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How Your Relationship Status Affects Your Health

Oct 31, 14 How Your Relationship Status Affects Your Health

Posted by in Health

Being in a relationship can change things, from your Friday night plans to your Sunday brunch for two — and even the state of your health. The five stages of a relationship — butterflies, building, assimilation, honesty, and stability — can make a difference in your overall well-being in the most unexpected ways.

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Dancing Plagues, Cursed Penises And Wildfire Laughter: Mass Hysteria At Its Best

Oct 31, 14 Dancing Plagues, Cursed Penises And Wildfire Laughter: Mass Hysteria At Its Best

Posted by in Health, Juxtaposed In Japan, Seasonal

With today being Halloween, it’s always worth looking at the weirder, creepier side of life. Recently, I have been reading about cases of mass hysteria. Some of them at first are almost beyond belief, until you remember just what a peculiar thing the human mind is.

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Not All Gastric Bypass Procedures Are Created Equal

Oct 31, 14 Not All Gastric Bypass Procedures Are Created Equal

Posted by in Health

Bariatric surgery — or weight loss surgery — is different for everyone, and the various procedures that can be taken to reduce a person’s obesity have unique consequences. A new study sought to examine how effective the two most common types of bariatric surgery were.

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Strict ‘Social Host’ Laws Seem To Reduce Underage Drinking

Oct 30, 14 Strict ‘Social Host’ Laws Seem To Reduce Underage Drinking

Posted by in Health

Teenagers and college students living in states with strict "social host" laws are less likely to get intoxicated on drinks, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Oct 30, 14 Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Sweat, the cooling system of your body, is made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals, including ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar. Remarkably, these chemicals along with the small molecules and peptides they contain can reveal what is going on inside your body. For this reason, scientists are trying to harness sweat through some form of wearable technology and turn it into a new way to measure and monitor your immediate health.

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Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Oct 29, 14 Celebrating Our Cats On National Cat Day

Posted by in Health, Science, Seasonal

Today is a great day – it is National Cat Day. That’s right; an entire day dedicated to celebrating cats is upon us. Though many ways exist to celebrate cats on this fine National Cat Day, why don’t we take a look at the benefits of having cats in our lives?

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Finally, Someone Calls Out Big Sugar Before Halloween

Oct 29, 14 Finally, Someone Calls Out Big Sugar Before Halloween

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Despite a threatening obesity epidemic in the sugar-laden United States, children will not be disappointed with their candy selections as they trick-or-treat this Halloween. John Oliver announced on Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight show, that Americans are predicted to spend $2.2 billion on Halloween candy this year.

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The Power Of Group Therapy In Curbing Autistic Behavior

Oct 29, 14 The Power Of Group Therapy In Curbing Autistic Behavior

Posted by in Mental Health

Parents of autistic children are taking it upon themselves to improve communication and language problems in group therapy sessions. Researchers are constantly looking for a better treatment approach to improve the substantial impairments characterized by autism, and doctors at Stanford University Medical Center have just made successful strides in the effort.

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WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Oct 28, 14 WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the second part of our series on reducing cancer risk, we will look in more detail at the first two points in the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). Before we do so, let’s just consider the scale of the problem for a moment. Tobacco is “the leading cause of preventable illness and death,” as well as being the world’s major cause of cancer.

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A Child’s Autism Risk May Increase With Exposure To These Pollutants

Oct 28, 14 A Child’s Autism Risk May Increase With Exposure To These Pollutants

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According to new research out of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, kids that have been exposed to two air pollutants, chromium and styrene, may have an increased risk of developing autism.

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