Mental Health

February 6, 2012

For women who imbibe, red wine may be healthier option

When it comes to the consumption of alcohol, the message has been decidedly mixed. Some studies show that moderate consumption might offer some health benefits, especially […]
February 6, 2012

Study: Soda tax reduces obesity-related illness

The National Journal reports, “A tax on sugary soft drinks could discourage consumption just enough to save 26,000 people from dying of strokes, heart attacks, or […]
February 5, 2012

Larimore Family Newsletter – February 2012

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Walt’s Books On Sale Family Update Publication Update 1) Walt’s New Devotional 2) Article in Significant Living […]
February 5, 2012

Divorced adults have higher risk of early death

USA Today /Arizona Republic reports that a meta-analysis in published in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science reviewed “more than 30 published studies” and “found divorced […]
February 3, 2012

Occasional marijuana use may not damage lungs

The Washington Post “The Checkup” blog reports, “Smoking marijuana doesn’t appear to do the kind of damage to people’s lungs as smoking tobacco does,” according to […]
February 3, 2012

Red meat consumption linked to an increased risk of stroke

Reuters reports that, according to a study published online in Stroke, red meat consumption may be linked to an increased risk of stroke.
February 2, 2012

Hormone produced by exercise helps control obesity, blood sugar levels

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a study in Nature showing that irisin, “a hormone naturally found in muscle cells … rises during exercise, converting white fat into […]
February 2, 2012

Study: “No justification” for transferring three or more embryos in IVF

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “A recent study  … concluded that doctors can consider transferring two embryos in some women but that there […]
August 21, 2021

Sugar can increase dementia and Alzheimer’s risk

A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reported that “Total sugar intake may affect cognitive function over time, with higher amounts potentially increasing the […]
August 25, 2021

Sugar can increase dementia and Alzheimer’s risk

A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference reported that “Total sugar intake may affect cognitive function over time, with higher amounts potentially increasing the […]
August 29, 2021

A New Episode of “Ask Dr. Walt” on Liftable TV — Spiritual Health

LiftableTV has posted a new episode of “Ask Dr. Walt,” titled, “Spiritual Health.” 
August 31, 2021

Earlier Dinner Better for Kids and Parents

According to a report from the Institute of Family Studies, having dinner as a family is an important part of a family routine. Shared meals are a […]
September 7, 2021

Physical activity, screen time tied to teen well-being

Researchers surveyed over a half-million youths ages 11 to 15 and found that girls who spent an hour a day on devices such TVs, cellphones, computers, […]
September 15, 2021

Is melatonin a safe sleep aid?

Melatonin is increasingly used as a pharmacological sleep aid but questions have been raised about its impact on blood sugar.