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Women with the highest levels of self-reported stress are 13 percent less likely to conceive within a year.
In a 12-week clinical trail, Iranian patients with inflammatory bowel disease that received a nettle leaf extract had lower markers of inflammation in the blood and a better quality of life.
A Scottish program called The Daily Mile, which allowed school kids to walk or run 15 minutes a day, improved overall fitness and lowered body fat.
Heart failure patients that took beetroot juice supplements exercised longer and harder.
A study of 4,500 French and Dutch adults found that those that ate a Mediterranean diet lowered their risk of late-stage, age-related macular degeneration by 41 percent.
Europeans eating foods with lower nutritional quality had a significantly greater incidence of certain types of cancer.
Israeli and Singapore researchers found six popular FDA-approved artificial sweeteners to be toxic to digestive gut microbes.
People that are optimistic tend to have healthier exercise and eating habits, making them less likely to die of heart disease, report Harvard researchers.
South Korean mothers-to-be whose first trimester occurred during the stressful New Year’s holiday delivered babies a third of an ounce lighter.
A single mindfulness meditation session reduced anxiety levels for participants in a Michigan study, evident even a week later, and breath-based meditation enhanced mental clarity in an Irish study.
Spaniards exposed to the most blue light via white streetlight LEDs and screens on tablets and phones have up to twice the risk of prostate and breast cancer.
Iranian students taking rosemary for a month saw their anxiety and depression drop and their memory and sleep improve.
Chocolate with at last 70 percent cacao can reduce stress and inflammation and boost infection-fighting cells and creativity.
People can live 12 to 14 years longer if they have a healthy weight, never smoke, exercise daily, eat healthy and drink alcohol only moderately, report Harvard researchers.
Sitting for extended periods of time seems to thin out the medial temporal lobe, the part of the brain known for forming new memories.
Certain compounds in wild yam root help protect liver cells against damage from free radicals.
Eating raw fruit and vegetables correlated more with psychological well-being in young adults than eating canned, cooked or processed produce.
In a 22-year study of 33,000 women, Harvard researchers found that a healthy diet can lower the risk of moderate to severe hearing loss by nearly a third.
New studies from Italy and China confirm the ability of certain nutrients in pumpkins to inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
Fetal exposure to air pollution can thin the outer layer of a developing child’s brain and lead to later cognitive difficulties, say Dutch researchers.
Students’ test scores dropped by as much as 5 percent when taught by teachers that belittled or criticized students or showed favoritism.
A daily handful of walnuts aids gut bacteria linked to heart, metabolic and gastrointestinal health.
In a study of 617 middle-aged female twins, British researchers found that those with more diverse gut bacteria had more flexible arteries.
A simple, inexpensive breath and urine test accurately detected biomarkers for breast cancer in 95 percent of women.