How job strain may impair mental health

A new study suggests that up to 14 percent of common mental health issues could be prevented by reducing job strain in the workplace. Experiencing a high level of pressure at work can seriously impact your mental health, suggests a new study. Mental health problems...

Reversing atherosclerosis with one shot

Heart Health New research demonstrates that injecting synthetically designed nanofibers in mice helps to break up the arterial plaque that is a hallmark of atherosclerosis. A new study suggests that an injection might be able to reduce arterial plaque (depicted here)....

Type 2 diabetes: Sexual orientation may influence risk

A large-scale, 24-year-long study focuses on the incidence of type 2 diabetes among lesbian and bisexual women. It found that they are almost a third more likely to develop it. Lesbian and bisexual women may be up to a third more likely to develop type 2 diabetes,...
How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

Heart Health Walnuts have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits — from strengthening our hearts to reducing our risk of cancer. Now, new research sheds light on the mechanisms that may explain these benefits. New research explains why walnuts are so great...
How does alcohol affect your sleep?

How does alcohol affect your sleep?

A new study assesses the effect of alcohol consumption on the restorative quality of sleep. The findings might make you want to change your drinking — and implicitly, your sleeping — habits. That extra glass of wine could make your sleep less restful and regenerative....
Researchers find the 'brain switch' for courage

Researchers find the 'brain switch' for courage

When we see danger, we react. Whether we choose to run and hide or confront our threat head-on, our “instant” decision is the result of a complex brain mechanism that integrates visual data and triggers an appropriate response. How does this occur? A new...
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