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Just 1 in 5 adolescents across the world exercises for an hour each day, according to a wide-ranging data analysis published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal. The study was produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), The study, which is based on data reported by 1.6 million 11 to 17-year-old…

You think the cold and flu are causing your temperature to rise? While these things could be the culprit, there are a number of other things that can cause your body temperature to rise. Some of these you probably haven’t considered. Infections are a big cause of elevated temperatures. Usually infections are associated with high…

Most pet owners already know that spending time with their cats and dogs makes them feel better, but now there is scientific evidence to back that claim up. Researchers from Washington State University found physiological evidence that spending a mere 10 minutes petting a cat or dog will lower ones stress levels. “Just 10 minutes…

Scientists are examining how humans may look in the future due to more time spent using technology. They believe that the human body will change drastically. We know that technology can negatively impact the human body – carpal tunnel syndrome and eye strain are just a few effects of long technology use. So it may…

By now, you have probably heard the idea that vaccinations cause autism. You’ve probably also heard about those claims being completely false. Some parents, however, still are refusing to take those chances. At an alarming rate, families are choosing to not have their children vaccinated, and doing so through religious exception. Vaccination laws allow for…

When was the last time you had a full serving of vegetables? At your last meal? Maybe yesterdays dinner? If so, you are beating out a chunk of the American population. As it turns out, one in four of never had a vegetable at all. In a survey, which was commissioned by VeggieTracker.com by Dr.…

In a letter Wednesday to Qu Dongyu, Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the pope said that food “is ceasing to be a means of subsistence and turning into an avenue of personal destruction.” It has left almost 700 million people overweight, and they have become “victims of improper dietary habits”.…

With flu season fast approaching, schools, doctor’s offices, and households everywhere are stocking up on hand sanitizer. Millions will be using the liquid in hopes that they will avoid the dreaded flu virus. Many strains of the virus are quickly neutralized after coming in contact with an ethanol-based sanitizer. A new study, though, warns of…

Why it’s really harder for millennials to stay thin than it was for baby boomers. A study published in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice found that those who eat and exercise the same amount as people 20 years ago are still heavier. Authors of the study looked at the dietary data of 36,400…

Patience is becoming incredibly rare in modern society, and technology is to blame. A survey that looked at 2,000 British adults found that most people are incredibly impatient in almost every aspect of their life. Furthermore, those surveyed said they believed the dominance of digital technology like smartphones, TVs and smartwatches are to blame for…

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