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Online social networking may be addictive, literally

Addiction. 2014 Aug 29. doi: 10.1111/add.12713. [Epub ahead of print] Craving Facebook? Behavioral addiction to online social networking and its association with emotion regulation deficits. Hormes JM1, Kearns B, Timko CA. Author information 1Department of Psychology, University at Albany, State … Continue reading

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Do you heel strike or are you a forefoot runner?

If you have no idea what that question means this wearable probably isn’t for you. RunScribe is aiming for serious running geeks who want to nerd out over exactly how, where and when their feet connect with the ground — and use … Continue reading

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How action movies make you fat

Is television making us fat? An increasing amount of research shows an association between TV viewing and higher food consumption and a more sedentary lifestyle. Now, a new Cornell University study points out that not all TV is alike. Some … Continue reading

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Dietary-quality gap between rich, poor widening: Harvard study

The quality of the U.S. diet showed some modest improvement in the last decade in large measure because of a reduction in the consumption of unhealthy trans fats, but the gap in overall diet quality widened between the rich and … Continue reading

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Rapid 50-cent sickle cell test

Within minutes after birth, every child in the U.S. undergoes a battery of tests designed to diagnose a host of conditions, including sickle cell disease. Thousands of children born in the developing world, however, aren’t so lucky, meaning many suffer … Continue reading

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Frail surgery patients spend longer in hospital, more likely to die

Am J Surg. 2014 Jul 27. pii: S0002-9610(14)00333-X. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.05.022. [Epub ahead of print] Prevalence of frailty and its association with mortality in general surgery. Hewitt J1, Moug SJ2, Middleton M3, Chakrabarti M4, Stechman MJ5, McCarthy K6; Older Persons Surgical … Continue reading

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E-cigarettes are a source of thirdhand nicotine exposure

Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Aug 30. pii: ntu152. [Epub ahead of print] Electronic Cigarettes Are a Source of Thirdhand Exposure to Nicotine. Goniewicz ML1, Lee L2. Author information 1Department of Health Behavior, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, Roswell … Continue reading

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Female gender, GERD, obesity, apnea, sleepiness, linked

Sleep Breath. 2014 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease: the importance of obesity and gender. Basoglu OK1, Vardar R, Tasbakan MS, Ucar ZZ, Ayik S, Kose T, Bor S. Author information 1Department … Continue reading

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Diabetes drug liraglutide significantly ameliorates all major CVD risk factors and reduces cardiometabolic risk

J Endocrinol Invest. 2014 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] Twelve-month treatment with Liraglutide ameliorates Visceral Adiposity Index and common cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes outpatients. Russo GT1, Labate AM, Giandalia A, Romeo EL, Villari P, Alibrandi A, … Continue reading

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The effect of a four-week fitness program on satisfaction with health and life

Int J Public Health. 2014 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] Wicker P1, Coates D, Breuer C. Author information 1German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany, p.wicker@dshs-koeln.de. Abstract OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of a 4-week fitness program on the participants’ … Continue reading

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Obese youths have a nearly 6 fold risk of hypertension

Barcelona, Spain – Sunday 31 August 2014: Obese youths have a nearly six fold risk of hypertension, according to research in more than 22 000 young people from the PEP Family Heart Study presented at ESC Congress today by Professor … Continue reading

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None of us really likes how we look

So we try to hide who we really are with the right makeup and the right clothes and the occasional Mercedes. In the right setting and the right light, we’re happy. But not when we’re at the beach. Or when … Continue reading

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Reasonable alcohol use does not affect the brain: study

Psychiatry Res. 2014 Jul 27. pii: S0925-4927(14)00170-X. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2014.06.005. [Epub ahead of print] Impact of alcohol consumption in healthy adults: A magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Preti A1, Muscio C2, Boccardi M2, Lorenzi M2, de Girolamo G2, Frisoni G3. Author information … Continue reading

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