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The sun has as an impact on how the climate varies over time: Aarhus University study in the scientific journal Geology

The activity of the Sun is an important factor in the complex interaction that controls our climate. New research now shows that the impact of the Sun is not constant over time, but has greater significance when the Earth is … Continue reading

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Why ‘Network More’ Is Bad Advice for Women

When well-meaning people give advice to young women about how to get ahead, networking is almost always at the top of the list. Make connections; get outside your comfort zone; don’t just build relationships, focus on your business. Find a mentor — … Continue reading

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Poor response to cholesterol drugs may indicate blocked arteries

If your “bad” cholesterol level stays the same or increases after you take statin drugs, you may have more blocked arteries than people whose levels drop, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. … Continue reading

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Suicide rates rising for older US adults

Ann Arbor, MI, February 27, 2015 — Suicide rates for adults between 40 and 64 years of age in the U.S. have risen about 40% since 1999, with a sharp rise since 2007. One possible explanation could be the detrimental … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Stop Drinking Soda for Good

You know soda’s not exactly good for you—but at the same time, it can be hard to resist. Its sweet taste, pleasant fizz, and energizing jolt often seems like just what you need to wash down your dinner, get you … Continue reading

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The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of The Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, … Continue reading

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Muscle injection could help burn more calories during routine activities

The future of weight loss could look like this. Inject your muscles with a compound that helps them burn more calories than usual and then do your daily chores to shed those extra pounds. That’s the vision of a team … Continue reading

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More children doing yoga, taking sleep supplements

(Reuters Health) – – A growing number of American children are bending into downward dog and other yoga poses, according to a new report on complementary health practices. The report analyzed National Health Interview Survey data on practices outside of … Continue reading

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African Americans who fled the South during Great Migration led shorter lives, study finds

Millions of African Americans moved from the South in the early 20th century to seek better job opportunities and higher wages, but a new study on the historic Great Migration shows that with improved economic conditions came a greater risk … Continue reading

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The surprising long-term effects of blocking inflammation

Inflammation – the body’s response to damaging stimuli – may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published today in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The finding is one of the outcomes of research using … Continue reading

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Anesthetics could have long-term impact on children’s brains

TORONTO, ON — A group of anesthesiologists and toxicologists today issued a caution to parents and health care professionals about the use of general anesthetics in children. Each year millions of infants, toddlers and preschool children require anesthesia or sedation … Continue reading

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Pain knowledge of physical therapists is questioned

Newswise — CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2015 — A study published in The Journal of Pain showed that just 2 of 3 accredited physical therapy (PT) schools surveyed believe their students receive adequate education in pain management. The Journal of Pain … Continue reading

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Thinking of God makes people bigger risk-takers

Reminders of God can make people more likely to seek out and take risks, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that people are willing to take these risks … Continue reading

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