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We are seeing a ‘cultural religion’ where the secular and religious collide to form a new postmodern spirituality

Infamous cycling champion and high profile cancer survivor, Lance Armstrong is a self-professed atheist. Raised by his Church Deacon step-father; a violent and overbearing man, Armstrong rejected conventional religion in his early life.  Yet throughout much of his suffering and … Continue reading

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Autism, moms, and gastrointestinal symptoms

Gastrointestinal symptoms reported by mothers were more common and more often persistent in the first three years of life in children with autism spectrum disorder than in children with typical development and developmental delay, according to an article published online … Continue reading

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17 Ways to Lose Weight When You Have No Time

If packing your lunch, cooking dinner every night, and getting to the gym regularly sound like things you’ll be able to do half past never, you may think that real weight loss just isn’t in the cards for you right … Continue reading

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No Need to Delay Rotator Cuff Surgery, Study Shows: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Newswise — Las Vegas, NV – Delaying rotator cuff surgery on patients with shoulder stiffness may not be necessary, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Specialty Day. “Our study compared results for … Continue reading

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For Stage III and IV Ovarian Cancers, Immunotherapy Delays Recurrence

Newswise — (March 28, 2015, Chicago)—Personalized medicine is getting closer to reality for women with late-stage ovarian cancer. An experimental immunotherapy is in the works that can target an individual woman’s tumor and extend the time period between initial treatment … Continue reading

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Why good solutions make us oblivious to the better ones

Psychologists have known about the so-called Einstellung effect since the 1940s. Now researchers are developing a solid understanding of how the phenomenon works. “Our brain generally prefers a familiar, trusted solution, rather than exploring alternatives”, Merim Bilalić (Department of Psychology) … Continue reading

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Earliest humans had diverse range of body types, just as we do today: University of Cambridge

One of the dominant theories of our evolution is that our genus, Homo, evolved from small-bodied early humans to become the taller, heavier and longer legged Homo erectus that was able to migrate beyond Africa and colonise Eurasia. While we … Continue reading

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Smaller plates, smaller portions? Not always. UConn study

It may have become conventional wisdom that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a UConn Health study finds that trick doesn’t work for everyone, particularly overweight teens. “It has been assumed that … Continue reading

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The color of lettuce determines the speed of its antioxidant effect

Lettuce, one of the indispensable vegetables in the Mediterranean diet, is a food that greatly benefits health, mainly because it is rich in antioxidants. But not all lettuce varieties have the same antioxidant effect. According to a study led by … Continue reading

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Vitamin D: Who should take it and who should not

Does your diet need a little extra D? For researchers, it’s one of nutrition’s most vexing questions. “It’s the wild, wild west,” says Dr. JoAnn Manson, chief of preventive medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of medicine at … Continue reading

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Vision loss increases risk for thoughts of suicide

(Reuters Health) – – Vision loss was linked with suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts, in a new study from South Korea. “People with visual impairment often suffer substantial psychosocial consequences,” the authors wrote in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. “Ophthalmologists … Continue reading

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12 Recalled Foods Not to Eat This Week

There were 17 food recalls in total this week. Every week lots of foods are pulled from grocery shelves for contamination. There were over a dozen recalls just this week, but since not every recall reported by the Food and … Continue reading

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Teasing or Harassment?

“My, my, how tiny you are! You must be the smallest woman on earth. Hello, Dot!” These were the first words Jack Matthews spoke to Sema Isaura-Mans. Sema, a finance manager at the Dutch-British financial services consultancy Dirksen-Hall, had recently … Continue reading

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