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  • Giving to others
    12/24/2012
    Ebenezer Scrooge may have been right. New studies show that "giving" may help you live longer. Or to quote Jacob Marley, it would seem that "Mankind is your business."
  • obesity in the world
    12/22/2012
    According to a report just published in The Lancet, the axis in mortality worldwide has shifted, with obesity now more of a factor in global disease and mortality than malnourishment.
  • 12/20/2012
    According to a study that took place at Aarhus University in Denmark, couples who wish to have a child but can't conceive may be more likely to die at a younger age than their peers with children
  • Benefits of a heart healthy diet
    12/18/2012
    New research has found that even those adults with a previous history of heart disease can stay healthier and slash their risk of dying if they are willing to eat a more nutritious array of foods.
  • medical complications
    12/15/2012
    A study just completed by Ponemon Institute in Michigan found that an astounding 92 percent of all hospitals reported data breaches within the past two years. These breaches can cause medical complications for patients.
  • interpreting body language
    12/13/2012
    New research has found that facial expressions alone do not provide enough information for someone to truly interpret another person's perceived emotions. It is primarily interpreting body language that tells the story of what a person is feeling.
  • Mistletoe Extract As A Complementary Therapy
    12/11/2012
    New research has found that mistletoe extract may be a complementary therapy for fighting colon cancer.
  • facebook followers a stress factor
    12/8/2012
    The maxim "more is better" might hold true in some aspects of life, but when it comes to how many Facebook friends you have, it just isn't so. According to a recent study, the more Facebook followers you have, the more likely that you'll experience stress as a result.
  • 12/7/2012
    A short story about Jerry Mapes and how he used natural remedies to overcome Hepatitis C.
  • meat consumption
    12/6/2012
    According to recent research, the consumption of meat is an important part of our cultural idea of what it means to be a man.
  • All-Nighter Doesn't Make the Grade
    12/4/2012
    It is practically a right of passage for college students to stay up all night cramming for a big exam or final. But the truth of the matter is, if you truly want to get good grades, you are probably better off closing the books early and getting a solid night's sleep before the test.
  • hypersomnia research and treatment
    12/1/2012
    Many people are affected by chronic sleepiness and until now, nothing has been particularly helpful. New drug research has concluded that flumazenil has helped patients who suffer from chronic sleepiness.
  • 11/29/2012
    New resarch has found that higher soda consumption in men with osteoarthritis of the knee, increases knee damage and the risk he faces that the condition will progress.
  • 11/27/2012
    According to new research, parents transmit their anxiety levels and fear over dentist visits to their children, unwittingly passing down and instilling this same fear in them.
  • canine arthritis
    11/24/2012
    Stem cell therapy for animals has been gaining popularity with pet owners and veterinarians alike, and many swear that it allows old dogs to perform new tricks like pups once again.
  • decreased appetite
    11/22/2012
    Recent studies that have found aerobic exercise can be effective in decreasing the appetite and increasing the feeling that you are well sated.
  • Higher Pollen Levels From Climate Change
    11/20/2012
    Seasonal allergy sufferers may have to face even worse bouts of stuffy noses, itchy red eyes, and scratchy throats in coming years as, according to the latest research, pollen levels are expected to double by 2040.
  • High Blood Pressure Measurements Brain Aging
    11/17/2012
    New research has found that only slightly high blood pressure measurements may lead to declines in cognitive function and brain aging in people who are not even middle aged and show no signs "yet" of any mental difficulties.
  • weightism-obesity-discrimination
    11/15/2012
    Social prejudice against overweight people is so ubiquitous that it might appear to be something built into our DNA, but a new study hints at the possibility that our preference for thin isn’t inherent, after all; rather, it’s culturally induced.
  • red-hair-genetics-among-melanoma-causes
    11/13/2012
    New research suggests that redheads' increased risk of melanoma may be hardwired into them genetically along with their red hair, even if they keep their sun exposure to an absolute minimum.
  • self-hypnotism-post-menopause-symptoms
    11/10/2012
    New research has found that self hypnosis may be an effective tool for ridding women of hot flashes and night sweats.
  • ssris-increase-risk-of-stroke
    11/8/2012
    A recent study has found that a popular class of antidepressants called SSRIs may increase the risk of a stroke or brain hemorrhage.
  • steroid-injections-could-cause-bone-fractures
    11/6/2012
    On top of the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis in certain batches of injected steroids, steroid injections could cause bone fractures in the spine.
  • 11/3/2012
    According to a new study, teenagers face double the risk that adults do of getting hit by a car as they cross the street, thanks to their constant involvement with technology and participation in "adult" activities such as drinking.
  • 11/1/2012
    It's hardly esoteric knowledge that soda isn't a health food, so it's a bit confounding that the industry is up in arms over an article just published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" citing a study that links the aspartame in diet soda to cancer.

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