A defect shared among short-sleeping fruit fly mutants suggests that sleep supports antioxidant processes. (Image: pbio.2005206)

The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep

Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. As evidence mounts of a correlation between lack of sleep and negative health effects, the core function of sleep remains a…

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The Risks to Kids From Smartphone Usage

According to estimates, about 73 percent of teenagers in the U.S. have a smartphone, with 92 percent of them admitting to spending a good deal of their free time online…

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Understanding the Neuroscience of Binge Drinking

Binge drinking is never healthy, but the behavior brings the greatest risks for young adolescents. At Columbia, researchers are taking a different tack in studying binge drinking in mice to learn why…

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The Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep

Understanding sleep has become increasingly important in modern society, where chronic loss of sleep has become rampant and pervasive. As evidence mounts of a correlation between lack of sleep and…

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The Health Benefits of Pet Ownership

Have you ever noticed that you feel better when you’re around your pet? Spending quality time with a dog, cat, or other animals can have a positive impact on your…

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The Health Benefits of Blueberries

Blueberries’ taste and hue have made them a favorite of chefs and foodies alike. But it’s the brain-boosting, disease-fighting benefits that give blueberries an appeal that endures long after other…

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6 Common Foods to Insure Health

Hippocrates is much quoted for having said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” The idea of using food as medicine is also a common principle in…