Your zip code influences how long you will be active and you will not end up unable to perform basic tasks for your life

According to a new Yale study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , older people living in disadvantaged neighborhoods become disabled about two years earlier than their counterparts in wealthier neighborhoods. The data also points to a tangible effect of structural racism in the lives of older Americans . Tracking nearly 800 people For … Read more

Regardless of body mass, women feel more stigmatized by their belly fat than men

According to preliminary research, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2021 , women are more likely than men to report feeling stigmatized by belly fat , regardless of their body mass index. The study also reports that internalized weight stigma among women may be related to additional weight gain. Internalization of … Read more

New danger of social networks: Teens use them to post about their self-harm on Instagram

New research from the University of Georgia suggests another online danger is growing: self-harm Instagram posts . The researchers found that posts with hashtags related to self-harm increased from 58,000 to 68,000 in early 2018 to more than 110,000 in December. Self-harm or self-harm is defined as deliberately hurting your own body. Some prime examples … Read more