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Time In Nature Helps Curb Impulsivity And Boost Self-Control

Woman walking on log in alpine lake. Image Thomas Barwick / Getty Images.

New research may pave the way for nature-based addiction treatments Spending time in nature — aside from being one of life’s greatest simple pleasures — comes with a whole host of mental health benefits, from lower stress levels to reduced depression and anxiety to improved memory and focus. Now, new research from the University of […]

The Doctor Will See You (on Television) Now

Superheroine Burka Avenger brings messages of gender equality and health to Pakistan in the form of a television cartoon. Image - Next City

Two years ago, a television cartoon in Pakistan made waves for its star, a superheroine named “Burka Avenger,” who promotes positive social change while clad in the titular billowing black silk outfit. With the tagline “don’t mess with the lady in black,” the show presents plotlines promoting gender equality, environmentalism and health. The idea that […]

What Are Probiotics? And 5 Probiotic-Packed Healthy Recipes

Probiotics can be found in abundance in foods. Try blending these foods into smoothies. Photo Credit - Greek Girl Beauty

Did you know that you are more bacterial than you are human? In fact, you have trillions of bacteria that live in and on you, outnumbering your own cells by a factor of 10 to 1! As researchers begin to unravel the impact of bacteria on human health, we are learning that a host of […]

Air pollution could increase risk of stillbirth, study suggests

Air pollution heightens the risk of stillbirth particularly during the third trimester of pregnancy, study says. Photograph: Timur Emek/Getty Images

Air pollution heightens the risk of stillbirth particularly during the third trimester of pregnancy, study says. Photograph: Timur Emek/Getty Images Exposure to air pollution may increase the risk of stillbirth, new research suggests. Stillbirths, classed as such if a baby is born dead after 24 weeks of pregnancy, occur in one in every 200 births. […]

How much sex will make me happy?

More is not always better. Only too little is bad (posed by models). Photograph: Brand New Images/Getty Images

More is not always better. Only too little is bad (posed by models). Photograph: Brand New Images/Getty Images You can’t have too much of a good thing, can you? And sex is definitely a good thing. Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their relationship when they have more sex. But small […]

Will having herpes affect my sex life and ability to have children?

I have just found out I have herpes – my husband is still waiting for his results. One of my concerns is our sex life moving forward, and extending our family without the thought of what I may pass along.

Having herpes need not be the end of sexual pleasure. Posed by models. Photograph: Izabela Habur/Getty Images I have just found out I have herpes – my husband is still waiting for his results. One of my concerns is our sex life moving forward, and extending our family without the thought of what I may […]

Is it good to be bored (or will it be the death of you)?

If only I had a couple of polystyrene cups to play with. Photograph: Getty Images

If only I had a couple of polystyrene cups to play with. Photograph: Getty Images You’re watching a PowerPoint presentation and it’s slide 10 out of 75. Your boss is present, so you can’t risk a quick game of Football Manager 2016 on your phone. But time is stationary. You feel dejected and trapped. You experience […]

How long will it take me to recover after giving birth?

Standard recovery period won’t be true for everybody. Photograph: Kelvin Murray/Getty Images “When will I be back to normal after giving birth?” is a common question for pregnant women. And while the traditional answer is “at around the six-week checkup”, the world is now full of celebrities modelling bikinis within a couple of weeks, and […]

‘Exercise as medicine’ can help treat chronic diseases – if done properly

Regular exercise can help patients manage chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. (Brian Ach/The Associated Press)

Imagine your doctor wrote a prescription for your elevated blood pressure and then sent you to an exercise facility to fill it. What if a few of your old pills magically transformed into a treadmill (with you on it) and your side effects flipped from low energy and fatigue to a feeling of vitality and […]

Brazil Will Add Doctors, Nurses to Assist Rio Amid Health Crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil’s health ministry promised Thursday to hire nearly 2,500 medical staff in Rio de Janeiro state as it scrambles to help local authorities deal with a funding crisis that has left hospitals understaffed and ill equipped. Eight months before the Olympics are due to unfold in Rio, fallout from what is turning into […]

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