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Study links suicide risk with insomnia, alcohol use

DARIEN, IL – A new study is the first to show that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender. The study suggests that the targeted assessment and treatment … Continue reading

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Foggy ‘old age’ brain may be prevented by an existing drug, riluzole

Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes with advancing age, show up as lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But new experiments suggest … Continue reading

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The psychology of gift-giving and receiving

Gift exchanges can reveal how people think about others, what they value and enjoy, and how they build and maintain relationships. Researchers are exploring various aspects of gift-giving and receiving, such as how givers choose gifts, how gifts are used … Continue reading

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How to Dress for Your Body

It seems simple to classify clothing as either straight- or plus-size. One refers to styles available in sizes below a 16, as plus-size clothing designer and pattern-maker Trudy Hanson explains, and the other covers those above. It’s placing actual women … Continue reading

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Food trends for 2015

For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015: Wow, that’s … pungent: Americans continue to … Continue reading

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6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

By Fred Mouawad As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of entrepreneurship, I’ve learned that the key to maintaining this balance is managing … Continue reading

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Peanut component linked to cancer spread

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that a component of peanuts could encourage the spread and survival of cancer cells in the body. In the first study of its kind, scientists showed that a protein in peanuts, called … Continue reading

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Brave new world for food and health coming, nutrition scientists predict

The year 2020 is a mere five years away but will be a turning point defining a new era of nutrition for both consumers and scientists, say nutritionists who met this year at the University of California, Davis. The heart … Continue reading

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New breast cancer classification based on epigenetics

Breast cancer is the most common in women. One in nine will suffer breast cancer over their lifetime. Progress in prevention and early detection, and the use of chemotherapy after surgery (adjuvant chemotherapy), have achieved significantly increase survival in this … Continue reading

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Bone loss drugs may help prevent endometrial cancer

A new analysis suggests that women who use bisphosphonates–medications commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions–have about half the risk of developing endometrial cancer as women who do not use the drugs. Published early online in CANCER, a … Continue reading

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Botanicals in food: more knowledge needed to ensure safety

The challenges related to assessing the safety of botanicals in foods and food supplements and regulating their use were highlighted at a conference held in Denmark in November 2014. The conference identified a need for more data to be generated … Continue reading

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Stress and Relaxation Techniques

Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia, labor pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. For some of these conditions, relaxation techniques are used as an … Continue reading

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E-Z Pass helps states clock motorists’ speeds; accounts suspended for repeat offenders

Several states are using their agreement with E-Z Pass to monitor and punish speeders, adding to the increasing number of electronic speed-monitoring devices facing motorists. Right now, three states — Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania — will suspend E-Z Pass … Continue reading

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