Study: ‘Conversation-based’ activities reduce mental illness stigma among college students

College students who participate in fun, peer-directed activities that openly and honestly address mental illness are significantly less likely to stigmatize people with these conditions, according to a new study led by researchers at Indiana University. The work, published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Continue Reading

How hangovers reduce brain function

Hangovers reduce brain function and memory, according to new research from Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) in Melbourne. The research was conducted in the central entertainment district of Brisbane and involved breathalyzing and interviewing participants at the end of a night out. The following morning, more than 100 participants who Continue Reading

NHS ‘health checks’ reduce cardiovascular disease risk, new study finds

Attending a health check as part of the England National Health Services “Health Check” programme is associated with increased risk management interventions and decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease in the six years following the check, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Samah Alageel Continue Reading

‘Traffic light’ food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators released today in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple “traffic-light” symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with a reduction in calories Continue Reading

‘Traffic light’ food labels reduce calories purchased in hospital cafeteria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators released today in JAMA Network Open, a publication of the Journal of the American Medical Association, showed that labeling food choices in a hospital cafeteria with simple “traffic-light” symbols indicating their relative health value was associated with Continue Reading

Reduce the severity of these common medical emergencies with 8 acupressure treatments while help arrives

Acupressure is a healing technique which involves pressing certain pressure points in the body by the thumbs and fingers to clear blockages and relieve pain, similar in principle to acupuncture, which provides the same relief but through the use of needles. Acupressure can be used in medical emergencies as a Continue Reading

Reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke with FULL FAT milk: Contrary to expert advice, study finds it is better for your heart

According to a Daily Mail article, Danish scientists recently uncovered surprising evidence that full fat milk might be better at keeping you safe from heart disease and strokes than the highly-touted skimmed milk. The research team based in the University of Copenhagen found that full fat milk actually raises the levels of Continue Reading

Increasing intake of folate found to reduce risk of developing type-2 diabetes in women

Recent findings of Korean scientists suggest that increasing folate intake could help protect women against type-2 diabetes, as concluded in a Diabetes.co.uk article. Also known as Vitamin B9 folic acid (when taken as a synthetic supplement), folate is an essential vitamin involved in the creation of healthy proteins, DNA, and cell division. Continue Reading

Food and alcohol reduce activity in ‘hunger neurons’ via different brain pathways

How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards—food and alcohol—to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. Their findings were presented this week in Utrecht, Netherlands at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Continue Reading

Shielding EMFs found to reduce 90% of symptoms in people with autoimmune disease

Revolutionary research has shown that hindering exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90 percent of patients with autoimmune disease. This provides proof that radiation poses innumerable health risks to humans. A recent study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunologic Research titled “Electrosmog and Autoimmune Continue Reading