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Researchers Discover the Secret to Getting Kids to Eat Veggies

Children are more eager to try new vegetables when offered a fun reward, study finds.

Emotional Eating Starts Young and Is a Learned Behavior, Study Finds

Emotional eating can start as early as preschool and may be shaped by a mother’s eating habits, researchers say.

Why Are People Kinder as They Get Older?

A new study finds the brain releases more oxytocin as we age, which makes us kinder and more satisfied with life.

Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Abnormal Stress Response and Behavior Problems, New Studies Find

Early childhood exposure to lead is associated with a dysregulated heart rate during stressful events, researchers say.

Binge-Watching TV Increases Risk of Blood Clots, New Study Finds

Prolonged television viewing ups the risk of blood clots regardless of physical activity, BMI and age, researchers say.

Do Lockdowns Really Keep People at Home?

While lockdowns are initially effective, a new study finds people start heading out within weeks due to lockdown fatigue.

Does ‘Baby Talk’ Really Help Your Baby Learn to Speak?

Baby talk may be a key component in helping babies form words, researchers say.

HealthDay Now: Insulin Access

As the American Diabetes Association celebrated the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, HealthDay spoke to to Dr. Robert Gabbay, chief scientific and medical officer of the group. Dr. Gabbay shared his thoughts on how to make insulin affordable and accessible to everyone who needs it.

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20 May
Restful Night's Sleep More Likely for Men Than Women

Restful Night's Sleep More Likely for Men Than Women

For many women, having it all may mean forgoing a decent night's sleep.

Women in the United States are less likely to get a good night's sleep and more likely to report daytime sleepiness ...

19 May
A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

A Lover's Embrace May Calm Women More Than Men

Is an upcoming final exam or big-time job interview stressing you out?

Hug your honey.

That's the takeaway from new research that showed how embracing your significant other can help calm women.

But sorry, guys, the same isn't true for you, according to the ...

18 May
Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

Folks Choose Healthier Foods When Around 'Outsiders'

Will it be a cheeseburger or a salad? What will they think of me?

A new study finds you're more likely to choose to eat healthy if you're with an "outsider" because you don't want them to have a poor opinion of you.

The study consisted of a

16 May
COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

COVID Rules Don't Apply: Narcissists Shun Masks, Vaccines

Narcissists' belief that it's 'all about them' can make them less likely to wear a mask or get vaccinated during the pandemic, a new study shows.

Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,100 U.S. adults in March 2021. They were asked about their mask use and vaccination...

11 May
Science Doesn't Always Boost Sales, Study Finds

Science Doesn't Always Boost Sales, Study Finds

Does science sell? Sometimes.

Using science to sell chocolate chip cookies and other yummy products is likely to backfire, a new study shows, but touting scientific research behind more practical, everyday items -- such as body wash -- can be an effective marketing str...

06 May
Fooled by Fake News: Does Age Matter?

Fooled by Fake News: Does Age Matter?

Older adults are no more likely to believe fake news than younger adults, with the exception of the very oldest, a new study finds.

Falling for fake news can have significant physical, emotional and financial consequences, especially for older adults who may have their l...

05 May
You Let Your Cat Out — Where Does It Roam?

You Let Your Cat Out — Where Does It Roam?

Ever wonder where your cat wanders when you let it out? New research suggests your kitty most likely sticks close to home.

Scientists used GPS (global positioning system) to track the movements of nearly 100 pet cats in a small town in Eastern Norway when they were outsi...

29 Apr
Your Dog's Breed Has Little Influence on Behavior, Study Finds

Your Dog's Breed Has Little Influence on Behavior, Study Finds

For the past couple of centuries, humans have been breeding dogs to meet specific physical characteris...

29 Apr
Behavior Differences Led to High COVID Death Rate in U.S. South: Study

Behavior Differences Led to High COVID Death Rate in U.S. South: Study

Thousands of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. South could have been avoided if more people masked, social distanced, kept kids from school and made other behavioral changes to reduce the spread of the virus, researchers say.

In other words, if they had acted more like folks u...

28 Apr
Teens on TikTok: Fun, But Addictive and Maybe Harmful

Teens on TikTok: Fun, But Addictive and Maybe Harmful

In the fall of 2021, TikTok announced a major milestone to coincide with its fifth anniversary: The amassing of roughly 1 billion global users, many of them young, turning to the app every month as a way to view, make and share bite-sized videos.

But what exactly do tho...

