Are you TikTok tired? Here’s how to stop scrolling and reclaim more Zzz’s
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(Beth Ann Meyer/ Healthline) — School bells are ringing again across the United States, which means alarm clocks are likely going off earlier, too.

But waking up may be hard to do for Gen-Zers, typically defined as people born between the years 1997 and 2012.

A new survey of more than 2,000 people from the American  …

Majority of Canadians have now caught COVID — what does that mean for the future?
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(Adam Miller/ CBC News) — The majority of Canadians have caught COVID-19 since Omicron and its highly contagious subvariants triggered enormous waves of infection this year — with new estimates suggesting almost two-thirds of the population have had it.

Researchers in British Columbia analyzed close to 14,000 blood  …

Brushing, flossing every day may reduce risk of dementia
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(Elizabeth Pratt/ Healthline) — People with poor dental hygiene are 21 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease later in life.

That’s according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that found that poor oral health as well as tooth loss increased  …

6 secrets to keeping your sexual well-being in top form
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(Radhika Bhirani/ Health Shots) — Being healthy is about holistic wellness, and sexual health forms an integral part of it. So, on this World Sexual Health Day, let us tell you how to maintain sexual health for the sake of your own well-being and for your relationship.

Sex, sexual well-being and sexual pleasure have largely  …

More than 6 drinks a week leads to higher health risks — especially for women
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(Stephanie Dubois, Ioanna Roumeliotis/ CBC News) — Having more than six drinks per week leads to an increased risk of a host of health issues, including cancer, according to new proposed guidelines published Monday.

Any level of alcohol consumption had a net negative impact on health for almost every disease reviewed   …

Is losing weight an important health goal?
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(Madelaine Holcombe/ CNN News) — Accepting your body as it is and stopping all the dieting may sound great, but would doing so hurt your health?

Advertisements, pop culture and even doctors can talk about health and weight as if they are one and the same: smaller bodies are healthier, and larger bodies must be unhealthy.

But  …

Feeling anxious or blue? Ultra-processed foods may be to blame
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(Science Daily) — Do you love those sugary-sweet beverages, reconstituted meat products and packaged snacks? You may want to reconsider based on a new study that explored whether individuals who consume higher amounts of ultra-processed food have more adverse mental health symptoms.

Although ultra-processed foods  …

Walk this number of steps each day to cut your risk of dementia
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(Sandee LaMott/ CNN News) — Want to reduce your risk for dementia? Slap on a step counter and start tallying your steps – you’ll need between 3,800 and 9,800 each day to reduce your risk of mental decline, according to a new study.

People between the ages of 40 and 79 who took 9,826 steps per day were 50% less likely to develop dementia  …

People are ‘Quiet Quitting’ and it could be great for mental health
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(Adam England/ Very Well Mind) — If you’ve been on TikTok in the past month or so, you might have heard of ‘quiet quitting’, something that’s rising in popularity among Gen Z and millennial professionals in particular. With 11.3 million views across all videos with the #quietquitting hashtag, it’s erupted  …

The rise of ‘Dr. Google’: The risks of self-diagnosis and searching symptoms online
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(Taleen Lara Ashekian/ The Conversation) — Virtual health care was adopted more widely during the COVID-19 pandemic, with many people accessing health-care providers remotely. However, easy and convenient access to technology means some people may choose to bypass health care and consult Dr. Google directly, with  …

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