Forget the freshman 15. The latest health risk among college coeds isn’t filling out, it’s lighting up. Nearly a quarter of college women smoke tobacco by way of a hookah, or water pipe, for the first time during their freshman year, according to new research from The Miriam Hospital’s Center for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine. […]
Chowing down on fiber-enriched foods such as yogurt, soy milk, and breakfast bars might seem like an easy way to hit your nutritional goals, but it may not help you lose weight. A new study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition found that eating bars with added fiber for breakfast does not […]
Wake up, New York! Charleston, West Virginia, is the real city that never sleeps. The average person in this sleep-deprived locale doesn’t get enough shut-eye one out of every three nights—and more than 25 percent of its population doesn’t snooze enough more than half of the time. This finding comes from sleepbetter.org‘s analysis of Centers […]
Dreams don’t happen to us, we happen to them. – dream psychologist Ian Wallace, author of The Top 100 Dreams.
It’s a sweltering summer day, so you take a big sip of a refreshing, frozen coffee—and you’re immediately doubled over with throbbing head pain. Why do frosty foods give us headaches? New research has shed light on the possible causes (and cures) of the phenomenon known as brain freeze. When a frozen treat comes in […]
Can’t stop sawing logs at night? Compression stockings—tightly-fitting elastic socks that squeeze the leg muscles—may put an end to your snoring, according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
If you haven’t been tested for HIV, you probably use the same excuses as the almost 83 million other people ages 18-64 who haven’t been screened. “I have to go all the way to the doctor.” “It’s expensive.” “Results take a week.” “It’s too stressful.” Now there’s no reason not to be tested for the […]
Good news for the highly caffeinated: Drinking coffee can reduce your risk of developing basal cell carcinoma, the most common type of skin cancer, according to a new study published in Cancer Research.