Health

Health worse for baby boomer caregivers versus noncaregivers

(HealthDay)—Baby boomer caregivers more often have chronic health conditions and frequent mental distress (FMD) than noncaregivers, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Overweight & Obesity

Stomach capacity, desire to eat increases at buffets

Research suggests stomach capacity in obesity changes to accommodate different eating situations, which has an effect on feelings of fullness and the urge to overeat. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal ...

Overweight & Obesity

What food cravings tell us about the quality of our diets

Do you dream of ice cream in a Zoom meeting or reach for potato chips as you check the latest COVID-19 stats? You may be experiencing something deeper than a whim, according to a team of scientists at the Human Nutrition ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

More than one in four seniors reported falling in past year

(HealthDay)—In 2018, 27.5 percent of older adults reported falling at least once in the previous year, with 10.2 percent reporting an injury from a fall, according to research published in the July 10 issue of the U.S. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Video: Is air pollution related to COVID-19?

Patients with existing respiratory conditions are at risk for developing more severe cases of COVID-19. There are many factors that can contribute to respiratory conditions, including genetic factors, behaviors like smoking, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are you a hugger? It might be hereditary

A new study of twins finds that genetics play a significant role in how affectionate women are, but the same can't be said for men.

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