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Need Another Reason Not To Practice A Lifetime of Abuse?

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Use Of Psychotherapeutic Medications In Pregnancy

There is no doubt that the minimization of any and all chemicals is probably the safest for the child in-utero (both OTC drugs and prescribed drugs). I think the caution here is that we are talking about psychotherapeutic drugs that … Continue reading

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New studies on Alzheimer’s disease

New Studies on Alzheimer’s Uncover Genetic Links http://nyti.ms/hTjusj— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 03, 2011

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Physiological Impacts Of Homophobia

These findings are not surprising. Young adults who are lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are at far higher risk for severe mental health problems than their heterosexual peers. New research from Concordia University suggests that the stress of being rejected or victimized … Continue reading

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Inactivity Is Harmful, Even With Trips to the Gym

Uh oh. Not good news. Increasingly, research is focusing not on how much exercise people get, but how much of their time is spent in sedentary activity, and the harm that does. Read the story here in the NY Times.

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Flu May Be Prevented With Vitamin D

One theory behind the seasonality of the flu is that lower levels of vitamin D during the winter leads to lower immunity. Read the story here in FYI Living.

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Meningitis Booster Is Recommended

Federal vaccine advisers recommended on Wednesday that 15-year-olds be given a booster dose of a vaccine against meningococcal meningitis and that people from age 11 to 64 get a booster to protect against whooping cough, diphtheria and tetanus. Read the story here on the … Continue reading

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Sleep Less Than 6 Hours A Night? Hello, Diabetes…

I have to start getting more sleep. The researchers who conducted the analysis … say those who sleep less than six hours a night are three times more likely to develop incident-impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG) than those who sleep less … Continue reading

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The Last Smokers in New York City

They are the holdout smokers. The ones who have survived the ever-scarier health warnings (and the social stigma that made the Vietnam veteran ask that he not be identified in this article); the ones who have persisted despite legislation banning … Continue reading

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Professor Finds Big Drops In Hospital Waits With Electronic Records

An aspect of Health Care Reform that needs to be emphasized. An advanced electronic medical records system could decrease emergency wait times by more than 22 percent, according to a study by an ASU professor. Read the story here by in … Continue reading

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