Social determinants of health
The social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions – and their distribution among the population – that influence individual and group differences in health status. They are risk...
Can phones make you blind? How blue light destroys eye cells
We know that excessive blue light is a problem. Now we know why.
Compound in broccoli may slow signs of aging
Fine lines creeping across your face, and the inevitable aches and pains that come with your advancing years— if you, like most, want to delay the depressing signs of aging, new research suggests a si...
BBC Future - Tea or coffee: Which drink is better for you?
Countless arguments have been waged over the superiority of one beverage over the other. But what does the scientific evidence say? David Robson finds out
Is alcohol actually bad for you?
Studies have long argued the pros and cons of having a tipple. Do the oft-quoted upsides really stack up? Bianca Nogrady investigates...
Coffee May Reduce Risk for Colon Cancer Recurrence
Daily consumption of caffeinated coffee may prevent the return of colon cancer after treatment, research from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has shown. Additionally, it may also improve chances of succe...
10 Strange Ways to Stay Healthy
Try incorporating some of these practices into your daily routine to see a healthier year. There is no excuse not to do it, how can you pass up having a glass of red wine or grape juice a day? Live it...
Can phones make you blind? How blue light destroys eye cells
We know that excessive blue light is a problem. Now we know why.
AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project
In January 2009, the City of Albert Lea, Minnesota began the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project. Sponsored by United Health Foundation and led by Dan Buettner, the author of The Blue Zone: Lessons for L...
Communities That Care
Communities That Care (CTC) is a program of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) in the office of the United States Government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (...
Health effects of honey
Honey /ˈhʌni/ is a sweet food made by bees using nectar from flowers. The variety produced by honey bees (the genus Apis) is the one most commonly referred to, as it is the type of honey collected by ...
Health effects from noise
Noise health effects are the health consequences of elevated sound levels. Elevated workplace or other noise can cause hearing impairment, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, annoyance, and sleep d...
Social determinants of health in poverty
The social determinants of health in poverty describe the factors that affect impoverished populations’ health and health inequality. Inequalities in health stem from the conditions of people's lives,...
Workplace violence
Workplace violence or occupational violence refers to violence, usually in the form of physical abuse or threat, that creates a risk to the health and safety of an employee or multiple employees.
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Health psychology
Health psychology is the study of psychological and behavioral processes in health, illness, and healthcare. It is concerned with understanding how psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors cont...
Gender disparities in health
Health is the general condition of a person's mind and body, usually indicating the state of being free from illness, injury or pain. The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined health as "a state...
Dutch hypothesis
The Dutch hypothesis provides one of several biologically plausible explanations for the pathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive disease known to be aetiologically ...
Fluorescent lamps and health
Fluorescent lamps have been suggested to have an impact on human health in various ways.
Nocturnal exposure to light in the short wavelength ranges (below 530 nm) generated by some fluorescen...
Icaria
Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Greek: Ικαρία), is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, 10 nautical miles (19 km) southwest of Samos. It derived its name from Icarus, the son of Daedalus in Greek m...
Barbagia
Barbagia (Sardinian: Barbàgia or Barbàza) is a mountain area of inner Sardinia. It is a natural region mostly contained in the province of Nuoro and located alongside the Gennargentu massif.The na...
Healing environments
Healing environment, for healthcare buildings describes a physical setting and organizational culture that supports patients and families through the stresses imposed by illness, hospitalization, medi...
Type A and Type B personality theory
Type A and Type B personality theory describes two contrasting personality types that could either raise or lower, respectively, one's chances of developing coronary heart disease. There is considera...
Health effect
Health effects (or health impacts) are changes in health resulting from exposure to a source. Health effects are an important consideration in many areas, such as hygiene, pollution studies, occupatio...
Occupational health psychology
Occupational health psychology (OHP) is an interdisciplinary area of psychology that is concerned with the health and safety of workers. Houdmont and Leka noted seven major topics of occupational st...
Adventist Health Studies
Adventist Health Studies (AHS) is a series of long-term medical research projects of Loma Linda University with the intent to measure the link between lifestyle, diet, disease and mortality of Seventh...
Loma Linda, California
Loma Linda (Spanish for Beautiful hill) is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States, that was incorporated in 1970. The population was 23,261 at the 2010 census, up from 18,681 ...
Social determinants of health in Mexico
Social determinants of health in Mexico are factors that influence the status of health among certain populations in Mexico. These factors consist of circumstances in which people grow, live, work, an...
Type D personality
Type D personality, a concept used in the field of medical psychology, is defined as the joint tendency towards negative affectivity (e.g. worry, irritability, gloom) and social inhibition (e.g. retic...
Nicoya
Nicoya, a city on the Nicoya Peninsula of the Guanacaste province, Costa Rica, is one of the country's most important tourist zones; it serves as a transport hub to Guanacaste's beaches and national p...