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Your Sedentary Life is Killing You

by   -  February 29th, 2016

by Carissa
by Carissa
We’ve all heard it before. Sitting on your rear all day, regardless of why, is literally killing you. There’s even a name for it: Sedentary Death Syndrome (SeDS). Did you know inactivity kills more than 300,000 Americans annually? If SeDs were a true disease, it would be the 3rd biggest killer in the country; behind only heart disease and cancer. If you’re in an office job without an outlet for movement, you may want to take note. Obesity is skyrocketing at an alarming rate. According to the CDC, more than one-third of the American population is obese (roughly 78.6 million people). This isn’t just a US thing, either. All around the world, lack of movement is causing some pretty serious health complications.

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Man's Best Friend Can Cut Risk of Dementia

by Liubov Edwards   -  February 25th, 2016

Dog’s IQ and Human’s Dementia preview

New research says that cognitive abilities of dogs may give us some clues to dementia. The researchers created a prototype IQ test, which they used to assess the intelligence of 68 working border collies.

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Tech Tattoos: Taking Wearables to the Next Level

by   -  February 22nd, 2016

Tech Tattoos: Taking Wearables to the Next Level preview

As we enter into the early months of 2016, the tech trend of wearables (wearable technology and/or devices) continues to take the market place by storm. Whether you’re using a Fitbit, an Apple Watch, Google Glasses, or one of the myriad other ways technology...

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How to Eliminate Zika?

by Liubov Edwards  -  February 17th, 2016

How to Eliminate Zika preview

According to the World Health Organisation, The Zika virus is "spreading explosively", particularly in Central and South America. It seems there is not much has been done to stop the spreading of the virus.

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New Schizophrenia Genetics Breakthrough

by   -  February 15th, 2016

New Schizophrenia Genetics Breakthrough preview
While there continues to be controversy in some circles over the biological nature of mental illnesses like schizophrenia, this argument may soon to be put to rest with a new genetics breakthrough regarding schizophrenia.

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Are you SAD?

by Liubov Edwards   -  February 10th, 2016

Are you SAD preview

SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder has been accepted by medical professionals as a type of mental disorder. But today SAD is not considered as a stand-alone condition, it can be a symptom of major depression or a psychiatric disorder.

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What Happens to a Child’s Brain When Exposed to Lead?

by   -  February 8th, 2016

by Kasza
by Kasza
Over the past few months, news has been trickling in about the Flint, Michigan water disaster. For 18 months, citizens of Flint have been slowly poisoned by the lead contaminated water the city had been claiming was perfectly safe.

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Stand Up and Be Healthy

by Liubov Edwards   -  February 4th, 2016

Stand Up and Be Healthy preview

Using standing desks increases attention and better behavior of students, a new report reveals. Standing up while working can help to memories facts, digest reading material, solve problems and organize thoughts through writing. It also helps to fight obesity.

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Zika Virus 5 Things Pregnant Travelers Need to Know

by   -  February 1st, 2016

by auntspray
by auntspray

As we head into February, it’s not uncommon for people to travel from a colder climate to one with sandy beaches and a warmer disposition. Unfortunately, for pregnant women or women who want to become pregnant in the near future, traveling to Latin America and Caribbean countries is ill advised – for the foreseeable future.

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