25 Apr
Hair of the Dog: A Quick, Painless Stress Test for Pooches

Hair of the Dog: A Quick, Painless Stress Test for Pooches

The strange smells and sounds at an animal shelter can stress out even the most placid pup, and invasive tests to see if they need medicine to calm down only add to the anxiety.

So there's some good news for Fido in

13 Apr
Family Structure Influences Teen Delinquency

Family Structure Influences Teen Delinquency

The structure of teens' families influences their risk of delinquent behaviors such as shoplifting, graffiti or robbery, new research suggests.

For the study, the researchers analyzed survey data gathered between 2016 and 2019 from more than 3,800 14- and 15-year-olds in...

04 Apr
Body & Mind: Rehab Psychologists Help When Illness, Injuries Strike

Body & Mind: Rehab Psychologists Help When Illness, Injuries Strike

If you're recovering from a significant injury or illness, a rehabilitation therapist could be a big help in getting back to your normal daily life, according to experts.

"You don't get a manual that comes with your injury that tells you how to navigate returning to your...

31 Mar
'Love Hormone' Turns Lions Into Placid Pussycats

'Love Hormone' Turns Lions Into Placid Pussycats

The "love hormone" oxytocin may be able to turn highly territorial lions into social sweethearts, researchers say.

Lions typically guard their turf fiercely, which can be a problem when they're on reserv...

28 Mar
Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Owners Can Play Big Role in Dogs' Problem Behaviors

Chasing light shimmers reflected onto a wall. Obsessive licking or chewing. Compulsive barking and whining. Pacing or tail chasing.

Nearly one in three pet dogs suffer from these

17 Mar
Studies Relying on Brain Scans Are Often Unreliable, Analysis Shows

Studies Relying on Brain Scans Are Often Unreliable, Analysis Shows

Most brain studies that rely on MRI scans don't include enough people to provide trustworthy results, researchers say.

These brain-wide association studies use MRI (magnetic resonance...

24 Feb
Pandemic Didn't Dent Americans' Optimism, Polls Find

Pandemic Didn't Dent Americans' Optimism, Polls Find

Despite the crushing challenges of navigating a worldwide pandemic during the past two years, Americans remain as optimistic as ever, a series of surveys shows.

The surveys were conducted between 2008 and 2020,...

03 Feb
Could the 'Love Hormone' Help Drive Sex Addiction in Men?

Could the 'Love Hormone' Help Drive Sex Addiction in Men?

Men compelled to find myriad new partners and ways to have sex may be driven by high levels of the so-called "love hormone," oxytocin, new research suggests.

Oxytocin, which is produced by the...

01 Feb
'Dr. Chimp Will See You Now'? Primates Use Medicine, Study Suggests

'Dr. Chimp Will See You Now'? Primates Use Medicine, Study Suggests

Chimpanzees aren't monkeying around when they catch insects and place them on open wounds, researchers report.

An ongoing study of about 45 chimps in Loango National Park in Gabon is the first to document via video that such "healing" behavior is occurring, according to ...

31 Jan
Screens Near Bedtime Bad for Preschoolers' Sleep

Screens Near Bedtime Bad for Preschoolers' Sleep

It's crucial to keep preschoolers away from screens and other sources of light in the hour before bedtime if you want them to get a good night's sleep, researchers say.

That's because even a little bit of light exposure can trigger a sharp drop in the sleep-promoting hor...

29 Jan
Getting Your School-Age Child Into a Healthy Sleep Routine

Getting Your School-Age Child Into a Healthy Sleep Routine

Most parents have dealt with having to hurry a sleepy child out the door on a school morning, but experts say taking the time to establish good sleep routines for your kids is worth the effort.

Amid the pandemic, there can be a great deal of uncertainty around school, bu...

25 Jan
Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Extra 10 Minutes of Daily Activity Could Save 110,000 U.S. Lives Annually

Americans, get up out of that chair and get moving.

If everyone between 40 and 85 years of age were active just 10 minutes more a day, it could save more than 110,000 U.S. lives a year, a

25 Jan
Pandemic to Endemic: Is a New Normal Near?

Pandemic to Endemic: Is a New Normal Near?

It has begun to feel like a pandemic that will never end, but public health experts now say the Omicron variant may be ushering in a "new normal," where COVID-19 becomes an en...

