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Non-hygienic environments may offer protection from asthma

2017-03-24 05:56

Researchers say that exposure to microbes may offer protection against asthma.

Asthma can be a life threatening condition which causes problems breathing, wheezing, cough and chest pain. Clearly prevention of this condition is desirable.

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Old recommendations for treatment of jellyfish stings worsens the stings

2017-03-21 09:12

Researchers say present jellyfish sting recommendations may worsen stings. They have found vinegar and heat along with Sting No More Spray and Cream works best to treat jellyfish stings.

Jellyfish stings can ruin a nice day at the beach. Following old recommendations to treat painful jellyfish stings seems to only make things worse.

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e-Counseling on lifestyle is a dynamic way to help control blood pressure

2017-03-20 20:54

Researchers say that lifestyle intervention leads to a 10 point decrease in systolic blood pressure. Electronic counseling, or e-Counseling, offers a very good approach for this intervention.

In many instances a healthy lifestyle can help to significantly lower your blood pressure naturally without drugs.

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Having fun with exergaming benefits health

2017-03-19 08:37

There has been a lot of concerns over the years that spending too much time playing digital games can be unhealthy. However researchers are now saying that a type of digital gaming called exergaming which combines gaming with execise can decrease sedentary time and enhance social well-being.

With a rise in popularity of digital gaming there have been increasing concerns about too much associated sedentary time leading to an increased incidence of many illnesses including obesity, diabe

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Using chlorine to treat water may carry cancer risks. So what can you do to protect yourself?

2017-03-10 21:48

Most countries worldwide disinfect their water with a chemical called chlorine. Treating water is a common practice to avoid waterborne diseases or parasitical infestations. However using chlorine to treat water is causing more harm than good in the long run, according to studies.

The problem is that when chlorine is added to water reservoirs, it chemically reacts with other organic compounds and forms what is called trihalomethanes (THM's).

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3 Fun Exercises You Can Do With Your Children

2017-03-09 13:29

It's great to spend time with your children, but what if it could be physically healthy and not just psychologically healthy for all of you? Here are some fun exercises you can do together that improve both your and your children's physical health.

Parents who spend time with their children boost the family bonds they share.

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Naples Is the No. 1 City in America for Happiness and Wellbeing

2017-03-08 18:43

Naples, Florida makes it to the top of a survey of 189 U.S. cities for happiness and wellbeing. But you don't have to move there to be happy and feel awesome – try these healthy tips to invigorate your life!

The latest nationwide survey in the news found that Naples, Florida has the residents with the most positive outlook and sense of purpose out of all the people living in the United States.

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3 Creative Ways to Get Your Children to Eat Their Vegetables

2017-03-04 02:27

One of the major challenges parents must face is getting their children to eat their veggies. But, fear not – here are some healthy, simple recipes you can try!

Parenting is tough and is a lifelong commitment. With college and graduate school becoming the norm, your children may remain dependent on you after they're 18.

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How Trump's Deportation Frenzy Is Affecting Your Health

2017-03-02 07:04

There are two sides for every coin. The new U.S. president has been ordering law enforcement agencies (especially ICE) to increase their efforts in detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants currently residing in America. But did you know these actions are affecting your health?

In the news is the story of a 22-year old Daniela Vargas who spoke at a press conference begging Trump not to act on undocumented immigrants who have pending applications for the Deferred Action fo

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12 Most Dangerous Bacteria According to the WHO: Here's What They Are and how to Avoid Them

2017-02-27 20:02

According to the World Health Organization, these 12 bacteria are in desperate need of subduing by new antibiotics. Here's what you need to know about the bacteria and how best to prevent coming into contact with them.

Today WHO released a priority list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the most

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Twitter may be very helpful for reporting on food poisoning

2017-02-27 18:46

Researchers say that using Twitter may help to increase reporting of food-poisoning.

Food poisoning is a common problem that can be life threatening. Being made aware of food poisoning outbreaks is an essential component of helping to combat this problem.

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Are You at High Risk of Getting Into a Car Accident? Here's What You Need to Know

2017-02-22 17:24

Here's what you need to know about car accidents, staying safe, and factors you should consider if you ever get into a fender bender.

Car accidents don't happen to everyone, but they're not exactly rare either. In 2015, there were 1,121 fatalities from car accidents in NY alone.

