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Deep Sleep Takes The Edge of Chronic Anxiety

Prevent Disease - November 20, 2018 - 7:22am
Extreme angst is on the rise nationally and globally, especially among teens and millennials. Among other factors, preliminary findings from UC Berkeley sleep researchers point to a chronic lack of deep restorative sleep.
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More Evidence Soy Formula Leads To Health Problems As An Adult

Prevent Disease - November 16, 2018 - 4:11am
New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system.
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Is Weighing Yourself The Key To Losing Weight?

Prevent Disease - November 6, 2018 - 3:22pm
Yes and no. The answer may not be that simple. Daily weighing may help with weight loss goals as some people who don't weigh themselves have been found less likely to lose weight than those who weigh themselves often. However, this depends on a few variables according to research being presented in Chicago at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions.
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Popular ASMR Videos Truly Are Euphoric

Prevent Disease - November 5, 2018 - 12:59pm
Many people experience Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR), a relaxing sensation often triggered by gentle whispering which creates a "low-grade euphoria" characterized by "a combination of positive feelings and a distinct static-like tingling sensation on the skin. We are finally working out what it is and that it can be good for you.
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Sunshine Is The Ultimate Protection Against Eczema

Prevent Disease - November 1, 2018 - 5:37am
Babies who spend more time in the sun are less likely to develop eczema, but it may not be because it boosts their vitamin D levels as previously thought says a new study in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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Could Fasting Cure Diabetes?

Prevent Disease - October 31, 2018 - 7:10am
Weight gain may be driven not only by what we eat but also by our tendency to eat all day long. In the past few years, intermittent fasting has emerged as a popular trend in weight loss. A growing number of health professionals are also prescribing fasting to people with type 2 diabetes.
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When Fathers Exercise, Offspring Are Healthier Even As Adults

Prevent Disease - October 30, 2018 - 5:15pm
A new study suggests that paternal exercise might have significant impact on the health of offspring -- even into adulthood.
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Your Brain Overcomes Limitations Using Bias and Prior Beliefs

Prevent Disease - October 25, 2018 - 5:47am
Imagine trying to write your name so that it can be read in a mirror. Your brain has all of the visual information you need, and you're a pro at writing your own name. Still, this task is very difficult for most people. That's because it requires the brain to perform a mental transformation that it's not familiar with: using what it sees in the mirror to accurately guide your hand to write backward.
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Hot Baths Could Improve Depression As Much As Exercise

Prevent Disease - October 24, 2018 - 6:40am
Long soaks in a hot bath could help with depression. A small study has found that afternoon baths just twice a week produce a moderate but persistent lift to mood. The size of the benefit was similar to that seen with physical exercise, which is a recommended therapy for mild or moderate depression.
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Baby's First Germs Happen Far Before Birth

Prevent Disease - October 19, 2018 - 3:29pm
For more than a century, doctors have assumed that the fetus and the womb itself is sterile, unless something goes wrong. Not so, according to new studies which find bacteria lurk in the placenta, amniotic fluid and umbilical cord blood, making the womb a germy place. So why are we so afraid of germs for newborns?
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Is Behavior Influenced By Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery?

Prevent Disease - October 18, 2018 - 2:21am
C-sections are sometimes inevitable and often necessary to save the lives of mother and baby. However, elective C-section have skyrocketed in that last three decades increasing respiratory problems, obesity and altering a baby's microbiome influencing allergies and asthma later in life. New evidence shows they also cause altered patterns of cell death across the brain acute effects on human neurodevelopment that may lead to long-lasting changes in the brain and behavior.
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5 Flu Vaccine Myths Every Person Should Know

Prevent Disease - October 17, 2018 - 3:44am
From commercials, to TV shows and bill boards, you can't miss the rush to propagandize flu vaccination for pregnant mothers, children and the elderly every fall. Not only does the CDC admit flu shots don't work, but there is absolutely no evidence that any influenza vaccine prevents the flu any more than a placebo. Here are six myths to be aware of before deciding to submit yourself or your loved one to flu vaccines.
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Higher Levels of Fluoride Found To Be Linked With ADHD In Children

Prevent Disease - October 16, 2018 - 2:17am
There is overwhelming evidence that the prolonged ingestion of fluoride causes significant damage to health and particularly to the nervous system. According to University of Toronto and York University researchers, higher levels of fluoride during pregnancy have now been linked with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children
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Growing Evidence Suggests Why More People Distrust Scientific Findings

Prevent Disease - October 11, 2018 - 2:33am
The most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in the world are having less influence among scientists due to the shift in the ways we deal with scientific query. In an era of fact-checking and "alternative facts," many people simply choose not to believe research findings and other established facts, according to a new paper co-authored by a professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.
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Defensiveness Is One Of The Biggest Reasons We Don't Embrace Healthy Behaviors

Prevent Disease - October 11, 2018 - 1:28am
Public health messages often tell people things they don't want to hear: Stop smoking, stop drinking alcohol, exercise more, trade your pizza and hot dogs for a salad. For many people, these messages trigger our natural defenses. They make us feel bad about ourselves and our choices, leading our subconscious to reject the healthy encouragement. So how can we truly transform ourselves if our support structure for health makes us feel guilty?
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The Reason You Can't Keep A Secret

Prevent Disease - October 5, 2018 - 4:05am
"Don't tell anyone" is likely a phrase you have heard before or after someone tells you a secret. But why is it so hard to not spill the beans? One Baylor College of Medicine expert explains why this is a challenge.
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Six FDA Approved Sweeteners Proven Toxic To Human Digestion

Prevent Disease - October 3, 2018 - 3:51am
Using artificial sweeteners causes biochemical changes in the body and actually throw off the body's ability to monitor how many calories we consume .FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements have now been found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules.
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Is There A Healthier Body Shape? Apple or Pear?

Prevent Disease - October 2, 2018 - 4:04am
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with specific fat distributions have greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Are you an apple or pear?
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