Author Archives: pulsedaily

Do You Have Gray Mind?

By Blue Mind Health In today’s world, it’s typical to zone out on various screens to avoid the mental, emotional, or physical pain you might be in. Your phone, tablet, computer, or television may offer an “escape” from reality but they can make mental health issues worse. Human beings are overwhelmed with stress, a flood of too much information, and ...

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Toxic Digital Overload and Red Mind

There are never enough hours in the day, we work more than ever before in stressful jobs we can’t afford to lose, and we don’t slow down or take time to relax because we can’t afford to. It takes a toll on our minds and bodies. Nothing shows this more clearly than non-stop pharmaceutical commercials for sleep aids, depression aids, ...

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How loneliness affects your physical and mental health

Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. Yet, as we age, many of us are alone more often than when we were younger, leaving us vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness—and related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression, and heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways to counteract these negative effects. NIA-supported ...

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Reinventing the Tomato for Survival in a Changing World

In a borrowed van, Brad Gates of Wild Boar Farmssped south on Interstate 680 with hundreds of fuzzy tomato seedlings bumping around in the back, their trembling leaves, warmed by the sun, filling the cab with the smell of summer. It was one of a half-dozen deliveries on his to-do list. Born and raised in Northern California, Mr. Gates has been ...

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FDA expands blood pressure drug recall for fifth time this year

The Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it will expand its recall of blood pressure medicines to include four lots of losartan after they were found to contain a cancer-causing chemical. This is the fifth recall in 2019; over the past year, dozens of batches of medications used to treat hypertension have been recalled over contamination fears. According to ...

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Best Fitness Training Innovations 2019

Training for a fitness event this year but don’t know what’s out there to help get you in tip-top shape? Whatever you’re training for, there are plenty of innovations to see you through to tough times, from bodyweight training tools to high-tech recovery aids.  With that, here’s my rundown of the best equipment, tech, gizmo, innovation – whatever you want to ...

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Can Eating Spicy Foods Help You Lose Weight?

The promise is appealing: Can the heat within spicy foods actually melt your body fat and unearth your chiseled six-pack? As a dietitian, this promise pops up every now and then with a new study touting the fat-loss benefits of hot peppers or with a new supplement marketing the belly-shrinking benefits of “capsaicin.” The connection sort of makes sense: when ...

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How religious experiences may benefit mental health

Religion may have a wide range of health benefits, research suggests. For instance, a study that appeared last year found that religious believers tend to live 4 years longer, on average, while another study found that attending religious ceremonies slashes the risk of premature death among seniors. Emerging research is also looking into the mental health benefits of various psychedelic ...

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Newer Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Kids, Teens

A type 2 diabetes drug for adults also controls blood sugar levels in children and teens with the disease, researchers report. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise among children and teens, but they have fewer treatment choices than adults, the study authors said. Currently, the only drugs approved for treatment of children and teens with type 2 diabetes are ...

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