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988 suicide lifeline sees big boost in calls its first months : Shots - Health News : NPR

The 3-digit suicide and crisis lifeline – 988 – fielded nearly half a million more calls, texts and chats in its first 5 months than the old 10-digit Lifeline did during the same time in 2021.

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Laughter science: Scientists track why we laugh when others do - The Washington Post

Scientists have yet to definitively find a funny bone, but they are revealing nuances about the laugh impulse.

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Last orders: how we fell out of love with alcohol | Alcohol | The Guardian

More and more young people are choosing not to drink. But what would society be like without alcohol? And could a new alcohol substitute really give us a risk-free buzz?

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Crying: My radical plan to get rid of my worst tendency in 2023.

The produce aisle, my local bar, and seat 15C on a recent flight had no idea what hit them.

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Suicide prevention gets a new lifeline

Psychologists remain on the forefront of suicide prevention, serving as critical first responders and training nonpsychologists to help meet the need

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Strengthen your heart, bones – and maybe even your brain: a beginner’s guide to weight training at any age | Fitness

A resistance workout is not just about adding muscle: it can bring a host of other proven benefits as well. So what is stopping you?

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When should you eat? It’s just as important as what you eat. | National Geographic

We crave food at night—which made sense back when humans only cared about surviving the day. But science shows that to live longer, healthier lives, we need to...

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This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You're In Back-To-Back Meetings | HuffPost Life

You can actually see stress levels spike in people's brainwaves when their work schedules are packed.

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    Where Pain Lives

    Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine.

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    AM or PM: When is the best time to exercise? - Big Think

    Morning, afternoon, or night: When is the best time to exercise? Scientists have extensively studied this question. Here's what they found.

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    9 Hard-Earned Lessons From 365 Days Of Sobriety | British Vogue

    What really happens when you give up drinking? Writer CJ Thurlow reflects on a year of sobriety, and the challenges she faced.

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    Almonds Are Out. Dairy Is a Disaster. So What Milk Should We Drink?

    A glass of dairy milk produces almost three times more greenhouse gas than any plant-based milk. But vegan options have drawbacks of their own.

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    Student mental health is in crisis. Campuses are rethinking their approach

    Amid massive increases in demand for care, psychologists are helping colleges and universities embrace a broader culture of well-being and better equipping faculty to support students in need.

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    How the White House nutrition conference may tackle Americans' unhealthy diets : Shots - Health News : NPR

    The way many Americans eat is fueling chronic disease. Here are seven big ideas from the White House's upcoming nutrition conference for how to improve Americans' diets.

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    3 Simple Habits That Can Protect Your Brain From Cognitive Decline

    These three habits help your body, and also have a positive impact on your brain.

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    The 9 Safest Seafood Options

    The health benefits of eating seafood are well known, but so are the health risks. In stark contrast to the healthy lean protein and variety of vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids found in fish is the threat of contamination with metals, chemicals,

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    Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s

    When does forgetfulness become something more serious? And how can we delay or even prevent that change? We talk to brain expert Richard Restak

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    How Polio Crept Back Into the U.S. — ProPublica

    U.S. public health agencies generally don’t test wastewater for signs of polio. That may have given the virus time to circulate silently before it paralyzed a New York man.

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    8 Natural Ways to Repel Insects Without Bug Spray

    You don’t need a can full of DEET to keep ticks and mosquitoes at bay in a survival situation.

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    988 Lifeline Dialing Code Launches

    On July 16, 2022, the dialing code 988 will become available across the US to route callers to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.

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    The Fascinating Science Behind What Causes Freckles | Allure

    Nobody is born with freckles. So why do some people get them — and how? Julia Guerra, longtime freckle owner, goes on a mission to find out the genetic and environmental causes of freckles.

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    Why Am I Always Cold? This Is Why Some People Feel the Cold More Than Others

    Ever find you can’t stop shivering? This is why you always feel cold, no matter what the weather outside.

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    What to Do When You Never Feel Good Enough

    Are you stuck in constant self-judgment? In a new book, a clinical psychologist suggests a better way to feel good about yourself.

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    Why Staring at Screens Is Making Your Eyeballs Elongate—and How to Stop It

    How much extra time on screen have you had recently? It may be causing nearsightedness—but there’s hope for reversing it.

