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Thinking of Others Makes Healthy Choices Easier

MONDAY, Sept. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Reminding people to eat less or exercise usually gets their back up. That's one reason why public health messages fall on deaf ears, researchers say. But investigators think they've found a better…

Ex-Cons May Be Good Job Hires

MONDAY, Sept. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Hiring people with criminal records may offer a short-term pay off, at least in customer service jobs, a new study suggests. Researchers from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., collected…

Video Replays Affect Soccer Refs' Thinking

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone watching 2018 World Cup Soccer has to marvel at the referees' quick thinking. But slow-motion video playbacks may alter their ultimate decision, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed…

Religion May Be Potent Medicine

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live longer? Get thee to a house of worship, perhaps. Ohio State University researchers analyzed about 1,100 obituaries from across the United States. They found that people with religious…

Seniors Slow to Embrace Online Access to Doctors

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors have internet portals to help patients manage their care. But that doesn't mean older folks will use them. A University of Michigan poll found only about half of patients 50 to 80…

Are Yawns Really Contagious?

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- We've all "caught" yawning from other people, but why that happens is unclear, according to a psychologist who has researched the behavior. "In short, we don't know why yawns are contagious," said…

Are You a Procrastinator? Then Read This. Now!

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Do you put off until tomorrow things you should do today? Or tell yourself that you work better "under pressure"? If you're a procrastinator, you're probably a master at making excuses rather than…

Rock Bands Soar When Some Members Are Married

THURSDAY, April 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Die-hard fans often hate to hear that their favorite musician is getting married because they fear it will break up the band. But instead, new research suggests that rock bands with married and unmarried…

How to Keep Anger From Getting the Better of You

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Anger isn't just an emotional reaction -- it can affect you physically, too. It's been shown to raise your risk for heart disease and other problems related to stress -- like sleep trouble, digestion…

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that weight gain results from consuming too many calories. But at its core is an imbalance of healthy and unhealthy habits. On one side of the scale -- the healthy side -- are foods…

Finding the Willpower to Lose Weight

TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some. Research has shown that you wake up each day with…

Empathy May Reside in Your DNA

TUESDAY, March 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Your ability to "feel" the emotions of others lies partly in your genes, new research suggests. The British study, of nearly 47,000 adults, found that genes seemed to explain 10 percent of the variance…