Money May Not Buy Happiness, But . . .

MONDAY, Dec. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Happiness is not determined by the size of one’s paycheck, but a new survey suggests that wealth — or lack of it — does influence how people measure their happiness. “Different positive emotions — like awe, love, pride, compassion — are core parts of happiness, and we found…

Keep Kids Safe During Holiday Travels

SATURDAY, Dec. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — When families travel during the holidays, they must contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children’s safety should always come first, a leading pediatricians’ group says. When taking a train or airplane, it may seem inconvenient to have to worry about car safety seats. But the American…

Tailgating Slows Everybody Down

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Impatient drivers tend to creep up behind slowpokes, but tailgating isn’t a timesaver. In fact, it’s more likely to slow traffic down, researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report. They blame tailgaters for those “phantom traffic jams” that develop without any obvious cause. If all drivers kept…

Excess Weight May Raise Rosacea Risk

FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The skin disorder rosacea should be added to the list of chronic diseases linked to obesity, researchers report. Their large new study found that the risk for rosacea increases among women as weight rises. The researchers reviewed the records of nearly 90,000 U.S. women, tracked over 14 years.…