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Being healthy or not might depend on your dad

If you have diabetes, cancer, or heart problems, maybe you should blame it on your dad’s behavior or environment. Or even your grandfather’s. That’s because, in recent years, scientists have shown that before his offspring...

What ‘runners’ high’ tells us about drug addiction

The pleasure and reward centers of the brain are activated similarly by dangerous drugs as well as by exercise, which is why therapies to treat drug addiction often include lots of exercise. Scientists say activating...
Probiotics

What Are Probiotics?

Chances are that you have probably heard the term “probiotics” being thrown around recently, maybe even in an advertisement for food or supplements. You know they are supposed to be good for you, but...

Cannabis for chronic pain is ‘reasonably safe’

Patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did not use cannabis, according to a new study. “This...

Ultimate skin care product guide to get rid of oily skin

Oily skin can be no fun when doing your makeup. You get the look down, you look perfect, your complexion is flawless, but then, a few hours into the day, you’ve already got foundation...

Why do placebos treat pain in U.S. clinical trails?

The success of placebos in managing chronic pain may be why so many clinical trials for drugs to treat pain fail, a new study suggests. For a new study, researchers analyzed the results of 84...
Massage tables

Why Different Forms of Massage Require Different Massage Tables

The most important piece of equipment for a massage therapist is a massage table. This is because it helps to keep a client comfortable and relaxed whilst they are receiving treatment. However, because of...

Heat, Flames, Toxins and Stress: A Lethal Combination for Our Brave Firefighters

The nation’s firefighters put their lives at risk every day, working together to save structures, people and the environment from the dangers of fires. They face flames, heat and toxins that threaten them as...

Are doctors giving too many kids growth hormones?

Doctors are more likely to prescribe growth hormones for a child who does not meet federal guidelines for the therapy if the child’s family requests it or if the physician believes in its intangible...

This gene variant delays Alzheimer’s by 10 years

When researchers sequenced the genomes of more than 100 members of a Colombian family affected with early-onset Alzheimer’s, they discovered a mechanism that seems to delay the disease. The family members have a rare gene...
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