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Fear Of Losing Your Job Increases Your Risk Of Developing Asthma

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:30

Work-related stress, in particular the anxiety of losing your job, may bring on a first-time asthma attack.

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Breast Milk Is Great For Babies' Health, But It Isn't Perfect

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:00

Breast milk is a potential source of cytomegalovirus in premature babies, who are among those at highest risk of infection.

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Banning Late-Night Calls, Germany Tries To Protect Its Workers From Themselves

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:00

German Labor Minister Andrea Nahles has commissioned an in-depth study that observers predict may lead to an "anti-stress act," banning companies from contacting employees after hours.

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Measuring Brainwaves To Diagnose Autism Before Age 4

By | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00

Measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could be the key to an accurate and precise identification of children who suffer from autism.

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How Do You Want Your Body Handled After You Die?

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:14

Mortician Caitlin Doughty and Designer Katrina Spade believe the time is ripe for new perspectives on death and propose fresh methods for laying our loved ones to rest.

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Exercising During Chemo May Help To Shrink Tumors

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:52

Combining exercise with chemotherapy shrunk tumors more than chemotherapy alone, a study found.

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Good News: Vaccines Don't Spur Epileptic Seizures In Children

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 13:43

In most cases where a child develops epilepsy following vaccination, the underlying cause is some genetic or structural defect, and not the shot itself.

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One Dose Of An Antidepressant Changes Your Brain Dramatically

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:51

A single dose of Lexapro, a commonly prescribed SSRI antidepressant, quickly produces dramatic changes in the architecture of the human brain.

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Loving (By Caring For) Your Breasts

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:00

As the owner of a pair of breasts, you are tasked with the important responsibility of maintaining their well-being.

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Kids Eat Healthier If Mom And Dad Went To College

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 17:31

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar than their peers, but all kids, no matter their background, did not eat sufficient amounts of whole grains and low-fat milk.

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When A Simple Cough Ends In Heart Attack

By | Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:00

Researchers demonstrate how Streptococcus pneumoniae, responsible for most cases of bacterial pneumonia, invades the heart and causes the death of heart muscle cells.

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More People In The 21st Century Have Died By Homicide Than In War, But Not All Is Lost

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 19:00

The first Global Violence Reduction Conference in Cambridge will convene to discuss the possibility of halving violence rates by 2040.

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Heating Pads And Ice Packs May Do More Harm Than Good

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 14:27

Heating pads, ice packs, electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and the like almost never help someone who requires physical therapy and, surprisingly, they may even cause harm.

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Artificial Sweeteners Cause Chaos In Our Guts, Spurring Obesity

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 13:00

Sugar substitutes change the composition and function of your gut microbiota and so hasten the development of glucose intolerance, which may lead to adult-onset diabetes.

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As Assisted Suicide Laws Relax, Belgium Will Euthanize Murderer And Rapist

By | Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:52

A 50-year-old Belgian prisoner serving a life sentence has been granted permission for euthanasia, a concern to those who worry rates of assisted suicide are rising precipitously with an extension of the law to children.

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