People Are Going on "Dopamine Fasts" to Think More Clearly and Gain Focus—but Does It Work?

Forget going without food for 16 hours. The latest fasting fad, on the face of it, involves depriving yourself of all the stuff that gives you pleasure—like Netflix, online shopping sprees, and even gossiping with your friends. It’s called dopamine fasting, and as far as wellness trends go, it’s a pretty controversial one. It’s not clear who came up with […]

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More hospital days seen with antipsychotic use in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Alzheimer disease patients who initiate treatment with antipsychotic medications spend more days hospitalized than those who do not initiate antipsychotics, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Marjaana Koponen, Ph.D., of the Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues used a nationwide exposure-matched cohort to […]

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Signs that you're experiencing more stress than you realise

I’m fine, you say, despite running on four hours of sleep, having a never-ending to-do list, and having a running monologue running through your mind about the world burning to a crisp. As a nation, we’re really not great at knowing when our stress levels have passed the point of acceptable. We think as long as we’re able to get […]

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Only-children more likely to be obese than children with siblings

Families with multiple children tend to make more healthy eating decisions than families with a single child. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, published by Elsevier, found that only-children, who researchers refer to as “singletons,” had less healthy family eating practices, beverage choices, and total Healthy Eating Index 2010 score, coming in lower on three […]

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More reasons why you must manage your stress

If you’ve ever experienced an immobilizing sense of panic when faced with a difficult or threatening situation, you’re not alone. It turns out that the well-documented fight-or-flight instinct for self-preservation isn’t a guaranteed reaction. Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that stress can actually lower your ability to effectively assess new threats because […]

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Ariel Winter Reveals She Doesn't Want to Lose Any More Weight

Ready to get ripped! Ariel Winter doesn’t want to lose any more pounds after undergoing a drastic weight loss that left fans concerned. In an interview with Women’s Health published on Wednesday, October 30, the Modern Family star, 21, said that she’s working on getting a “big butt” and “Michelle Obama arms” through strength training sessions. It’s a goal that […]

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As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync

You may have noticed the 9-to-5 work day is disappearing. We increasingly live our lives according to our individual schedules, although these are rarely completely within our individual control. As our working lives become increasingly 24-7, our new research suggests there’s now an additional task to do in our families and friendships. We need to work harder than before to […]

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Watch Out, Young Moms: Your Kids Are More Likely to Have ADHD

We hear plenty about the risks of becoming a mother when you’re older (even though recent studies have shown that older parents have better-behaved children, so there’s that!). But yesterday, a new study conducted by the University of South Australia, which was published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, explains how younger moms are more likely to have kids with ADHD — especially […]

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Alzheimer’s amyloid build-up affects certain parts of brain cells more than others in mice

A protein that is linked with Alzheimer’s Disease has been found to be more likely to affect certain parts of brain cells that send messages than other parts of the cells. In a new study published in Scientific Reports, the team observed how amyloid beta (Aβ), a protein which accumulates in the brain of people with Alzheimer’s disease, affected the […]

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A weapon to make a superbug become even more deadly

A recent research led by a scientist at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered an easily transmitted DNA piece that can make a new type of hyper-resistant and deadly superbug become hyper-virulent quickly, posing an unprecedented threat to human health. Klebsiella pneumoniae is a major bacterial pathogen that can cause serious infections, especially in patients with compromised immune […]

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