Daily Dose

Can We Turn Off Hunger?

The common belief is that maintaining a healthy weight is simply a matter of willpower – exercise, control your appetite, and stick to a healthy diet and you’ll lose excess weight. But scientific research suggests weight control is not that simple. I...

Mom's RA May Raise Your Chronic Disease Risk

Children born to mothers with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk for certain chronic medical problems, according to results of a recent study conducted in Denmark and published in Arthritis Care & Research. For the long-term study, r...

Window Blinds Pose a Danger to Kids

From 1990 to 2015, 271 U.S. child deaths and about 16,827 injuries requiring emergency medical treatment have been attributed to window blinds, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide C...

Sugary Drinks: A Surprising Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma

Children between ages 7 and 9 are at increased risk for developing asthma if they consumed a high amount of sugary foods when they were younger, or if their mothers drank a high number of sugar-sweetened beverages while they were pregnant. Those are ...

Yoga Lessens Risky Behaviors in Young Adults

A long-term study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio suggests that mindful yoga and other coping strategies can lessen the rate of risky behaviors in young people who are at increased risk due to their exposure to violen...

Quick Test May Determine the Best Treatment for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders can be difficult to treat, and for some people, it can take months of treatment before symptoms begin to improve. Now, a small study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests a quick test performed in the doct...

Why Experts Are Worried About This Year's Flu Season

From October 1 to November 25 of this year, there have been 5,070 laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza in the United States – more than twice as many as the 2,510 flu cases diagnosed during the same time last year, says the Centers for Disease Con...

Your Smartphone App Is Probably Missing Some of Your 'Steps'

A small study conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada suggests that pedometers built into iPhones miss about 1,340 steps during a typical day compared with accelerometers that are worn on the waist. Health app accurac...

Can Breakfast Cut Your Risk for Diabetes and Heart Disease?

New research published in the Journal of Physiology suggests that eating breakfast regularly decreases the activity of genes involved in fat metabolism and increases how much sugar your body’s fat cells body take up, reducing your risk for type 2 dia...