meditation blood pressure

Can meditation lower high blood pressure?

  High blood pressure affects 77.9 million American adults—and of that number, only half have it under control. If untreated, high blood pressure can lead to heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease among other things. In fact, high blood...

buried alive

7 death-like ailments that could leave you buried alive

Yesterday, The Guardian reported on a story in which a Honduran family smashed open a recently sealed tomb, believing the teenager buried inside to still be alive. The pregnant teen had become ill in a way that had raised...

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Firstborn women are more likely to be obese later on

  A new study from BMJ, originally published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, has found that firstborn women are more likely to grow up to be overweight as adults. These findings back up previous, similar research on...

nomophobe

Are you a nomophobe?

An Iowa State University study has revealed that what has often been called “smart phone addiction” is in fact a situational phobia of being without your phone, called “nomophobia”. This phobia isn’t so much a fear of being without the mobile...

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Is house dust making you fat?

  Dusting around the house may be one of those chores you hate to do, but according to two new studies, not dusting could be causing you to get fatter. Published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, the new studies found...

beef

Normal beef twice as likely to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria as organic

The next time you’re picking up ground beef for hamburgers or meatloaf, you might want to spend a little extra and get the organic, all-natural stuff, as a new Consumer Reports study has found it is less than half...

creativity depression

Are depression and creativity linked?

  We all know the stereotype: The artist, dark and brooding, a mad genius, tormented by their inner demons. The notion is certainly backed up by the tragic stories of many creative types, like Vincent van Gogh, Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia...

blind people

Study: Are blind people less racist?

Plenty of people claim to be "colorblind" when it comes to race—though most people would be skeptical about whether it’s really possible. But what if you're actually blind? Would you still “see” race? In an almost Chappelle Show sort of twist (Clayton...

cancer cell off switch

US scientists may have just discovered a cancer cell’s ‘off’ switch

  Cancer cells are essentially normal cells that grow abnormally, and a team of scientists from the Mayo Clinic has found a way to reprogram cancer cells so they revert back to standard, healthy cells – according to a new...

elder memory

Omega-3 does not help cognitive decline in elders, study finds

It is widely believed that omega-3 has a positive impact on brain health. However, the recently published results of a major study called its status as a miracle supplement into question, finding that omega-3 did not slow cognitive decline...