Your ‘Bad’ Winter Habits — Sleeping In, Eating Candy, Etc — Have Surprising Health Benefits, Scientists Say

Your ‘Bad’ Winter Habits — Sleeping In, Eating Candy, Etc — Have Surprising Health Benefits, Scientists Say

Does all the news about learning good, healthy habits make you feel like you’re falling short? We all have “bad habits” that make us feel ashamed or guilty, from eating sugary foods to sleeping in late. But are those habits really that bad? Research shows that some of the things we consider bad or unproductive … Read more

UV dryer lamps in High Street nail salons could cause skin cancer, scientists warn

UV dryer lamps in High Street nail salons could cause skin cancer, scientists warn

UV dryer lamps in High Street nail salons can cause skin cancer By Stephen Adams published: 8:07 PM EST, January 28, 2023 | Updated: 8:13 p.m. EST, January 28, 2023 Ultraviolet lights in nail bars on the High Street could pose a risk of skin cancer, scientists fear. The lamps, which help harden some types … Read more

Children’s immune systems fail to develop ‘adaptive’ memory to protect against a second SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children’s immune systems fail to develop ‘adaptive’ memory to protect against a second SARS-CoV-2 infection

Children have largely avoided severe COVID-19 symptoms because they have a strong initial ‘innate’ immune response that quickly defeats the virus. And now researchers led by scientists at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have discovered what this could mean for the immune system. Unlike adults, children’s immune systems don’t remember the virus and adapt, … Read more

More grateful, less stressed? – Neuroscience News

More grateful, less stressed?  – Neuroscience News

Overview: The state of gratitude lowers the systolic blood pressure response to stress testing experiences, demonstrating that gratitude has a unique buffering effect against both responses to and recovery from psychological stress. Source: BIAL Foundation Researchers from Irish universities conducted a study with 68 adults and found that gratitude has a unique stress-buffering effect on … Read more

A man thought his hip hurt because he had run a marathon. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.

A man thought his hip hurt because he had run a marathon.  He was diagnosed with prostate cancer that had spread to his bones.

The man (not pictured) tried many treatments, but his pain got worse.Ghislain & Marie David de Lossy/Getty Images A man who went to a chiropractor with hip pain was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. The 62-year-old man had a “deep and aching” pain in the front of his left groin and in his thigh and … Read more

Autistic individuals may look to video games as a way to cope with negative affect and autistic burnout

Autistic individuals may look to video games as a way to cope with negative affect and autistic burnout

A recent study has uncovered why so many people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders love video games as a pastime. The new findings suggest that individuals with autism spectrum disorders may play video games for escapism, specifically self-repression escapism when they experience a negative mood and self-expansion escapism when they experience a positive mood. The … Read more