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Magic Mushrooms For Palliative Care Patients

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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Only 12 Percent of Adults Are Metabolically Healthy

November 30, 2018 - 8:45pm
The prevalence of metabolic health in adults is 'alarmingly low,' in the U.S. even among people who are normal weight, a new study finds.
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Our Response To Food Depends On The Time We Eat It

November 29, 2018 - 1:58pm
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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How Emotional Suppression Affects Children

November 28, 2018 - 7:33am
'Not in front of the kids.' It's an age-old plea for parents to avoid showing conflict and strong negative emotions around their children. But new research from a Washington State University scientist disagrees, showing that it's better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to tamp them down.
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Study Explains Our Reaction To Uncomfortable and Painful Experiences

November 22, 2018 - 6:23am
Exposure to uncomfortable sensations elicits a wide range of appropriate and quick reactions, from reflexive withdrawal to more complex feelings and behaviors. To better understand the body's innate response to harmful activity, researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have identified activity in the brain that governs these reactions.
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8 Reasons We Need To Stop Focusing On Nutrients

November 21, 2018 - 6:56am
The rise of nutritionalism -- focusing on nutrient content rather than the whole food -- has created a 'nutritional cacophony' that leaves people confused.
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