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Dieters making more connections in online weight-loss communities lose more weight

EVANSTON, Ill. — If you want to lose pounds using an online weight management program, don’t be a wallflower. A new Northwestern University study shows that online dieters with high social embeddedness — who logged in regularly, recorded their weigh-ins … Continue reading

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How new hypertension guidelines could save lives and money

NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2015)–Full implementation of new hypertension guidelines could prevent 56,000 cardiovascular disease events (mostly heart attacks and strokes) and 13,000 deaths each year, without increasing overall health care costs, an analysis conducted by researchers at Columbia … Continue reading

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C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention

Complement Ther Med. 2015 Feb;23(1):32-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.11.001. Epub 2014 Dec 3. C-reactive protein response to a vegan lifestyle intervention Sutliffe JT1, Wilson LD2, de Heer HD2, Foster RL3, Carnot MJ4. Author information 1Northern Arizona University, College of Health & Human … Continue reading

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Which health messages work? Experts prefer negative ones, but the public follows positive ones

Is it better to be positive or negative? Many of the most vivid public health appeals have been negative – “Smoking Kills” or “Drink, Drive, and Die” – but do these negative messages work when it comes to changing eating … Continue reading

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Measles may become ‘endemic’ without vaccination, proper clinical diagnosis, CDC official says

The number of measles cases reported in the U.S. in January has surpassed the total median number of cases in previous years, and more adults are contracting the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during a … Continue reading

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20 Ways to Fall In Love All Over Again

There are lots of great things about being in a long-term relationship: Research shows that happy couples, in many ways, have better health and overall wellbeing than their single or divorced peers. After all, a loving partner can offer companionship, … Continue reading

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7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care

The author of the highly acclaimed Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health describes seven widespread assumptions that encourage excessive, often ineffective, and sometimes harmful medical care. You might think the biggest problem in medical care is that … Continue reading

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‘Historic’ blizzard of last week ranks #41 out of 55 all time

While the Fujita and Saffir-Simpson Scales characterize tornadoes and hurricanes respectively, there is no widely used scale to classify snowstorms. The Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale (NESIS) developed by Paul Kocin and Louis Uccellini of the National Weather Service (Kocin and … Continue reading

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Feelings of loneliness and depression linked to binge-watching television

Washington, DC (January 26, 2015) – It seems harmless: getting settled in for a night of marathon session for a favorite TV show, like House of Cards. But why do we binge-watch TV, and can it really be harmless? A … Continue reading

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90 Percent of Home Chefs Contaminate Food

Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kansas — If you’re gearing up for a big Super Bowl bash, you might want to consult the best food-handling practices before preparing that feast. New research from Kansas State University finds that most home chefs drop … Continue reading

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A Gradual Approach to Healthy Eating

By Leo Babauta A lot of us have tried various diets over the years, with little success. I remember trying about half a dozen different diets when I was trying to lose weight, and none of them stuck for more … Continue reading

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6 Body Language Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

You’ve got a pretty mean poker face. You wouldn’t have made it this far in your career if you hadn’t become the master of stifling an ill-timed laugh or shaping your blank stare into something a little more musing. But … Continue reading

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Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction controlled by one brain circuit, just found by MIT researchers

Compulsive overeating and sugar addiction are major threats to human health, but potential treatments face the risk of impairing normal feeding behaviors that are crucial for survival. A study published January 29th in the journal Cell reveals a reward-related neural … Continue reading

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