Prescriptions for Fruits, Vegetables May Help Lower Your Cardiovascular Disease Risk
New research suggests that prescriptions for fruits and vegetables may help people lose weight and decrease several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Cavan Images/Getty Images
A new study indicates that produce prescriptions may decrease risk factors for cardiovascular disease and increase fruit and vegetable consumption.
The research also suggests that produce prescriptions might lead to less food insecurity and better self-reported health status.
However, experts and researche
What You Can Do Before Daylight Saving Time to Help Your Body Adjust
Experts say slowly adjusting your bedtime as well as decreasing your caffeine intake the week before changing your clocks can help ease the transition. Getty Images
Daylight saving time officially begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12, when we turn our clocks ahead one hour.
Experts say the time change can temporarily disrupt our inner body clocks and circadian rhythms.
They say there are ways to ease the transition from slowing adjusting our clocks in the days ahead of the change to de
Talking On Your Cell Phone May Increase Hypertension Risk
New research suggests that cell phone usage may be connected to blood pressure levels.
The more time a person spent on the phone the higher risk of having hypertension.
Experts say the findings are interesting but more study is needed.
New research, published this month in the European Heart Journal—Digital Health, suggests a link between cell phone usage and hypertension—commonly known as high blood pressure. The study used data from 212,046 people who were pa
Dementia: This Memory Test Can Predict Who's at Risk of Cognitive Decline
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A recent study finds that a simple memory test may help predict people’s risk of cognitive decline.
Memory recall tests have been used for decades and impaired performance on these tests has been linked to mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Early detection of cognitive impairment, especially with Alzheimer’s disease, can help people combat long-term memory issues.
A simple memory test may be able to predict future cognitive decline in people with no
‘Reacher’ Star Alan Ritchson Shares How He Manages Living with Bipolar Disorder
Alan Ritchson, star of Amazon’s hit series, ‘Reacher,’ is sharing new details of how he manages living with bipolar disorder. Denise Truscello/Getty Images for Amazon Prime Video
Actor Alan Ritchson addresses his bipolar disorder diagnosis in a new interview.
The disorder is characterized by manic and depressive episodes.
Experts say that high-profile people speaking about mental health is crucial to breaking down stigma.
Alan Ritchson, the star of Amazon Prime’s Reacher series, is
How Well You ‘Think’ You Sleep Can Significantly Affect Your Mood
New research suggests how well you believe you’re sleeping at night can affect your mood and life satisfaction more than what the data from a sleep tracker tells you. miniseries/Getty Images
A new study has found sleep perception has an impact on well-being and mood.
The findings suggest that our perception of sleep quality matters more for mood and well-being than what our sleep-tracking devices say.
Experts say perceived sleep quality is affected by various physiological, psychologic
What to Know About the New Malaria Vaccine
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There’s a new malaria vaccine now available to combat the viral disease.
This is the second malaria vaccine available, but this vaccine is expected to be less costly.
This new vaccine requires three doses with a booster 12 months later.
A new malaria vaccine has been approved and recommended for use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Scientists at the University of Oxford have studied and developed a new vaccine to help prevent malar
Red Light Therapy Lowers Blood Sugar by Nearly 30%, May Help Treat Diabetes
Researchers say that just 15 minutes of red light therapy could help reduce blood sugar levels by almost 30%. Collab Media/Getty Images
New research shows that red light therapy reduces blood sugar by almost 30% in healthy adults.
The researchers found that just 15 minutes of exposure to bare skin was enough to elicit benefits.
It’s too early to determine whether red light therapy could be used in diabetes treatment, but the results are promising.
Researchers in the United Kingdom
7 Preventative Heart Screenings You Should Prioritize in 2024
Health experts say preventative heart screenings are the best way to evaluate your heart heath and identify any potential risks early. FG Trade/Getty Images
Standard testing at your primary care doctor can evaluate your heart health.
With screening and lifestyle changes, it’s possible to improve your heart health.
Experts share top preventive heart screenings to prioritize in 2024.
As 2024 approaches and you think about goals related to wellness, it’s a good time to prioritize your
WHO Says Avoid These Non-Sugar Sweeteners if You Want to Lose Weight
The WHO says sugar substitutes will not help with weight loss or diet-related diseases.
Evidence from randomized controlled trials included in the review showed that while non-sugar sweeteners may help people lose weight over the short term, the changes are not sustained.
The guidance applies to all people except those with preexisting diabetes.
