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How to Deal with Your Family’s Bad Habits

zen habits : breathe By Leo Babauta Have you created healthy habits for you, but haven’t gotten your kids or spouse on board? You’re not alone — lots of people get frustrated when their loved ones don’t want to create … Continue reading

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Dry eyes: progress in diagnosis and treatment

August 27, 2015 – Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you’re not alone–it’s one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Eating Habits Prove Good for the Brain

Whenever the fictional character Popeye the Sailor Man managed to down a can of spinach, the results were almost instantaneous: he gained superhuman strength. Devouring any solid object similarly did the trick for one of the X-Men. As we age … Continue reading

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Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?

Isaac Newton was a classic neurotic. He was a brooder and a worrier, prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins. But Newton also had creative breakthroughs–thoughts on physics so profound that they … Continue reading

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Why cocaine-users report higher levels of sociability when intoxicated

A single dose of cocaine can interfere with the ability to recognise negative emotions, according to new research presented at the ECNP conference in Amsterdam. In a placebo-controlled within subject study, researchers from the Netherlands and Germany took 24 students … Continue reading

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Cold weather associated with higher risk of severe heart attack: European Society of Cardiology

London, UK – 30 Aug 2015: Cold weather is associated with a higher risk of severe heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Shuangbo Liu, adult cardiology resident at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, … Continue reading

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CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes: European Society of Cardiology

London, UK – 30 Aug 2015: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Yoshikazu Goto, associate professor and director of the Department … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Risk Score Impacts Use of Chemotherapy

DURHAM, N.C. – A genetic test that helps predict whether some women’s breast cancer will recur might influence how chemotherapy is used, according to a study from Duke Medicine. The study found that low-risk patients who had the test appeared … Continue reading

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Beach sand often contaminated, needs more study

Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an international panel of scientists is recommending monitoring the sand … Continue reading

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Coffee linked with increased cardiovascular risk in young adults with mild hypertension

London, UK – 29 Aug 2015: Coffee drinking is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events (mainly heart attacks) in young adults (18-45) with mild hypertension, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Lucio Mos, a cardiologist … Continue reading

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Prolonged television watchers have higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism

London, UK – 29 Aug 2015: Prolonged television watchers have a higher risk of fatal pulmonary embolism, a condition associated with long haul flights, reveals research presented at ESC Congress today by Mr Toru Shirakawa, public health research fellow in … Continue reading

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Midday naps associated with reduced blood pressure and fewer medications

London, UK – 29 Aug 2015: Midday naps are associated with reduced blood pressure levels and prescription of fewer antihypertensive medications, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Manolis Kallistratos, a cardiologist at Asklepieion Voula General Hospital … Continue reading

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Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones: American Society for Microbiology

Washington DC – August 28, 2015 – Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, according to research published August 28 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society … Continue reading

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Bicycle vs. car wars could be helped by better signage

Newswise — A simple change in the wording of a traffic sign – from “Share the Road” to “Bicycles May Use Full Lane” – could help clarify the rules of the road for bicyclists and motorists, according to a North … Continue reading

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New Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Repatha (evolocumab) approved by FDA

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Amgen Inc’s Repatha (evolocumab) drug for patients with hereditary forms of high cholesterol and those with cardiovascular disease. Last month the FDA approved a similar drug from Regeneron … Continue reading

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Medical Exercise Specialist Certification launched by ACE

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 20, 2015—To better prepare health and fitness professionals to be  a critical link between the clinic and the community, and to best serve the patients and clients of today’s healthcare landscape, the nonprofit American Council on Exercise … Continue reading

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T2D meds sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, alogliptin may cause severe joint pain: FDA

AUDIENCE: Patient, Endocrinology, Family Practice, Internal Medicine ISSUE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that the type 2 diabetes medicines sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin may cause joint pain that can be severe and disabling. FDA has … Continue reading

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Probiotics show no impact preventing gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant bugs

Probiotics show no benefit for preventing or eliminating gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant organisms in patients in the intensive care unit compared to standard care, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of … Continue reading

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Mediterranean diet, not calorie counting, is key to good health: University of Liverpool

Eating a high-fat Mediterranean-style diet rich in olive oil nuts and oily fish, is more beneficial to your health than counting calories, according to Simon Capewell, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool. In an Editorial published in … Continue reading

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Miracle Diet pills recalled by FDA because of suspected carcinogens

The One Minute Miracle Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of MIRACLE DIET 30 Due to Presence of Undeclared Phenolphthalein & MIRACLE ROCK 48 Due to Presence of Undeclared Thiosildenafil Contact: Consumer: (305)947-6244 or email theoneminutemiracle@gmail.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August … Continue reading

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