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Audio Vanilla yogurt found to spark positive emotional response

Feb 28, 2018 • By Staff Writer

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadDo you look forward to that creamy, delicious yogurt to start your day in the morning? Researchers from the Netherlands, Austria and Finland found that low-fat, vanilla yogurt can spark feelings of happiness. As part of the study, three groups of at least 24 people were given two types […]

Audio Workers underwhelmed by employer wellness programs

Feb 27, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhen companies began offering more robust employee wellness programs several years ago, they were welcomed by workers who saw them as avenues toward better health and a tangible sign that the bosses actually cared about them. These days, the bloom may be off the rose. A recent survey of […]

Audio Lose weight by sleeping? It may work

Feb 26, 2018 • By Mina Radman

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadLooking to shake off a few pounds? Make sure you sleep well. Studies have repeatedly found that not getting enough sleep makes it harder to lose weight and leads to weight gain. It makes sense. After all, it’s hard to exercise when you’re exhausted. Perhaps you snooze past the […]

Audio Could spider silk weave a solution to better hearing aids?

Feb 23, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWhat would you do if you found a spider web in your ear? Probably some sort of dance step halfway between Zumba and the Watusi as you tried to clear your ear. Some day in the future, however, you may be glad to have that addition. If you have […]

Audio Some cancer survivors have PTSD

Feb 22, 2018 • By Doug Bennett

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSurviving cancer can bring on another ailment — post-traumatic stress disorder. A recent study found that about one-fifth of patients had PTSD several months after their cancer diagnosis. Many of those patients lived with PTSD for many years, the researchers noted. The findings by Malaysian researchers were published in […]

Audio Long-term success seen in obesity treatment procedures

Feb 21, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadPeople who are struggling with obesity may consider taking steps such as gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding to gain control of their condition. These procedures have been shown to work wonders for many, but some may question if the benefits are fleeting. A new study may […]

Audio Healthier diet may help ease pain for multiple sclerosis sufferers

Feb 20, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadEating a diet of fruits and vegetables along with whole grains and less red meat has long been shown to be a recipe for better health. A new study suggests this diet may also help reduce painful symptoms for people who have multiple sclerosis. MS is a disease in […]

Audio Being married may help block dementia

Feb 19, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere’s a news flash for people who complain that listening to their spouse chatter on and on is making them lose their minds: A new analysis shows just the opposite is true. Being married may lower your risk of dementia compared with being single for life or widowed, British […]

Audio Is ‘man flu’ a thing? Researcher says yep

Feb 16, 2018 • By Greg Hamilton

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIt’s a staple of comedy routines and TV shows, the tough guy who can run through a brick wall and feel no pain but who becomes a puddle of pitiful, simpering fluff at the first hint of a cold or the flu. There’s even a name for this condition: […]

Audio Loneliness linked to increase social media use

Feb 15, 2018 • By Bill Levesque

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIf you’re feeling a little blue and lonely, new research indicates a good tonic may be to stop doing something that many people find addictive: Engaging in social media. A study tracking 579 students at Brigham Young University found that a student’s feeling of loneliness and depression increased the […]

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