Monica Beyer,

Monica Beyer

Maryville, MO, United States

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Past articles by Monica:

This smart home gadget can save you tons of money during winter

Smart thermostats are a valuable tool because you can alter your home's temperature from afar, and using one can actually save you cash. → Read More

Hospital data breaches could lead to identity theft, financial fraud

New research looks at what kind of personal information gets leaked in the majority of hospital data breaches, and at some of the consequences. → Read More

Employer kindness can improve performance and mental health

New research examines the impact of a single, small gesture of kindness on the mental health and efficacy of 86 bus drivers living in China. → Read More

E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs

New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells. → Read More

Physical inactivity for 2 decades linked with twice the mortality risk

New research finds that a lack of physical activity for 20 years is associated with doubled mortality risk compared with people who have exercised. → Read More

Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people

New research highlights some of the overall health benefits that alternate-day fasting has for healthy individuals who do not have obesity. → Read More

'Wasabi receptor' may advance treatments for chronic pain

A pain response that scorpion toxin triggers may help researchers further their understanding of chronic pain and allow them to develop new therapies. → Read More

Altering an unhealthy gut microbiome could stave off chronic disease

New research in mice shows that turning an unhealthy microbiome into a healthy one may provide an alternative way to stave off cardiovascular disease. → Read More

Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health

New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help boost brain health and improve cognitive reserve in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. → Read More

15 awesome tech gadgets that are actually water resistant

These waterproof and water resistant gadgets help you relax, travel, and even grill without the worry that your tech is going to get wet. → Read More

Being easily fatigued may signal future heart problems

New research suggests that tiring after light physical tasks or exercise could be a signal for cardiovascular disease when people get older. → Read More

Controversial study links pollution with bipolar, depression

New research has found a link between living in a polluted area and the incidence of some mental health conditions — but not everyone is convinced. → Read More

Immune system pathway may be key to Crohn's disease treatment

A new study looks at the interaction between a specific protein and a type of receptor. Blocking this specific pathway may help treat Crohn's. → Read More

Intense light may boost heart health

New research in mice and humans finds that exposure to intense light therapy can boost the heart's protection against a heart attack. → Read More

Study finds 'disturbingly' high levels of 'ugly cholesterol'

New research finds that the levels of remnant cholesterol, also called 'ugly' cholesterol, are much higher than researchers previously believed. → Read More

Testosterone may improve women's sex lives after menopause

A large review of clinical trials concludes that testosterone significantly improves the sexual function and well-being of postmenopausal women. → Read More

Not just for pain: Skin nerves can also help fight infection

New research in mice has found that skin nerves can also stop infections from spreading, and that they do so much faster than immune cells. → Read More

Which cancers receive the least funding, and why?

First-of-its-kind research examines how much nonprofit funding goes to different forms of cancer and finds striking disparities in funding allocation. → Read More

Study introduces 'the Big Bang Theory of migraine'

A new study finds a link between migraine and signs of early puberty. The scientists suspect that estrogen plays a key role in how migraine originates. → Read More

Can smart thermostats really save you thousands of dollars?

Smart thermostats like Sensi, Nest, Ecobee, and Honeywell can help carve your energy bill down. But are they really better than standard thermostats? → Read More