Articles By Athena Chan
Over a third of Americans reported opting for "sleep divorce" to accommodate their bed partner. The strongest factor was "hidden emotional signals" as their make-up tends to hide their emotions, thus creating some sense of uncertainty, the researchers noted. Sociocultural factors may play a role, such as gender inequality, social media usage and whether the culture in a certain place is more individualistic or collectivist. The research found those who had persistent bad dreams had 85% increased risks of developing cognitive impairment or Parkinson's disease by age 50 compared to those who didn't. Many people who have been looking for ways to reduce their meat consumption go for plant-based alternatives, which are essentially created to mimic meat. Vaginal microbes and metabolites have been associated with pregnancy complications, including preterm birth — the situation wherein a baby is born earlier than 37 weeks of pregnancy. Even though all the breaks led to reductions in BP compared to just sitting all day, the largest reductions were seen in the five-minute walk for every 30 minutes of sitting, and the one-minute walk for every 60. Childhood obesity has increased in prevalence in the U.S., rising from just 5% in 1978 to 19.3% by 2018. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that can come from various sources such as the microbeads used in some health beauty products or larger plastics that have degraded into smaller bits. An hour of physical activity three times a week produced the "biggest benefit" in kids. The researchers found that those who stayed well-hydrated developed fewer chronic conditions, were healthier, and tended to live longer than those who, perhaps don't get enough fluids. The Mediterranean diet is one that focuses on plant-based foods and healthy fats.