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CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

At least 38 million adults in the US drink too much, and most are not alcoholics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a push to increase use of alcohol screening and counseling by doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Only 1 in 6 Americans talk to their health professional about their […]

January 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

Excitement helps you focus on the positive, study suggests

Jan 06, – If you ever experience performance anxiety — commonly known as stage fright — getting excited might help more than trying to calm down, according to a new study. Researchers at Harvard Business School found that becoming excited before stressful activities, such as taking a math test or speaking in front of a […]

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‘Good night’s sleep’ essential for brain health

‘Good night’s sleep’ essential for brain health

Jan 04, – The researchers, from Uppsala University, report the findings of their small trial, which was funded mostly by the Swedish Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden) and Novo Nordisk Foundation, in the latest online issue of the journal SLEEP. Lead investigator Christian Benedict, a sleep researcher at Uppsala’s Department of Neuroscience, says: “We observed that a […]

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High blood pressure potentially more dangerous for women than men

High blood pressure potentially more dangerous for women than men

Jan 03, – Doctors may need to treat high blood pressure in women more fiercely than they do in men. In a study, the researchers for the first time found significant differences in the mechanisms that cause high blood pressure in women as compared to men. “The medical community thought that high blood pressure was […]

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Young adults may damage DNA with alcohol consumption

Young adults may damage DNA with alcohol consumption

Jan 02, – College students are renowned for partying at the weekends, and this usually involves having a drink or two. But new research has found that this level of alcohol consumption may cause damage to DNA. This is according to a study published in the journal Alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and […]

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hro health: Common Skin care mistakes to be avoided

hro health: Common Skin care mistakes to be avoided

Dec 30, – Beautiful skin isn’t necessarily a result of expensive serums and spa treatments. In fact, all the expensive treatments in the world won’t help skin that’s being largely neglected. You have to have a regular skin care regimen that supports basic cleaning and moisturizing, both of which are the foundation of skin health. […]

December 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The great skin diet: Berries for beautiful, glowing skin

The great skin diet: Berries for beautiful, glowing skin

Dec 29, – It’s no secret that berries are important for good health. They can reduce cholesterol, help prevent diabetes and cancer, and are great sources of immunity-boosting vitamin C. And beauty companies are finding that the same nutrients making our internal selves run better can also make our skin glow—no berry pie or smoothie […]

December 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
New discoveries could lead to hair regrowth

New discoveries could lead to hair regrowth

Dec 28, – Researchers from the University of Southern California say they have made a number of new discoveries that could lead to potential hair regeneration treatment, and even skin regeneration. This is according to three studies published in the journals Stem Cells and The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to the […]

December 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
Study: Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit

Study: Counselors Give Smokers Best Chance to Quit

Dec. 27 — Smokers who work with a counselor specially trained to help them quit — along with using medications or nicotine patches or gum — are three times more likely to kick the habit than smokers who try to quit without any help, a large new study finds. Over-the-counter nicotine-replacement products have become more […]

December 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Girls’ brain connections may explain their faster maturity

Girls’ brain connections may explain their faster maturity

Dec 26, – As we grow older, our brains reorganize themselves, pruning and streamlining nerve fiber linkages to reduce overall network connectivity while selectively preserving long-distance connections that are crucial to information integration. Now, a team led by Newcastle University in the UK has found this brain streamlining starts earlier in girls, suggesting it may […]

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