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Middle-aged women doing 30 minutes a day of specific facial muscle movements looked an average of two-and-a-half years younger in 20 weeks.
Exercising 30 to 60 minutes three times a week improved healthy gut microbes in people even without dietary changes.
Spending just 15 minutes away from a device reduced unhealthy intense emotions in young adults, reports a University of Rochester study.
Over half of teenagers that have consumed energy drinks report experiencing nausea, increased heartbeat and other negative health consequences.
After a polluting coal-fired power plant was shut down, women living 30 miles downwind had a 28 percent lower chance of a pre-term birth.
British researchers have discovered why DNA mutation results from alcoholic consumption that’s linked to seven types of cancer.
Two studies have found that mangoes fight inflammation and have properties useful in treating gastrointestinal disease.
People that sleep more than seven hours a night are likely to eat less sugar, fat and carbohydrates the following day, British researchers report.
In separate studies, virgin coconut oil, walnut oil and camlina oil improved cholesterol levels, making them good alternatives to olive oil.
When an adult looks into the eyes of a baby, a synchronization of brain waves occurs that supports early learning and communication skills, say Cambridge University researchers.
More than 80 percent of midlife women reported using complementary approaches in a recent survey, with herbal teas and vitamins the top choices.
With new guidelines that define high blood pressure as being 130/80 instead of 140/90, nearly half of U.S. adults are considered at risk.
Swedish moms that took acetaminophen during pregnancy gave birth to girls which 30 months later showed slower ability in acquiring language skills.
Seniors that ate a diet high in veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts and legumes were markedly more independent and less frail over a four-year period.
A twice-weekly yoga class lowered symptoms of depression in participants within eight weeks.
In an important fitness marker, young women were found by Canadian researchers to process oxygen about 30 percent faster and more efficiently than men their age when they began exercising.
When overweight Danes exchanged refined grain products such as white bread and pasta for whole-grain equivalents, they tended to feel full sooner, eat less, lose weight and have less inflammation.
Ingesting a combination of five herbs returned menstrual cycles to normal durations for 55 percent of women with polycystic ovary syndrome among those participating in an Australian study.
Women undergoing fertility treatments were 18 percent less likely to become pregnant and 26 percent less likely to have a live birth if they were eating pesticide-laden produce.
People older than 60 that get less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep may have a greater risk of developing dementia.
People living in areas with the highest levels of airborne fine particulates were 17 percent more likely to be psychologically distressed, feeling sad, nervous or hopeless.
Eating a high-fat diet increases the risk of multiple sclerosis relapse in children by as much as 56 percent, while each additional cup of weekly vegetables cuts the risk by 50 percent.
Maximum-security prison inmates reported feeling significantly calmer, less irritable and more empathetic after spending an hour a day watching nature videos for one year.
Teenagers that eat few leafy greens are at triple the risk for enlargement of the heart’s left ventricle, reducing blood pumping volumes, than teens that eat greens.