Author name: Dr. Jenne Waxi

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Social Isolation Affects Heart Health, Cognition

Share on PinterestExperts say social isolation can affect both heart and brain health. Westend61/Getty Images A new study reports that social isolation can increase a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. Another new study concludes that loneliness can lead to cognitive decline. Experts say older adults can lower their risks by being socially active, …

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Our Minds May Be Programmed to Keep Wanting More

Share on PinterestExperts say mindfulness and gratitude can help ease our brain’s desire to always want more. Westend61/Getty Images Experts believe that the human brain might be aspirational by default. This may have provided evolutionary advantages but could cause unhappiness in the modern world. Being aware of how your mind works can allow you to …

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What We Know Right Now About Your Risk of Getting Long COVID

A new study finds 1 in 8 people may have symptoms 3 to 5 months after having COVID-19. Researchers found that many of the long-COVID symptoms in study participants were ones reported previously, such as tiredness, loss of sense of taste and/or smell, difficulty breathing and painful muscles. The study was conducted before vaccines were …

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Spending Time In Nature Is Good for You. New Research Explains Why

A new study reveals the connection between nature and well-being is more significant than previously thought. Researchers discovered 227 links or nonmaterial ‘pathways’ that benefit well-being, which researchers describe as ‘intangible contributions’ provided by nature. While the majority of the findings were positive, some negative associations were identified. According to researchers, the study findings can …

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Food and Drinks Are Getting Sweeter. How That Can Affect Your Health

Share on Pinterest New research finds that prepackaged food and drinks have been getting sweeter over the past decade, which can increase the daily amount of sugar people consume. Kelly Knox/Stocksy A Cambridge University study has shown that foods and drinks around the world are getting sweeter. Excess sugar consumption is linked with an increased …

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Polio Virus Detected In New York City Wastewater: What to Know

For the second time in a month, the poliovirus has been detected in the state of New York, this time in New York City wastewater. Officials say the polio disease could be circulating among unvaccinated individuals, with hundreds of cases unaccounted for. According to health experts, vaccination against the disease is crucial to preventing severe …

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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy Opens Up About Living with Eczema

Share on PinterestOlympic swimmer Ryan Murphy (pictured above) was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis (AD) at an early age. Kena Betancur/AFP via GettyImages Olympic Swimmer Ryan Murphy and professional surfer Coco Ho are speaking out about living with atopic dermatitis (AD). AD affects more than 9.6 million children and about 16.5 million adults in the United …

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Stretching May Help Slow Cognitive Decline as Well as Aerobic Exercise

Share on PinterestNew research suggests that stretching and balancing exercises may also be able to help slow the speed of mild cognitive decline. Sergey Narevskih/Stocksy New data suggests regular stretching, balance, and range-of-motion exercises may be as beneficial as aerobic exercises in slowing down mild cognitive decline. Researchers say the new data makes using physical …

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Acupuncture May Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

New research suggests that acupuncture may reduce the risk of developing prediabetes, a condition that can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes. Experts say the research is credible but doesn’t address different variables that could influence outcomes. They also note that prediabetes is generally treatable and preventable by eating healthier, getting more exercise, and losing …

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