want to do a good job, self-affirmations are a good way to counteract our worries about not being able to do well enough. Read more >

The Case for Treadmill Desks
Office workers kept moving with little loss of productivity. Tell your boss. Read more >

Start Now: Recovering from Psychological Trauma
More than half of us will be exposed to some form of a psychological trauma which can lead to PTSD. Read more >

Health Benefits Increase with Exercise Intensity
It pays to exercise as vigorously as you can. Being winded and sweaty is a very good thing. Read more >

Late Nights Bring Belly Fat, Diabetes
Night owls — even young ones — are far more likely than early birds to develop diabetes and other metabolic problems. Read more >

Scientists Find Ways to Boost the the Health Benefits of Chocolate
Healthier chocolate? Scientists have found a way to amp up the nutritional benefits of cocoa. Read more >

Treating Depression is Good for the Heart
People who are depressed improve more than their emotional state when they seek treatment. Read more >

Art, Nature, and Spirituality Can Help Protect Against Disease
Experiencing a sense of awe may reduce inflammation – and depression. Read more >

Beet Juice May Not Be So Great for Muscles after All
Beetroot juice may not help muscles during exercise quite as expected. Read more >

Stand Up Routine: Sitting Linked to Cancer, Heart Disease, and Diabetes
Get up on your feet. Sitting is bad for your health, even if you are physically active. Read more >

A Short Walk to A Longer Life
A study has turned up some surprising findings about the quickest route to a healthier life. Read more >

Yoga's Benefits Go Straight to the Heart
Yoga doesn't get enough respect as exercise. It's not just for relaxation -- it's good for your heart. Read more >

How Light from E-Readers Disrupts Your Sleep
The blue light computers and other screens emit can make it hard to get a restful night's sleep. Read more >

Running Keeps the Cellular Engines Purring
Running improves the functioning of mitochondria in our cells, enabling them to use energy far more efficiently. Read more >

New Insights into Why Some People Are Resistant to Stress, Depression
Some people are just not affected by stress very much. A new study suggests why and offers hope for new treatments for depression. Read more >

The Science of Choking Under Pressure
Performing our best under pressure is not easy, and people have different reasons for choking. Read more >

Researchers Gain Insight into How Stress Debilitates the Brain
Chronic stress can wreak havoc on the mind. Now we understand what it’s doing to the brain. Read more >

Protein Production Put on Hold During Times of Stress
The misfolded proteins that accumulate in ALS and Alzheimer's appear to be the result of cells' response to stress. Read more >

Biochemical Keys to Stress and Resilience Are Uncovered
Some people seem resistant to stress, while others are susceptible to it. Researchers are starting to understand why. Read more >

Biceps, Triceps and White Matter: Exercising the Brain
The white matter in the brains of kids who are in good shape is denser and able to process information faster than those who aren't fit. Read more >

Certain Occupations Make Parenthood Even Harder
Certain jobs make being a parent even more stressful. Read more >

Active Commuting Offers Health — and Environmental — Benefits
Commuters who drive themselves to work weigh five to seven pounds more than those who walk or bike. Read more >

Stress Is a Recipe for Weight Gain
Stress can add an extra 100 calories day — even if you don't eat more. For those who are depressed, it's even worse news. Read more >

Details Emerge on The Link Between Stress and Heart Disease
Chronic stress — the kind faced by doctors in the ICU — increases white blood cells that can cause life-threatening plaques to form. Read more >

What Stress Does to Your Memory
High levels of stress hormones reduce interconnections among cells in the brain, interfering with our ability to remember. Read more >

Stress Can Make A Bad Diet Even Worse for Your Health
When we are stressed, the comfort foods we crave have an even worse impact on our weight and health than usual. Read more >

Stress Makes Allergies Worse
Stress appears to make allergies worse. Calming the mind can help. Read more >

Childhood Stress Can Prematurely Age Genes
Stress in childhood can have lasting effects that can be seen in children's genes. Read more >

