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Magic Mushrooms For Palliative Care Patients

Prevent Disease - January 15, 2019 - 11:44am
Palliative care patients are being treated with the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms in a bid to reduce their anxiety during end of life care.
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Is Charcoal Toothpaste Effective?

Prevent Disease - January 10, 2019 - 5:32pm
Activated charcoal is a popular topic these days from cleansing your face, detoxing even brushing your teeth. More experts are questioning whether toothpastes containing charcoal are detrimental in the long-term.
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Over 80 Percent of Patients Don't Level With Their Doctors

Prevent Disease - January 9, 2019 - 8:26am
It may seem harmless to not be entirely forthcoming with your doctor, but the health consequences could be huge.
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20 Things You Can Do This Year To Change Your Life

Prevent Disease - January 4, 2019 - 4:35pm
There is no secret to happiness, but there is a science to it, says Tim Bono, a psychology lecturer in Arts and Sciences who teaches courses on happiness at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Collecting Clean Water From Air

Prevent Disease - January 3, 2019 - 7:23am
Humans can get by in the most basic of shelters, can scratch together a meal from the most humble of ingredients. But we can't survive without clean water. And in places where water is scarce--the world's deserts, for example--getting water to people requires feats of engineering and irrigation that can be cumbersome and expensive. A pair of new studies from researchers at The Ohio State University offers a possible solution, inspired by nature.
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Share Your Weight Loss Secrets

Prevent Disease - December 24, 2018 - 6:01pm
Losing weight and keeping it off is no easy feat--especially during the holiday season. It is an accomplishment worth sharing, and now people all over the world will have their chance.
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Bringing Sleep Patterns Into Diet Plans

Prevent Disease - December 20, 2018 - 6:59am
The timings of our meals effect our ability to lose weight, so the integration of sleep rhythm data would help to build more effective personalised diet guides, experts have said.
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Avoidant Grieving Makes People Avoid Life

Prevent Disease - December 19, 2018 - 3:39am
A new study between published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience demonstrates that avoidant grievers unconsciously monitor and block the contents of their mind-wandering, constantly protecting themselves from thinking about their loss.
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Running Shoes With Greatest Comfort Promote Highest Injury Risk

Prevent Disease - December 14, 2018 - 6:38am
Highly-cushioned running shoes are meant to protect against injuries, but they may actually do the opposite by changing the way we run, research suggests.
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Can We Unlearn The Fear That Creates Our Reality?

Prevent Disease - December 12, 2018 - 2:10am
Imagination is a wonderful thing. Emotions are often a result of the mind telling us stories without our direction over the outcome. When we imagine any fear repeatedly in a safe environment, soon our phobia, and our brain's response to it, begins to subside.
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Tiny Sun Sensor Warns You When Your Skin Is About To Burn

Prevent Disease - December 11, 2018 - 6:22am
A miniature wearable sensor has been designed to let you know if you've spent too much or too little time in the sun.
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As Couples Age, Humor and Tenderness Towards One Another Increases

Prevent Disease - December 10, 2018 - 4:50pm
A new UC Berkeley study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow with age as conflicts give way to humor and acceptance.
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Phone App Can Diagnose Low Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency From Photos of Your Fingernails

Prevent Disease - December 7, 2018 - 3:56pm
Developers continue to create platforms on mobile devices to assist users in assessing a myriad of health conditions. Now a new smartphone app is capable of diagnosing vitamin and mineral deficiencies simply by analysing the colour of a person's fingernails in a photograph.
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Alcohol and Cigarette Industries Panicking As More Teens Choose Marijuana Above All Else

Prevent Disease - December 5, 2018 - 3:59am
The patterns of adolescent substance use are changing, and marijuana is increasingly the first substance in the sequence of recreational drug use for adolescents, according researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
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Bad Bosses Teach Compassion, Create Exceptional Leaders

Prevent Disease - December 4, 2018 - 2:39am
A new University of Central Florida study suggests abuse and mistreatment by those at the top of an organization do not necessarily lead to abusive behavior by lower-level leaders. When offered leadership opportunities, prior victims of workplace abuse are more likely to treat their own subordinates better by learning from the bad behavior of their bosses.
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