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Smoking Is Being Wiped Out Without Having To Ban It
July 19, 2017 | Prevention | C.Wilson
Smoking rates have been slowly falling in Western countries for decades. Soon, the habit could be wiped out, without even having to ban it.


Foreign Language Ignites Infants' Learning
July 18, 2017 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, especially problem-solving. And for infants raised in households where two languages are spoken, that bilingual learning happens almost effortlessly. But how can babies in monolingual households develop such skills?


Drinking Coffee Could Lead To A Longer Life
July 14, 2017 | Nutrition | J.Battaglia
Here’s another reason to start the day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer.


Chemo Making Cancer Worse Says Yet Another Peer Reviewed Medical Journal
July 12, 2017 | Cancer | D.Mihalovic
Yet another new study published in Science Translational Medicine shows that chemotherapy promotes cancer metastasis. 


How You Run Reflects How You Feel
July 7, 2017 | Prevention | A.McCarthy
Love a good run, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run puts the brunt of jogging's hard impact shocks on our lower limbs.


Why Artists Think Differently Compared To Other People
July 1, 2017 | Consciousness | Editor
When asked to talk about images of places, painters are more likely to describe the depicted space as a two-dimensional image, while architects are more likely to focus on paths and the boundaries of the space.


Your Real Age May Be Older or Younger Than Your Years
June 28, 2017 | Aging | H.Thomson
Age is a peculiar concept. We tend to think of it as the number of birthdays we have celebrated -- our chronological age. But this is just one indicator of the passage of time. We also have a biological age, a measure of how quickly the cells in our body are deteriorating compared with the general population. And these two figures don't always match up.


Why Do Migraine Sufferers Find Relief In Darkness?
June 27, 2017 | Headaches | M.Chan
People experiencing migraines often avoid light and find relief in darkness. A new study led by researchers at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has revealed a previously unknown connection between the light-sensitive nerve cells in the eye and centers in the brain that regulate mood and a host of physical parameters such as heart rate, shortness of breath, fatigue, congestion and nausea.


Are You An Emotional Eater? The 7 Types of Eaters
June 26, 2017 | Nutrition | K.Foster
Reaching out for that bar of chocolate or potato chips when you're feeling low, upset or tired is a situation that most of us are familiar with. Emotional eaters tend to lose the least amount of weight and have the hardest time keeping it off. Food has the uncanny ability to make us feel better but to depending on it for emotional support does more harm than good in the long run. Whether you're a diet junkie, a comfort eater or a binger, most people fall under one of these categories. Here's how to snap out of your problematic patterns and find the right solution that works for you.


Your Grandparents' Experiences Can Affect Your Genes
June 23, 2017 | DNA | A.McCarthy
Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. For example, studies of a small community in northern Sweden where detailed historical records were kept found correlations between food availability for one generation and the mortality rate for that generation's grandchildren.


How To Curb All Inflammation In Your Body
June 22, 2017 | HumanBody | C.Williams
Coping with modern life can sometimes feel like a remorseless treadmill. Many of us end up exhausted, with a vague feeling that all this pressure can't be doing us any good. But we do it anyway, driven by the notion that stress is for wimps. And there's always a glass of wine and a takeaway to look forward to at the end of the week. Big mistake. Far from being for wimps, physical and psychological stress are major triggers of a modern scourge that has been linked with every malady from heart disease, depression and chronic pain to neurodegenerative diseases.


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