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Slow Breathing for Pain Reduction

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It’s no secret that taking slow, deep breaths can be relaxing; according to a recent study, it may also help you feel less pain.  The study conducted by researchers from Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Arizona and the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University found that controlled breathing at a […] [Read More]

Cut the Salt, Add Years to Your Life

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It’s all too easy to use a heavy hand with the salt shaker, but according to a new study easing up could save your life. The study, conducted by a team from the University of California, San Francisco, Stanford University Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center, found that reducing salt in the American diet by as little as one-half […] [Read More]
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Sticking it to Dental Anxiety

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For many people, going to the dentist is an anxiety-provoking event that keeps them from getting the dental care they need, but new research suggests acupuncture may help. Researchers from the department of oncology at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, England, say one in 20 people suffer from odontophobia — severe anxiety about dentistry — and a third of […] [Read More]
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Childhood Harms and Lung Cancer Risk

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Here’s some disturbing news for those of you who suffered through traumatic childhoods;  a new study says that could increase your risk for lung cancer. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta studied the effects of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual), parental separation, witnessing domestic violence, or growing up in a household where people […] [Read More]

Turn Down the Volume on your iPod!

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Working out while listening to an iPod is pretty common for many of us, but new research suggests we might want to turn down the volume while working up a sweat. A researcher from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of Alberta in Canada says he’s found that exercising in a gym […] [Read More]
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Blueberry Juice and Memory

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If you’re suffering from memory loss, replacing your daily glass of O.J. with a glass of blueberry juice just might do the trick. A recent study by researchers at the University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Canadian department of agriculture found that blueberry supplementation may actually improve memory in older people; previous tests had been […] [Read More]
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Feeling Burned Out? Your Teens Might be Too.

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If you’re suffering from burnout, it turns out your teenagers might be too. That’s the conclusion of the first ever scientific study into the relationship between adolescents’ and parents’ burnout. The study, funded by the Academy of Finland, found that school burnout among adolescents is shared with parental work burnout. Children of parents suffering from burnout are more […] [Read More]
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Depression and Productivity

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Treatment for depression is supposed to help you feel like your old self, right? Well, it turns out it might not necessarily bring your productivity back to where it used to be. A recent study by researchers at Thomson Reuters Healthcare in Washington, D.C. found that employees with depression have higher costs related to short-term disability and […] [Read More]
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