Year: 2018

Beyond Toys

Gifts that Evoke Kids’ Creativity Choosing thoughtful gifts for kids can be a challenge, especially when opting for creativity over this year’s hot toy. It’s...

Blue Light Raises Cancer Risk

Blue light—a range of the visible light spectrum emitted by most white LEDs and most tablet and phone screens—could be hazardous to our health, a...

Breathing Room

Growing Cities Must Add Woodlands The U.S. Forest Service has determined that as the acreage of urban environments more than doubles between 2010 and 2060,...

Too Much Sitting Thins the Brain

Sitting too much thins the medial temporal lobe (MTL), the part of the brain known for forming new memories, reports a study from the University...

Dark Chocolate Proven Healthier than Ever

Dark chocolate with at least 70 percent cacao can have positive effects on stress levels, inflammation, mood, memory and immunity, according to two new studies...

Meditation Soothes Anxiety and Improves Focus

Even a single mindfulness meditation session can significantly reduce anxiety and lower heart rates, Michigan Technological University research shows. Fourteen people with mild to moderate...

Five Healthy Habits Add Years of Life

Analyzing why Americans have a lower life expectancy when compared to most other developed countries, Harvard researchers used 34 years of data on more than...

Expecting Moms Need to Relax at Holidays

South Korean women in their first trimester of pregnancy during the country’s stress-producing New Year’s holiday had babies that were a third of an ounce...

Green Cars Update

Plug in to the Latest Trends Through August in the U.S., automakers sold 36,380 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV), compared to 16,514 by...