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Today’s Parents Spend More Time with Their Kids Than Moms and Dads Did 50 Years Ago

Today’s parents spend more time with their kids than moms and dads did 50 years ago Trend is most pronounced among the better-educated, UCI study finds Newswise — Irvine, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 – Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take … Continue reading

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Diabetes in Children Is a Chronic, But Treatable, Disease

Newswise — For those people living with diabetes, every day requires around-the-clock monitoring and management. So says Jason A. Klein, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist who heads the Pediatric Diabetes Program at NYU Lutheran and who also works collaboratively with colleagues … Continue reading

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Trump’s odd 400-pound-hacker reference during the debate

There was a throwaway line during the debate last night that might readily have gone unnoticed for want of dedicated attention. The topic was cyber warfare, and hacking, with some back and forth about the meddling of foreign powers, notably … Continue reading

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Infant Carriers Recalled Due to Fall Hazard; Manufactured By Lenny Lamb

Name of product: Buckle Onbu infant carriers Hazard: The internal stitching on the infant carrier is missing, posing a fall hazard to children. Remedy: Consumer Contact: Lenny Lamb toll-free at 877-487-1416 from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET Monday through Friday; via … Continue reading

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Clinton’s hypothyroid medicine draws attention

When MedPage Today wrote that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s physician, Lisa Bardack, MD, had released additional health information about Clinton, one item received several comments: Bardack’s use of the porcine product Armour Thyroid rather than levothyroxine (Synthroid) to treat … Continue reading

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Horses can communicate with us: scientists

Horses have joined a select group of animals that can communicate by pointing at symbols. Scientists trained horses, by offering slices of carrot as an incentive, to touch a board with their muzzle to indicate if they wanted to wear … Continue reading

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Headaches? You May Be at Increased Risk for a Thyroid Condition

Newswise — CINCINNATI—Sufferers of migraines, cluster headaches, tension headaches or other headache disorders are at greater risk of developing a thyroid condition called hypothyroidism, according to a study by University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researchers. The study, “Headache Disorders … Continue reading

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More U.S. babies born addicted to opiates like heroin

(Reuters Health) – The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as … Continue reading

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Fatty Diet Causes Intestinal Tumors, Regardless of BMI

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer in a mouse model – even among animals that are not obese — according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the … Continue reading

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FDA approves J&J’s autoimmune drug Stelara for Crohn’s disease

Johnson & Johnson said on Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the company’s blockbuster psoriasis drug, Stelara, for use in adults with Crohn’s disease. The drug is approved in the United States to treat the skin condition … Continue reading

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COPD Admissions to Reach Crisis Levels by 2030

An epidemic increase in hospitalizations for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems within 15 years, according to findings from a new data-driven forecasting analysis. Total hospital in-patient days related to COPD are projected to increase by … Continue reading

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Students in Bilingual Elementary School Programs Present Worse Academic Results

Bilingual education programs, in which a substantial part of the teaching is done in a language different from the mother tongue and from the language of the students’ surroundings, have been fully established for years in countries such as India, … Continue reading

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Shift from meat to plants urged by food company investors

A group of 40 investors managing $1.25 trillion in assets have launched a campaign to encourage 16 global food companies to change the way they source protein for their products to help to reduce environmental and health risks. The investors, … Continue reading

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The 7 most common Medicare myths

Social Security is often anointed as the most important social program in the U.S. because of the income it provides retired workers each month. But you’d be making a mistake if you didn’t put Medicare, the program designed to provide … Continue reading

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A 5-question quiz to see if you are a jerk

Newswise — RIVERSIDE, California – Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Schwitzgebel posited a Theory of Jerks in … Continue reading

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What’s the Most Loving Thing You Can Do?

zen habits : breathe What’s the Most Loving Thing You Can Do? By Leo Babauta The question I’ve been asking myself lately, before I do anything, is a deceptively simple one: “What’s the most loving thing you can do in … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome

I wake up one morning certain that I’ve become three months pregnant overnight. The farting starts immediately. I skip breakfast, spend a half hour searching for pants I can zip over my bloated stomach, and then hurry to work and … Continue reading

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Does Physical Activity Lower the Risk of Bacterial Infections?

Newswise — The risk of viral infections is known to be affected by physical activity, but little information is available regarding the more serious infections caused by bacteria. In this study, the investigators examined the relationship between leisure-time physical activity … Continue reading

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Supporting Employees to Stand Up, Sit Less and Move More

Newswise — If you work in an office or behind a desk, chances are that you spend most of your day sitting. With too much sitting now linked to poor health, it is important to understand how to reduce the … Continue reading

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ACSM Says Yoga May Not Count Toward 30 Minutes of Daily Physical Activity, but May Have Other Benefits

Newswise — Hatha yoga is an increasingly popular form of physical activity and meditative practice in the U.S. It is important to understand the calorie cost and intensity of yoga in relation to the national physical activity guidelines, such as … Continue reading

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Childhood Muscular Fitness and Adult Metabolic Syndrome

Newswise — About 20-25 percent of adults have the metabolic syndrome and have increased risk of developing both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In this longitudinal study, investigators examined associations between childhood muscular fitness (strength, endurance, and power) and … Continue reading

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Chronic sleep problems linked to disability later in life

(Reuters Health) – In adults of all ages, chronic sleep problems were linked with a greater risk of trouble with activities of daily living later in life, in a recent study. Although disability rates have been falling, up to one … Continue reading

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Leading cause of older American deaths: falls

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. In 2014 alone, older Americans experienced 29 million falls causing seven million … Continue reading

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See what a button battery can do to a child’s throat

A button battery can cause devastating harm to a child if it gets lodged in their throat. Medical correspondent Fergus Walsh demonstrates what can happen – by using a piece of ham. Also see Button battery foreign bodies in children: … Continue reading

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Vitamin B Levels During Pregnancy Linked to Eczema Risk in Child

Newswise — Infants whose mothers had a higher level of a particular type of vitamin B during pregnancy have a lower risk of eczema at age 12 months, new Southampton research has shown. The study from the Medical Research Council … Continue reading

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