Tag Archives: Lives

Do Optimists Lead Healthier Lives?

Some research has found that individuals that find the silver lining in situations or view the glass as half full tend to lead healthier lifestyles. While it can be difficult to always find the positive in everything, it definitely is achievable through mindfulness.  According to various studies in the U.S. and Europe, the thing that… Read More »

Cancer breakthrough: Highly sensitive new screening and jab success could save lives

But the NHS has now rolled out a new method that sees patients first tested for HPV infection, with only those that have the virus examined for abnormal cells. This means any sign of infection can be spotted and treated at an earlier stage before it develops into cancer. A quarter of the 2,500 cases of cervical… Read More »

Shutdown of coal-fired plants in US saves lives and improves crop yields

The decommissioning of coal-fired power plants in the continental United States has reduced nearby pollution and its negative impacts on human health and crop yields, according to a new University of California San Diego study. The findings published this week in Nature Sustainability use the U.S. transition in recent years from coal towards natural gas… Read More »

Medical News Today: Testosterone may improve women’s sex lives after menopause

A wide-ranging review of 36 trials found that testosterone may have profound positive effects on sexual function and well-being in postmenopausal women. New research extols the benefits of testosterone for the sexual well-being of older women. This review, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, included blinded randomized controlled trials of testosterone treatment that had… Read More »

Know Your Girls: Breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 16 shares her story to help Black women save their own lives

Know Your Girls is committed to educating Black women about breast cancer. As part of their campaign to educate and inform Black women about their cancer risks, they connected TheGrio with Nikia Hammonds-Blakely, a survivor who was diagnosed at 16 years old. “I was in the shower one morning getting ready for school and I felt the… Read More »