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Surprising Ways Your Family Affects Your Health
The World Health Organization named the family as the most important aspect of promoting a healthy lifestyle. Read on to find how your dad, mom, grandparents and siblings all affect your mental and physical well-being.
Older Adults In Certain Regions May Be Healthier
Could older residents in certain parts of the country fare better than their peers in other regions? Maybe so, according to the authors of a new study.
More School Years Linked to Worse Vision
In some cases, vision problems are related to genetics. But for many people, other factors may be behind those vision problems.
Pain After Surgery Differed Between the Sexes
Men and women are similar in so many ways. Yet, when it comes to health, there may be some important differences between the sexes, and recovering from surgery may be one of those areas where men and women differ.
The Role of Gender in Mental Health
Mental health issues are quite common in America, with about 1 in 4 adults living with a diagnosable condition each year. While men and women have nearly identical overall rates of mental illness, there are noticeable gender differences in disease prevalence, course and outlook for certain mental conditions.
Vitamin D and Disease: Review of the Research
Vitamin D has been reported to decrease some bone diseases and reduce risk of other diseases like cancer and heart disease. But some of these claims may not be supported by research.
How Sex Affects Your Health
Sex is a complex topic that has many implications for both mental and physical health. Whether or not you are actively engaged in a sexual relationship, it is important to be knowledgeable about the various ways that sex can affect you. Here are some of the more significant ways that sex can benefit and complicate your health.
Common Risk Factors for the Deadliest Cancers
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America. Here is a list of the six deadliest cancers and the common risk factors for these cancers.
Benefits of Regular Physical Activity
There are many health benefits to being a physically active person. Here’s a list from what you might gain from developing an exercise routine.
Gender Differences in COPD
COPD, a common lung disease, used to be considered a disease that primarily occurs in men. However, in recent years, more women have been diagnosed with COPD.