Wellness & Lifestyle
- Consumer Health: Understanding thyroid cancer riskby Laurel Kelly on January 21, 2022 at 3:00 pm
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about thyroid cancer risk factors. Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that regulate your heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and weight. There may be The post Consumer Health: Understanding thyroid cancer risk appeared first on Mayo Clinic News Network.
- Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; are you a donor?by Laurel Kelly on January 19, 2022 at 12:59 pm
January is National Blood Donor Month, which makes this a good time to become a blood donor. Nearly 16 million blood components are transfused each year in the U.S., according to the American Red Cross. Daily needs include 29,000 units of red blood cells, 5,000 units of platelets and 6,500 units of plasma. People need a blood The post Consumer Health: Blood donation saves lives; are you a donor? appeared first on Mayo Clinic News Network.
- Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto’s disease?by Laurel Kelly on January 7, 2022 at 2:09 pm
January is Thyroid Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about Hashimoto’s disease. Hashimoto’s disease, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, is an autoimmune disorder where your immune system creates antibodies that damage your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces hormones that The post Consumer Health: What is Hashimoto’s disease? appeared first on Mayo Clinic News Network.
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Get stretching in the new yearby Jason Howland on January 6, 2022 at 4:31 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it more difficult for many people to get in their daily workout. Sedentary behavior, including sitting for long periods of time, can contribute to adverse health effects, including something referred to as “sitting disease.” In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dani Johnson, a wellness physical therapist with the Mayo Clinic Healthy The post Mayo Clinic Minute: Get stretching in the new year appeared first on Mayo Clinic News Network.
- Mayo Clinic Minute: Toss the junk food for better healthby Jason Howland on January 5, 2022 at 2:20 pm
The steady stream of holiday cookies and treats may have slowed, but for millions of Americans, the appetite for high-fat, sodium-laden sweets continues. Making the switch from highly-processed junk food to healthier whole foods can be challenging. Kate Zeratsky, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist, says making changes in your eating habits can help. Watch: The post Mayo Clinic Minute: Toss the junk food for better health appeared first on Mayo Clinic News Network.
- UK Prime Minister calls on international tourists to visit one of the most open countries in Europeon January 25, 2022 at 2:34 am
Prime Minister Boris Johnson today calls on international tourists to visit the UK and enjoy the sights and sounds of one of the most open countries in Europe.
- Majority of COVID-19 survivors experience health problems one-year post ICU admissionon January 25, 2022 at 2:26 am
75% of the COVID-19 survivors who were treated in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience physical, mental and/or cognitive problems one-year post ICU.
- Danish study shows lower risk of hospitalization in Omicron cases compared to Deltaon January 25, 2022 at 2:26 am
In a recent study posted to the Preprints with The Lancet* server, a large team of researchers estimated the comparative risk of hospitalization after infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron and Delta variants of concern (VOCs) in Denmark.
- Staff preconceptions about minoritized groups linked to variability in advanced dementia careon January 25, 2022 at 2:21 am
A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine found several factors – including staff assumptions about minoritized groups – may play a role in the variability in the quality of care provided to U.S. nursing home residents with advanced dementia.
- Current vaccines prompt the body to make effective, long-lasting T cells against SARS-CoV-2 variantson January 25, 2022 at 2:11 am
Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found that four COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, J&J/Janssen, and Novavax) prompt the body to make effective, long-lasting T cells against SARS-CoV-2.
- The long-term neurologic consequences of COVID-19on January 25, 2022 at 2:07 am
A team of researchers recently provided insights into central nervous system consequences of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a perspective paper published in the Science journal.
- Early-life smoke exposure produces long-lasting sleep alterations in adult miceon January 25, 2022 at 2:05 am
Researchers of the University of Bologna carried out a study on murine models (mice) demonstrating that pre-natal exposure to nicotine and its by-products produces long-term effects on sleep and stress-response in some areas of the brain.
