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Training your brain to prefer healthy foods

It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Drinking tea reduces non-CV mortality by 24 percent

Drinking tea reduces non-cardiovascular mortality by 24%, reveals a study in 131 000 people presented at ESC Congress today by Professor Nicolas Danchin from France.

Sun 31 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Evidence mounting that older adults who volunteer are happier, healthier

Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost!

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Atmospheric mercury review raises concerns of environmental impact

The professor and chair of the UALR Department of Chemistry has recently completed an in-depth review of atmospheric mercury in Energy and Emissions Control Technologies, an open access peer-review ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Are elementary school start times too early for young children?

It's rarely easy to get a child out of bed, dressed, fed and off to school, especially when it's still dark outside. Schoolchildren everywhere (their parents too, if they are being honest) groan ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Breastfeeding study shows need for effective peer counseling programs

The support of peer groups and clinicians is critical to the development of effective breastfeeding programs, according to recent University of Georgia research.

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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USPSTF recommends counseling for adults at risk for CVD

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering or referring overweight and obese adults with cardiovascular disease risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling. ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Today's parents less able to spot obesity in their kids, study shows

(HealthDay)—Parents have become less able to realize when their child is overweight or obese, a new study finds.

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Do sleepy teens need later school start times? Pediatricians say yes

If you thought trying to get a groggy teenager out of bed in time for school each morning was your own private struggle, you thought wrong.

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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