Alice G. Walton

Senior Contributor|Healthcare

I fell into writing about health shortly after grad school, where I realized I didn't want to work in a lab for the rest of my life! My main areas of interest are the brain and behavior, as well as what influences the decisions we make about our health, and how we can change it

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3,887 viewsApr 21, 2023

Aging May Be Accelerated By Stress, And Restored By Rest, Study Finds

If you’ve ever gone through a stressful period of life, only to think how much older you looked on the other side, you may relate to the findings of a new study.

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21,011 viewsApr 11, 2023

5 Science-Backed Methods To Reduce Stress Right In The Moment

Long-term stress-reduction strategies are great. But when you’re stressed in the moment, you may need a quick-and-dirty way to stop your mind from spinning.

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893 viewsMar 25, 2023

A Small Daily ‘Dose’ Of Sugar And Fat Can Make Your Brain Crave More

A new study finds that adding a high-sugar, high-fat snack to your diet can lead to changes in taste - and the brain.

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3,034 viewsMar 18, 2023

Exercise May Be The Best Treatment For Depression, New Studies Suggest

A growing body of research suggests that exercise may be just as good at reducing symptoms of depression as standard treatments.

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4,393 viewsMay 22, 2021

Still Feeling The Psychological Effects Of The Covid-19 Pandemic? You’re Not Alone, Study Finds

The pandemic has contributed to a rise in depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Even with a light at the end of the tunnel, mental wellbeing is still lagging.