Healthy Tips from HealthyLife

Beth Cooney offers tips to keep you healthy

Pregnant Pause (At the Fridge)

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If you’re worried about tipping the scales during pregnancy, then you may want to heed this sensible advice: A little exercise and some dietary self-restraint can help keep you (and your baby) healthier during pregnancy–and perhaps for the long haul. Researchers have found that just modest amounts of exercise and a commitment to healthy eating […] [Read More]

Pain: It’s All in Your Head. Really.

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It seems that when it comes to pain there really is something to that expression, “It’s all in your head.” Researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that pain –or or at least how someone experiences it– seems to be directly related to way two different areas of the brain communicate. The researchers, who spent 10 […] [Read More]
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Gay or straight: Mom’s tired!

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In a study that’s sure to make straight moms (and dads) nod their sleep-deprived heads in empathy; gay parenting couples report that the demands of raising children puts a serious damper on their sex lives. Just like straight folks, they are too tired and too distracted to be all that interested in sex, according to […] [Read More]

D is for Dense Bones

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The news on the benefits of  Vitamin D, otherwise known as the sunshine drug, just keeps getting better and better. Earlier this month, the National Institute of Health released a comprehensive study that suggests the vitamin is beneficial in keeping women slender as they age. And if you are lucky enough to not be worried […] [Read More]
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Virtual Facebook Snubs Still Sting

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Do you ignore those Facebook friend requests? Well, if you want to avoid hurting someone’s feelings you might want to click confirm. (Providing it’s not someone you really want – or need –to avoid.) It turns out being ignored online feels just as bad as it does when it’s done in person. Researchers studying the […] [Read More]

Cut the ‘fat’ talk

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Even if you can’t slip on those skinny jeans today (or they’re showing your muffin top), take care not to be too verbally hard on yourself. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found all that negative “fat talk” can have long-term repercussions. These ritualistic conversations that negate one’s own or others’ bodies can lead […] [Read More]
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MRI Screening for Dense Breasts?

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As we continue to learn more about the implications of dense breast tissue and its association with cancer risks, new research confirms that ultrasounds may be an essential tool for certain groups of high-risk women. But a three-year comprehensive study conducted through the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) was issued recently with a […] [Read More]

Look away: You’ll hardly feel it!

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Needle phobics may want to read this before they look away. Turns out there’s truth to the philosophy that shots don’t hurt as much if you don’t actually see that needle being inserted into your body. German researchers found that shielding ones’ eyes from an injection can make them seem less painful. They have also […] [Read More]
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Dental X-Ray Risks Exposed

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Here’s yet another reason to floss, brush and keep your smile completely pristine. New research reported in the journal Cancer suggests a troubling link between a common, benign brain tumor and a history of frequent dental x-rays. It seems the ionizing radiation used is the biggest known environmental risk factor for tumors of the lining […] [Read More]
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Antibiotics for Appendicitis?

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For years the gold standard of care for addressing an inflamed appendix was surgery, but British researchers have found that some patients may be able to avoid surgery with an aggressive course of antibiotics. Since better diagnostic tools are now available to diagnose the condition, it may be possible for doctors to adopt a “wait […] [Read More]