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Would Seat Belts Have Made A Difference In Amtrak Tragedy?

One question that many people are asking after Tuesday’s tragedy: why don’t people wear seat belts on trains?

05/14/2015

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Study Explains Why People Eat More Junk Food Late-Night

According to a report, people may over-consume food in the evening because it may not be as appealing and it takes more to fill the perceived need for calories.

05/07/2015

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Health: How Safe Are Medical Apps?

Both the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal have taken a serious look at whether apps are safe, effective, and whether they can benefit people.

04/21/2015

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What Color Is The Dress? The Science Behind The Social Media Debate

A picture of a dress on social media has sparked a debate over what exactly the colors are, and there is actually a science behind the debate.

02/27/2015

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Security Concerns Over Hacking Of Pacemakers, Other Implanted Medical Devices

Internet-connected medical implants, like pacemakers, are more common than ever. So, can they be hacked? A new report in the Journal Science suggests that could be the case.

02/12/2015

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There’s Been A Lot Of Talk About Measles, But What About German Measles?

When you get the MMR Vaccine — that will protect against measles, mumps and rubella. The Rubella part is German measles.

02/03/2015

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Snow Triggers Warning About Health Dangers Of Shoveling

The stress and strain of shoveling snow can cause all sorts of problems.

01/26/2015

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Move Back To Standard Time Leads To Next Day Fatigue

Our clocks were set back one hour Sunday as we moved from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time. It’s just an hour, but the change in time is always worse the day after.

11/03/2014

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NYC Case Shows Importance Of Ebola Education

One of the biggest weapons we have in the battle against Ebola is knowledge and education.

10/24/2014

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Understanding How Ebola Spreads

Most of us know a lot more about the Ebola virus than we knew a week ago, but the CDC has been on top of this for quite some time, and the World Health Organization has been monitoring it as well.

10/07/2014

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The 5 Best Steps To Prevent Heart Disease

According to a study which followed over 20,000 men in Sweden for 11 years, five factors had the greatest impact on health: diet, exercise, smoking, weight circumference, and alcohol consumption.

09/23/2014

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Study: Potassium Can Help Prevent Strokes

A new report in the journal ‘Stroke’ says there could be advantages to having potassium in the body.

09/05/2014

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New Study Takes A Look At The Benefits Of Breastfeeding

A new study takes a good look at the benefits of breastfeeding. It’s in the journal Pediatrics, and it looked at 1,500 mothers and followed them and their infants up to six years later.

09/02/2014

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One In Seven Americans Suffers From Sleep Drunkenness

It’s a phenomenon called “Sleep Drunkenness” or “Confusional Arousal.” For the one out of seven Americans who do suffer from this, it’s a major issue.

08/26/2014

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Many Cases Of Hand, Foot, And Mouth Disease Reported This Time Of Year

It starts with a fever, poor appetite and sore throat and in a few days painful sores develop in the mouth.

08/20/2014

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