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Summer days shouldn’t be lazy for kids

Summer days shouldn’t be lazy for kids

Kids love the unstructured days of summer, but parents need to be sure children get moving during their summer holidays, a physical education expert says. “I always encourage students to keep active in the summer,” Martin Wurmlinger, a physical education teacher at a Los Angeles middle school, said in a news release from the University [...]

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ALS non-profit: Ice bucket challenge funded gene identification

ALS non-profit: Ice bucket challenge funded gene identification

The ALS ice bucket challenge that went viral in 2014 helped fund the discovery of a gene linked to the neurodegenerative disease, a new paper published Wednesday indicates. Researchers identified the gene, called NEK1, as one of the most common genes connected to the disease. The discovery was funded by an increase in donationsthanks to [...]

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Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests. “Our focus has mostly been on severe visual loss and treating the eye diseases that cause it,” said Mary Frances Cotch, chief of epidemiology at the U.S. National Eye Institute. “This study is saying [...]

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Is pot harder on the heart than tobacco?

Is pot harder on the heart than tobacco?

Smoking pot might harm your heart health and that of the people around you — perhaps even more than cigarettes, a new animal study suggests. Lab rats experienced a severe reduction in their blood vessel function after a minute’s exposure to secondhand smoke from either tobacco or marijuana, researchers said. But it took the rats [...]

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Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia safe for kids, doctors’ group says

Anesthesia eases the pain of millions of children who must have surgery every year, but parents who are worried about the safety of these medications should talk to their anesthesiologist about their fears, experts advise. “Particularly in infants and toddlers, surgery is only recommended when necessary for the child’s health, so parents should not avoid [...]

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Metastatic prostate cancer rate skyrockets in last decade

Metastatic prostate cancer rate skyrockets in last decade

Screening and treatment guidelines may need to be intensified because rates of metastatic prostate cancer have increased by nearly three-quarters during the last decade, researchers suggest after a recent study. Researchers at Northwestern University report more men with metastatic prostate cancer are being diagnosed with worse and more aggressive tumors, raising concerns about surveillance and [...]

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Nanoparticles can help break up plaque, prevent cavities, study says

Nanoparticles can help break up plaque, prevent cavities, study says

A new method for cleaning teeth could reach bacteria that is often left behind by other treatments to cause cavities and tooth decay, researchers say. Nanoparticles added to hydrogen peroxide cleared bacteria on teeth that normally would hide in biofilms that form from the consumption of sugar, suggesting the method could help patients better clean [...]

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Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

Demi Lovato speaks on living with mental illness, performs at DNC

– Demi Lovato called for greater access to mental health care while throwing her support behind presidential hopeful Hillary ClintonMonday during the Democratic National Convention. “Like millions of Americans, I am living with mental illness,” the singer opened her speech, referring to her struggles with bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance abuse issues. “But I [...]

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4 in 10 Americans think work affects their health: Poll

4 in 10 Americans think work affects their health: Poll

  WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 — Many Americans think their job takes a toll on everything from their health and stress levels to their eating and sleeping habits, a new poll found. “The takeaway here is that job number one for U.S. employers is to reduce stress in the workplace,” said poll director Robert Blendon. [...]

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Trump’s healthcare plan not truly on point

Trump’s healthcare plan not truly on point

Aside from repealing the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump’s website gives only a few details for his healthcare policy, one of the most important issues facing Americans. He argues that “Obamacare” has resulted “in runaway costs, websites that don’t work, greater rationing of care, higher premiums, less competition and fewer choices.” None of these claims [...]

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Neonicotinoids could be root of decline in world honeybee population

Neonicotinoids could be root of decline in world honeybee population

Bees pollinate 70 out of the leading 100 human food crops. Worldwide, 80% pollination is done by the humble tiny honeybee. In spite of knowing about the dominance of bees in the world agricultural web, scientists have been pushed to spot a single cause of their fast and concerning fall. Swiss researchers recently conducted a [...]

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Two insecticides may lower honey bee sperm count

Two insecticides may lower honey bee sperm count

The litany of negative health effects pesticides cause honey bees continues to grow. Add sexual potency to the list. New research suggests two neonicotinoid insecticides diminish the lifespans and sperm counts of male drones, thus limiting the productivity of queen bees. Researchers have identified the poor health and productivity of queen bees as an important [...]

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