Exposure to higher levels of animal and pest allergens (cats, cockroaches, and mice) during the first three years of life was linked to a reduced risk of asthma at the age of seven.
Being overweight was associated with worse hearing in both middle-aged women and children aged 11-12.
Women sleep better and feel more comfortable and secure when sharing their bed with dogs rather than with cats or human partners.
Having a partner who empathizes with one’s negative emotions is good for relationship quality, although empathizing with positive emotions may carry even greater benefit.
Climate change-denying organizations are more likely to have written and distributed texts that downplay the impact of climate change if they have corporate funding, such as from ExxonMobil or Koch family foundations.
The number of head impacts received playing American football in high school or college was related to an increased risk of apathy, depression, cognitive impairment, and behavioral issues later in life.
Eating more fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk of hip fractures in men and women over 50.
Ten minutes of moderate exercise (stair walking) increased feelings of alertness more than caffeine in chronically sleep-deprived women.
Eating red meat and white meat had similar effects on cholesterol over a four week period, whereas eating non-meat proteins lowered cholesterol. Regardless of meat intake, diets that were higher in saturated fats increased cholesterol.