432 Articles by Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

Gretchen Lidicker, M.S.

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.

How Your Blood Sugar Levels Could Be Sabotaging Your Sleep

New study published in Menopause draws the first connection between type 2 diabetes and sleep disturbances.

Is It Time To Change Our Perspective On Stress & Anxiety?

It's time to get more realistic about our stress and anxiety levels, according to a presentation at the annual convention of the American...

Is This The Best Kind Of Nut For Digestion & Gut Health?

A new study, published in the journal Nutrients, showed that walnut supplementation can improve recovery from ulcerative colitis and protect the gut.

Can This Vitamin Deficiency Make Dementia Worse?

A new Scandinavian study connects Parkinson's disease symptoms with low vitamin D levels, including anxiety, depression, and sleep problems.

One In 300 People Have This Alteration In Their Sleep Cycle. Are You One Of Them?

New study published in SLEEP shows that one in 300 have an advanced sleep phase, which is characterized by alterations in melatonin production.