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Doctors Claim Lying Could Dramatically Improve Your Life?

Could a lie in dramatically improve your life? Experts call for workers to start at 10AM to improve sleep quality. – Every hour that work was delayed, people got 20 minutes more sleep – ‘Delaying the morning start time of work’ could have a major effect – 124,517 American adults sleep and work habits were analyzed. A major new study of American workers and their sleep patterns has recommended…

Brains ‘Turbo’ Switch May Store MORE Info And Boost Our Brainpower

Scientists have revealed a switch in the brain that could be used to give it a turbo boost, allowing us to store more information and improve memory. Researcher have identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing, and found when it was removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. They hope the discovery could have implications for neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases, such as autism spectral disorders and Alzheimer’s disease…

Winter Is Here – Surprisingly Easy Ways to Prevent Colds

Washing your hands works, but it’s not the only step you can take to stay healthy this season. (Harry Vorsteher/Corbis) You wash your hands as much as a surgeon (and nearly as thoroughly), but sometimes it still isn’t enough to ward off colds and the flu. It’s time to attack from another angle. "Using hand sanitizer, regularly washing your hands, and avoiding people who are sick are the best ways

Air Dryers May Spread More Hand Germs

Have you ever wondered as you stood inside an amusement park or department store restroom, surrounded by sick people – Do Air Dryers Spread More Hand Germs? – What’s better for limiting the spread of bacteria in washrooms: paper towels, or air dryers? New research…

Add These Superfoods And Drinks NOW – To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

Add These Superfoods And Drinks NOW, To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer – Apples contain at least two kinds of cancer-inhibiting compounds: flavonoids and phenolic acids. Together they may protect against damage to cells that can trigger malignancies; they may also prevent emerging cancer cells from dividing any further. If apples aren’t your favorite food, try citrus fruits and berries…

Want To Enjoy The Holidays But Avoid The Guilt – Some Healthy Tips

As a day that revolves mostly around food (and that falls in the center of a food-filled holiday season), it’s only natural that you might feel stressed about overeating or gaining weight during the holidays. Especially if you have weight loss goals or are simply working towards establishing healthier eating habits, instead of an enjoyable day spending time with friends and family, The holidays might feel like more of a

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Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction's Perfect Storm

I watched Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary, yesterday. What an unbelievable spirit she was. What a beautiful and unique presence! The film’s depiction of the unfolding tragedy of her addiction haunted me through last night’s quasi-sleep. There was a moment in the doc where Amy has just won the Grammy Award for Best Song for “Rehab.”…

Amy Winehouse Documentary Depicts Addiction's Perfect Storm

I watched Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary, yesterday. What an unbelievable spirit she was. What a beautiful and unique presence! The film’s depiction of the unfolding tragedy of her addiction haunted me through last night’s quasi-sleep. There was a moment in the doc where Amy has just won the Grammy Award for Best Song for “Rehab.”…

‘July phenomenon’ may not mean worse outcomes for surgeries

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The annual arrival each summer of a fresh crop of surgical residents and interns is not necessarily linked to worse outcomes for patients, a U.S. study suggests. Sometimes called the “July phenomenon,” this period has long been thought to be a time of year when patients might not fare as well due to the influx of less experienced clinicians, the study authors note in

‘July phenomenon’ may not mean worse outcomes for surgeries

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – The annual arrival each summer of a fresh crop of surgical residents and interns is not necessarily linked to worse outcomes for patients, a U.S. study suggests. Sometimes called the “July phenomenon,” this period has long been thought to be a time of year when patients might not fare as well due to the influx of less experienced clinicians, the study authors note in

British cancer drugs fund changes tack: again

A British cancer drugs scheme, slammed as “stupid” by Roche’s chief executive two months ago, has undergone another about-turn, with some medicines dropped from coverage now being reinstated. The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which helps patients receive cancer drugs not routinely paid for by the National Health Service (NHS), said on Wednesday that some drugs would remain available after further price negotiations with manufacturers. “It’s great news that some drugs

British cancer drugs fund changes tack: again

A British cancer drugs scheme, slammed as “stupid” by Roche’s chief executive two months ago, has undergone another about-turn, with some medicines dropped from coverage now being reinstated. The Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), which helps patients receive cancer drugs not routinely paid for by the National Health Service (NHS), said on Wednesday that some drugs would remain available after further price negotiations with manufacturers. “It’s great news that some drugs

GSK plan to file up to 20 new drugs by 2020 underwhelms market

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – GlaxoSmithKline could file up to 20 new drugs for regulatory approval before 2020 as it seeks to revitalize a portfolio hit by falling sales of best-selling inhaled lung treatment Advair, the company said on Tuesday. The company highlighted projects in six core areas: HIV and other infections, respiratory medicine, oncology, immuno-inflammation, vaccines and rare diseases. Chief Executive Andrew Witty said around 80 percent of

Confusion about introducing solid foods to babies, survey finds

By Daniel Gaitan (Reuters Health) – A recent survey found many parents are unsure about when and how to best introduce solid foods to babies. According to a survey of 200 parents and expecting parents conducted by Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, more than half (53 percent) think information available on infant nutrition is not clear. One-third (34 percent) admit they are not sure when they should start their infant on solid

To tackle jihadis, French activist says, ditch reason

By Pauline Mevel and Chine Labbé PARIS (Reuters) – Anthropologist Dounia Bouzar used to try religious arguments to turn young people away from militant Islam – and failed. “Characteristically, a young person who has been recruited … thinks that he is chosen and that he knows the truth,” said the bleach-blond, discreetly watched by three police bodyguards as she sat in a Parisian café. “As soon as you use reason

Many patients ok linking social media to medical records

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – Many people may be willing to link their social media accounts to their medical records, a U.S. study suggests, a shift with the potential to improve care by giving doctors more insight into what makes patients tick. Facebook and Twitter have more than 1.5 billion users worldwide, many of whom share information daily, leaving digital breadcrumbs that might offer clues into the attitudes and