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Which U.S. cities are hurting the most because of inflation?

With inflation hitting a 40-year high in 2022, Americans around the country are finding it harder to make ends meet. However, a new study finds some areas are feeling it much more than others.

Following a healthy diet does NOT reduce dementia risk, study says

A healthy diet doesn’t reduce the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study. The latest report contrasts with previous research claiming that following a healthy eating regime — like the Mediterranean diet — can minimize the chances of cognitive decline.

Over 5 BILLION phones will be thrown away in 2022 — enough to stretch around the equator

More than five billion phones will be thrown away in 2022, more than enough to stretch all the way around the equator, according to a new report. If stacked flat on top of each other, the phones would make a tower over 30,000 miles tall.

Smartwatch warning: AFib tests yield ‘high rate’ of false positives on wearable tech with ECG strips

Health apps on smartwatches and smartphones still aren’t capable of accurately detecting an irregular heartbeat, according to the largest study to date on this topic.

Harmless, little lies? Blunt, honest children judged harsher by adults

Maybe honesty isn’t always the best policy. Children are routinely told by adults to tell the truth, but researchers from Texas State University find many grown-ups would much prefer a more palatable version of the truth over the straight facts.

Dementia detectable 9 years before onset of symptoms or diagnosis, scientists say

It may be possible to spot signs of dementia up to nine years before doctors make an official diagnosis, according to new research.

WATCH: Human brain cells in a lab dish learn to play ping pong!

Video games have come a long way since Pong, the classic stick-and-ball duel that’s just like table tennis. However, the old school game is now helping scientists examine how the brain works.

Common diabetes drug can slash the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

Taking a common diabetes medication can cut the risk of Alzheimer’s by more than a fifth, according to new research. Known as TZDs (thiazolidinediones), researchers say they boost blood flow by reducing bad cholesterol, increasing oxygen supply to the brain.

Best Halloween Costumes For 2022: Top 5 Spooktacular Ideas According To Experts

Fall is America’s favorite season, offering us all the occasion to soak up that gorgeous fall foliage, scare ourselves silly with horror movies, indulge in all the candy, and of course – impress friends and family with the very best Halloween costume.

Easy EV living: Washington, Oregon head list of best states for electric vehicle owners

Thinking about buying an electric vehicle? A new survey finds your decision for “EV living” should come down to one simple factor: location, location, location.

Power of blue spaces: Growing up near shorelines linked to better adult wellbeing

Summer days by the beach or evenings at the lake as a child promote better wellbeing decades later, according to fascinating new research.

Do women have sharper brains? Study reveals they remember more words than men

Do women actually have better memories than men? Psychology textbooks and popular science books have made repeated claims that women remember more words than men, but there hasn’t been much data to support the assertion.

World’s largest digital camera near completion, may help unlock universe’s biggest mysteries

The world’s largest digital camera is nearing completion. Engineers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are finalizing work on the 3.2 billion pixel LSST Camera — able to a view a golf ball from 15 miles away!

Air pollution may lead to weight gain, obesity in women

Make no mistake, obesity is a global problem. On a worldwide scale, obesity rates have tripled since 1975. Expanding waistlines are especially prevalent in the United States, with more than four in 10 adults meeting the criteria for obesity.

Birdsong can reduce anxiety and paranoia, study reveals

Are there plenty of birds in your neighborhood? A new study finds they may be great for your mental health. Researchers in Germany have found that songbirds help to reduce anxiety and feelings of paranoia among people who listen.

Heart inflammation risk much higher after COVID-19 infection than after getting vaccinated

Some remain wary of the potential heart health side-effects supposedly linked to COVID-19 vaccines, but new research finds the coronavirus itself is a far greater cardiovascular threat.

What position should I sleep in, and is there a ‘right’ way to sleep?

After 50 years of research, eminent Stanford University sleep researcher William Dement reportedly said the only solid explanation he knows for why we sleep is “because we get sleepy.”

Modern humans coexisted with Neanderthals in Europe for up to 3,000 years

Modern humans coexisted with Neanderthals in Europe for up to 3,000 years, according to new research. An analysis of dozens of artifacts shows they overlapped in France and northern Spain for much longer than previously thought.

Is weight gain inevitable after menopause?

Many middle-aged women try to brace themselves for menopause and a reduced metabolism as it tends to lead to weight gain. While this can seem like a hopeless inevitability, researchers with The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) say women are not doomed to gain weight in their later years.

Broccoli emits gases that could help scientists discover alien life

Several plants and microbes release gases that help them clean out toxins, with broccoli being one. Scientists are now turning their attention to these gases to explore their connection to life in space.

Best Electric Toothbrushes of 2022: Top 5 Most Recommended By Expert Websites

The simple act of brushing your teeth at the day’s start and finish may not seem like a big deal, but in reality it’s an integral part of keeping the entire body in check. Of course, these days there are countless toothbrush options if you head to your local supermarket or Target.

Are depressed people just more realistic? New study says that’s not true

Are depressed people just more realistic about the futility of life? A new study says this long-held belief in “depressive realism” may be incorrect. Sad or cynical people are not necessarily wiser or less confident than their optimistic counterparts, according to researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

‘Checkout charity’ can increase a shopper’s anxiety, especially when asks are automated

Asking customers to support a cause when they pay for stuff can heighten their anxiety. Contrary to the common belief that shoppers feel good about making donations at checkout, we have found that there is a downside to the practice.

These Are The Best Dating Apps, According To Expert Websites In 2022

Meeting potential partners the good ol’ fashioned way is becoming less and less common. Between busy work lives, personal lives, and not to mention a global pandemic, more people are turning to online dating to connect with potential love interests.

Age more important than genes in determining health risks, study reveals

After 50, your risk of disease is determined more by your age and the environment than by the genes you inherit from your parents, a new study reveals.

Adding more fiber to diet could be damaging for IBD patients, scientists warn

You may have heard it countless times — eat more fiber, it’s good for you! Surprising new findings, however, suggest fiber can spell trouble for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients.

Flying south — forever! Florida tops list of states Americans are moving to

Americans are on the move, and even more are thinking about a change of scenery in the near future. A new poll has found that one in four people have moved in the last five years, and the most popular destination is sunny Florida.

Brief thirdhand smoke exposure can trigger skin diseases, study warns

Many people have unfortunately walked into a cloud of secondhand smoke at some point. It’s tough to walk down the block in many cities without catching at least a whiff of tobacco. Thirdhand smoke (THS), meanwhile, is a far more mysterious phenomenon.

Older adults living carefree lifestyles twice as likely to end up in nursing home

Older adults who lead a carefree, unhealthy lifestyle are twice as likely to end up needing a nursing home in comparison to their more active peers, a new study reveals.

Black cats bring good luck? Surprising survey shows twice as many Americans flip script on old superstition

No need to worry if a black cat crosses your path – it’s more likely to bring you good luck instead of bad luck. According to a recent survey of 2,000 American cat owners, only 21 percent believe that black cats bring bad luck, while nearly twice as many (41%) associate them with good fortune.

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