All Joy And No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

Stress Can Reduce a Woman's Chances of Becoming Pregnant
Stress can greatly reduce a woman’s odds of becoming pregnant. Read more >

Chronic Stress Disrupts Balance Between White and Gray Matter in the Brain
Chronic stress appears to alter the balance of white to gray brain matter. This may explain several mental disorders. Read more >

Late Night Smartphone Use Interferes with Productivity
People who use their smartphones late at night are less productive the next day. Read more >

Preventing Diabetes with The Mediterranean Diet
Cut your risk of diabetes the Mediterranean way. Read more >

Media Coverage of Traumatic Events and Acute Stress
It's OK to be informed, but binge-watching the news when disaster strikes can cause traumatic stress. Read more >

Too Late for a Latte
Drinking coffee, even hours before bed, can rob you of sleep every night. Read more >

A Promising New Route to Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The “hunger hormone” ghrelin may help short-circuit PTSD. A vaccine may be possible. Read more >

From Sleep Apnea to Beauty Sleep
Sleep apnea patients' looks were visibly improved when they were treated to a deeper sleep. Read more >

Sleep, The Brain's Housekeeper
The cellular trash that builds up in the brain gets cleared away during sleep. Another reason to be sure you get enough. Read more >

Irisin Helps Exercise Boost Body and Brain
Irisin, the magic molecule of the moment, turns bad fat into good and helps exercise boost the brain Read more >

Two Studes Find Exercise as Good or Better Than Drugs for Fighting Disease
Studies find that exercise's effects on disease equal and sometimes surpass those of drugs. Read more >

Girls Are Less Confident about Math Ability than Boys, but Perform Just as Well
Girls tend to be more anxious about math than boys are, but they perform just as well on tests. Read more >

Even Short Bouts of High-Intensity Exercise Can Affect Weight and BMI
Forget the long hours at the gym. A short bout of intense exercise may be all you need to keep the pounds off. Read more >

Treating Post-Traumatic Stress and Alcoholism Simultaneously
Post-traumatic stress and alcoholism often go hand-in-hand. Treatments coincide, too. Read more >

Weather Changes are Linked to Violence
Tempers rise with temperature, and globally, this is not good news. Read more >

Vigorous Exercise a Few Times a Week Reduces the Risk of Stroke
Exercising vigorously enough to sweat a few times a week can help you lower your risk for stroke. Read more >

The Right Routine for a Good Night's Sleep
Getting a good night's sleep is a pretty easy habit to get into. So why do millions not get the health-sustaining sleep they deserve? Read more >

Veterans with Multiple Brain Injuries Are at Greater Risk of Suicide
Veterans who sustain more than one head trauma are at much greater risk of suicide. Read more >

The Power of Good Habits
We all fall back on our habits; the trick is to make them healthy. Read more >

Affirming Our Priorities Helps Offset the Mental Effects of Stress
Self-affirmations can help you through periods of chronic stress. Read more >

Deep Relaxation Brings Immediate Genetic Changes
Meditation, yoga, and other practices that bring deep relaxation can actually alter your genes. Read more >

The Benefits of Community Gardens Go Beyond Good Food
Gardening work is good for your weight. Ask any community gardener. It's truly a hoe-down. Read more >

There's Earning, and Then There's Overearning
Having more than we can possibly use can put dent in happiness. Read more >

Exercise Improves Self Control, Decision-Making
Exercise can help us exert more self control. It enhances the brain's ability to solve problems, plan, and make decisions. Read more >

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Exercise Can Help Non-Athletes Live As Long As Olympians
Olympians do seem to live longer, but their advantage is surprisingly easy for us mere mortals to equal. Read more >

Sedentary Nation: Too Little Walking, Too Much Sitting
Sitting too much and moving too little can shorten life. They are also easy to remedy. Read more >

Aerobic Exercise the Best Route to Weight, Fat Loss
Aerobic exercise is superior to resistance training for losing weight and body fat. Read more >

