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Is Behavior Influenced By Cesarean or Vaginal Delivery?

21 hours 8 min ago
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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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Do People Notice The Difference Between Strategic Kindness and Real Kindness?

September 28, 2018 - 2:29am
Psychologists at the University of Sussex have confirmed that the warm glow of kindness is real, even when there's nothing in it for you. In their study, published in NeuroImage, they undertook a major analysis of existing research showing the brain scans relating to over 1000 people making kind decisions. For the first time, they split the analysis between what happens in the brain when people act out of genuine altruism – where there's nothing in it for them – and when they act with strategic kindness – when there is something to be gained as a consequence.
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Which Milk Alternatives Are Worthy of Your Consideration?

September 26, 2018 - 6:54am
The risks of consuming pasteurized cow's milk are pronounced when consuming in the long term, especially for women. Not only does pasteurized milk create imbalances in the ratios of crucial minerals, but it influences progression and rates of osteoporosis. So which alternatives to milk are there and which ones are actually healthy?
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People Enjoy Your Company Far More Than You Think

September 21, 2018 - 6:23am
In our social lives, we're constantly engaged in what researchers call "meta-perception," or trying to figure out how other people see us. Do people think we're boring or interesting, selfish or altruistic, attractive or not?
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BPA-Free Plastics Disrupt Fertility

September 14, 2018 - 7:08am
Many plastic bottles are sold as "BPA-free" -- meaning they don't contain bisphenol A, an ingredient known to disrupt reproduction in mice. But now it seems that the additives used in place of BPA are potentially just as harmful.
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Why Do Some People Feel Less Pain?

September 11, 2018 - 5:45am
Ever wonder why some people seem to feel less pain than others? A study conducted at Wake Forest School of Medicine may have found one of the answers – mindfulness.
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GMO Salmon Maker Refuses To Disclose Who They Selling To

September 9, 2018 - 4:46pm
Prepared sashimi products are where you're likely to find genetically modified salmon, the CEO of AquaBounty Technologies, a Massachusetts-based biotechnology company that produces the fish, told investors, but they won't say who they're selling to
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Coffee Causing Cancer??

September 2, 2018 - 2:19pm
Scientists have been doing research on a coffee-cancer link for a very long time. Meta-studies looking at all the scientific literature up to date have clearly shown that not only there is no association between coffee-drinking and cancer, but there is actually a mild inverse correlation between drinking coffee and some type of cancer. In other words, not only does coffee not give you cancer, but it may mildly protect you from some types of cancer, such as breast and liver cancer.
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The Real Culprit May Not Be Gluten At All

August 23, 2018 - 8:48pm
Gluten might not be the bad guy after all. Evidence suggests it may be the fructan molecules in wheat that cause stomach problems in people with an intolerance.
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Why Do So Many Of Us Have Slowness Rage?

August 21, 2018 - 5:51pm
Slowness rage is not confined to the sidewalk, of course. Slow drivers, slow Internet, slow grocery lines--they all drive us crazy. You too can measure yourself on the "Pedestrian Aggressiveness Syndrome Scale," a tool developed by University of Hawaii psychologist Leon James. While walking in a crowd, do you find yourself "acting in a hostile manner (staring, presenting a mean face, moving closer or faster than expected)" and "enjoying thoughts of violence?"
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10 Powerful Things That Extend Your Life

August 17, 2018 - 3:45pm
Differences in lifestyle patterns rather than mortality or health outcomes appear to have immense research potential in gauging life expectancy. How do patterns in thought, actions, supplements, and diet interact, synergize, or interfere with one another? Here's a look at 10 powerful things that influence our aging processes.
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Boxers or Briefs? What's The Verdict on Loose or Tight-Fitting Underwear?

August 13, 2018 - 4:49am
One type of underwear exposes men to significantly higher sperm concentrations and total sperm counts when compared to others according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The findings of this study, conducted in the Fertility Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital, suggest that certain styles of men's underwear may inhibit production of sperm.
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Breaking Rules Frees Up Your Mind, Makes It Easier To Be Creative

August 9, 2018 - 12:55pm
Want to compose a great symphony, write a classic novel, come up with a brilliant new app? Cheat on your taxes first, or on your poker buddies. It's easy--and fun, too. That's the unsettling implication of a new study released by the Association for Psychological Science and conducted by business professors at Harvard University and the University of Southern California.
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