- Eligible adults urged to take part in world-first COVID-19 study of antiviralson January 25, 2022 at 1:55 am
Adults over the age of 50 or with an underlying health condition who test positive for COVID-19 are being urged to sign up for a world-first COVID-19 study which is providing life-saving antivirals to thousands of people.
- How Your Attachment Style Could Lead You Back to an Exby Craig Harper Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 10:18 pm
Do you ever think about rekindling an old relationship? The motivation might be rooted in your attachment orientation.
- Zoom Fatigue is Worse When You Don’t Like Your Faceby Renee Engeln Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 8:55 pm
New research shows that seeing your own face while video-conferencing makes Zoom fatigue worse, especially for women.
- The Cosmetic Surgery Paradoxby Jessica M Alleva Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 5:31 pm
Modern women are both encouraged to undergo cosmetic surgery and condemned for doing so. A recent review explains why this “cosmetic surgery paradox” exists.
- Seeking Therapy in the South Asian Communityby Jyothsna Bhat Psy.D. on January 24, 2022 at 4:13 pm
Feeling guilty about seeking help or doing so in secret are common among South Asian therapy clients. Family dynamics and cultural influences help explain why.
- Why Does COVID Cause “Brain Fog”?by Travis Langley Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 3:52 pm
“Brain fog” muddles many during and after COVID. Recent research helps explain why.
- Giving Up? Challenging the Desire to Mentally Check Outby Rodney Luster Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 2:13 pm
Are your current circumstances making you feel like you want to mentally check out? Cognitive resources like unfreezing and radical acceptance may help.
- 5 Darwinian-Infused Life Rulesby Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 24, 2022 at 12:08 pm
If you’re old enough to read this, then you know that life is hard. Darwin’s ideas on the nature of life can help us find meaning and riches as we move forward in time. Here’s how.
- The Multisensory Taste of Foodby Laura Otis Ph.D. on January 23, 2022 at 11:28 pm
Does food have to look good to taste good?
- How Big Is Your Emotional Vocabulary?by William Hwang Psy.D. on January 23, 2022 at 6:16 pm
I feel good about this.
- Fearful Attachment, Trauma, Social Anxiety, and Depressionby Neighborhood Psychiatry & Wellness on January 23, 2022 at 1:42 pm
Emerging research provides clinically-relevant findings for those addressing and living with combined social anxiety and depression.
- Exploring why some remain sharp even as decades roll byon January 21, 2022 at 9:56 pm
Harvard researchers study “super-aging” minds for clues to possible interventions for the rest of us.
- Women less assertive than men in large classes, study findson January 21, 2022 at 8:02 pm
A new study finds that women and men physicians participate differently in academic settings, potentially contributing to gender biases that disadvantage female students.
- Pandemic may affect babies’ brain developmenton January 21, 2022 at 3:30 pm
For babies born during this pandemic, a study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests their brains may not fully develop.
- Optimism on Omicron, shift from pandemic to endemicon January 20, 2022 at 5:38 pm
With Omicron on the decline in some states, pandemic experts permit themselves hope, at least for the near term.
- Harvard study looks at COVID-19 sex disparitieson January 20, 2022 at 2:57 pm
Sex differences in COVID death rates vary by state and across time, suggesting social factors play a role.
- Study shows how Delta variant endangers pregnancyon January 13, 2022 at 7:36 pm
Researchers detect the COVID-19 variant in the blood and placentas of women who had stillbirths and pregnancy complications.
- Olive oil consumption lowers risk of premature death, study suggestson January 13, 2022 at 7:07 pm
Harvard Chan School researchers see impact in cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, cancer, and neurodegenerative disease.
- Epstein-Barr virus may be leading cause of multiple sclerosison January 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Multiple sclerosis is likely caused by infection with the Epstein-Barr virus, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers.
- Harvard-led research identifies potential test for cannabis impairmenton January 11, 2022 at 8:39 pm
Researchers have found a noninvasive brain imaging procedure to be an objective and reliable way to identify individuals whose performance has been impaired by THC.
- New global survey looks at health, well-beingon January 11, 2022 at 6:47 pm
Researchers at Harvard, Baylor launch groundbreaking Global Flourishing Study.