Healthy Behaviors 1933 results

Kids Need Quality Sleep to Manage School Stress

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for easing your child’s school-related stress and anxiety, a new study from Concordia University suggests. Children and adolescents ages eight to 18 who get between and eight and nine hours of quality sleep ...

Too Many Americans Practice Bad Contact Lens Hygiene

Nearly all American adults who use contact lenses practice some form of potentially eye-infecting bad hygiene, LiveScience reports. For instance, 85 percent of adults say they shower with their contact lenses in – a big no-no – according to the ...

Are You Letting Your Baby Tan? Don’t

Too many parents don’t know the general sun safety rules for their infants, HealthDay News reports. Just 43 percent of parents use a hat to protect their young children from the sun, 40 percent dress their babies in long-sleeved, sun-protective ...

Small Distractions Are Worse Than Bigger Ones

Contrary to common sense, small distractions might actually be more disruptive than large ones, Medical Daily reports. That result surprised researchers who, in a new study from Brown University, found that while larger distractions draw more ...

Face-to-Face Beats Facebook for Tackling Addiction

With the power of the internet, people struggling with addiction, mental health issues, and general tough times can find mutual support in online communities. But when it comes to alcohol and other drug abuse, face-to-face interaction is still the ...

Spicy Foods Could Hold Key to Longer Life

Great news for lovers of spicy foods: eating the hot stuff regularly could help you live longer, CTV reports. Over the course of a four-year study of nearly half a million Chinese adults, those who ate spicy foods once or twice per week had a ...

Is Your Child’s Picky Eating a Warning Sign for Depression?

Here comes the airplane: Children who are picky eaters may have a greater risk for developing depression as adults, a new Duke University study suggests. Only around 3 percent of children are classified as very picky eaters, which for the purposes ...

Is Drinking in Moderation Healthy? One in Five Americans Say ‘Yes’

Nearly one in five Americans – 17 percent – think that having a drink or two daily is good for your health, Gallup reports. That compares to 28 percent of Americans in 2015 who believe that moderate drinking is bad for your health. In 2011, ...

High Intensity Exercise Can Soothe Arthritis, Researchers Say

Doing a high-intensity training regimen twice weekly could reduce adults’ arthritis inflammation, a new Norwegian study suggests. When a group of arthritic women ages 20 to 49 did hard training on a spinning bike twice per week for 10 weeks, they ...

Note to Diabetics: Don’t Skip Breakfast

Eating breakfast is important for everyone’s well-being, but especially so for those with type 2 diabetes, a new study from Tel Aviv University in Israel suggests. For diabetics, skipping breakfast causes huge blood-sugar spikes that worsen ...