Sleep: The Shift In Your Sleep Which May Be An ‘Early’ Marker of Dementia
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Sleep: The Shift In Your Sleep Which May Be An ‘Early’ Marker of Dementia

Sleep is one of those tricky problems. We struggle to fall asleep. We struggle to stay asleep. We struggle to get good sleep. But our sleep schedule can actually tell us a lot about our body, health, and state of mind. A new study shows, that how long you sleep may be a warning sign…

The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List
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The Secret to Happiness, According to This Harvard Professor: A Reverse Bucket List

Arthur Brooks, a Harvard professor, recently wrote an article reflecting on the nature of happiness. It’s hard, he says, for people to stay happy. Biologically, we are programmed to be in competition with each other, since the people who are doing best are (theoretically) the ones to pass on their dreams. Psychologists Phillip Brickman and…

How Much Water You’re Actually Supposed To Drink Each Day – And Why
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How Much Water You’re Actually Supposed To Drink Each Day – And Why

We’ve all heard the folk wisdom that eight cups of water a day is the magic amount to keep your body going strong. However, just like the human body has different caloric needs, depending on a variety of factors, each body needs a different amount of water to stay functional. Below, we’ll explore hydration and…

Fibromyalgia Likely the Result of Autoimmune Problems
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Fibromyalgia Likely the Result of Autoimmune Problems

Sometimes it may seem all of the new findings, investigations, and studies in medicine can be far too much for the average person to keep track of. Fortunately, specialists across the medical landscape know the advancements in research that are available to them, and are constantly diving deep into research that may help solve patients’…

5-Minute Breathing Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Exercise, Drugs
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5-Minute Breathing Workout Lowers Blood Pressure As Much As Exercise, Drugs

Do you know that 116 million Americans, that’s nearly one out of every two adults, suffer from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure? These high numbers are very concerning, especially among the older generation. Health Risks of Hypertension? Blood pressure is the strength with which the blood travels through the artery’s inner walls. Typically…

Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life
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Having Closer Friends Long-term Keeps Cortisol Levels Low for Life

According to former Beckman Institute postdoctoral researchers Michelle Rodrigues and Si On Yoon, there is a tie between female friendship and cortisol response. Their study looked at how age and familiarity with those we interact with impacts a conversation, reviewing the effectiveness and stress responses generated from those conversations. Friendship Health Benefits: What Are Friends…

Can’t Sleep? Have You Tried Working Out?
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Can’t Sleep? Have You Tried Working Out?

Nothing can be more frustrating than lying down for a good night’s sleep only to find yourself tossing and turning. You might also find you fall to sleep right away, but then wake in the middle of the night. However, poor sleep is not just frustrating. It can also interfere with your health. According to…

Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain
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Here Is Where Spirituality Lives in the Brain

What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience? New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that humans do indeed have a spiritual region in the brain. The study showed that spirituality resides in the periaqueductal grey (known as PAG). This centralized location is also where the brain conditions fear, altruistic behaviors, and unconditional…

Being Clean and Hygienic Doesn’t Impair Childhood Immunity
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Being Clean and Hygienic Doesn’t Impair Childhood Immunity

On November 9, 1989, a stunned audience watched the fall of the Berlin Wall live on television. This was an unprecedented event with global implications, and the whole world was glued to their screens as it unfolded.  However, while most of us observed this game-changing world occurrence in awe, Dr. Erika von Mutius wondered about…