Articles By Athena Chan
Scared Of Clowns? Researchers Delve Deep Into The Origins Of Fear
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.
A Sixth Of People's Lives Is Spent On Enhancing Attractiveness; Researchers Shed Light On Why
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.
Persistent Nightmares In Childhood May Be Linked To Increased Risk Of Parkinson's Disease
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.
Are Plant-Based Meats Really Better? They're Healthier But Also Come With Caveats, Study Finds
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.
Chemicals In Mom's Vagina May Be Associated With Preterm Birth: Study
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.
Break Prolonged Sitting With 5-Minute Walks Every 30 Minutes, Researchers Recommend
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.
School-Based Gardening Programs Show Promise In Improving Kids' Blood Sugar, Cholesterol: Study
Childhood obesity has increased in prevalence in the U.S., rising from just 5% in 1978 to 19.3% by 2018.
Airborne Microplastics: People May Be Exposed To Thousands Each Year, Study Finds
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.
Physical Activity May Help Reduce Depression Symptoms In Kids: Study
An hour of physical activity three times a week produced the "biggest benefit" in kids.
Study Finds Hydration May Benefit Healthy Aging; Tips On How To Drink More Water
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.
Mediterranean Diet During Pregnancy May Lower Odds Of Complications: Study
The Mediterranean diet is one that focuses on plant-based foods and healthy fats.
Researchers Identify Ages When People Sleep The Least, And It's Not Early 20s
While the youngest participants with the minimum age of 19 slept the most, sleep quality began declining as they progressed into early adulthood until 33 years of age.