In an era where the media projects warped pictures about body image, it can be difficult to be accepting of yourself. Do you look at what they call beautiful and compare it to your look? Is it any wonder that you end up developing an unhealthy body image? Now is the time to put aside… Read more

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system, responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function, and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new Rutgers study. The research, by Rutgers scientists and colleagues from Emory University, the University of Rochester Medical Center, and Wake… Read more

Hot flashes, also known as hot flushes, are a symptom of the changing hormone levels that come with menopause. According to a new study from the University at Buffalo, women who have moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have higher rates of hip fracture. Also, those women with these… Read more

Hormones play an important role in weight loss and weight gain. Our bodies regulate appetite using hormonal signals that tell us when we are hungry and when we are full. This is why most diet experts will advise individuals to eat slowly because it takes the body 20 minutes to catch up with the stomach… Read more

Intergenerational friendships can enrich your life. If all your friends are just like you, you may want to start reaching out to those who are older or younger. “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .”” ― C.S… Read more