Top News: #Health

Here are the top read news for #Health:

21mag-21well-t_CA0-tmagArticleHow Meditation Changes the Brain and Body:

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, improved well-being, a rewired brain. But the experimental bases to support these claims have been few. Supporters of the practice have relied on very small samples of unrepresentative subjects, like isolated Buddhist monks who spend hours meditating every day, or on studies that generally were not randomized and did not include placebo­ control groups: Read more


pouring-green-tea-into-a-cupGreen tea compound shows promise for treating rheumatoid arthritis:

In the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers from Washington State University (WSU) in Spokane reveal how the compound – called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) – reduced ankle swelling in a mouse model of the disease: Read more


howtosleepliHow to sleep like a pro athlete:

Do you want an easy way to improve your game? Get a bit more sleep, and the results could surprise you.  UC San Francisco sleep expert Cheri Mah, who consults with the Golden State Warriors and other elite athletes, has found that extended sleep can improve free-throw and three-point shooting by 9 percent: Read more


McDonald's CaloriesCalorie counts on menus: Do they work?

Calorie counts, already present on many restaurant menus, may be required at chain restaurants nationwide if the Food and Drug Administration gets its way. (A rule the FDA passed to that effect has been stalled by Congress.) But it’s an open question whether such labeling has the intended effect of nudging people toward healthier meals: Read more


people-in-parkWhere you live affects your health and risk of obesity:

Where do you live, and how do you feel about your neighborhood? A major European study, published in Obesity Reviews, shows that an individual’s health behavior and body mass index are closely related to their local area: Read more