People who frequently visit green spaces are less likely to use prescription medications for anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma, a new study reports.
Strong bonds with family can help improve health-related behaviors, while strong connections with friends and other social groups were associated with better overall mental health and well-being.
Adult exposure to antibiotics appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing an inflammatory bowel disorder, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The risk appears to be cumulative, greatest around two years after use, and for antibiotics that target gut infections.
Study reveals women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to contract HIV infection.
People who frequently travel 15 or more miles from home report better overall health.
The increase in antibiotic residue found in wastewater and treatment plants increases antibiotic resistance and antibiotic residue found in drinking water may pose a threat to public health.
Physically active, married females who are from financially stable backgrounds, are not obese, and do not suffer from insomnia are more likely to maintain good health and less likely to suffer cognitive, physical, or emotional problems as they age.
Researchers say estimates of how strongly diseases and traits share genetic signals could be over-inflated. Instead, they suggest, mating patterns may help explain the biological relationship between traits.
A sense of purpose may have health-protective benefits including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline associated with aging.