Study Says PMS Moodiness Is Just a Myth

Not that reluctant attitudes about menstrual mood swings were ever a legitimate excuse to exclude women from activities, but now New Zealand researchers have formally debunked the mythology surrounding PMS.In a recently published review of the existing scientific literature on the human menstrual cycle, the scientists find reason to challenge the pervasive idea that menstruation causes negative...

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Listening to Complainers Is Bad for Your Brain

Exposure to nonstop negativity actually impairs brain function.Do you hate it when people complain? It turns out there's a good reason: Listening to too much complaining is bad for your brain in multiple ways, according to Trevor Blake, a serial entrepreneur and author of Three Simple Steps: A Map to Success in Business and Life. In the book, he describes how neuroscientists have learned to...

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Exercising for more than 30 minutes a day may be wasted effort

60 Minutes Of Working Out Doesn't Make You Lose More Weight Than 30 MinutesIf you want to lose weight, exercising for more than 30 minutes a day may be wasted effort, a new study from Denmark suggests. In the study, participants who exercised for 30 minutes a day for three months lost just as much weight and body fat as those who exercised for an hour a day for the same time period.This...

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Childhood Abuse Linked to Food Addiction

Severe abuse suffered by girls during childhood may be linked to a subsequent food addiction, new research suggests.Analysis of more than 57,000 women who participated in the Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII) showed that those who experienced physical or sexual abuse as children and/or adolescents were twice as likely to have a current food addiction as the women who did not suffer past abuse....

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Vegetarian Diet Linked to Longer Life

LOMA LINDA, California — In a large observational study of generally middle-aged American Seventh-day Adventists, the vegetarians in the group--ranging from vegans to those who ate meat once a week--were 12% less likely to die within six years than their meat-eating peers [1]. Men who ate a vegetarian diet were significantly less likely to die from ischemic heart disease or CVD. Does this...

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What exactly are Generic Medicines?

Medicines will often have more than one name: a generic name, which is the active ingredient of the medicine, a brand name, which is the trade name the manufacturer gives to the medicine. The generic name is the official medical name for the active ingredient of the medicine. Although they may not be associated with a particular company, generic drugs are subject to the regulations of the...

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Health benefits of drinking coffee

For hundreds of years, coffee has been one of the two or three most popular beverages on earth. But it’s only recently that scientists are figuring out that the drink has notable health benefits. In one large-scale epidemiological study from last year, researchers primarily at the National Cancer Institute parsed health information from more than 400,000 volunteers, ages 50 to 71, who were...

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Smartphone 'Addiction' May Affect Adolescent Development

SAN FRANCISCO — The greater the overuse of smartphones, the greater the risk for severe psychopathologies in adolescents, new research suggests.The study of nearly 200 adolescents in Korea showed that those who were very high users of smartphones had significantly more problematic behaviors, including somatic symptoms, attentional deficits, and aggression, than did those who were low users....

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