Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Your Voice and Your Newborn’s Brain

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Here’s more proof of the power of moms. New research shows that a mother’s voice will preferentially activate the parts of the brain responsible for language learning. Researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre made this discovery after performing electrical recordings on infants within the 24 hours following their birth. […] [Read More]

The Truth about Beauty Sleep

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For those of you who believe in the importance of beauty sleep, a recent study offers scientific proof that you’re right. Swedish researchers have found that if you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night’s sleep. The researchers investigated the relationship between sleep and perceptions of attractiveness […] [Read More]
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Your Mood and Your Diet

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If you’re having trouble coping with both obesity and depression, new research says improving your mood might be the key to losing weight. Researchers at Group Health Research Institute in Seattle evaluated 203 women aged 40 to 65 with an average body mass index (BMI) of 38.3 (30 or more is classified as obese). The study […] [Read More]
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Retirement, Fatigue and Depression

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If you want to experience a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms, a recent study suggests retirement might be the answer. Researchers at Stockholm University have found that retirement leads to a reduction in those symptoms, but does not change the risk of major chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease and […] [Read More]
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What You Eat and Your Child’s Diet

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If you’re struggling with a child who you think is a picky eater, new research suggests you should take a look at your own diet. Researchers at Michigan State University’s College of Nursing have found that a mother’s own eating habits — and whether she views her child as a ‘picky eater’ — has a […] [Read More]

Teens, Ear Infections and Smoking

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Here’s yet another reason to kick the habit, especially if you have kids. Harvard researchers have found that children between the ages of 12 and 17 who live in households with secondhand smoke are 1.67 times more prone to have recurrent ear infections than teens who live in a smoke-free environment. The researchers analyzed the smoking […] [Read More]

Almonds, Diabetes and Heart Disease

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If you eat almonds on a regular basis, you might be decreasing your chances of developing diabetes. That’s according to a recent study by researchers from Loma Linda University’s School of Public Health and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. According to the study, consuming an almond-rich diet may help improve insulin sensitivity […] [Read More]
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Diagnosis Uncertainty and Anxiety

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If you’ve ever felt uneasy sitting in a doctor’s waiting room or nervous waiting for your test results, you might be causing yourself even more stress than knowing you have a serious illness. That’s the findings of a recent study by researchers at Harvard Medical School. The researchers studied the stress levels of 214 women scheduled […] [Read More]
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