25 Jan
3 Reasons Why Trying to Get COVID Is a Bad Idea

3 Reasons Why Trying to Get COVID Is a Bad Idea

If you're wondering whether to intentionally expose yourself to the Omicron variant with the goal of developing immunity, the answer is absolutely not, experts say.

"It sounds like playing with fire to me," said Dr. Nicole Van Groningen, a hospitalist who has treated hun...

24 Jan
COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Falling Faster Among Black Americans Than Whites

COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Falling Faster Among Black Americans Than Whites

While it appears that Black Americans were more hesitant than white Americans to roll up their sleeves when the COVID-19 vaccines launched last year, that unwillingness has lessened.

Following 1,200 U.S. adults through much of the pandemic, researchers found Black people...

24 Jan
Worries May Raise Men's Heart Risks, Even When Young

Worries May Raise Men's Heart Risks, Even When Young

Worrying can take a toll on your psyche, but new research suggests that when middle-aged men fret too much, they face a higher risk for developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke down the road.

And this increase in risk is on par with the health risks linked to

24 Jan
U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

U.S. Teens Were Already in Mental Health Crisis Before Pandemic Hit

MONDAY, Jan. 24, 2022 (HealthDay Now) -- Alaina Stanisci has grappled with an eating disorder since she was 10, and the disruptions of the pandemic only made things worse for the high school senior.

"I actually experienced a relapse at the beginning of the pandemic becau...

21 Jan
Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion

Hit Your Head? Look for These Warning Signs of Concussion

If you or someone you know has suffered a concussion, a medical evaluation is crucial, an expert says.

A concus...

20 Jan
Visiting a 'Dental Fear' Clinic Can Help Improve a Child's Smile

Visiting a 'Dental Fear' Clinic Can Help Improve a Child's Smile

If the sound of a dental drill sends shivers up your spine, you're likely in good company: Finnish researchers say that one of every two adults fear the dentist at least a little, while one in 10 are very afraid.

But the researchers added that a local dentistry program h...

20 Jan
Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Binge-Watching Could Raise Your Blood Clot Risk

Who hasn't started to watch a new drama series on TV, and suddenly realize that hours have slipped by as they binged on one episode after the next?

Now, a new study suggests that too much binge-watching may raise the risk of life-threatening blood clots in the legs or lu...

18 Jan
Do You Feel Old? It Could Be Aging You

Do You Feel Old? It Could Be Aging You

People who believe their bodies and minds will break down with age may be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, a recent study suggests.

Researchers found that older adults with a dim outlook on aging tended to report more physical health symptoms on days when they were s...

18 Jan
Politics Clouds Folks' Views on COVID Rules, Global Survey Confirms

Politics Clouds Folks' Views on COVID Rules, Global Survey Confirms

People's political views do affect their opinions about COVID-19 policies, a new study confirms, but researchers also found that advice from trusted experts can override those political biases.

"These findings underscore how important it is to have communications come fr...

17 Jan
COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

COVID Fatigue: Are You Among the 'Vaxxed & Done'?

You've gotten vaccinated. You've gotten boosted. You wear your mask, maintain social distancing, wash your hands -- you do everything you've been asked to do to protect yourself and others.

And you are completely fed up.

If that description sounds like you, you mig...

11 Jan
Kids' Behavior Worsened With Remote Learning: Study

Kids' Behavior Worsened With Remote Learning: Study

Parents, brace yourselves.

As the Omicron variant surges and U.S. schools deal with a substitute teacher shortage and related pandemic fallout, don't be surprised if a return to remote or hybrid learning leads your kids to act out, a

11 Jan
Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Too Much Sitting Could Mean Worse Outcomes for Cancer Survivors

Beating cancer is a huge feat, but how survivors live their lives afterwards also influences their longevity. A new study shows those who sit too much and are not physically active are much more likely to die early from cancer or any other cause than those who are more active....

11 Jan
Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men's Health, Study Finds

Unlucky in Love? It Can Damage Men's Health, Study Finds

Men who are broken-hearted or just unlucky in love could be more likely to have health-damaging inflammation, new research suggests.

Serious breakups and solo living for many years may increase the risk of ill health and death -- but apparently only for men, according t...

28 Dec
Do Kids Act Better When School Uniforms Are the Norm? Maybe Not

Do Kids Act Better When School Uniforms Are the Norm? Maybe Not

Ask a teacher whether school uniforms make a difference in their classrooms, and many are sure of it.

