Today’s Solutions: May 22, 2022

Health

Finding good health news amidst a pandemic can be quite daunting. That’s not the case with The Optimist Daily, where positive news is in high supply. Our Health section covers the latest good news from the health sector, featuring solutions ranging from mental and physical health to immunity, nutrition, and cutting edge medical research.

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What are the health benefits of backgammon?

We may just think of board games as something to take out on holidays or if you have heaps of free time. However, board games hold a whole range of health benefits that are usually overlooked. One of the most classic board games, backgammon, is a treasure trove that offers you a lot more than just Read More...

Keto Diet

Keto diets may reduce risk of colorectal cancer

So much of our health relies on what we eat. In the last decade, researchers have found several foods and diets that help to stave off serious diseases. For instance, one can greatly reduce their risk of heart disease by adhering to a Mediterranean diet. The risk of cancer in particular can be Read More...

Middle aged woman sitting under a tree reading a book in the park.

Spending time in greenery reduces the risk of dementia

Here at The Optimist Daily, we’ve always emphasized how important nature and greenery are for your health. With luscious vegetation comes a whole range of mental benefits such as improved cognition in children and boosted happiness. A recent study from Boston University confirms just this. The Read More...

Green College life

7 tips for sustainable and affordable college life

For our college student readers, you might already be tired of people telling you that you are the future of our society. Well, you are, but you don’t need to wait until you’re out in the workforce to make a difference in the world.  Socially and environmentally conscious behavior can begin Read More...

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New biomarker may help make Sudden Infant Death Syndrome a thing of the past

Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS is a leading cause of infant death. It goes without saying that the death of a baby is a devastating event, and is made even worse when experts are unable to identify any kind of physiological factor that might make babies even more Read More...

An adult red-haired dachshund is resting in a white bed and wearing pink glasses for sleeping.

What you can do in the day to improve your sleep at night

Sleep is an essential activity not only impacts our mood, but also affects the way we walk, our appetite, and overall health, with poor sleep resulting in an increased risk of numerous illnesses. Most of us tend to think that the trick to getting quality sleep lies in our pre-bedtime routines, but Read More...

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90 minutes or less of exercise is enough to reduce risk of depression

We’ve written many times about how exercise can help reduce the risk of depression. Now scientists have finally found out just how much exercise is enough to improve your mental health. Combining research findings from 15 studies, scientists from the University of Cambridge concluded that just Read More...

A male Asian elephant is enjoying bathing.

Asian elephant cured of tuberculosis using new method

Before corona came along, tuberculosis (TB) was the world’s deadliest infectious disease in humans. The contagious virus infects the lungs and spreads to other parts of the body - like the brain and spine - causing severe organ damage. However, this doesn’t stop at humans. TB affects multiple Read More...

smoked salmon on bagel

Spirulina-based smoked salmon looks feels and tastes like the real deal

Do you love smoked salmon but have qualms with the netting of wild fish or the questionable practices of fish farming? Well, soon, you won’t have to compromise your environmental and ethical values to satisfy your smoked salmon craving. Israeli startup SimpliiGood and IFF-Dupont are working on Read More...

Prescription drugs

Simple mailed disposal kits reduce opioid abuse in patients

Oscar Wilde famously said that “The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.”  While he was a literary and dramatic genius, Oscar Wilde didn’t live in the age of the Opioid Epidemic, and, in this day and age, it seems like the best way to get rid of temptation is just to get Read More...