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Hour of exercise a day may offset sitting’s toll on health

Hour of exercise a day may offset sitting’s toll on health

Just one hour of physical activity a day — something as simple as a brisk walk or a bicycle ride — may undo the increased risk of early death that comes with sitting eight hours or more on a daily basis, a new study suggests. “These results provide further evidence on the benefits of physical [...]

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CDC awards $16M in fight against Zika

CDC awards $16M in fight against Zika

Health officials are urging pregnant women to avoid a Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes are apparently infecting people with the Zika virus. The number of local transmissions of the virus has apparently increased to 14, Gov. Rick Scott said Monday. While infection with the Zika virus is harmless to most people, it can cause terrible birth [...]

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Rx for seniors’ health: Upbeat view, less stress

Rx for seniors’ health: Upbeat view, less stress

A positive attitude about aging can help seniors cope with stress, a small study suggests. “We found that people in the study who had more positive attitudes toward aging were more resilient in response to stress — meaning that there wasn’t a significant increase in negative emotions,” study author Jennifer Bellingtier, a Ph.D. student at [...]

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What happens when you’re hypnotized?

What happens when you’re hypnotized?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Skeptics view hypnosis as a little-understood parlor trick, but a new study reveals real changes occur in the brain when a person enters an hypnotic state. Some parts of the brain relax during the trance while others become more active, said study senior author Dr. David Spiegel, associate chair of [...]

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Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

Vision trouble can dim life’s prospects

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — People with vision problems may face a higher risk of unemployment, poverty and mental health problems, a new British study suggests. “Our focus has mostly been on severe visual loss and treating the eye diseases that cause it,” said Mary Frances Cotch, chief of epidemiology at the U.S. National Eye [...]

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Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

Adlyxin approved for type 2 diabetes

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Adlyxin (lixisenatide) has been approved by the U.S.Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes in adults, the agency said Thursday in a news release. As the FDA explained, Adlyxin is a “glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist” — a hormonal drug that helps control blood sugar. The drug was evaluated [...]

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Is it flu, or is it valley fever?

Is it flu, or is it valley fever?

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Early diagnosis of a potentially fatal fungal infection called valley fever can help patients, but too many are misdiagnosed, experts say. Doctors should suspect valley fever in patients with pneumonia or ongoing flu-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central [...]

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Immune system protein may help fight chlamydia

Immune system protein may help fight chlamydia

Proteins in the immune system can target the bacteria that cause chlamydia, but are not strong enough on their own to clear the infections, researchers found in a recent study. The immune system is capable of mounting a defense against chlamydia infection, researchers in Russia found in a recent study, suggesting it could be harnessed [...]

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Could slight brain zap during sleep boost memory?

Could slight brain zap during sleep boost memory?

Stimulating a targeted area of the brain with small doses of weak electricity while you sleep may enhance your ability to remember what you learned the night before, new research finds. The new procedure is called transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). “We work with the brain, that’s really unique about what we do. We listen [...]

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Tighten teens’ nighttime driving restrictions: CDC

Tighten teens’ nighttime driving restrictions: CDC

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Getting U.S. teens out of the driver’s seat before midnight would reduce their risk of fatal crashes, federal health officials said Thursday in a new report. One-third of fatal teen car crashes occur at night, with 57 percent of those taking place before 12 a.m., according to new statistics from [...]

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Bright and Cozy NAC Restaurant by estudiHac

Bright and Cozy NAC Restaurant by estudiHac

Trendy, bright and cozy NAC restaurant was designed by estudiHac. Graphical elements on walls and windows are fully in line with copper lamps and culinary drawings. The concept of this project is to promote the Mediterranean food. Restaurant is famous for its variety of specific rice menu. This has molded a whole concept of textures [...]

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Active surveillance’ of prostate cancer doesn’t dampen quality of life

Active surveillance’ of prostate cancer doesn’t dampen quality of life

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 — Men with low-risk prostate cancer report a good quality of life after choosing active surveillance as a treatment for their disease, a new study finds. Active surveillance for prostate cancer means a man chooses not to have surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, but instead follows a regular schedule of tests and [...]

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