Putting Shoes that Promise a Firmer Posterior to the Test
Does my butt look smaller? Can shoes make a difference? Read more >

Meditation: Changing the Mind for the Better
Meditation changes the brain differently, depending on the type of meditation you practice. Read more >

Exercise Can Add Years to Your Life — Now We Know How Many
The more active you are, the longer you will likely live. Read more >

Are You Teflon or Velcro When It Comes to Stress?
Some people find it pretty easy to shed a stressful day, but for others, it lingers... Read more >

What A Lack of Sleep Does to Metabolism
People who sleep too little have reduced insulin sensitivity, leading to weight gain and diabetes... Read more >

Big Test? Get Some Sleep
Getting less sleep before a big test is more likely to reduce your learning than improve it. Read more >

An Experimental Drug May Address the Cognitive Problems of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder is more than anxiety. A new drug may help the cognitive problems... Read more >

Tablet Computer Use at Night Disturbs Sleep
At night, the light from your tablet computer messes with melatonin production. This throws off the body's clock. Read more >

Can Memories Be Strengthened During Sleep?
But don't try it in place of studying. The brain does pick up, or at least cement, information while Read more >

Alternative Medicine: Does the Research Support the Movement? Part 3: Yoga
Yoga has some proven benefits and unproven claims. What you can, and can't, expect it to do for you. Read more >

Exposure to Stress in Childhood Appears to Age Cells Prematurely
Stress, particularly violence, appears to prematurely age children at a cellular level, leaving... Read more >

Age and the Brain: Use It or Lose It
The way to keep the aging brain in shape is keep it occupied. It's as if your mind were asking "what have you done for me lately?" Read more >

Sleeping Pills May Quadruple Death Risk
People who took even small numbers of sleeping pills were over three times more likely to die... Read more >

Social Jet Lag May Be Why You're Fatigued (And Fat)
Our daily schedules are out of sync with our internal clocks. It started with the light bulb... Read more >

A Snapshot of Stress Across the Generations
The Millennial generation is more stressed than generations before. They are also less able to cope. Read more >

Ladies, There's No Turning Back the Biological Clock
Delaying motherhood may mean forgoing motherhood. But there are options if you think ahead. Read more >

Endometriosis Linked to Cancer
The risk of ovarian cancer is greater for women with endometriosis. Additional screening may be wise. Talk with your doctor. Read more >

Death and Taxes: Road Fatalities Rise on Tax Day
The stress of doing taxes can distract us on the road. Traffic fatalities rise every tax day... Read more >

Cooler Hands Can Help Increase Exercise
Something as simple as carrying a cold bottle of water can help you exercise longer... Read more >

Dogs In the Workplace Can Reduce Stress
Taking your pup to work can reduce stress and may increase workers' productivity... Read more >

The Stress-Immunity Connection
Stress can lead to reduced immune system function. Reduce stress, reduce your odds for illness. Read more >

Massage Boosts the Recovery of Muscles After Exercise
A ten-minute massage can help sore muscles heal after vigorous exercise. Read more >

Achieving Your Goal: a Plan and a Partner Can Help
You are much more likely to stick with an exercise program and a diet if you have a partner and a plan. Read more >

Consequences of Insomnia Go Beyond Fatigue, Poor Performance
Insomnia is a major health risk. It erodes your quality of life. But too few doctors even ask... Read more >

Social psychologist Roy Baumeister and Times science writer John Tierney combine modern social science with practical wisdom. Read more >

How to Cut Down on Chocolate
A short walk, even at work, can reduce the need to nibble at your desk. Read more >

Important Link in the Stress Response Could Mean Better Treatment
Researchers discover an important step in the stress response, which, if blocked, could stop... Read more >

Long Distance Running Is Hard on the Heart
Long distance runners can develop temporary damage to the heart, but it doesn't mean you should quit. Read more >

Dreams Can Help Heal Mental Wounds
REM sleep can reduce the emotional impact of traumatic memories. Read more >

