The overwhelming benefits of power napping

(Elizabeth Scott/ VeryWellMind) — While small children typically take naps in the afternoon, adult naps generally tend to be less frequent; however, even in those who get enough sleep (but particularly in those who don’t), many people experience a natural increase in drowsiness in the afternoon, about 8 hours after waking. And research shows that […]

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3 steps to break the bad habit of worry and unhelpful thoughts

(Amina Zafar/ CBC News) — People who are anxious can rid themselves of the habit of worry by learning to recognize unhelpful thoughts and replacing them with more openness and curiosity, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist says.  Dr. Judson Brewer directs research and innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Center and is executive medical director at the digital health […]

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COVID-19 may trigger diabetes in some people

(Nicoleta Lanesse/ Live Science) — Emerging data hint that COVID-19 can trigger diabetes in some people, although the exact reason remains unknown. Scientists around the world noticed an uptick in new diabetes cases last year and, in particular, saw that some COVID-19 patients with no history of diabetes were suddenly developing the condition, Scientific American reported. The trend […]

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7 ways to help your child’s social skills post lockdown

(Sophie Hamilton/ Hello!) — Schools have reopened and lockdown is beginning to lift, our lives are returning to some kind of normality. However, it’s been a tough year for everyone, particularly children who have largely missed out on their usual classroom education and socialising with friends. There are bound to be worries and anxieties as […]

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Hypothyroidism and anxiety: what’s the connection?

(Erica Patino/ Everyday Health) — Hypothyroidism is a condition that can leave you feeling sluggish and contribute to weight gain and mood changes, so it’s not a surprise that it can be tied to depression. But hypothyroidism symptoms can also include anxiety. In fact, a review published in June 2018 in JAMA Psychiatry found people with hypothyroidism are more than twice as likely […]

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8 common symptoms of underlying health problems women ignore

(Kalwyna Rathod/ Femina) — Ladies, just like you shouldn’t ignore instincts in life, you shouldn’t ignore what your health is trying to tell you either! A fast-paced lifestyle, busy schedule, and a laid-back attitude often make us overlook the signs and symptoms we experience. And in other cases, we end up attributing some widely common […]

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Five reasons why COVID herd immunity is probably impossible

(Christie Aschwanden/ Nature Magazine) — As COVID-19 vaccination rates pick up around the world, people have reasonably begun to ask: how much longer will this pandemic last? It’s an issue surrounded with uncertainties. But the once-popular idea that enough people will eventually gain immunity to SARS-CoV-2 to block most transmission — a ‘herd-immunity threshold’ — […]

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Acupuncture can ease pain in cancer survivors

(Jamie DePolo/ Breast Cancer. Org. ) –– Two types of acupuncture were better than physical therapy, steroids, and pain medicine usually used to ease ongoing muscle and/or joint pain among cancer survivors, according to a study. The research was published online on March 18, 2021, by JAMA Oncology. In acupuncture, sterile, single-use, hair-thin needles are inserted […]

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How COVID-19 wreaks havoc on your sleep

(Amanda Marcotte/ CBC News) –– Leanne Thompson-Hill says she’s had a lot of sleepless nights since she got COVID-19 last year. On top of all the other terrible symptoms, Thompson-Hill said one of the most awful aspects was the havoc it wreaked on her ability to get a good night’s sleep. “I didn’t sleep. I’d just stay up. It was […]

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5 amazing benefits of 30 minutes of exercise a day

(Jus L’Amore/ Longevity) — We all know that exercise is an essential part of keeping yourself healthy. Aside from diet, it is the only thing a person can control in order to maintain weight and strengthen yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. That is why including physical activity into your daily life is beyond important; and […]

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