Category: Health

Can't Exercise For 30 Minutes Today? Any Activity Is Better Than None

Health officials recommend that people get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, but some researchers argue that this recommendation may set the bar too high for some people, and that guidelines should instead focus on getting people to be just a little bit more active. The World Health Organization says that people are sufficiently active if they get at […]

Why Does Ice Cream Cause Brain Freeze?

It’s summertime. It’s hot outside. You’re hot. Cooling off with an icy indulgence seems like a great idea. But as you stuff that frozen yogurt down your gullet something decidedly unpleasant happens: the dreaded “ice-cream headache.” Why is it that slurping slushies, gobbling gelato, or inhaling Italian ice can cause such wicked, intense bursts of head pain? A surprising number […]

One Size Fits Few: Artificial Hearts Leave Many Out (op-ed)

Dr. Mario Deng, professor of medicine and medical director of the Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Support and Heart Transplant program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), contributed this essay to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. When Nemah Kahala, a wife and mother of five, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center as one of our patients […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again: This Man Relived Every New Moment

Trapped in a time loop: That's how one man felt because of his recurring déjà vu episodes. Unlike the vague, fleeting sensation most people experience in déjà vu, his episodes were persistent and long. The 23-year-old British man started to have "frightening" episodes of déjà vu shortly after starting college, said the researchers who detailed his unusual case in a […]

How To Increase Progesterone Naturally: 7 Healthy Solutions

There’s no need to take medication! Here’s how to increase progesterone naturally and maintain a healthy hormonal balance by eating the right foods. Progesterone is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries and the adrenal glands. It is extremely important for women’s health, and it plays a crucial role in the female reproductive system including the menstrual cycle and […]

Painkillers Reduce Antidepressants' Effect, Study Suggests

Painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen could decrease the effectiveness of certain antidepressant medications, a new study suggests. Mice given both an anti-inflammatory drug (also called an NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI, a type of antidepressant) scored worse on a test measuring antidepressant effectiveness than mice given only the SSRI, researchers found. SSRIs, a […]