Health:

Universities are installing vending machines that offer emergency contraception

Emergency contraception, like Plan B, can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of having unprotected sex. It has been available without a prescription for people above 18 since 2006, and it’s been available to people of all ages without an ID since 2013. But in some pharmacies, emergency contraception is still kept behind the counter, which can be a major hurdle for anyone who feels awkward or anxious about purchasing the pill. The barriers to access are even higher for people who live in a place where pharmacists can refuse access to emergency contraception as they see fit. For students on isolated…

read more
  • The Verge
  • Date:02/15/2019

Give your a liver a boost by eating these 7 foods

There’s no need to hide from it: during the winter holiday season, many of us have a tendency to indulge in foods that have extra sugars and fat, which we then wash down with wine or whisky. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself from time to time, but still, a holiday season full of these pleasures may have your liver reeling. To give your liver a boost of strength, try these foods that have been proven to improve its detox processes and protect it from damage.  Artichokes Green Tea Broccoli Sprouts Grapefruit Blueberries Beetroot Juice Coffee To learn more about…

read more
  • Clean Eating Mag
  • Date:02/15/2019

Forget the pharmacy, these 7 natural remedies will help you avoid allergies

For some, the spring season is a glorious time of renewal. For others, spring is the season of itchy red eyes and frequent sneezing. In other words, springtime is allergy time. With the spring allergy season approaching, you might have already thought about heading to the pharmacy and stocking up on allergy medicine to help you fight against the effects of pollination. The problem is these pharmaceuticals can have lots of side effects, such as drowsiness and nausea. Forget the pharmacy, there are plenty of natural remedies that will help you combat allergies while helping you feel naturally healthy. Here…

read more
  • Inhabitat
  • Date:02/13/2019

The extraordinary health benefits of the ashwagandha powder

A glass of ancient herbs by the name of adaptogens has been gaining lots of attention for its revitalizing and restorative properties. One herb, in particular, ashwagandha, is a favorite amongst baristas, who like to stir it into their lattes or sprinkle it atop smoothies. But what exactly is this hard-to-pronounce powder, and why is everyone so crazy about adaptogens. Have a look here to see how adding a little ashwagandha to your diet can help with anything from inflammation to reducing stress levels.

read more
  • MindBodyGreen
  • Date:02/12/2019

Scientists invented an insulin pill for diabetes patients

At the moment, people living with type 1 diabetes have to personally inject themselves with insulin by pricking themselves with a needle. It’s a daily procedure that’s annoying, painful, and absolutely necessary to avoid medical complications. With that in mind, scientists from MIT set out to find a more painless method of administering insulin. What their years of research has led to is a blueberry-sized pill that has a tiny, biodegradable needle within it that has tip made entirely of compressed, freeze-dried insulin. The idea is that, once a person swallows this pill, the water in the stomach dissolves the…

read more
  • Quartz
  • Date:02/11/2019

What science tells us is the best way to recover after a sports session

In the world of sports, it seems like everyone has a different opinion for how to best recover after a long fitness session. Many athletes swear that ice baths are best, others recommend hopping into the sauna, and some even say drinking chocolate milk is the golden ticket to a good recovery. With so many different possibilities regarding sports recovery, it can be extremely confusing to know what’s really best, which is why an athlete dove deep into the science behind all these ultra-hyped methods to find out what’s actually best for your body. Here’s what she found out.

read more
  • The Verge
  • Date:02/08/2019

Thanks to ‘The Office’, this man used CPR to save an unconscious woman

The popular television show The Office has been described as funny and ridiculous, amongst other things, but seldom has it been labeled as life-saving. Now it can enjoy that label after a young man from Arizona rescued an unconscious woman using the CPR technique he learned from watching The Office. The rescuer, who had never been trained in CPR, apparently copied what he had seen on the show in order to resuscitate a woman slumped over the wheel of her car. He even sang the Bee Gees’ song “Stayin’ Alive” to help keep the right rhythm while doing chest compressions.

read more
  • Forbes
  • Date:02/01/2019

How to reap the benefits of a facial massage at home

Known for doing wonders as a beauty treatment, getting a facial massage also has an abundance of other health benefits. Not only is your skin rejuvenated and glowing afterward, getting a facial massage is an excellent stress reliever and mood elevator. Best of all, you don’t have to wait for the weekend to hit the spa in order to get one. It's entirely possible to do one yourself at home. These five video tutorials will guide you through the whole process.

read more
  • Healthline
  • Date:01/31/2019

Dental hygiene could be key in preventing the development of Alzheimer’s

Scientists have reportedly discovered that the main pathogen behind gum disease is also found in the brains of deceased Alzheimer’s patients. This means that Alzheimer’s isn’t just a disease, but also an infection. Why is this important? Because it brings us one step closer to developing a preventative that could stop Alzheimer’s before it develops.

read more
  • ScienceAlert
  • Date:01/25/2019

Why California’s new surgeon general is a heroine in the world of health care

The US health-care system tends to invest in treating diseases, not preventing them, even though science shows it is cheaper and more effective to treat the lifestyle or behavioral facts that lead to a disease, rather than try to treat the disease after it develops. That could start to change under the leadership of Nadine Burke Harris, California’s new surgeon general. Harris is ultimately the one who discovered that the strong correlation between a child’s exposure to trauma and their likelihood of developing certain diseases in adulthood. With her at the helm, there’s hope for change.

read more
  • Quartz
  • Date:01/25/2019
Looks like there is nothing here yet. Click here to send us feedback.

You look familiar... :-)

Your email address is already registered with Optimist Daily!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

Login
Close

You look familiar... :-)

Your PayPal id (please add the word "is") already running with (please add the word "an") active subscription!

Click here to log into Optimist Daily

Forgot your password? Click here!

 

Enjoy!
Optimistically yours,
The Optimist Team

logo

Login
Close

Something went wrong

Your payment has been declined by PayPal.

Please click here to try once again. .

or...

 

Click here to contact support

 

logo

Login
Close
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing
Close

SIGN UP

TO GET YOUR DAILY DOSE OF OPTIMISM

FIVE FREE ARTICLES EVERY WEEKDAY!

sharing sharing

Can't remember your password?
no problem!

Enter your email below and we will
send your instructions to reset your password.

Login
Close

Wonderful!

Before you jump into the website...

In a minute you should receive an email from
[email protected]istdaily.com

PLEASE CLICK on the link in the email to confirm
that you are ... well ... you and that it is okay to email you.
Smyle

P.S. You might want to "white list" the
[email protected]
email to make sure that you receive our emails in the future.

X