Mineral Supplement: Wild Chimps May Eat Clay for Health

July 31, 2015

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Chimpanzees in Uganda have started eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, researchers report.
The clay consumed by the chimps in the Budongo forest also helps them “detox” and digest their food, the study authors added.
The scientists observed wild chimps in the forest eating and drinking from […]

Too Much Facebook, Twitter Tied to Poor Mental Health in Teens

July 31, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens who frequently use social media are more likely to say they struggle with mental health concerns that are not being addressed, new Canadian research reveals.
At issue is the amount of time adolescents spend browsing and posting on sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
“It […]

This Is How Much Longer You Should Stand Each Day to Get Health Benefits

July 31, 2015

Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.

Stand, Don’t Sit, to Get Healthier, Scientists Say

July 30, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Sitting too long may be hazardous to your health, even if you exercise regularly, Australian researchers report.
A new study found that sitting appears to be linked to increased blood sugar and cholesterol levels, which can lead to added weight, diabetes and heart ills. But standing […]

Job Stress Might Make You Sick, Study Says

July 30, 2015

THURSDAY, July 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — High levels of job stress may increase the risk of sick leave due to mental health disorders, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 12,000 workers in Sweden. Over five years, about 8 percent of the workers took mental health sick leave. Three-quarters of those who took […]

Jealous Partners May Be More Likely to Be Problem Drinkers

July 29, 2015

Intense jealousy may trigger drinking problems, a new study suggests.

Social Life May Be Key to Suicide Prevention for Women

July 29, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Middle-aged women with a solid social life face a significantly lower risk for suicide than those who live in relative isolation, new research suggests.
Moreover, friendships and outside activities were found to offer protection against suicide even for women who struggled with mental health issues, such […]

People Born Early May Have These Personality Traits in Common

July 28, 2015

Adults who were severely underweight at birth or who were born very prematurely may be more likely to be introverted, neurotic and afraid to take risks, a new European study suggests.

Psychiatric Woes Often Drive Euthanasia Requests in Belgium

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Depression and personality disorders are common reasons why psychiatric patients in Belgium request help to die due to unbearable suffering, a new study found.
Euthanasia has been legal in Belgium since 2002, and involves the use of drugs taken by mouth or given intravenously, the researchers explained.
They reviewed requests […]

Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s Linked by Common Risk Factors

July 28, 2015

TUESDAY, July 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Some risk factors for heart disease may also be linked with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, a new study reports.
“We already know that vascular risk factors damage the brain and can result in cognitive [mental] impairment,” study lead author Dr. Kevin King said in a news release […]

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