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Daylight Savings Gets Kids Outside And Exercising

Oct 25, 14 Daylight Savings Gets Kids Outside And Exercising

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Children are particularly prone to unhealthy habits and behaviors, thanks in no small part to commercials heavily advertising fast- and unhealthy food. In fact, childhood obesity has more than doubled in children (quadrupled in adolescents) over the last 30 years. The silver lining is that children are inspired to get up and outside for exercise when the sun sets later.

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Your Brain’s Built-In Calorie Counter Knows You Want Junk Food

Oct 24, 14 Your Brain’s Built-In Calorie Counter Knows You Want Junk Food

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Understanding why people desire certain types of food and how their brains respond to this stimuli could help control eating behaviors that lead to obesity and related health complications, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. A recent study has revealed that an internal “calorie counter” in the brain starts working whenever we look at certain food items we desire.

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Diet Pill Study Retraction Prompts More Questioning Of Dr. Oz’s Medical Expertise

Oct 24, 14 Diet Pill Study Retraction Prompts More Questioning Of Dr. Oz’s Medical Expertise

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Green Coffee Bean Extract may not be scientifically proven to help people lose weight, but it has helped Dr. Mehmet Oz, popularly known as Dr. Oz, lose credibility after a study claiming to offer scientific evidence of the ingredient's weight loss properties was retracted.

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Medical Clowns And Doctors Of Joy

Oct 23, 14 Medical Clowns And Doctors Of Joy

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Looking to expand your educational horizons with a qualification in something completely different? Do you want to combine serious studies with a lot of officially sanctioned fooling around, help people along the way, and have a lot of laughs at the same time? Why not try “medical clowning?” Israel’s University of Haifa even offers a degree course in this most unlikely of subjects.

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Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Oct 23, 14 Your Kid’s Depression Could Be Treated With Their Favorite Song

Posted by in Mental Health

Evidence has shown that music therapy can address people’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs by either creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. A recent study conducted at Queen’s University Belfast has revealed that music therapy can effectively treat depression in children and adolescents dealing with emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems.

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How Pregnancy Changes A Woman’s Drinking Habits

Oct 22, 14 How Pregnancy Changes A Woman’s Drinking Habits

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Can you drink while you’re pregnant? What if you drink yourself into bed with someone and continue cyclical drinking habits weeks or even months before realizing you’re pregnant? For some reason, there is still an overwhelming muddle of answers from experts, obstetricians, and researchers.

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How To Get Resveratrol Without Taking A (Ridiculous) Red Wine Bath

Oct 22, 14 How To Get Resveratrol Without Taking A (Ridiculous) Red Wine Bath

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Drinking a glass of red wine makes us feel healthy and divine, but the rich and famous have decided to reap the benefits of this alcoholic beverage in an unusual way — bathing in it. Celebrities have turned to vinotherapy to immerse not just their mouth, but their bodies in the crimson wave of liquor to boost circulation of red blood cells and mask free radicals with the compound resveratrol.

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Could ‘Spare Part’ Organs Be On The Horizon?

Oct 22, 14 Could ‘Spare Part’ Organs Be On The Horizon?

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A team of researchers has successfully grown functional human intestinal cells using stem cells. This breakthrough suggests that in the near future people may be able to keep a reserve of spare body parts harvested from their own cells and eliminate the need for organ transplants.

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5 Ebola Safety Measures That Were Unnecessarily Extreme

Oct 21, 14 5 Ebola Safety Measures That Were Unnecessarily Extreme

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Whenever a new virus or bacteria creeps onto the public health scene, people exhibit their hardwired, kneejerk response of feeling afraid before looking for facts. It’s an easy reaction: Facing a hard truth demands more effort than receding into a cave of ignorance. And Ebola elicits just this response.

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Could This Be Why CVS Stopped Selling Cigarettes?

Oct 21, 14 Could This Be Why CVS Stopped Selling Cigarettes?

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Some smoke to get rid of stress, while others do it in social situations — either way, it leads to the same outcome. The drug is so addicting, however, that even those who shouldn’t be smoking are doing just that. Such people include the ones in a new study, which found that trips to the pharmacy for a prescription drug refill were often accompanied by purchasing a pack of cigarettes.

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