Category: Health

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New Lyme disease test distinguishes between early and late-stage disease

by  Frontiers For those who live in an area blighted by ticks, the threat of Lyme disease can cast a shadow over the joy of spring…

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How oxygen radicals protect against cancer

by  Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Oxygen radicals in the body are generally considered dangerous because they can trigger something called oxidative stress, which is associated…

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Soft music linked with better sleep quality

By Chrissy Sexton. Earth.com staff writer 4/21/2021 In a new study published by Wiley, experts have found that listening to soft music at bedtime improves sleep quality…

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Why the human body has not evolved to make childbirth easier—or has it?

by University of Texas at Austin Despite advances in medicine and technology, childbirth isn’t likely to get much easier on women from a biological perspective. Engineers…

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Tweaking the gut bacteria of malnourished kids could help them grow

By Nicoletta Lanese – Staff Writer 5 hours ago We carry myriad types of bacteria in our guts, but in malnourished children, many helpful gut microbes lack the fuel…

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Posted in COVID-19 Health Living

America goes back to school – 5 essential reads on parenting in the pandemic

Alvin Buyinza, The Conversation and Jamaal Abdul-Alim, The Conversation Beyond safety and survival, a paramount question throughout the pandemic has been: When will things get…

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At what age are people usually happiest? New research offers surprising clues

Clare Mehta, Emmanuel College If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? Would you choose to be…

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ADHD and autism associated with in utero heavy metals and essential minerals

by  Norwegian Institute of Public Health Levels of the heavy metals cadmium, lead, and arsenic and the essential mineral manganese, measured in maternal blood during pregnancy,…

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Study links prenatal phthalate exposure to altered information processing in infants

by Diana Yates,  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Exposure to phthalates, a class of chemicals widely used in packaging and consumer products, is known to interfere…

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Supportive partners protect relationship quality in people with depression or stress

by  University of Massachusetts Amherst Having a responsive, supportive partner minimizes the negative impacts of an individual’s depression or external stress on their romantic relationship, according…

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