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Radio Frequency Technology damages Plant DNA in 48hrs and is carcinogenic, new research reveals

2017-02-21 03:29

Scientists revealed in a new study, the damaging effects of Radio Frequency exposure through the use of cell phones and laptops. In this experiment, researchers exposed 150 healthy dry seeds of chickpea, which were distributed in two petri plates, and each plate was placed at distances of 1 inch to cell phone and laptop for 24 and 48 h. This simple experiment revealed that all radio frequency exposure inhibits seed germination percentage.

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Leptospira Strikes NYC: Here's What You Should Know

2017-02-15 23:13

A disease associated with impoverished nations has struck the richest city in the U.S. and claimed the lives of one Bronx resident and left two extremely ill.

Leptospira is a kind of bacteria naturally found in stagnant water, like dirty puddles, shallow lakes, and bogs.

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For Heart Health, It is Never Too Early to Start Exercising

2017-02-07 16:30

The beginnings of cardiovascular disease can start as early as elementary school age. Teach your children good habits for lifelong heart health.

What do you know about the health of your arteries? Obviously, they are quite important as they deliver oxygen and vital nutrients to all body organs and tissue.

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There's a winning psychological aura for getting an Oscar

2017-02-06 12:31

Improving your chances of winning an Oscar as an actor can be explained with the right psychological aura. Being an American actor who plays a role in a film which portrays American culture offers the best chance of winning an Oscar.

Every actor has a dream of winning an Oscar award. There seems to be more to winning an Oscar than just being a good actor.

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Scientists Discover That Even the Packaging of Fast Food Can Cause Health Problems

2017-02-01 19:14

You know fast food is unhealthy because of the potential cancer-causing preservatives in it and its heart-stopping, diabetes-inflicting high fat and sugar content. But it gets even worse – now they say even the packaging it comes in can wreak havoc on your body.

If you've assumed the risk that comes with eating fast food often, you might not be as informed about what you're putting in your body as you might think.

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Another Reason to Adopt a Pet If You Only Have One Child

2017-01-31 18:16

If you have only one child, getting a pet might be better than making more children to keep your child company.

Starting a family is awesome! It's great to settle down and have children. But sometimes you can't have more than one child. Financial responsibilities can constrain how many mouths you can feed.

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Fathers are important for good parenting

2017-01-24 22:47

Researchers say that there is an improvement in outcomes for kids and their fathers when fathers are engaged in parenting intervention.

When we think of good parenting there is often a tendency to assume the mother is the most significant figure in a child's life.This assumption is not at all fair to father's who also often turn ou

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Food industry pledge for healthy meals falls flat

2017-01-24 19:49

A Harvard study shows children's menus are still laden with salt, calories and fat, despite a 2011 pledge from national restaurant chains to serve up better nutrition.

Perhaps you remember the Kids LiveWell pledge that was launched by the National Restaurant Association in 2011 that now appears like more rhetoric than action.

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Behavior Difficulties? Instead of a Time Out, Try This Intervention

2017-01-20 11:36

If your child suffers from a condition such as autism or ADHD and tends to have behavioral issues at school, interventions other than strictly those that are “disciplinary” may be needed.

New research from Harvard University suggests that structured exercise during the school day could help ease behavioral issues in students.

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Stronger Evidence for the "Second Brain" Theory and How FDA-approved Insecticides Can Cause Diabetes

2017-01-20 10:16

Researchers from the University of Buffalo found that two commonly used insecticides can increase your risk for diabetes.

Scientists have been coining your gastrointestinal tract, your “second brain.” They've been learning and finding evidence that what goes on in your gut affects your brain.

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Magnesium Is the Next Big Thing for Luxury Cars, but Did You Know It's Also Good for Your Health?

2017-01-18 04:22

Today a news release reveals that Birmingham City University is going to help find a more economical way to manufacture magnesium components. But the miraculous element doesn't just do wonders for the environment, it also does wonders for your body.

Magnesium is the least-weighing structural material, and it's 100 percent recyclable and is one of the most abundant element on earth.

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Fortified fish sauce offers good nutrition for mothers and children

2017-01-12 05:23

Researchers have found fish sauce provides mothers and young children in Cambodia with better nutrition.

Good nutrition is vital for good health in body and mind. Researchers have found vitamin fortified fish sauce is a good source of needed nutrition for mothers and children in Cambodia.

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The activity levels of preschool kids mirrors that of their parents

2017-01-11 05:42

Researchers say that there is an association between the physical activity of parents and the activity of preschool kids.

Clearly preschool kids are healthier when they lead active lifestyles just as is true for older kids and adults.

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