A study of 88 people ages 18 to 53 found those who drank after taking a word-learning test were better at recalling what they studied than those who didn't.
In 2011, after the tragic death of his brother and the grief that followed, Javier Hernandez realized he wanted a better life for himself.
People have debated whether a cancer patient's attitude could influence recovery for years and though scientists haven't found any concrete evidence linking positive thinking and remission, groups like the American Cancer Society still encourage patients to receive emotional support through therapy and relaxation for improved mental health. While monitoring chemo patients, researchers reportedly found that people who were seated next to someone "who survived for five years or longer were more likely to survive for at least five years themselves," according to Reuters. Reuters spoke with one of the researchers, Jeff Lienert, a fellow at the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute's Social and Behavioral and Research Branch, who said that social interactions were most impactful when "the time is concentrated among a few people," such as when patients are undergoing intravenous treatment in an open setting.
The Environmental Working Group has put together a new database to help you find out what’s in your tap water and how to deal with contaminants.
Experts now warn that moms-to-be who believe in the “one for me, one for the baby” eating plan could risk harming their health and the health of their baby.
Some concerning new research has revealed that girls in Britain and the U.S., more than anywhere else in the world, carry a dangerous amount of stomach fat.
My husband and I have one child, a 2-year old son who is as kind as he is rambunctious. Despite the insistence of family members, acquaintances, and waitresses at roadside diners, we're planning on keeping our family limited to three.
These days, it feels like absolutely everything is bad for us, and the constant influx of alarm bells over various foods and products can be overwhelming. In many cases, the key is to proceed with caution rather than panic and move to the top of some far-flung mountain where you’ll live off the land and have limited exposure to, well, anything. That said, we were surprised to learn that the following ten things—all of which are pretty common—are actually not so good for us. Click through to find out how you can reduce the risks associated with these surprising culprits
You know their size, level of perkiness, and how good they look in that one shirt with the plunging neckline. But how familiar are you really with your breasts? For optimal breast health , says Dr. Joshua G. Cohen , a gynecological oncologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, you need to have what physicians calls breast self-awareness. "What that means," explains Cohen, "is we want patients to be aware of what's normal for them and understand that if something is different, it's important to see a doctor." And that extends far beyond looking out for bumps. While a firm, usually fixed area is the most common presentation of breast cancer, the deadly disease can rear its head in other ways. Four pros share what to look out for. From Redbook
As a professional dancer, singer, and actress, Julianne Hough has a lot on her plate—in more ways than one! To fuel the two-time Dancing with the Stars champ’s busy work days and involved workouts, she chooses whole foods, indulges in moderation, and hydrates aplenty. Before her pre-breakfast workout, Julianne blends one cucumber with spinach, kale, a pear, celery, carrot, a green apple, ginger, lemon, and beets for the ultimate green juice that fuels her intense workout without weighing her down.
James Jeynes wasn't going to let his wedding come and go without the most important person in attendance — his son, Lewis, who is terminally ill.
Sorry, sugar, we’re on to you. Besides not being so great for our teeth and overall health, you sure are sinister. “It’s no surprise that sugar is not optimal for your body and organs,” says Greenwich, CT, dermatologist Kim Nichols, MD. “What IS a surprise to a lot of people is how damaging it is to their skin. It literally has the ability to destroy it.” Yes, now we have to worry about our skin being affected by the sweet stuff. ...
The study's author, Dmitry Tumin, a sociology researcher at Ohio State University, compared married people born between 1955 and 1984 and found that health benefits have deteriorated over time. It's possible that the link between health and marriage was never as strong as previous studies suggested.
A minor accident led to a major problem for a Wisconsin man. Then viewers who saw a TV report about him decided they wanted to help.
Months after revealing his newborn son's diagnosis with a serious heart condition, Jimmy Kimmel says that little Billy is "doing great." The Jimmy Kimmel Live host shared an extremely cute photo (that smile!) of the 3-month-old baby on Friday. He also encouraged fans to call their representatives and senators — a particularly urgent request as Republicans continue to blather on about repealing the Affordable Care Act. SEE ALSO: Jimmy Kimmel had a serious chat with some kids about the GOP health care bill "Thx for the love & support," Kimmel tweeted. "Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got." Billy is 3 months old & doing great. Thx for the love & support. Please remind your Congresspeople that every kid deserves the care he got pic.twitter.com/XcvvM6XFJ3 — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) July 21, 2017 The update comes after Kimmel dedicated a Jimmy Kimmel Live monologue to Billy in May, shortly after the child was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary artesia and underwent open-heart surgery. "In layman's terms," Kimmel said at the time, "the pulmonary valve was completely blocked." He also called for Congress to prioritize care for people who have pre-existing conditions — even if those patients don't have the financial means to pay for care themselves. "If your baby is about to die, it shouldn't matter how much money you make," Kimmel said. "This isn't football. There are no teams. We are the team — it's the United States. Don't let their partisan squabbles divide us." WATCH: Coating yourself in fish scales could be the answer to burn recovery
Researchers concluded that eye freckles are more frequently found in people with higher lifetime exposure to sunlight.
Shortly after my husband had his brain sliced open a second time, in a futile attempt to remove his malignant brain tumor — a ferocious glioblastoma, the same type of ruthless cancer now afflicting Senator John McCain — one of my best friends dragged me out for drinks. My husband had stage four brain cancer.
Although people often use the terms interchangeably, sun poisoning and severe sunburn are actually very different skin conditions, says Shari Lipner, MD, PhD, assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medicine. "Sunburn is redness and inflammation of the skin after too much sun exposure, and it can happen to anyone," Dr. Lipner says. "However, sun poisoning is a type of rash that only some people get, due to an abnormal immune reaction to the sun." So, how can you tell which one you have?
New research finds that healthy behaviors like not smoking, avoiding obesity, and keeping our alcohol intake within reason pay off bigtime.
Scientists have discovered a host of factors interfere with a good night’s sleep—caffeine, stress, age. Based on that, most people can function between 7-7 ½ hours of sleep regardless—some people may need a little more or can function on a little less,” says Alcibiades Rodriguez, MD, assistant professor of Neurology at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center—Sleep Center. While it’s important to give yourself enough time at night to get the recommended quantity of sleep, it could be the quality of your sleep that’s leading you to still feel lethargic the next day.