Tag: health

C-sections and autism may be linked, but you shouldn’t avoid the procedure

A study published in August found that C-section births were associated with a 33% higher risk of autism. The study authors emphasized that the results only suggest an association, not necessarily a cause. It’s possible that the risk factors that lead a woman to get a C-section could contribute to

Air pollution linked to bipolar disorder, depression

Air pollution takes a massive toll on our health. The World Health Organization links it to deadly diseases like lung cancer and stroke, and new research suggests that polluted regions see more cases of neurological disorders like depression and bipolar disorder. In the United States, scientists found counties with the

Doing this simple thing for just 18 minutes a day may significantly improve your health

Go green. A recent study of 20,000 people published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that people who spend at least 120 minutes per week — that’s about 18 minutes a day — in nature are far more likely to report being in good health and having higher psychological well-being,

Your Bottled Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Should You Worry?

Plastic contamination is rampant in bottled water. That was the unsettling conclusion of a study published last year in Frontiers in Chemistry that analyzed samples taken from 259 bottled waters sold in several countries and found that 93% of them contained “microplastic” synthetic polymer particles. Many of those particles weren’t

Your Favorite Cereals Are Probably Scamming You With Bogus Health Claims

Pick up a box of cereal and you’ll see a few common buzzwords like, “wholesome,” or “all natural.” These claims aren’t indicators of any actual health benefits–but that doesn’t stop people from buying them, according to a new study published in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. It’s hard to

Ramadan 2019: The health benefits of fasting

Ramadan, which begins on May 6 in most countries this year, is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. It involves abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to sunset, in the hopes that it will lead to greater “taqwa”, or consciousness of God. Muslims were commanded to fast during

7 Reasons Why Lemon-Infused Water Is A Good Energy Booster

Millions of people drink coffee on a daily basis. They consume the caffeine-rich drink to boost their energy and because it tastes good when consumed with sugar. Although it also affords health benefits, it actually causes caffeine crash and increased blood pressure. This is why lemon water is a better

Contaminated Generic Drugs Reveal an Urgent Public Health Crisis

Quality can be stipulated, but it cannot be assumed. Quality occurs by design; it cannot be tested into a product. Nowhere is this truer or more urgent than when it comes to generic drugs. Why generics? Because they represent 90 percent of the volume of medicine consumed by Americans. Medications

Heavy metal can be good for your mental health

It might sound contradictory, but getting caught up in heavy metal music might actually be good for your head. Listening to heavy metal and ‘extreme’ – read, very, very loud – music can help purge negative emotions, such as anger and depression, according to a 2015 study. Thirty-nine heavy metal fans were monitored after

Leaving two hours between dinner and bed is unnecessary, study suggests

Leaving a gap of two hours in between eating your dinner and going to bed isn’t necessarily beneficial for your health, a new scientific study has suggested. It’s commonly believed that eating shortly before bed can have a long-term detrimental impact on your wellbeing, leading to issues such as an