The World Health Organization recommends against using sugar substitutes to help with weight loss, or to reduce th
How Obesity Can Change Your Brain and Make it Harder to Lose Weight
Researchers are learning how obesity can impact your brain so you don’t feel as full as often. ideasRojas/Getty Images
A new study finds that obesity can impact your brain, which can affect key hormones.
A link between the brain and obesity has been largely studied, but its long-term implications are still being evaluated.
A study found brain changes related to obesity may result in whether or not people feel full after eating.
Obesity and its impact on the brain have been studied
Weight Loss Combined with Exercise Can Cut Heart Attack Risk for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Weight loss combined with physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of heart attack for people who are living with type 2 diabetes. vitapix/Getty Images
A new study found that weight loss and physical activity dropped the risk of heart attacks by over 60% for people with type 2 diabetes.
The CDC estimates that about 38 million Americans or one in 10 have diabetes and 95% of them have type 2 diabetes.
Experts recommend people get on average about 150 minutes of exercise a we
This Type of Hidden Belly Fat Linked to Higher Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Researchers at the Radiological Society of North America have linked a specific type of body fat to the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Obesity is already a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer’s, but this is the first time research has linked that risk with a specific type of fat.
The research opens up new avenues for prevention by focusing treatment on fat loss.
Belly fat in middle age is a predictor of Alzheimer’s Disease, according to new resear
Prince Harry Credits Use of Psychedelics with Relief from Anxiety, Trauma
Health experts say Prince Harry’s honesty about using psychedelics to help him deal with past trauma and anxiety is a step in the right direction toward demystifying their potential as mental health treatments. Toby Melville – WPA Pool/Getty Images
In a recent interview, Prince Harry said psychedelics have helped him deal with the traumas and pains of the past
Research suggests psychedelics may help improve mood and ease some mental health issues, such as anxiety
Experts suggest that m
Mediterranean Diet: How It Can Help People With MS Maintain Memory, Cognitive Skills
Experts say lifestyle choices such as a healthy diet can help people with multiple sclerosis to maintain their cognitive skills.
Researchers say a Mediterranean diet can help people with multiple sclerosis to better retain their memory and cognitive skills.
One of the reasons, they say, is the plant-based diet can help reduce inflammation that causes brain health issues.
Experts note that people with multiple sclerosis can also benefit by adopting other healthy lifestyle habits such as
Using Cannabis Daily Linked to 42% Increase in Stroke Risk
A new study finds using cannabis daily can significantly increase your heart disease risk. Alberto Case/Getty Images
Using cannabis is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, independent of tobacco use, a study of 430,000 adults found.
People who used cannabis more frequently had a higher risk, but the risk was present even in people who used cannabis less than daily.
The cardiovascular risks were even present in cannabis users who had never used tobacco cigarette
Even Moderate Drinking Can Increase Your Risk of Diabetes and Obesity
Despite contrary findings from previous studies, recent research suggests that light to moderate drinking does not protect against developing diabetes or obesity. aire images/Getty Images
Heavy alcohol consumption is linked to several health issues.
However, there has been debate about whether light-to-moderate drinking might be beneficial to health.
Previous studies have linked moderate drinking to decreased risk for diabetes and obesity.
However, new research indicates that it doe
Most Children With ADHD Aren't Being Treated, Study Finds
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New research shows a gap exists in the treatment of many children with ADHD, especially girls, with parent-reported ADHD.
Mental health professionals agree that it is important for parents, educators and healthcare professionals to raise awareness and educate people about ADHD and its symptoms.
Signs of ADHD include difficulty focusing, hyperactivity, impulsivity, and trouble following directions.
A new study finds that most children with symptoms of atten
Using Salt Substitutes May Reduce Risk of Developing High Blood Pressure by 40%
Eating too much salt is a known risk factor for developing high blood pressure. Nadine Greeff/Stocksy United
Potassium-enriched salt substitutes did not increase the risk of high blood pressure in older adults, a new study found.
Reducing sodium in the diet is one of the most effective ways to lower the risk of high blood pressure, but it can be challenging for people to do consistently
In the study, a salt substitute didn’t increase the risk of low blood pressure episodes, which can i
Getting a Good Night's Sleep Can Boost Your Response to Vaccinations
Researchers say good sleep habits can boost your body’s ability to produce antibodies. Tatyana Gl/Getty Images
Researchers say healthy sleep habits can boost your body’s immune reaction to vaccinations.
They say that’s because restful sleep helps the body to produce antibodies needed to ward off infections.
Experts say there are a number of ways to help insure a good night’s sleep from establishing a consistent bedtime routine to avoiding caffeine in the evening to limiting screen time