416 Articles by Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

Can Your Gut Bacteria Help You Gain Muscle Strength?

A new study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength.

Sitting Too Much Can Change The Shape Of Your Heart, According To Science

New study shows that physical activity level—whether it be endurance running or sitting too much—can change the shape of your heart.

This Helps Combat The Negative Effects Of Childhood Trauma

New study shows that positive childhood experiences, like having regular meals or good neighbors, have the potential to negate harmful health effects...

Can Drinking Tea Improve Your Brain Structure? Science Says Yes

A new study, published in Aging, showed that regular tea drinkers have better-organized brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.

How Much Epsom Salt Do You Put In Your Bath To Fight Anxiety & Pain?

It's a common mistake to use less than the recommended amount of Epsom salt in your bath, which means you're not getting the full benefits of...

Can Estrogen Help Promote Brain Repair?

A new study draws connections between brain repair, blood sugar, and the female sex hormone estrogen.

How Many Hours Of Social Media Will Harm A Teenager's Mental Health?

New study shows that three hours of social media a day is linked with the highest levels of internalizing behaviors.

Napping *This* Much May Help You Fend Off Heart Disease

A new study, published in Heart, shows that occasional napping is associated with a decreased risk of heart disease.

New Study Explains Why Weight Loss Gets Harder As You Age

A new study published in Nature Medicine explains why weight loss becomes harder as you age.

There's An Unexpected Side Effect Of Wildfires, According To A New Study

New study shows wildfires produce particles, called tarballs, that contribute to climate change.

Could 'Tiny Fat Bubbles' Be The Key To Solving Autoimmune Disease?

New study shows that liposomes, or "tiny fat bubbles," could help reset the immune system to prevent and treat autoimmune disease.

Exactly How Sugar Depletes Your Brain, According To New Study

New study shows how a high-sugar diet depletes metabolites that support brain health.

This Is What Causes Accelerated Aging, According To New Study

New study shows that DNA changes during lifetime increase biological age and risk of age-related disease.

Is the 28-Day Cycle A Myth?

New study, published in Nature, shows that only 13% of women have a 28-day cycle.

New Yelp Feature Makes Healthy Eating WAY Easier

New Yelp app feature allows you to personalize search results based on interests, lifestyle preferences, and, most importantly, dietary restrictions.

This Toxin May Treat Chronic Pain & It Comes From The Strangest Place

A new study shows that a toxin found in the Australian black rock scorpion plays an important role in the chronic pain and inflammatory response.

Does This Kind Of Sun Exposure Harm Your Skin The Most?

A new study shows which type of UV radiation is the worst for your skin—and how sun damages it in the first place.

Is This The Solution To Our Widespread Vitamin D Deficiency Problem?

A new study shows that fortifying wheat bread with vitamin D would help combat 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency.

Insomnia? It Could Be Putting Your Heart Health At Risk

A new study, published in Circulation—the journal of the American Heart Association—found a strong genetic link between insomnia and heart disease.

Is This Molecule The Secret To Calming Anxiety & Panic?

New study shows that increasing levels of a molecule called neurotrophin-3 could help combat anxiety and anxiety symptoms.