New Study Substantiates Old Herd Mentality Theory

Would you jump off a cliff if everyone else was doing it? Well, according to new findings, chances are you just might take the plunge. Herd mentality is a commonly cited and studied human behavior. Its applications are prevalent in a variety of settings, ranging from investor confidence in the stock market to fashion trends. […]

Yoga Has Your Back: Study Demonstrates How This Healthy Habit May Ease Chronic Pain

Since we are now transitioning back to the reality of all-nighters and weekly “midterms,” it is more important than ever to hold on to that jolly disposition that a month of too much family, food and fun inspires. Fretting away the quarter will not improve your performance in any arena, especially academics. Furthermore, stress can […]

The Sweeter Side of Honey: Another Way to Bee-come Healthier

Though honey is a common natural sweetener used for generations, scientific evidence suggests that honey has and could be used for many unconventional purposes, in addition to satisfying your sweet tooth. The latest research indicates that humans’ use of honey can be traced back more than 10,000 years. A standard sweet of many ancient cultures, […]

Research Legitimizes Best Hangover Helpers

Although Halloween serves as a fine celebration for many, the weekend can take its toll. So let’s get down to business — the word “hangover” comes from the medical term veisalgia. The first part, kveis, is a Norwegian word meaning “uneasiness following debauchery.” The second part, algia, is derived from the Greek word for pain. […]

How to Start Sleeping Your Way to the Top: Studies Uncover the Power of Power Napping

As a kid, my day was not complete without that standard afternoon nap. Now, though, I still get tired and often nod off during class. I am disappointed to find that napping will not be socially acceptable again until I reach the ripe old age of mushy food and Depends. Despite social stigmas regarding adult […]

Study Uncovers Fat in “Lean Gene” Myth

Glance at any magazine rack at the grocery store checkout and you will likely encounter countless perfectly defined celebrity bodies. If you’re like me, you stare at these hard bodies in open-mouthed awe as the conveyer belt carries your food to the clerk. While many doctors and media images would have you believe that being […]

Study Substantiates Relationship Between Diet, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

With a growing statistic of approximately 26 million diabetics in America and 350 million diabetics worldwide, diabetes prevention continues to be a primary concern for many medical practitioners. Although doctors have long observed the link between obesity and Type 2 diabetes, how diet and obesity trigger diabetes had not been determined. However, a recent study […]

Eat Omega-3 to Maintain Memory

For most students, college is a memorable time, chockfull of unforgettable experiences. However, the ability to remember the important moments in life is a luxury most of us unknowingly take for granted — as many patients with mental dementia can attest.

Bones May Benefit from Beer Drinking, Study Suggests

Almost everyone knows that consuming milk and other sources of calcium help to maintain bone health.

New Studies Suggest Sunlight May Help Ward Off Disease

A new study in Australia suggests that obtaining Vitamin D through sun exposure may help prevent the onset of multiple sclerosis as well as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer.

Sleep In, Get Thin: Melatonin’s Effect On the Metabolism

A series of recent discoveries in Spain suggests that melatonin, the naturally occurring hormone found in animals that is the primary regulator of the sleep cycle, may prevent weight gain and other health complications.

A Glass a Day May Keep Doctor Away

Researchers in France have discovered that resveratrol and polyphenols — two organic compounds commonly found in grapes — may aid in the prevention of type II diabetes.

Brain Reacts Similarly to Unhealthy Foods and Addictive Drugs

When someone says that a certain brand of candy is as addictive as crack, they might not be as far off as one might think. In a recent study published by Yale University in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers monitored the brain activity of 48 young female volunteers with varying body types when presented […]