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Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace






Am J Health Promot. 2016 Aug 25. pii: 0890117116662312. [Epub ahead of print] Forgiveness Working: Forgiveness, Health, and Productivity in the Workplace. Toussaint L1, Worthington EL Jr2, Van Tongeren DR3, Hook J4, Berry JW5, Miller AJ6, Davis DE7. Author information … Continue reading






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Mediterranean diet better than statins






A Mediterranean diet could be better than statins at reducing the risk of an early death for millions of Britons, research suggests. Leading heart experts said patients should be prescribed the diet – rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains … Continue reading






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Less than one-third of adults with depression receive treatment






NEW YORK, NY (August 29, 2016)– New findings suggest that most Americans with depression receive no treatment, while raising the possibility that overtreatment of depression is also widespread. Less than a third of American adults who screened positive for depression … Continue reading






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The Effects of Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease






J Parkinsons Dis. 2016 Aug 20. [Epub ahead of print] The Effects of Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease: A Review Lauzé M1,2, Daneault JF2,3, Duval C1,2. Author information 1Département des sciences de l’activité physique, Université du Québec á Montréal, QC, … Continue reading






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American College of Emergency Physicians: ERs after Obamacare: More patients, fewer on-call specialists






WASHINGTON — The average monthly emergency department visit increased by 5.7 percent in Illinois after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), although the population remained essentially flat. In Massachusetts, while visits to emergency departments climbed steadily between 2005 … Continue reading






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Patients with moderate to severe TBI twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury






Research examining adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who participated in rehabilitation showed that they were twice as likely to die from an unintentional injury that occurred following their TBI. This was in comparison to individuals in … Continue reading






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Mylan to launch generic EpiPen at half the price of original






Mylan NV (MYL.O) said it would launch the first generic version of its allergy auto-injector EpiPen at half the price of the branded product, the drugmaker’s second step in less than a week to counter a wave of criticism over … Continue reading






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Astronomers spot galaxy made almost entirely out of dark matter






First detected in 2015, the galaxy known as Dragonfly 44 seems to be made of 99.99 percent dark matter, an invisible substance known only through its gravitational effects. Astronomers have discovered a galaxy as big as the Milky Way that consists … Continue reading






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Lean, but not healthy






Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2016 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] Lean, but not healthy: the ‘metabolically obese, normal-weight’ phenotype. Ding C1, Chan Z, Magkos F. Author information 1aClinical Nutrition Research Centre, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency … Continue reading






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Green tea polyphenol EGCG could be used for prevention of Zika virus infections






Virology. 2016 Sep;496:215-8. doi: 10.1016/j.virol.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 23. The green tea molecule EGCG inhibits Zika virus entry. Carneiro BM1, Batista MN2, Braga AC2, Nogueira ML3, Rahal P2. Author information 1Laboratory of Genomic Studies, Sao Paulo State University – UNESP, … Continue reading






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Live long, breathe slow






The Vedic culture taught the Brahmins that the faster we breathe, the faster we die. Think of money. We can either spend frivolously, emptying our bank accounts, or we can budget, enjoying our funds throughout our lives. In the same … Continue reading






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Alzheimer’s risk higher due to Western diet






Globally, about 42 million people now have dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease as the most common type of dementia. Rates of Alzheimer’s disease are rising worldwide. The most important risk factors seem to be linked to diet, especially the consumption of … Continue reading






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Stiffer arteries negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes






Newswise — Westminster, Colo. (August 26, 2016)—As we age, our arteries gradually become less flexible, making it harder for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. This hardening of the arteries occurs faster in people with high blood pressure … Continue reading






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Why White Males Have Shifted Allegiance to Republican Party






Over the last 40 years, white males have shifted their allegiance from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party and it has more to do with economics than politics, says Harland Prechel, a professor of political and economic sociology at … Continue reading






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Breast milk sugar may protect babies against deadly infection






A type of sugar found naturally in some women’s breast milk may protect newborn babies from infection with a potentially life threatening bacterium called Group B streptococcus, according to a new study from Imperial College London. These bacteria are a … Continue reading






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Should physiotherapy be the first point of contact in general practice?






Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Sep;17(5):489-502. doi: 10.1017/S1463423616000189. Epub 2016 Jun 6. Physiotherapy as a first point of contact in general practice: a solution to a growing problem? Goodwin RW1, Hendrick PA2. Author information 1Musculoskeletal Clinics Team,Nottingham City Care,Nottingham,UK. … Continue reading






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Diabetes Drug News: SGLT2 Inhibitors: Benefit/Risk Balance






Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Oct;16(10):92. doi: 10.1007/s11892-016-0789-4. SGLT2 Inhibitors: Benefit/Risk Balance. Scheen AJ1,2,3. Author information 1Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Medicines (CIRM), University of Liège, Liège, Belgium. andre.scheen@chu.ulg.ac.be. 2Division of Diabetes, Nutrition and Metabolic Disorders, Department … Continue reading






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Coffee drinking habits can be genetic






Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, the study found. Experts say the findings suggest that the gene reduce … Continue reading






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Whirlpool Recalls Microwaves Due to Fire Hazard






Name of product: Whirlpool brand microwave hood combinations Hazard: Internal arcing during use can ignite an internal plastic component, posing a fire hazard. Consumer Contact: Whirlpool Corporation at 800-990-6254 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or … Continue reading






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New strategies in sport nutrition to increase exercise performance.






Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Sep;98:144-58. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2016.01.016. Epub 2016 Feb 5. New strategies in sport nutrition to increase exercise performance. Close GL1, Hamilton DL2, Philp A3, Burke LM4, Morton JP5. Author information 1Research Institute for Sport and Exercise Science … Continue reading






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Standing cable training not superior to seated machine training in improving physical performance in older adult






Exp Gerontol. 2016 Sep;82:131-8. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2016.06.012. Epub 2016 Jun 25. Functional strength training: Seated machine vs standing cable training to improve physical function in elderly Balachandran A1, Martins MM1, De Faveri FG1, Alan O1, Cetinkaya F1, Signorile JF2. Author information … Continue reading






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All diets work when adhered to






Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2016 Sep;45(3):581-604. doi: 10.1016/j.ecl.2016.04.009. The Role of Macronutrient Content in the Diet for Weight Management. Bray GA1, Siri-Tarino PW2. Author information 1Atherosclerosis Research Program, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Drive, Oakland, … Continue reading






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Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents with Down syndrome-prevalence, determinants, consequences, and interventions: A literature review.






Res Dev Disabil. 2016 Oct;57:181-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2016.06.018. Epub 2016 Jul 19. Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents with Down syndrome-prevalence, determinants, consequences, and interventions: A literature review. Bertapelli F1, Pitetti K2, Agiovlasitis S3, Guerra-Junior G4. Author information 1CAPES Foundation, … Continue reading






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Adult Attachment, Stress, and Romantic Relationships






Curr Opin Psychol. 2017 Feb;13:19-24. Adult Attachment, Stress, and Romantic Relationships. Simpson JA1, Steven Rholes W2. Author information 1University of Minnesota. 2Texas A&M University. Abstract In this article, we discuss theory and research on how individuals who have insecure adult … Continue reading






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Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association






Circulation. 2016 Aug 22. pii: CIR.0000000000000439. [Epub ahead of print] Added Sugars and Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Children: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Vos MB, Kaar JL, Welsh JA, Van Horn LV, Feig DI, Anderson CA, Patel … Continue reading






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