Health Problems

Your mouth helps you smell tasty foods

Why do certain foods smell good to us? New research by psychology professor Don Katz and his lab suggests it has a lot more to do with what happens in our mouths than commonly thought. It turns out that we don’t inhale the scent of food and decide we like its smell. First, we have […]

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How Heavy Drinking Might Boost Your Appetite for Alcohol

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 — Binge and heavy drinking may trigger DNA changes that make your booze cravings worse, a new study says. “We found that people who drink heavily may be changing their DNA in a way that makes them crave alcohol even more,” said senior study author Dipak Sarkar. He directs the endocrine […]

Kids Health

The Scary Truth About Your Toddler & TV

It’s a truth universally acknowledged: Kids love cartoons. Whether they’re watching a movie or dancing along to toddler tunes, it’s pretty much always a hit. But a new study just revealed all that screen time could be detrimental to your child’s health. Too much can actually cause developmental delays. The study, conducted by psychologists at […]

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What If You Were Your Own Blood Donor for Surgery?

TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 — Heart surgery patients may fare better if they have their own blood “recycled” and given back to them during the procedure, a preliminary study suggests. The study focused on so-called “intraoperative autologous” blood donation — where patients have some blood removed at the start of surgery for their own use. […]

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Working out your exercise schedule

(HealthDay)—The number of weekly recommended workout sessions can really add up. With five or more periods of cardio, and two or three each of strength training, flexibility and motor skills for balance and agility, it’s inevitable that you’ll need to do more than one type of exercise on any given day. To make the most […]

Kids Health

Kidstrology: Your January 2019 Parenting Horoscope

January is almost here, and with it, a down-to-business attitude that comes straight from the sun’s visit to Capricorn. End-of-year festivities fade as vigorous new beginnings emerge, so wave goodbye to the shit show that was 2018, and say hello to the new year! Winter can be a time-crunch with kids (hello, darkness at 4 […]