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Loss of parent during childhood raises mortality risk

2014-07-23 12:43
Children who experience death of parent have higher risk of mortality.

Losing a parent is one of the most difficult experiences a child can go through, causing them to suffer intense heartbreak and temporary, but severe psychological problems. And, now, a new study suggests that losing a parent during childhood raises the risk of mortality as an adult.

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Know Your OTC Label Codes Before Popping that Next Pill

2014-07-23 12:16
OTC Label codes

How long does it take for you to reach a decision on which OTC drug you should use when choosing among the numerous products offered for treating headaches, muscle pain, allergies, colds and coughs? If you are like most consumers - too long. And that’s not surprising. Many OTC drug labels contain confusing marketing terms that attempt to outsell their competition rather than inform the consumer what they are actually getting. The seriousness of this is that it can result in accidental overdosing.

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Separation and divorce can hit your health hard and even kill you

2014-07-19 09:56
A couple getting divorced

Separation and divorce are difficult for anyone. It has been observed that even if a relationship was not going well for awhile the emotional adjustment to being alone again is generally hard to take for each member of the couple. Research shows the cost of separation and divorce on your health goes further than the emotional turmoil which is anticipated to be encountered. Sleep problems, high blood pressure, and even death may be associated with separation and divorce.

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Unintentional injury and violence cause many deaths in the USA

2014-07-03 10:10
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The United States has been becoming a more dangerous and violent country. Certainly the country is far from an idyllic place to live, work and raise a family these days. Daily reports hit the press of unnecessary deaths from injury and violence. This tragic loss of lives has been found to be particularly high among young Americans.

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Happy marriage may cut risk of heart disease

2014-06-29 17:24
People in happy marriages may have lower risk of CVD

If you want to have a healthy heart, having a healthy marriage or similarly close relationship may help. At least that's what a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers report in a new study, which adds to an increasing body of evidence that having positive social relationships is associated with better health.

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Scars from family violence hits the DNA of kids

2014-06-19 10:54
Child abuse

This is a very violent era with a frightening number of school murders, random public shootings and knifings elsewhere, and increasing regional bloody conflicts. There are also an alarming number of cases of family violence. When confronted with family violence kids generally have a harder time adjusting to an already tragically disturbed and dangerous world around them. In fact recent research shows family violence leaves a genetic imprint on kids.

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Tougher penalties for traffic violations saves lives

2014-06-11 07:03
A car demolished from a collision

Accidents on the road are an everday occurence. There are scores of people tragically crippled and killed in these accidents worldwide daily. It just takes a fraction of a second for a once healthy person to end up crippled in a wheel chair or dead in the morgue from the impact of a serious traffic accident. It has been observed that tougher penalties for traffic violations are associated with fewer casualties on the road.

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A shocking number of kids are maltreated in the US

2014-06-04 12:42
A young girl being choked

Child maltreatment is a serious problem across the United States. Research has shown that an unusually large number of kids are abused in the country. Child abuse may consist of physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and abandonment, and emotional or psychological abuse. Raising an awareness of the problem of maltreatment of children will hopefully assist us in properly directing more resources towards working to eradicate this problem.

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People like genetically similar spouses

2014-05-20 22:48
A married couple

What attracts two lovers to each other has been an interesting topic of discussion since mankind first walked the planet. It often appears as if really happy spouses look like they are related. This is not surprising in view of the findings in new research that people are often attracted to someone else who has similar DNA.

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