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Half of new mothers still excessively sleepy after 4 months: QUT study

New mums are being urged to be cautious about returning to work too quickly, after a QUT study found one in two were still excessively sleepy four months after giving birth. Dr Ashleigh Filtness, from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research … Continue reading

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Recent use of some birth control pills may increase breast cancer risk

PHILADELPHIA — Women who recently used birth control pills containing high-dose estrogen and a few other formulations had an increased risk for breast cancer, whereas women using some other formulations did not, according to data published in Cancer Research, a … Continue reading

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Why asthmatic female baby boomers may need help

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 1, 2014) – Women over the age of 65 face numerous barriers to good health: an increased risk for obesity, greater struggles against poverty and higher rates of asthma with worse health outcomes. An article published … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s documentary ‘Alive Inside’ pushes for music therapy

(Reuters) – Michael Rossato-Bennett initially thought it was the worst job he had ever taken. The filmmaker was flabbergasted when he entered a nursing home on a commission to film a few clips for a website. “I walked into these … Continue reading

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The NIH Ebola Page

Ebola/Marbug Research The molecular events that affect disease transmission and human response to Ebola and Marburg viruses are poorly understood. Researchers in NIAID’s Division of Intramural Research and Vaccine Research Center as well as NIAID-supported scientists at external institutions are … Continue reading

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Longer Lives with Fewer Age-related Illnesses in ‘Re-wired’ Mice

Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – (July 31, 2014) – While developing a new cancer drug, researchers at The Wistar Institute discovered that mice lacking a specific protein live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses. The mice, which lack the TRAP-1 protein, … Continue reading

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Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption

Newswise — Banning vending machines from schools can actually increase soda and fast food consumption among students if it’s the only school food policy change implemented, according to research conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The study, published … Continue reading

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Why do we fear vaccines?

Why do we fear vaccines? A new book, a provocative examination, by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic … Continue reading

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Study: active workstations in offices and classrooms may help to decrease sedentariness without impairing task performance

Integrated treadmill desk designed to let you walk on treadmill while working Attaches to almost any treadmill; workspace measures 72 by 34 inches Includes manuscript holder, three-level file folder; and top telephone/headset stand Two cup/utility holders; adjusts to users between … Continue reading

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Southern-Style Eating Increases Risk of Death for Kidney Disease Patients

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases shows consuming a “Southern-style” diet — consisting of processed meats, fried foods and sugar-sweetened beverages — results in … Continue reading

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Meal planning and parents article wins award

Newswise — INDIANAPOLIS, IN – August 1, 2014 – The Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB) announces the 2014 Best Article and Best Great Educational Material (GEM) awards, which were presented at the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior … Continue reading

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15 Diseases Doctors Often Get Wrong

 When you experience strange pains, mysterious digestive issues, or other unexplained symptoms, you’d hope a trip to the doctor would solve your health woes. But sometimes, doctors have just as much trouble identifying certain disorders and conditions as their patients. … Continue reading

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5 Most Confusing Health Halo Food Terms: #1 is ‘Natural’

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD / @goodhealth I frequently meet my clients at their local supermarkets so we can walk the aisles together. Most find it incredibly eye-opening: sometimes what they think they know about which products to select … Continue reading

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Disabled fall as jobs reports rise

WEST ORANGE, NJ–(Marketwired – Aug 1, 2014) – Amid a rising jobs report for Americans without disabilities, people with disabilities continue to fall behind in finding employment, according to today’s National Trends in Disability Employment – Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued … Continue reading

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Many surprises in Top 10 Most Pampered People Cities list

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In honor of Beauty Week, Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) ( set out to find the most pampered cities in America. To determine the winner, Groupon ranked 150 cities based on how much residents have spent so far this year on … Continue reading

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