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    Does turmeric’s reputation translate into real health benefits? | Medical research | The Guardian

    Clinical trials show that curcumin, present in the spice, may help fight osteoarthritis and other diseases, but there’s a catch – bioavailability, or how to get it into the blood

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    Why is it so hard to control our appetites? A doctor’s struggles with giving up sugar | Health & wellbeing | The G

    The long read: We’ve become convinced that if we can eat more healthily, we will be morally better people. But where does this idea come from?

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    How Sugar Affects the Brain, According to a Neuroscience Expert

    Not surprisingly, you need sugar to function—but cravings are actually a result of too much.

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    How The Pandemic Is Changing Our Bodies

    Whether it’s your eyes, skin, teeth, or something else, the pandemic is having an impact on bodies that has nothing to do with COVID.

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    Nature Can Be as Engaging as Video Games — How to Help Kids Fall in Love With the Outdoors

    You don’t need to go to a national park to help your kids fall in love with nature; a walk around the block can be enough. Tech also doesn’t have to be the enemy. Instead, use it as a tool to enhance their awe.

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    To Control Your Life, Control What You Pay Attention To

    To be consistently productive and manage stress better, we must strengthen our skill in attention management.

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    4 Glute Stretches You Should Do Every Day to Run Faster and Avoid Injury

    Your glutes are your primary source of power on the run. Show them a little love with these moves.

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    Why You Should Upgrade Your Face Mask to an N95

    Omicron is now everywhere, but many Americans who want to manage their risk of catching or spreading COVID-19 are still using cloth masks, rather than far more effective N95 or KN95 respirators. Dr. Abaar Karan explains why it’s time to upgrade.

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    How to Work Out for Your Mental Health

    Get physically fit while also paying mind to anxiety and depression.

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    Rethinking Loneliness: Singledom and the Stigma of Solitude

    How the rise of single Americans is reshaping society—and they way we view and experience solitude.

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    Why mental health breaks are so important when working from home

    As we enter a new year of working from home, we explore why mental health breaks during the working day are more important now than ever.

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    Walking for Fitness: What Muscles Does Walking Work?

    Walking does great things for your mental health and cardiovascular fitness, but did you know that a good walk can also help you build the muscles in your legs and abs?

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    This Protein Could Boost Brain Function without Exercise - Scientific American

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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    Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian

    Losing weight may be tough, but keeping it off, research tells us, is tougher – just not for the reasons you might think

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    What Is Compassion Fatigue?

    Here’s how to retain your humanity even if you’re feeling burned out. 

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    The tangled history of mRNA vaccines

    Hundreds of scientists had worked on mRNA vaccines for decades before the coronavirus pandemic brought a breakthrough.

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    How a 'tragically flawed' paradigm has derailed the science of obesity

    So little progress has been made against obesity and type 2 diabetes because the field has been laboring under the wrong paradigm.

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    The Delta Variant Has Warped Our Risk Perception | WIRED

    Gone are the easy, thoughtless choices of hot vax summer. Making decisions that balance safety and sanity just got a lot more complicated.

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    Should you eat before a workout? It depends...

    First consider what you’re training for, as your goal could influence whether to eat before or not.

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    Longevity Linked to Proteins That Calm Overexcited Neurons

    New research makes a molecular connection between the brain and aging — and shows that overactive neurons can shorten life span.

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    The Definitive Superfood Ranking

    It seems like everything in the grocery store is labeled "super." We dove into which foods are actually proven, by science, to be good for you and which ones are all hype.

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    When Covid Hit, I Started Walking 20,000 Steps a Day. It’s Changed My Life

    Setting a daily goal made me fitter, boosted my mood and allowed me to explore parts of New York I’d never seen before.

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    Here’s How to Get Stronger After 50

    You don’t have to lift less as you get older—you just have to make a few adjustments to your training.

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    Mask wearers are “dramatically less likely” to get a severe case of Covid-19

    When people wear masks, they can still get infected, but they’re more likely to have milder symptoms.

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    Anxiety From The Covid-19 Pandemic Could Be Making Eating Disorders Worse

    A new international survey of those with eating disorders found that symptoms were worsening, even in those who had previously been stable and in remission, over Covid-19.

