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Aggression causes new nerve cells to be generated in the brain

A group of neurobiologists from Russia and the USA, including Dmitry Smagin, Tatyana Michurina, and Grigori Enikolopov from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), have proven experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells … Continue reading

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For Down Syndrome Children, a More Effective Speech Therapy Approach

Newswise — A new study indicates that children with Down syndrome who have motor speech deficits have been inadequately diagnosed, which could have a major impact on the interventions used by speech pathologists when treating patients. Children with Down syndrome … Continue reading

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New Rapid Detection of Infection in Wounds

Newswise — WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2016) – A new method for detection of infection in wounds could take physicians less than a minute to complete, rather than the current 24 hours it takes to plate bacteria and leave it to … Continue reading

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Injuries at work may increase risk of losing one’s job

(Reuters Health) – Although worker protections are supposed to prevent it, a new U.S. study of nursing home workers finds that within six months of an injury, workers are more likely to lose their jobs. Compared to colleagues reporting no … Continue reading

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Why Rest is Critical After A Concussion

Newswise — WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2015)— Doctors who order several days of rest after a person suffers a concussion are giving sound advice, say researchers, and new data from animal models explains why. Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists say rest … Continue reading

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When older adults stop driving, it may impact health and well-being

Driving a car is a key factor in independent living and life satisfaction for older adults. In the U.S., driving is considered an important aspect of personal freedom and gives people a sense of control over their lives. Most adults … Continue reading

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Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens

(Reuters Health) – Even though a wide range of social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, two things appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike – emotional distress and substance … Continue reading

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The Death of Cancer

Cancer touches everybody’s life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. … Continue reading

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Climate Change’s Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction

Newswise — HANOVER, N.H. – Climate change may harm early-flowering plants not through plant-pollinator mismatch but through frost damage, a Dartmouth College-led study shows. The findings appear in the journal Global Change Biology. A PDF is available on request. Climate … Continue reading

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Happily Single

The Link Between Relationship Status and Well-Being Depends on Avoidance and Approach Social Goals Published online before print August 21, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1948550615599828 Social Psychological and Personality Science March 2016 vol. 7 no. 2 122-130 Yuthika U. Girme1⇑ Nickola C. … Continue reading

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CDC To Women: Don’t Drink If You Aren’t Using Birth Control

Are you a sexually active woman of reproductive age? Do you enjoy the occasional drink? Are you not on birth control? The CDC would like a word with you. The CDC released a statement Tuesday afternoon announcing that 3.3 million … Continue reading

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Macular Degeneration Patient Show Improvement with High-Dose Statin Treatment

BOSTON — Researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and the University of Crete have conducted a phase I/II clinical trial investigating the efficacy of statins (cholesterol-lowering medications) for the treatment of patients with the dry form of age-related … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Management of Epilepsy

Curr Top Med Chem. 2016 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print] Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Management of Epilepsy. Tejada S, Martorell M, Capó X, Tur JA, Pons A, Sureda A1. Author information 1Research Group on Nutrition and Oxidative Stress, … Continue reading

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Psychiatric disorders and type 2 diabetes may be linked

There may be a genetic connection between some mental health disorders and type 2 diabetes. In a new report appearing in the February 2016 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show that a gene called “DISC1,” which is believed to … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of routine Tdap booster wanes in adolescents

OAKLAND, Calif., February 5, 2016 — A new study from Kaiser Permanente’s Vaccine Study Center found that the Tdap booster vaccine provides moderate protection against whooping cough during the first year after vaccination, but its effectiveness wanes to less than … Continue reading

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New Integrative Health & Medicine Program Launches Online

Led by Founding Director, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) has launched the very first Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine for healthcare professionals. The inaugural AIHM Fellowship class, which filled ahead of … Continue reading

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Parental preference for boys damages girls’ self-esteem and happiness

Unwanted Daughters: Gender Discrimination in Modern India Son Preference: Sex Selection, Gender and Culture in South Asia Endangered Daughters: Discrimination and Development in Asia While most studies of parental sex discrimination explore the devastating social and demographic effects of a … Continue reading

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Honey’s potential to save lives by destroying harmful fungus

The healing powers of honey have been known for thousands of years. Now a graduate from The University of Manchester has discovered a powerful link between a medicinal type of honey and the destruction of a fungus that can cause … Continue reading

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US Government’s Weight Loss Tips

Losing weight takes more than desire. It takes commitment and a well-thought-out plan. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started. Step 1: Make a commitment. Making the decision to lose weight, change your lifestyle, and become healthier is a big … Continue reading

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8 Popular Nutrition Myths Debunked by Texas A&M Experts

Newswise — Thousands flock to the internet in search of ways to boost a healthy lifestyle. Many popular diet facts and trends are circulated so often in the media that it’s hard to know which tips to trust and which … Continue reading

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Anxiety Meds Valium, Xanax And Ativan May Not Lead To Dementia, Suggests Study

The connection between benzodiazepines and dementia has not been especially clear in recent years. Last year, a widely publicized study again found that benzodiazepines–Ativan, Valium, and Xanax–which are often used to treat anxiety and sleep problems, were linked to increased … Continue reading

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Predicting periodontitis

Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Predicting Periodontitis at State and Local Levels in the United States” in the OnlineFirst portion of the Journal of Dental Research. In … Continue reading

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Tanning salon users may have more mood, body issues

(Reuters Health) – Women who use indoor tanning salons are more likely to have mood or body issues than the average person, suggests new research. Compared to the general population, women who reported tanning at least 10 times in the … Continue reading

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Female Recreational Exercisers at Risk of Low Energy Availability

Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2016 Feb 3. [Epub ahead of print] Female Recreational Exercisers at Risk of Low Energy Availability. Slater J1, McLay-Cooke R, Brown R, Black K. Author information 1Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, … Continue reading

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Modest elevated risk of diabetes at 3-plus eggs a week

First published January 6, 2016, doi: 10.3945/​ajcn.115.119933 Am J Clin Nutr February 2016 vol. 103 no. 2 474-480 Egg consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis of prospective studies1 Luc Djoussé2,*, Owais A Khawaja3, and J Michael Gaziano2 … Continue reading

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