Their purrs, licks, neighs, and other silly antics make pets a central part of our human lives. The benefits of companionship and cuteness are obvious, but scientists are increasingly discovering hidden health perks of pet ownership. Dog owners see heart benefits, while pups and cats reduce the stress hormone cortisol.
The science of aging is ever evolving.
Throughout the years, researchers have discovered new ways in which nature is good for you and your mental health.
Waiting for a wound to heal can feel like forever. And as you wait, cuts and scrapes are vulnerable to infection, which can delay the healing process. However, soon there may be a solution that can help speed things up. Researchers at Stanford University debuted a “smart bandage” that not only helps treat wounds but also monitors their healing status.
For many people, their pets are their world.
Around the world, governments and health organizations have come up with regulations and campaigns to deter the use of cigarettes,...
Have you heard of green exercise? The term—developed by University of Essex in 2003—refers to recreation and spending time in nature. It encompasses “green care” which is using nature for healing purposes. Such therapeutic interventions were put to a true test during the COVID-19 pandemic. People were locked down at home, with outdoors being the safest space to see others.
We all love our animal friends, and there's nothing better than spending some downtime with a loyal canine companion.
Mental health issues are on the rise, and the impact of the pandemic hasn't helped to stem the tide.
In late summer 2014, no one could open up their social media feeds without encountering countless videos of people—from one's friends to celebrities—dumping buckets of icy cold water over their heads. The viral trend known as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge began as a way to raise awareness and funds for research into ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Do you move at every opportunity, or are you more of a couch potato?
Diet is a critical factor to individual health.