1. How Americans Rate their Health-related Behaviors

    The good news is that 7 out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent. The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, questioned 2,032 U.S. adults. Participants were asked about their work, sleep, and exercise …Read More

  2. Lack of Sleep Leads to Increased Diabetes Risk

    Maintaining a consistent pattern of seven to eight hours of sleep during early to middle adulthood may lessen the risk for diabetes in women, according to a study published in Diabetes Care. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston identified sleep duration trajectories based on data…Read More

  3. More Reasons to Think Positive!

    A new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Alzheimer's disease, according to a study at University College London. Negative thinking behaviors such as rumination about the past and wor…Read More

  4. Obesity Affects about 40 percent of American Adults

    Obesity affects about 40 percent of American adults, an estimated 93.3 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a serious public health problem, increasing the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. One major reason people gain…Read More

  5. More Reasons to Avoid Processed Foods

    Grab-and-go foods are an easy option for busy lives, but if you opt for ultra-processed foods to often you are greater risk of heart disease. About 55% of Americans' daily calories come from eating ultra-processed foods, reports a new study aby Northwell Health's Sandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital, in…Read More

  6. Exercise Nurtures Brain Cells

    Exercise may do more than build body strength, it might also keep brain cells in shape. According to the study by Mayo Clinic, exercise helps maintain the brain's gray matter, which is linked to various skills and thinking abilities. The study provided indirect evidence that aerobic exercise can hav…Read More

  7. Nurses Get Less Sleep before Shifts

    Nurses get nearly 90 minutes less sleep before their shifts compared with days off. Researchers at New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing examined results of separate surveys analyzing responses from nearly 1,600 nurses regarding personal sleep habits and quality of patient care. Fin…Read More

  8. Nurse Suicides Increasing!

    Nursing is one of many occupations with increasing rates of suicide. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego conducted the first nationwide investigation into nurse suicides in more than 20 years. They found that both male and female nurses had higher rates of suicide than non-nu…Read More

  9. Exercise Outdoors

    Exercising outdoors provides more stress relief than working out indoors, according to researchers at the University of Roehampton in the U.K. The studies found the indoor groups’ stress levels were reported, on a 1-to-5 scale at 2.42 prior to exercise, falling 8% to 2.23 afterward. By contrast, t…Read More

  10. Even a Little Exercise Can Lengthen Your Life

    Exercise, even a little, can lengthen your life. Norwegian researchers also found that too much sitting was associated with a higher risk of early death. The study analyzed data from eight studies that included more than 36,000 adults, aged 40 and older, who were followed for an average of almost si…Read More