Why Having an Optimistic Partner Can Be REALLY Good For You

April 23, 2014

Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

Religious Music a High Note for Older Christians

April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Religious music may improve the mental health of older Christians, a new study finds.
Researchers examined survey data gathered from more than 1,000 English-speaking black and white adults across the United States who were at least 65 years old. They were either currently practicing Christians, had been Christians but [...]

Mental Illness Not a Driving Force Behind Crime: Study

April 22, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.
“When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making crimes, so they get stuck in people’s heads,” [...]

What Your Sleep Position Says About Your Relationship

April 21, 2014

Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

Guys, Don’t Bother Trying to Sound Sexy

April 21, 2014

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — It’s easy for women to sound sexy, but men just don’t have what it takes, a new study says.
When they want to sound sexy or attractive, women lower their pitch and boost their hoarseness. Men aren’t able to do the same thing, according to the study researchers.
“This ability [...]

Too Little Sleep May Add to Teen Health Problems

April 21, 2014

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many teens from lower- and middle-income homes get too little sleep, potentially adding to the problems of kids already at risk for health issues, new research finds.
The study of 250 high school students found they slept an average of six hours a night, far less [...]

How to Keep Your Fitness Goals on Track

April 20, 2014

SUNDAY, April 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The New Year’s resolutions many made to get fit have stalled by now. And one expert thinks that’s because many people set their goals too high.
“The point isn’t to become a marathoner in one exercise session or return to your high school athletic glory days all at once,” [...]

Extroverts Happier Regardless of Culture, Study Finds

April 18, 2014

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says.
Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines and Venezuela. Overall, those who felt or acted more extroverted in daily situations were happier.
The investigators also [...]

How to Make ‘Low-Cal’ Menu Options More Palatable

April 18, 2014

FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Many people ignore restaurant foods labeled “low-calorie” because they think they’ll be unsatisfying, a new study shows.
“People have come to expect low-calorie food to taste bad or not fill them up,” wrote Jeffrey Parker, of Georgia State University, and Donald Lehmann, of Columbia University.
The findings suggest a [...]

Scientists Probe What Makes People Get Their Groove On

April 18, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Whether you bust a move, get jiggy with it or just tap a toe or two, something about certain types of popular music makes you want to set your body in motion.
Now, a new study suggests that a medium amount of offbeat rhythm — often [...]


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