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    Big Health study shows digital CBT for insomnia also improves depression symptoms | 2020-08-18 | BioWorld

    Big Health’s digital therapeutic Sleepio may not only improve insomnia but also reduce symptoms of depression, a study to be published Aug. 19 in the Journal of Sleep Research shows. Sleepio is a fully automated digital sleep improvement program designe

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    Engaging With The Arts Is Related To Greater Wellbeing (But It’s Not Entirely Clear Why) – Research Digest

    By Emma Young. People who attended live arts events were particularly likely to show greater wellbeing, but the direction of effects needs to be untangled.

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    Using Hypnosis to Regulate Your Sleep + Hormones - Healing Hormones Podcast

    Dr. Dyan Haspel-Johnson is a psychologist and hypnosis expert, and she joins us today to discuss hypnosis—specifically, how you can use it to regulate your sleep and hormones. We talk about what hypnosis is, how it is different from meditation, and how

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    Here’s How Long-Distance Runners Are Different From The Rest Of Us – Research Digest

    By Emily Reynolds. Ultrarunners are more resilient and better at reframing situations in a positive way, although direction of effects is unclear.

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    Dementia: negative thinking linked with more rapid cognitive decline, study indicates

    Our study found that people who had higher repetitive negative thinking patterns experienced more cognitive decline over a four-year period.

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    Why Suicide Rates Among Millennials Are Rising - The Atlantic

    Suicides and overdoses among young adults were already skyrocketing before the pandemic started. Now experts fear that the situation is going to get even worse.

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    Lisa Victoria - Healthy Mind, Body & Energy

    Lisa Victoria inspires others to create the change they desire. She works with both individuals and corporate companies to realise their potential. When people are thinking good, feeling good, their behaviour changes and everything around them. Expect inc

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    Smile For Your Stomach: Happiness May Guard Against Deadly Gut Infections - Study Finds

    Researchers say that serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for feelings of happiness, may be able to prevent deadly stomach infections.

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    Compassion and Healing as We Move Forward | Dr. Dyan

    These 2 simple principles can support compassion and healing for couples, families, workers, and in issues of race, gender, and spirituality.

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    Why You Can't Think Your Way Out of Trauma | Psychology Today

    Feeling stuck in talk therapy? Learning to listen the body's wisdom can make all the difference in the world.

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    Understanding How We Respond to Stress Is Key to Improving Our Mental Well-being

    Taking steps to improve our mental well-being is critical in this time of uncertainty and beyond.

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    Gradual Hearing Loss “Reorganises” Brain’s Sensory Areas And Impairs Memory (In Mice) – Research Digest

    By Emma Young. If processes are mirrored in humans, finding could help explain why hearing loss raises risk of Alzheimer's.

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    High Doses Of Vitamin D Cannot Prevent Nor Treat COVID-19, Study Warns

    Reports are claiming that lots of vitamin D (higher than 4000IU/d) can help fight off COVID-19 and stop the virus from manifesting severe symptoms.

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    Autoimmunity On The Rise In The U.S., Especially Among Teens - Study Finds

    A recent study led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that autoimmunity is on the rise in the US.

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    New AI Algorithm Identifies Alzheimer's Disease, Predicts Risk For Disease - Study Finds

    An international research team led by Boston University researchers created an artificial intelligence computer algorithm that may solve this problem.

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    The Coronavirus Pandemic: Living With Consistent Low-Grade Anxiety

    Seven weeks into the coronavirus pandemic, one working dad reflects on the challenge of excess stress and the loss of cherished rituals.

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    Study: Patients Low In Vitamin D Twice As Likely To Develop Severe COVID-19 Symptoms - Study Finds

    A new study conducted at Northwestern University has concluded that vitamin D may be an essential ingredient to protecting oneself from the coronavirus.

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    Waiting for Sleep: Did Insomnia Prepare You for This? | Dr. Dyan

    Waiting for sleep has taught you important tools that can help you to deal with covid-19. And understanding more about waiting can support better rest.