They insist those crisp shirts and ties and those modest plaid skirts help kids focus on their classwork, level the playing field and boost attendance, among other perks...

27 Dec
How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

How Long Do Lockdowns Keep People at Home?

Lockdowns keep people home for a few weeks, but they lose their luster after a few months, claims a new study that comes as many countries consider a return to lockdowns to slow the renewed spread of

25 Dec
12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

12 Steps to the Best Holiday Gift: Health

Give yourself and your loved ones the gifts of health and safety this holiday season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests.

The agency outlines 12 ways to do that, beginning with a reminder that washing your hands with soap and clean running water...

24 Dec
Heavier Drinking During Pandemic Means More Liver Disease to Come

Heavier Drinking During Pandemic Means More Liver Disease to Come

It's clear that COVID-19 has killed many hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. Less clear is its impact on other health issues, which will be felt in the years to come.

Liver disease is projected to be one of those, with 8,000 additional deaths from

21 Dec
'You Didn't Tag Me!' Instagram Snubs Hurt, Study Confirms

'You Didn't Tag Me!' Instagram Snubs Hurt, Study Confirms

Think what happens online stays online? Think again.

According to new research, a social media diss can leave people feeling genuinely hurt and ostracized.

"Social media ostracism means being excluded or ignored online on social media networks like Instagram, Face...

21 Dec
Big Review Confirms Power of Fasting Diets for Weight Loss

Big Review Confirms Power of Fasting Diets for Weight Loss

Intermittent fasting is all the rage due to its potential health benefits, and now a new review shows this style of eating really does produce weight loss and may even improve certain markers of heart health.

18 Dec
Don't Let Heartburn Ruin Your Holiday Feast

Don't Let Heartburn Ruin Your Holiday Feast

Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your holiday, but there are easy ways to prevent it.

"Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach content moving into the esophagus, or gullet, which is much less resistant to acid," said Dr. James East, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic ...

16 Dec
Pandemic Saw Big Declines in Kids' Use of Drugs, Alcohol, Vaping

Pandemic Saw Big Declines in Kids' Use of Drugs, Alcohol, Vaping

There may be a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, with U.S. health officials reporting an "unprecedented" decline in teens' use of alcohol, marijuana, other illegal drugs and vaping.

"We have never seen such dramatic decreases in drug use among teens in just a one-y...

15 Dec
Stress May Be Stronger Trigger for Problem Drinking in Women Than Men

Stress May Be Stronger Trigger for Problem Drinking in Women Than Men

When someone says "I need a drink," it's usually because they've had a rough day. Now, new research suggests that stress is more likely to trigger heavy drinking in women than in men.

"Some people can intend to have one or two alcoholic beverages and stop drinking, but o...

14 Dec
Pandemic-Linked Rise in Crime Hit America's Poor Neighborhoods Hardest

Pandemic-Linked Rise in Crime Hit America's Poor Neighborhoods Hardest

Poor neighborhoods of color bore the brunt of a surge in violent crime in U.S. cities early in the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.

"This study adds to the mounting body of...

13 Dec
Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

Pandemic Brought Big Rise in New Cases of Anorexia

A new study confirms yet another consequence of the pandemic for children and teenagers: Eating disorders, and hospitalizations for them, rose sharply in 2020.

The study of six hospitals across Canada found new diagnoses of anorexia nearly doubled during the first wave o...

13 Dec
T-Shirt Study Shows Importance of Mom's Smell to Bond With Baby

T-Shirt Study Shows Importance of Mom's Smell to Bond With Baby

The sound of mom's voice can soothe a fussy baby like nothing else, but now new research suggests that an infant is also calmed by the scent of its mother.

Prior animal studies had already shown that olfaction -- smell -- "is very important, that mother's smell is very c...

12 Dec
Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

Holidays Are Peak Time for Heart Attack: Protect Yourself

This time of year can be hard on the heart.

The United States has more heart attack deaths between Christmas and New Year's Day than at any other time of year, so the American Heart Association (AHA) offers some holiday health tips.

"The holidays are a busy, often...

10 Dec
Half of U.S. Parents of Teens Got Their Child Vaccinated, But Uptake Slows

Half of U.S. Parents of Teens Got Their Child Vaccinated, But Uptake Slows

Nearly half of 12- to 17-year-olds in the United States have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot, but the initial rush to get teens immunized has stalled, a new survey of parents shows.

Only 1% of parents now plan to get their teen vaccinated as soon as possible; 13% ...

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