Two photos of dads snuggling with their infants have gone viral this week, reigniting discussion about the power of skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies.
A new study has found that New Zealand has overtaken Australia in the unfortunate ranking of country with the highest rate of melanoma per capita.
Plenty of skin creams tout their inclusion of liposomes — tiny, hollow spheres of complex fatty or waxy molecules called lipids, thought to defy the aging process. But putting faith in such salves could prove disappointing, as a new study has determined that liposomes are unable to penetrate the skin’s barrier without breaking.
Related: Knowing How You Decide Is As Important As the Decision The authors, led by Uma R. Karmarkar of Harvard Business School, conducted two experiments in which they brought in volunteers and showed them a bunch of different attributes about laptop satchel bags, each displayed alongside a photo of the bag — some of them positive, some of them negative. The participants were told that all of the information they were viewing was real and that they’d eventually be tasked with actually choosing which of the satchel’s they’d most want to own.
(GIF: Photogenicsmag/Tumblr) You may want to start DVRing Jimmy Kimmel Live — because the time you go to bed can have an impact on the size of your belly. Researchers from University of California, Berkeley, examined bedtime and BMI (body mass index) data taken from 3,342 adolescents over a 15-year period (between 1994 and 2009). The results, which were published in the October issue of the journal Sleep, indicate that later-than-average weeknight hit-the-hay time equated to higher numbers on the scale. Over the course of five years, the study participants gained, on average, 2.1 points on the BMI index for each lost hour of sleep.
Exactly what your flickering eyes are doing during the rapid-eye-movement phase of sleep has long been a mystery to scientists — but not anymore.
Disrupted sleep may be one of the missing pieces in explaining how Alzheimer’s starts its damage long before people have trouble with memory.
It’s no secret that sleep plays a vital role in overall health and well-being. However, new research says poor sleep is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
Wrinkles, redness and spots are just some of the side effects of missing out on a good night’s sleep. The proof is in these pictures.
This bad habit will lead to weight gain that’s the equivalent of eating an extra bagel per day! Here's how to stop.
Browsing the web or reading from a backlit screen may be more dangerous than we ever thought — for your sleep and for your health in general.
Photo: David Zach/ By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melissadahl Your alarm goes off on your phone, and instead of turning it off or hitting snooze, you pick it up and stupidly say, “Hello?” You are, to use the technical term, in the throes of sleep drunkenness, those first few confused minutes we sometimes experience after waking. Related: 7 ‘Natural’ Sleep Aids for Insomnia Most of their stories were benign, and actually pretty funny, said Stanford University School of Medicine psychiatrist Dr. Maurice M. Ohayon, who was the paper’s lead author.