Is Watching Sports Bad for Your Health?

Watching a sports match can stress your heart just as much as playing in the game itself, suggests a small new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Researchers found that people’s pulses increased by 75% when they watched a hockey game on television and by 110% when watching one in person—equivalent to the cardiacRead More

If You’re at Risk for a Stroke

In the event of a stroke, taking action as quickly as possible could be the key to preventing lasting damage. Doctors claim that a matter of hours often makes a difference in whether or not a patient receives life-saving care (it’s one of several medical facts doctors believe everyone should know). Since strokes are so time-sensitive, it’sRead More

What Does It Mean to Have OCD

Having obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) isn’t easy. The condition, marked by uncontrollable thoughts and behaviors, strikes about 2% of the general population—a figure that in the U.S. alone means nearly 6.5 million people. If you’ve made it past young adulthood without developing any symptoms, you’re likely in the clear. You wouldn’t know that to hearRead More