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Month: October 2017

 A Healthier Halloween For Kids, Without Cutting Out Candy? Yes, Really.

 A Healthier Halloween For Kids, Without Cutting Out Candy? Yes, Really.

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. As a child, I looked forward all year to dressing up and going trick-or-treating. I still love putting on costumes and carving pumpkins. But as much as I love the holiday, it also has its share of detractors. There is plenty of debate about whether parents should limit their kids’ access to Halloween activities and candy, in the name of fending off a lifetime of sugar cravings, or let them eat their fill….

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Dyslexia: Scientists Claim Cause Of Condition May Lie In The Eyes

Dyslexia: Scientists Claim Cause Of Condition May Lie In The Eyes

In people with the condition, light receptor cells are arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may confuse the brain French scientists claim they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye. In people with the condition, the cells were arranged in matching patterns in both eyes, which may be to blame for confusing the brain by producing “mirror” images, the co-authors wrote in the journal Proceedings…

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10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

10 Simple Things All Healthy Kids Have in Common

Changing a handful of little habits can help ensure you have super healthy kids. These are the pediatrician-approved qualities of the most robust kids around. They get plenty of sleep Many kids—especially as they hit their teen years—don’t get the recommended amount of sleep. “Prioritize sleep,” says Natasha Burgert, MD, a pediatrician in Kansas City, Missouri. “Sleep is required for healthy growth, body functions, and mental health. Plus, sleep protects against obesity and its associated risks.” For toddlers, expect 11…

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Hang Out With Happy People — It Might Be Contagious

Hang Out With Happy People — It Might Be Contagious

You can actually catch a good mood or a bad mood from your friends, according to a recent study in the journal Royal Society Open Science. But that shouldn’t stop you from hanging out with pals who are down in the dumps, say the study authors: Thankfully, the effect isn’t large enough to push you into depression. The new study adds to a growing body of research suggesting that happiness and sadness—as well as lifestyle and behavioral factors like smoking,…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Stressed men tend to find heavier women more attractive. Whitening toothpaste does not whiten more than regular toothpaste.   Cuddling strengthens the frontal lobe of the human brain, the region of the brain responsible for how you react to emotional stress. You are about 1 centimeter taller in the morning than in the evening! source: @faccccct

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Offer Your Seat To The Elderly, Claim Health Experts

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Offer Your Seat To The Elderly, Claim Health Experts

Just stay put. Standup citizens know that if you see a senior board the bus or train, you immediately get up and offer them your seat. But according to health experts, we shouldn’t be giving up our seat for the elderly on public transportation — rather, we should just stay put. Yeah, we’re a bit wary about this advice too, but hear us out. As reported by The Independent, experts claim that offering your seat to seniors on public transport…

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What’s Killing Us: Study Finds Pollution Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger

What’s Killing Us: Study Finds Pollution Deadlier Than War, Disaster, Hunger

Pollution was responsible for nine million deaths around the world in 2015, and although many were in industrializing countries, Canada has not been immune to the harm, a newly released study says. It’s a toll that’s three times higher than deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined and 15 times higher than from wars and other violence, according to the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, whose findings were released on Thursday in the medical journal The Lancet. The commission…

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Relationship Between Sugar And Cancer Is Now Clearer, Scientists Say

Relationship Between Sugar And Cancer Is Now Clearer, Scientists Say

Belgian scientists say they’ve made a research breakthrough in the relationship between sugar and cancer. Researchers found yeast with high levels of the sugar known as glucose overstimulated the same proteins often found mutated inside human tumors, making cells grow faster. The finding, published in Nature Communications on Friday, aims to shed light on how cancer develops. Johan Thevelein, Wim Versées and Veerle Janssens started researching sugar’s link to cancer in 2008 to try and better understand what’s called the…

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8 Sleep Mistakes You Can Fix Tonight

8 Sleep Mistakes You Can Fix Tonight

How to ditch bad habits and start prioritizing sleep today. If you’d like to get more sleep or think there is room for improvement, try avoiding the habits you may have slipped into.  You’ve done it every night of your life (more or less). Yet when it comes to hitting our pillow, practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect for all of us. As many as 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. have some type of sleep or wakefulness disorder,…

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Scheduling In Some Personal Time Is Essential To Individual And Marital Health

Scheduling In Some Personal Time Is Essential To Individual And Marital Health

The fact that men still get more personal time than women is just one reason Dave McGinn thinks we all need to take leisure more seriously The fighting between Gillian Rowinski and her husband went on for years. It was always the same fight, time after time. “I would be doing too many things because I’d be either overcommitted or trying to do too much stuff. He would be relaxing playing a video game or reading a book or having…

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