Many with migraines have vitamin deficiencies, says study

A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. These deficiencies may be involved in patients who experience migraines, but that is unclear based on existing studies. "Further...

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Eating Fat Doesn't Make You Fat, Study Finds

It seems logical to think that eating a high-fat diet would tip the scale upward, but a new study suggests that might not be the case. What's more, eating more of certain types of fats may help move the scale in the other direction. Men and women in the study who followed a high-fat, Mediterranean diet that was rich in either olive oil or nuts lost more weight and reduced their waist...

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How much sleep do we need to stay healthy?

Along with regular exercise and nutrition, sleep is one of the three fundamental lifestyle choices that are key to maintaining your psychological and physical well-being. Getting the appropriate amount of sleep during each stage of life is essential for developing and maintaining a healthy mind in a healthy body. Human beings are designed to spend approximately one-third of our lifetime sleeping...

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Do vitamins work - The evidence is in!

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find any substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. And our obsession with vitamins masks a much bigger problem: We're not getting the nutrients we need from our diets. That's the premise of science writer...

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People judge you based on 2 criteria when they first meet you

People size you up in seconds, but what exactly are they evaluating? Harvard Business School professor Amy Cuddy has been studying first impressions alongside fellow psychologists Susan Fiske and Peter Glick for more than 15 years, and has discovered patterns in these interactions. In her new book, "Presence," Cuddy says that people quickly answer two questions when they first meet you: Can...

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What’s the Best Way to Lose Weight?

Eat less, move more, and you may lose weight—though probably not for long. If you’re hoping to drop a few pounds for an upcoming vacation, the old “calories in, calories out” method can be effective. Combine a meager diet with lots of exercise, and in the short term your body will plunder its fat stores in search of energy. You’ll lose weight—maybe even a lot of weight, depending on how much you...

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Does Paracetamol reduce empathy?

Researchers from The Ohio State University have found evidence that acetaminophen not only dulls physical pain, it also reduces our ability to predict pain in others and empathize. If the results are to be believed, this common drug might hamper our ability to imagine each other's discomfort. Used to relieve pain and fever, acetaminophen - known as paracetamol in the United Kingdom - is present...

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5 Ways to Boost Your Mood When You Are Feeling Down

We all have moments when we feel blue. But what causes us to feel sad? How can we overcome it and feel happy? Here are 5 surprising ways to boost your mood... 1. Know your dopamine Excitement about life is caused by the brain chemical, dopamine. When your dopamine dips, you notice a slump. It helps to know the slump is normal and natural, because dopamine is not meant to surge all the time. It...

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