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3 months ago Posted in: Health News

Do Distracted Driving Bans Work?

Researchers at Texas A&M University gathered data from 2007 and 2014 on the results of texting bans in 16 different states. The data was compared with states that do not have texting bans. In states with primary bans (when a driver is texting or has a cellphone in their hand, they can be stopped and Read More

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4 months ago Posted in: Health News

An Antibiotic Loophole?

A new study performed by the University of Michigan shows that while some hospitals are working to reduce antibiotic prescriptions made in-house—specifically, prescriptions for fluoroquinolones—those same hospitals were twice as likely to discharge patients with one of the antibiotics in that same group. Hospitals across the nation are increasingly working to reduce the rate that Read More

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5 months ago Posted in: Health News

Can Genes Affect Your Marriage?

New research performed at Binghamton University, State University of New York found that the quality of your marriage could be influenced by your genetics. The research team recruited 79 couples. Each individual was asked to identify their most significant personal problem—not related to their partner or their partner’s family. The topics were discussed for 10 Read More

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6 months ago Posted in: Health News

Veterans, Brain Injuries & Suicide Risk

A recent study funded by Veteran Affairs’ Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) found that post-9/11 veterans with a history of multiple traumatic brain injuries are at a greater risk of considering suicide. This is compared with veterans who had no brain injuries. The study was published in the journal Psychological Services. Read More

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7 months ago Posted in: Health News

Exercise & Wellness Apps as Resources for Young People

A new study performed at the University of Birmingham, and published in the journal Learning, Media and Technology, indicates that young people are apt at judging which health apps are relevant to their age and needs, as well as source relevant digital content. The study looked at 245 individuals ranging in age from 13 to Read More

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9 months ago Posted in: Health News

New Study: Carbohydrates & Weight Loss

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you likely know that avoiding carbohydrates is a popular method. However, a new study finds that following a high-carb diet can actually contribute to weight loss and can even improve insulin function. But this doesn’t mean you should fill up on bread. For the study, researchers from the Read More

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10 months ago Posted in: Health News

Are Low-Carb Diets Dangerous?

Low-carb diets are often touted as a way to lose weight quickly. However, research presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s Congress 2018 claims that those who consume low-carbohydrate diets could be more likely to die from serious conditions such as heart disease and cancer. Maciej Banach, the study’s co-author and a professor at the Read More

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12 months ago Posted in: Health News

Taking Your Medication While On Vacation

Keeping up with medication needs while away from home can present some challenges. If your summer plans include a vacation, for instance, you’ll likely have concerns about how to safely take your medication with you. Doing some advance planning and keeping certain precautions and tips in mind can provide confidence that you are traveling with Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Health News

Increase in Presence of Opioids in Auto Accidents

According to a recent study performed at Columbia University, the involvement of prescription opioids in fatal car accidents has increased sevenfold in the United States between the years 2005 and 2015. For the study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers looked at the percentage of individuals killed in car accidents Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Health News

Is the Fountain of Youth Simpler Than We Thought?

What if, instead of relying on anti-wrinkle creams, you could achieve a more youthful appearance with some makeup application? Could enhancing your lips and eyes really take any years off of your appearance? It’s possible, according to a study published in the Frontiers of Psychology. The study was performed by a team of French and Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Health News

How Avocados Benefit Your Eyes & Brain

You’ve likely heard about how an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But have you heard about the benefits of an avocado a day? According to a new study performed at Tufts University, eating one whole, fresh avocado each day can contribute to better eye and brain function in older adults who are otherwise Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Health News

Warm-Up Routine Could Reduce Childhood Soccer Injuries

Sports scientists at the University of Basel recently conducted a study demonstrating that the use of a warm-up program designed specifically for children was able to decrease the odds of a player suffering from an injury. In fact, the odds were decreased by half. The study was published in Sports Medicine. The warm-up routine that Read More

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1 year ago Posted in: Health News

Children & Holiday Safety

With the arrival of the holidays, the American Academy of Pediatrics is making sure that parents know the best ways to be safe when it comes to children and holiday decorations. While it can be tempting to overwhelm your senses with candles and colorful string lights, it’s important to make child safety a priority just Read More

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2 years ago Posted in: Health News

Sleep Apnea & Hot Flashes in Menopause

According to a new study published by the North American Menopause Society, menopausal women who suffer from severe hot flashes may also be at greater risk for sleep apnea. This is concerning because sleep apnea has been linked to increased risk for cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea Read More

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2 years ago Posted in: Health News

New Study Looks at Tanning Addiction

According to a new study, more than 20 percent of young white women who have visited a tanning salon become addicted to the service. This is 1 in 5 women—and the addiction remains despite the risks of premature aging and skin cancer. Additionally, these women also seem to depend on tanning in order to feel Read More

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