Stressful Life Events Can Up Death Risk: But There's a Limit
Going through a string of difficult life events in middle age raises one's death risk. Read more >

The Cost of the Economy: How to Recover Health and Happiness in the Face of Financial Crisis
What you can do to cope with the stress of financial hardship – emotionally and practically. Read more >

Researchers Unravel How Stress Leads to Depression
Stress can lead to depression, but new brain cells may be responsible for stopping the process... Read more >

Pets Are Good For Everyone, Not Just "Pet People"
Pet owners score higher on a variety of measures of healthy adjustment... Read more >

The Invisible Epidemic: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Memory and the Brain

Why Rocking Yourself to Sleep Works
Break out the hammocks. Rocking to sleep is not just for babies. It offers a deeper sleep... Read more >

More Reasons to Get Your Zzzzs
Sleep can help you lose weight, make better decisions, and improve your sex life. Read more >

When Neurons Nap, Mistakes are Made
In sleep-deprived rats random brain cells take "naps" while the animal is awake... Read more >


Everyone Needs Their Beauty Sleep
It's no surprise: people who get enough rest are rated as looking better than those who don't. Read more >

Kasey to the Rescue: The Remarkable Story of a Monkey and a Miracle

New Evidence that Stress Kills
Look at the hair of cardiac patients and you can see that in the months before the attack... Read more >

Putting Meditation to the Test
Science is putting the ancient practice to the test. It appears that being mindful can change your brain and your behavior. Read more >

Is a Little Stress Good for The Body? New Research Shows It Might Help Fight Cancer
Mice "stressed" by living in stimulating environments fought cancer better than those not stressed. Read more >

Ditch The Car and Hop on The Train If You Want to Shed Pounds
Leaving the car at home and taking the train can help you be more active and lose some weight. Read more >

Researchers Find More Reasons to Get a Full-Night's Sleep
Getting a full night's sleep may help you live longer and help prevent type 2 diabetes. Read more >

Nerve Block May Help Treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A promising experimental treatment for intractable PTSD involves anesthetizing the nerves of the stellate ganglion. Read more >

Earplugs and Eye Masks Help Hospital Patients Sleep Better
Patients in intensive care units often experience interrupted sleep. Finding ways to block noise and light can help. Read more >

New Study Outlines Just How Active You Need To Be To Stay Trim
An hour a day of moderate exercise like walking or a half-hour of vigorous exercise like jogging can prevent weight gain. Read more >

Stressed Out, Part II: Managing Stress
Stress is a fact of life, but you can learn to manage it better, both mentally and physically. Read more >

Stressed Out: The Behavior and Biology of Stress
Stress is a feeling, but it is also a biological response that is both helpful and harmful. Read more >

Children Left On the Home Front When Moms and Dads Go to War
Kids and caregivers left behind during deployment have to shoulder a heavy burden. A study looks at what can help. Read more >

Toning Down on TV Helps People Tone Up
Simply turning off your TV can cut 120 calories a day, the equivalent of walking a mile. Read more >

Yoga Begins to Reveal Its Secrets
Yoga appears to help the body by reducing its inflammatory response to stress. Read more >

If You Want to Eat Less, Work Out in the Heat
Working out in warmer conditions (think non-AC rooms) reduces hunger, thanks to peptide YY, which signals fullness. Read more >

Decision-Making Suffers in the Sleep-Deprived, Study Finds
People who are sleep-deprived cannot make quick, "gut" decisions. For first-responders like police officers, this can be dangerous. Read more >

Newly Retired Feel Younger and Healthier
Retirement is good for your health. In fact, if your work life has been stressful, you are likely to feel much better after you retire. According to one study, it's like turning the clock back eight years Read more >

To Keep Weight off, Trade in TVs for Treadmills, Say Researchers
Your home environment is the single most important factor in losing weight and maintaining weight loss. Read more >

When It Comes to Learning New Skills, A Little Stress Is Worth It
As stressful as learning a new skill can be, the happiness we gain from our new level of competence more than makes up for it. Read more >