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    Study of Loneliness in a Senior Housing Community Points to Risk and Potential Protective Factors | Brain & Behavior

    At a moment when protective measures such as “shelter-in-place” and “self-quarantine” have become commonplace in many of the world’s major cities, a newly published study on loneliness sheds light on a phenomenon that many millions of people exp

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    COVID-19: 'Striking' Rates of Anxiety, Depression in HCPs

    A significant proportion of healthcare workers treating patients exposed to COVID-19 have symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trouble sleeping.

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    Vitamin D May Extend Lifespans Of Cancer Patients, Study Finds

    Vitamin D is well-known for its bone-strengthening properties, but it may be even more critical to our health than believed.

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    Study finds skipping breakfast is linked to a greater risk of depressive symptoms

    Workers who omit breakfast show a heightened risk of depressive symptoms, according to a study published in Psychiatry Research. Depression is a ...

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    Study Ties Brain Inflammation to Several Types of Dementia | Health News | US News

    US News is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings. Track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education.

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    MIT Study: Washing Hands Thoroughly Key To Slowing Outbreaks, Especially At Airports - Study Finds

    It can seem like an insignificant gesture in the face of everything that's been happening in the world, but according to a recent MIT study, the power to make difference is quite literally in the palm of your hand.

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    Seniors Who Walk For 30 Minutes Daily Cut Risk Of Death From Any Cause - Study Finds

    Two new studies agree that staying active is perhaps the best way for older adults to live longer is to walk every day well into their golden years.

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    How You Can Use Sleep to Fight Back Against Corona Virus | Psychology Today

    By getting a full night of sleep, we help our bodies best fight back against potential threats.

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    Fat Around Arteries May Keep Blood Vessels Healthy, Surprising Study Reveals

    Fat located around an arterymay actually be a good thing. That's the surprising conclusion of a recent study that focused on blood vessel health.

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    Stop & Smell The Roses: Visiting Nature Benefits Your Health - And The Planet's Too! - Study Finds

    It can be difficult for city dwellers to find the time for nature, but a new study finds making some room for greenery will do a world of good for not only your own well-being, but the planet as well.

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    Exposure to air pollution increases violent crime rates -- ScienceDaily

    Breathing dirty air can make you sick. But according to new research, it can also make you more aggressive. That's the conclusion from a set of studies recently authored by Colorado State University researchers. The team found strong links between short-t

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    Playing Golf Just Once A Month May Lower Risk Of Death In Older Adults - Study Finds

    Fore! Researchers say that going for a round of golf at least once per month can lower an older adult's overall risk of death.

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    15 Creative Ways to Move Your Body When You Don’t Have Time to Go to the Gym

    These strategies will help you live a more active lifestyle when you have a busy schedule.

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    Listen Up! Following A Healthy Diet Can Lower Your Risk Of Hearing Loss - Study Finds

    A new study reveals a simple strategy that may effectively reduce one's risk of suffering from hearing loss as the years go on: eating well!

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    Want To Lower Your Risk Of Heart Attack? Try Walking Or Cycling To Work If You Can - Study Finds

    A study by two former Olympic athletes suggests that walking or cycling to work on a daily basis may lower one's risk of suffering a heart attack.

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    Seniors Who Have Relations Regularly Are More Content In Their Lives - Study Finds

    Even in our senior years, having sex regularly -- or even just fooling around -- can significantly improve wellbeing and contentment in life, a new study finds.

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    Birth Control Pills May Be Shrinking A Vital Brain Region In Women, Study Finds

    A disconcerting new study finds that birth control pills may actually impact the size or even shrink a portion of women's brains.

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    Stress, Inflammation and Microbes: A Moody Trinity | Psychology Today

    Psychological stress affects your immune system and can make you moody and depressed. Fortunately, there are tricks to boost your resilience and make you feel better.

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    The Best Essential Oils For Perimenopause

    The best essential oils for perimenopause, including peppermint, clary sage, and geranium.

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    Seniors Need Social Support From Loved Ones

    A new survey of British seniors sheds light on this sad, but true effect of aging, noting that hundreds of thousands of people often go a week without speaking to a single person.

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    Blood Test May Detect Breast Cancer BEFORE it Starts

    A new, simple blood test currently being developed in the United Kingdom may be a significant game changer in the fight against breast cancer.

