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Exposure to light may help you shed pounds

2014-04-08 09:30
Sunshine

Go out and enjoy some sunshine as it may truly be a good way to lose weight. Improve your diet in a healthier and more natural way.

A novel natural manner to help you maintain a healthy weight is to expose yourself to an adequate amount of light early in the day. In view of the obesity epidemic and the literal frenzy to find safe and effective manners to avoid being overweight, this is significant news. Aside from eating healthy low calorie food and getting a good amount of exercise daily, it's time to also consider making light a part of your daily prescription for weight control.

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Being overweight may make you lazy

2014-04-07 19:54
An overweight lazy woman

It often appears that overweight people are unusually lazy and yet it is wrong to assume this is why they weigh too much. In other words we are often lead to think that someone who is basically sedentary and lazy will become overweight and not the other way around. New research shows that being overweight may in fact be a major causative factor in making people lazy.

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Medical students could be healthier and learn better with more humane schedules

2014-04-07 00:39
Medical students

It has been traditionally said that the rigorous schedule of medical students makes them better doctors, but recent research says this is not so. Unfortunately for the medical students it's true that their rates of drug and alcohol abuse, divorce, and suicide have appeared to be unusually high for a long time. Furthermore, medical students are sometimes ruined with allegations by medical professors of having bad attitudes about their professional careers if they complain about their rigorous work schedules and dwindling personal lives. Yet, recent research shows that a kinder, gentler approach to medical students may benefit them greatly.

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Heart health as a young adult is important for brain health later in life

2014-04-04 07:28
Heart health

The human heart is a fascinating organ which is vital for the proper functioning of your entire body, including your brain. A proper understanding of the pathophysiology of the human body leads to a recognition that without proper oxygenation from your heart your brain can not develop and function properly. This leads to an understanding that generally what is good for your heart is good for your brain. In fact new research shows heart health as a young adult has an effect on brain health later in life.

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Surprisingly, chocolate may help prevent obesity and diabetes

2014-04-03 08:48
Delicious chocolate

There has been a great deal of conjecture over the years about the health benefits of chocolate. With it's delicious taste chocolate has an addicting like quality for a lot of people. Good news is that something that tastes this good really may be good for your health in many ways. Recent research shows that chocolate may actually help prevent obesity and diabetes.

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Hand in Hand: Autism and Genius

2014-04-02 10:22
Hand in Hand: Autism and Genius

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, wherein we spread awareness about life on the spectrum and celebrate the little quirks that make us and our autistic children so special. Today all the proud mamas and papas put up pictures of their autistic little ones, knowing the strength of will it takes to fight against a world that doesn't understand why they are so different. For me, it is a day to celebrate the genius that can be born out of autism. After all, just like a popular meme now depicts, if it weren't for autistics like Einstein, we might still be living in caves and lighting fires for warmth.

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Why more discrimination means more health problems

2014-04-01 19:38
Left out due to discrimination

There is a clear association between discrimination and health status. People generally appear to suffer from more mental health problems and physical problems when they are victims of discrimination. New research shows that people hit with multiple forms of discrimination suffer even more than others.

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