Yoga Eases Lower Back Pain
Exercises such as yoga can reduce back pain by strengthening muscles of the midsection. Read more >

Stress Rewires the Brain, Unstressed Times Bring Relief
Stress appears to rewire the brain, making it respond in an obsessive, repetitive rather than creative fashion. The good news is... Read more >

Aloe Vera Gel: An Alternative to Toothpaste
Not all aloe vera gel is created equal. Read more >

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Don't Call It Junk DNA
The genes in DNA that code for protein production have long been thought to be the only important aspects. The rest was considered “junk.” Read more >

Want to Exercise? Get a Dog
Dogs make good exercise companions -- and motivators. Read more >

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Exercise as Mood Enhancer
People feel good after exercising and this feeling can last up to 12 hours. Read more >

Lowering Job Stress May Reduce Risk for Major Depression
Job stress can raise the chances a person will experience major depression. Read more >

Finally, a Simple Exercise Guideline
To get the kind of moderate exercise most of us need, walk at a rate of 100 steps a minute, for 150 minutes a week. Read more >

Exercise is Under-Utilized in Treating Back Pain
Exercise can help reduce back pain, but tends not to be prescribed often enough. Read more >

Bad Managers Raise Risk of Heart Disease
Stress at work from a bad boss can increase your risk of heart disease. Read more >

Keeping Those Pounds Off
When it comes to maintaining weight loss, telephone counseling appears to be just as effective as face-to-face counseling. Read more >

Exercise: Every Little Bit Helps
When it comes to exercise, more may be better, but some is much better than none at all. Read more >

Pedometers: Small Changes Make a Big Health Difference
Pedometers that unobtrusively clip on a belt can vastly increased the amount of exercise you get in a day. Read more >

Schizophrenia and Stress

The Treatment of Insomnia: New Developments

Harnessing Human Power
Scientists have made an exciting breakthrough in the perennial human search for renewable energy sources by venturing into new and undiscovered territory — the human body. Read more >

Losing Sleep: the Causes and Effects of Sleep Deprivation

Sleep and Longevity
We all understand that too little sleep can be bad for your health. Read more >

Drug Treatment for Malaria: Could Less Be More?
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Healing Tendons with Stem Cells
Any orthopedist can tell you that a tendon injury is worse than a muscle injury. Read more >

Watch Out For Heat Stroke
What is the major cause of heat stroke? Ignorance — of our own bodies, of the weather and of what one can do to the other. Read more >

New Hope for Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating injury with tremendous economic and social impact. Read more >

Two Cochlear Implants Better than One
We hear better with two ears, so maybe it's not so surprising that deaf children who receive cochlear implants hear better when they have them in both ears. Read more >

Huntington's Linked to Cholesterol Levels in Brain?
Researchers have shed light on how the deadly Huntington's disease affects the brain by discovering that the disease causes a dramatic accumulation of cholesterol in the brain. Read more >

Stress and Allergy
Have you ever noticed that sometimes when you're having a really tough day, you sneeze a lot and your skin feels itchier? It's not a coincidence, your emotions may have been the trigger. Read more >

Breaking Up (Exercise) Is Good to Do
Short bursts of intense exercise may be better for the heart than endurance training. Read more >

Got to Run: Travelers' Diarrhea
If antibiotics aren't stopping your traveler's diarrhea within three days, go see a doctor as soon as possible. Read more >

Bioterrorism - Scare Stories Can Be Dangerous to Our Health

Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Each day, millions of Americans put on a pair of running shoes and head outside for a brisk run or jog. Read more >

A Fate Worse than Debt: Credit Cards and Stress
Most Americans know from personal experience that high credit card debt is bad for their financial health. Read more >

The Response to Stress
What do we mean when we say we are "stressed out"? We may just be having a bad day, or feeling pressured by too many things to do and too little time to do them. Read more >

Current Treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia
For the past eight years, I've been treating a patient, I'll call him Rod. Read more >

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