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    The Immune System Plays an Important Part in Memory and the Brain

    Study adds fuel to growing evidence that the immune system does more than fight disease. Paul Biegler reports.

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    Can Trauma Really Be 'Stored' In The Body?

    Could unprocessed trauma actually get "stored" in the body? And could some sort of physical stimulus or touch help release it? Here's what the experts say.

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    Exposure to Air Pollution Bad for Kids Mental Health

    Three studies have found that exposure to air pollution in the United States may be especially detrimental to children's mental health.

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    New Research Finds Blood Test for Cancer

    A new cancer-detecting blood test, while only in the developmental stage, has already made waves in the medical community.

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    Avoidance, Rumination, Procrastination and the Link to Depression

    Procrastination is a very common aspect of depression. To help sufferers and their loved ones better understand this, I’ll unpack the links.

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    Food, Stress, and Epigenetics

    A brief look at the emerging science of epigenetics, understanding how diet and stress can turn on or off disease genes

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    How Genes and Nutrition Relate

    Now science is making easier to choose at the grocery store.

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    Advances in the Science of Microdosing....

    Is the hype around microdosing psychedelics justified? We don’t yet know. So far, citizen science has outpaced rigorous research.

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    A Connection Between Motivation and Brain Inflammation | Psychology Today

    New animal research identifies a possible link between acute inflammation of the cerebellum and "depression-like" symptoms marked by a decrease in motivation and sociability.

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    Research Shows that Short Term Therapy Can Be a Game Changer

    Just a few hours of therapy-like interventions can reduce some people’s anxiety.

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    Hearing Aids Linked to Anti-aging and Protecting Brain Function

    Staying sharp, mindful, and alert in our later years is easier said than done, but a study finds that wearing a hearing aid may help protect brain function in older adults.

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    Here's an Easy Way to Help Your Low Back Pain

    Researchers say that self-administered acupressure, a traditional Chinese medicine technique, can help improve lower back pain and reduce the brutal pain that comes with it.

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    Things like Awe-inspiring Sunsets Alleviate Stress

    If you're prone to excessive worry, you may be interested to hear that a new study out of the University of California, Riverside finds that the best way to relax while waiting to receive news is to reach a state of awe or wonderment.

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    Morning Meal is Very Important But Many Adults Skip it

    According to a survey of 2,000 adults, about one in eight Americans (13%) rarely, if ever, eat breakfast in the morning. In fact, the average American only eats breakfast three times per week.

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    Score Another One for Fruit and Veg: They Protect Against Allergic Asthma

    For the first time, work in mice shows that dietary fibre, found in fruit and vegetables, influences gut microbes in ways that affect how easily airways become inflamed

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    Understanding Different Types of Anxiety Can Help You Diffuse it

    In small doses, anxiety is a vital emotion. Without it, we could be killed crossing the street and would find ourselves ill-prepared for many of the important tasks of life.

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    Working More than 7 to 8 Hours per Day Poses Health Risks to Women

    Logging no more than seven to eight hours of work each day may be pivotal to women's health. That's because a recent study found that women who work more than 45 hours per week are at higher risk of developing diabetes compared to women who work less. 

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    Distracted Drivers are 29 Times More Likely to Cause Accidents

    Work zone collisions are inherently high risk, and occur once every 5.4 seconds in the United States. Now, A study by researchers at the University of Missouri finds that distracted drivers are 29 times more likely to cause or almost cause a collision in

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    Research Shows Chili Peppers May Slow Progression of Lung Cancer

    A new study finds that chili peppers may have a much more important benefit than making your dinner taste better: the ability to fight lung cancer.

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    The Brain Benefits more from Short Spurts of Exercise

    Much has been written about the great mental health benefits that come with regular exercise. Now a new study shows that hitting the treadmill every morning -- even for a short period of time -- offers another brain benefit: it may make you smarter.

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    New Study Shows Promise for Improving Cognitive and Memory Circuits

    Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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    More Evidence that Happiness and Success Does Not Come from Achievements

    Most of us have dreams that won’t come true. The question is—how do we respond to that disappointment?

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    Feeling Disconnected from How One Used to Be is Linked to Depression

    By Christian Jarrett. To the researchers' surprise, greater derailment preceded reductions in depression.

