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Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie We at Greater Good often write about the importance of social connection in our lives. Many studies suggest that people with stronger...

The 9 Habits Of People Who Never Get Sick | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.24.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We all know people who never seem to catch a cold or get the flu, while the rest of us constantly cough and sniffle our way throu...

Jump for Joy... And Better Health!

Estelle Underwood | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

In all my years of working with private clients, never have I initially assessed someone to find out that one of the ways they get cardiovascular exer...

Inflammation May Hold Key to Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer's Disease

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 05.04.2016 | Science
Howard Fillit, MD

A new study poses an intriguing question: Does gum disease accelerate cognitive decline in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease? The answer may be found in inflammation.

There Is An Optimal Time Of Day To Get A Flu Shot

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living

There is an optimal time of the day to get a flu shot: the morning, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Birmingham and publ...

Scientists Have Solved A Major Diabetes Mystery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science

Scientists have taken a big step in better understanding how Type 1 diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, which could lead to novel ways to both treat an...

Messing With Your Immune System: Another Reason to Protect Yourself From the Sun

Adam Friedman, MD FAAD | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Friedman, MD FAAD

I get that it is hard to wrap your head around the long term effects of UVR exposure, such as wrinkles and skin cancer, especially for younger generations. But is it really that difficult to consider the immediate effects and impact from this immune suppression and resulting illness?

4 Ways Mindfulness Improves Your Productivity

Matt Tenney | Posted 04.21.2016 | Business
Matt Tenney

When you hear the word "mindfulness," the word "productivity" isn't likely the first association that comes up for you is it?

Cataract Surgery: Practicing What I Preach

Joanna Charnas | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

My colleagues leapt into action after I walked into the metal doorframe of the nurses' station on the psychiatry ward at work. One nurse gave me an ic...

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

Your Immune System Needs Its Sleep

Nora E Prindle | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Nora E Prindle

After two years of working in the sleep field, I've noticed that I'm much more conscious of the time I hit the pillow at night. After I began getting more sleep, I saw obvious daily improvements in my energy level and mood, and coincidence or not, I haven't been seriously ill since then either.

Top 10 Survival Tips for Writing a Book

Suzanne Skees | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Suzanne Skees

Say no to everything and everybody. This includes your significant other, your buddies, your colleagues, even your publisher. Just tell them, "I'm in the writing cave--I'll get back to you in 2018." If they truly care, they'll still be there.

I Am My Mother's Chimera. Chances Are, So Are You.

Elena E. Giorgi | Posted 03.18.2016 | Science
Elena E. Giorgi

Recent advances in DNA sequencing technology have allowed us to probe much deeper into a person's genome, to the point that today scientists believe that chimerism could be far more common than what we originally thought.

Sorry Mom: Getting Lots Of Tattoos Could Have A Surprising Health Benefit

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 03.11.2016 | Weird News

The next time Grandma criticizes your multiple tattoos, tell her they might just be a sign that you're healthy. A new study published in the American ...

Let the 'Cancer Moonshot' Inspire Hope!

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

As individuals, all we can do for now is keep contributing to cancer research, voting for candidates who support intensified research funding, and hoping that this latest moonshot initiative will fulfill our wildest hopes and dreams for controlling this equal-opportunity killer.

A Country With No Immune System

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Yehia Ghanem

In human bodies, the first thing a virus targets is the immune system. As in human bodies, the first thing Dictatorships target is freedom of expression and more specifically, press freedom. If successful, the Dictators' task would be much easier in controlling their people, in sucking dry their fortunes and more seriously, their spirit.

This New Technology May Hold Clues To Stopping Viruses

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 12.09.2015 | Science

Viruses can spontaneously self-assemble in large numbers, but how exactly they assemble has left scientists scratching their heads. Now, an internatio...

The Morning Habit That Boosts Your Libido Bigtime | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living

By Beth Lipton What if there was a way that you could have more and better sex--and all it would take is a few minutes a day? Plus, you'd also e...

14 Foods For A Strong Immune System | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 12.03.2015 | OWN

The Key Players in Immunity Being deficient in any of the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals below can weaken your immune system, making it harder to f...

Scientist Featured On 'Humans Of New York' Can Put Your Immune System Into A Mouse's Body

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

Humans of New York, the popular blog that uses images of New Yorkers to create a photographic census of the city, featured a scientist last week who c...

This Easy Trick Can Boost Your Mood And Help You Avoid Colds

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 10.12.2015 | Science

When a friend compliments you, it puts a smile on your face. But it might do more than that. New research shows that compliments can boost your immune...

Sleep May Be One Of Our Most Powerful 'Antibiotics'

Rakesh Bhattacharjee | Posted 09.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Rakesh Bhattacharjee

The evidence thus far seems to strongly suggest that inadequate sleep duration increases the likelihood of becoming ill following an infection and hinders our body's ability to fight infection. Conversely, getting enough sleep may be one of our most powerful antibiotics to keep us healthy.

Revolutionary Way to Be Healthy #13: Be Proactive

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

There are times we can't stop, or feel we can't stop. There are times the urgency of our lives becomes unmanageable, untenable. And that is very often precisely when our bodies start breaking down.

Been Told Physical Symptoms Are 'All in Your Head'? Think Again

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Based on this research, I am not sure that any illness should be considered "psychosomatic" or "all in one's mind." Illness exists in the mind, body and brain. And all illness should be taken seriously.

3 Cancer Research Accelerators Worth Watching

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

In 2000, Douglas Hanahan and Robert A. Weinberg articulated the concept of cancer hallmarks as a foundation for understanding cancer's biology across traditional cancer types. Three initiatives built on that foundation now promise to accelerate development of more powerful life-saving therapies.