The findings of two recent studies support the American Heart Association’s position that dog ownership may be helpful in reducing cardiovascular risk.
Recreational runners’ sense of well-being — measured by such factors as self-esteem, self-confidence and overall life satisfaction — tends to be highest during weeks in which they participate in races.
When it comes to academic performance, sleep “really, really matters.”
They are also less likely to die prematurely of any cause.
Hormonal changes that occur with puberty affect young people’s circadian rhythms, the internal “clocks” that set the timing of the body’s physiological functions — including the daily sleep/wake cycle.
The study found that one in five Americans claims politics has damaged at least one of their friendships.
“When a violent act is carried out by someone who doesn’t match the racial stereotype of what a violent person looks like, people tend to seek an external explanation for the violent behavior,” explains Patrick Markey, the study’s lead author.
The reason we do this has to do with something known in linguistics as sound symbolism, the way humans associate certain vocal sounds with particular characteristics.
An international team of researchers analyzed 58 studies involving more than 480,000 children and teens aged 4 to 18.
Rhode Island is cited as the healthiest state for women and children, followed by Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut.
The reason: When wet mucus surrounds the virus, it acts as a protective hydrogel, keeping the disinfectant from reaching and killing the germs.
Example: All kids 5 and under should avoid drinking flavored milks, toddler formulas, plant-based/non-dairy milks, caffeinated beverages and sugar- and low-calorie sweetened beverages.
“We need to develop air pollution standards which protect the most vulnerable of the population,” said researcher Tim Nawrot.
The study also found that people who post lots of selfies are less likely to be narcissistic than those who post lots of “posies” (photos of themselves taken by someone else).
“There is considerable variation in working memory development during the teen years, and some teens may not be as ready to drive on their own without additional assistance,” said Daniel Romer, the study’s senior author.
In the study, the youngest patients (aged 18 to 29) and the oldest (aged 85 and older) had the highest proportion of appointment no-shows.
That rate means Minnesota is now ranked 30th — along with South Dakota — for adult obesity among all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
No association was found between the length of the naps and the risk of cardiovascular disease events.
This form of intermittent dieting may also help reduce body fat, lower blood pressure and improve other markers of health, the study reports.
The findings are based on data collected during an 18-year period from more than 48,000 British adults, of whom about a third were vegetarians.