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    Vitamin D Deficiency is Growing Worldwide and Overuse of Sunscreen Contributes

    A recent study finds that nearly a billion people worldwide suffer from a vitamin D deficiency. Too much sunscreen use may be a major reason why, researchers say.

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    Why Being A Righty Or Lefty Matters In Mental Health Treatment - Study Finds

    As it turns out, long-discovered emotional structure of the brain is reversed in left-handed people, affecting and calling into question how they respond to certain treatments, according to recent research out of Cornell University.

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    Resistance training helps sleep and anxiety in those with PTSD

    A new study provides preliminary evidence that high-intensity resistance training can improve sleep quality and anxiety in adults with post-traumatic ...

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    NASA’s Twins Study reveals effects of space on Scott Kelly’s health | Science News

    Ten research groups studying the twin astronauts found long-term spaceflight can alter a person’s physiology and gene activity.

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    Just One Serving Of Fruit And Vegetables Daily As Good For Mental Health As Taking A Walk - Study Finds

    We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables can help us keep the extra pounds off and improve physical health, but a new study shows that even as little as a single serving also boosts mental health.

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    The positive vs negative tone of the media impacts mood and trauma

    It's no surprise that the repeated viewing of grisly images can be emotionally harmful and exposure to media coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings has ...

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    Profiles in (Everyday) Courage | Psychology Today

    How to Stop Fear from Being the Boss of You: Small acts of everyday courage are the key to developing confidence

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    “Skunk” Cannabis Disrupts Brain Networks – But Effects Are Blocked In Other Strains – Research Digest

    By Matthew Warren. Understanding that not all strains of cannabis are created equal is important in a time where the drug is becoming more widely accepted.

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    Quarter Of Americans Battling Neck, Back Pain For At Least 5 Years - Study Finds

    Orthopedists and chiropractors may be busier than ever before. One in four Americans reports suffering from neck or back pain for at least five years now, while nearly one in six (16%) have been dealing with such aches for more than a decade. 

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    The Key To Happiness? Just Smile, Study Suggests

    If you're having a rough day, one way to help turn that frown upside down may be as simple as doing just that. A new study reveals that smiling actually makes people feel happier.

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    The Brain May Actually Keep Generating New Cells Well Into Old Age | Smart News | Smithsonian

    An analysis of 58 brain samples found that neurogenesis declines over time and is particularly poor among those with Alzheimer's

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    Digital Hoarding Could Be Harmful to Your Mental Health | HowStuffWorks

    HowStuffWorks looks at the concept of digital hoarding and how it compares with other forms of hoarding.

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    Study: High-Energy Breakfast Less TV Time = Healthier Heart, Arteries - Study Finds

    A two-part study gives strong evidence that spending more time eating high-energy breakfasts plus less time watching TV equals less plaque and stiffness of arteries. This means a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.

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    Esketamine: FDA approves new antidepressant to treat most debilitating cases - The Washington Post

    The nasal spray works in a new way and is based on an old anesthetic, ketamine, that has been used as a party drug

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    Breakfast Increases Carbs Burned During Exercise, Improves Metabolism For Lunch - Study Finds

    Researchers in the United Kingdom found that eating breakfast "primes" the body to burn more carbohydrates during exercise and metabolize food more efficiently after working out.

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    Study: Strawberries Improve Colon Health, Reduce IBD Symptoms - Study Finds

    Strawberries are more than scrumptious. Researchers have found that eating just a few of them each day may improve gut health and relieve inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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    Study: Radiation From Smartphones May Impair Memory In Teens - Study Finds

    One recent study gives you good reason to make kids wait as long as possible for their first mobile device: it appears that radiation from phones can hurt a teenager's memory. 

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    High-Intensity Interval Training Provides Same Cell Benefits In Less Time - Study Finds

    A team of Australian researchers found that when compared to traditional workout routines, HIIT provides the same benefits on a cellular level -- in less than half the time.

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    Millions May Be Exposed To Potentially Harmful Nitrate Levels In Drinking Water - Study Finds

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    Bowing to Coal Industry, EPA Moves to Weaken Mercury & Air Toxics Standards | NRDC

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