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Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

(27) Comments | Posted February 27, 2015 | 8:14 AM

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived -- and the first period bell is doing them no favors.

Adolescents have been steadily logging fewer hours of sleep over the last 20 years, according to a recent...

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EWG's Dirty Dozen Report Lists The Most Pesticide-Heavy Fruits And Veggies Of 2015

(58) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 12:37 PM

One of the most common reasons to eat more organic produce is to avoid harmful chemicals used in growing your food. Pesticides have been linked to developmental problems in children, and may act as carcinogens or throw off the endocrine system, according to the...

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당신이 궁금했던 슈퍼버그에 대한 사실 7

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 3:22 PM

"악몽 같은 병균" 또는 "치명적인 슈퍼버그" 같은 단어는 생각만 해도 끔찍하다. 최근 미국 로스앤젤레스에서 출현한 카바페넴 내성 장내세균(CRE)에 대한 보도가 나왔다. UCLA 병원 의료진 중에 약 200명이 슈퍼버그에 감염된 내시경으로 진단, 치료받았다. 지난 2월 18일 UCLA 측은 환자 7명이 슈퍼박테리아의 일종인 CRE에 감염됐으며 이 중 2명은 숨졌다고 밝혔다.

이러한 상황과...

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Can You Really Get A Cold From Going Outside With Wet Hair?

(15) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:16 AM

The question: Can I really catch a cold just from going outside with wet hair?

The answer: No doubt you've heard this one before -- probably from Mom or Grandma as you rushed out the door one winter morning fresh out of the shower.

But while you might not feel...

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The 10 Most Allergy-Friendly Restaurant Chains

(13) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 8:16 AM

Thanks to growing awareness of and willingness to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and sensitivities, navigating a restaurant menu when you have food allergies is only getting easier.

To help allergic diners make more informed decisions, AllergyEats, an online guide to allergy-friendly restaurants, has...

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U.S. Measles Count Increases To 154 Across 17 States

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 9:16 AM

As of February 20, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has documented 154 cases of measles in 17 states and Washington D.C.

Most of the cases -- 118 -- have been linked to an outbreak that began at Disneyland in California in...

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7 Questions You Probably Have About 'Superbugs,' Answered

(10) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 7:57 AM

There's little comforting about phrases like "nightmare bacteria" or "fatal superbug". Reports like those surrounding the recent exposure to carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Los Angeles are understandably alarming, especially considering almost 200 UCLA Medical Center patients may have come in contact with such a bug.

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Proof Even The World's Worst Meditator Should Give It Another Try

(2) Comments | Posted February 22, 2015 | 9:50 AM

Broody the Brain is like many of us who have yet to take up meditating: We're intrigued by the well-documented benefits of the mindful practice, but we've struggled to ease into it. As a result, we assume it's just not our thing.

But what if that...

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Allow The Mice In This Science Experiment To Remind You Of Sleep's Importance

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 7:37 AM

Dr. David Gozal is considered a pioneer for his work researching and treating sleep disorders in children.

But some of his most recent research highlights the grave consequences on the immune system when we get too little sleep.

In the clip above from the National Geographic...

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What Are The 'Superbugs' Known As Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae?

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 9:32 AM

Seven patients are infected and almost 200 others were exposed to a potentially fatal group of "superbugs" carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The bug may have played a role in the deaths of two patients.

UCLA said in a statement...

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Ο πολύς ύπνος κάνει κακό (και αυτές ειναι οι 8 αρνητικές του επιπτώσεις)

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 7:11 AM

Οι ώρες του ύπνου είναι πολύ σημαντικές και πρέπει να τηρούνται ευλαβικά για να έχετε καλή ψυχική και σωματική υγεία, αλλά ο πολύς ύπνος μπορεί να έχει αντίθετα αποτελέσματα.

Μπορεί να σας ακούγεται περίεργο αλλά είναι πιθανό κάποιος να να το παρακάνει με τον ύπνο. Οι ενδεδειγμένες ώρες για έναν...

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Can Carbs Fit Into A Healthy Diet?

(53) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 8:13 AM

From Atkins to Paleo, a whole host of eating plans discourage carbohydrate consumption. But do carbs deserve their bad rap?

For one thing, not all carbs are created equal. But the time of day when you get your carbs may also be important, according to naturopathic medical doctor...

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8 Health Risks Of Sleeping Too Much

(31) Comments | Posted February 16, 2015 | 10:11 AM

It's a little hard to believe there's such a thing as sleeping too much, since so many of us feel like it's a struggle to even get barely enough.

But it's true: You can overdo it on sleep.

While it's tough to pinpoint the "just right" amount, most...

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The Annoying Thing You're Doing In Bed That Might Be A Total Turn-Off

(16) Comments | Posted February 14, 2015 | 8:45 AM

If there's one thing we think it's safe to say is almost always a bummer in the bedroom, it's snoring.

According to a new survey from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM), 39 percent of American adults agree: When the opposite sex snores, it's a turn-off.

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What Everyone Gets Wrong About ADHD

(72) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 8:22 AM

Despite an increase in diagnoses, plenty of stigma still surrounds attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Adults with ADHD (or parents of children with the disorder) are often somehow blamed for the condition -- as if they're not trying hard enough to control a wide range of symptoms,...

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The Hidden Reason You Might Be Tired All The Time

(18) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 8:21 AM

What if the reason you're always tired isn't because of life's many stresses and demands, but because of an underlying, undiagnosed sleep disorder?

That's the case for many people with sleep apnea, a condition that causes people to stop breathing while asleep, sometimes as often as hundreds of times a...

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What You Should Know Before You Schedule Your Next Doctor Appointment

(15) Comments | Posted February 10, 2015 | 8:30 AM

Before we were able to Google our every itch and twinge and ache, we had very different relationships with our doctors.

“In the early years of my career, information was something the doctor had and the patient didn’t,” Dr. Michael L. LeFevre, a professor and physician at the...

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왜 백신은 여러 번 맞아야 할까?

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 5:21 PM

2000년도에 없어졌다던 ‘홍역’이 미 전역을 뒤흔들고 있다. 이유는 간단하다. 홍역이 없어진 줄로만 알고 예방접종을 그만뒀기 때문이다.

“이런 정책을 쓰면 안 되는 거였습니다.” 전염병 전문의학자이자 마요 클리닉(Mayo Clinic)의 연구원인 프리티시 토시(Pritish Tosh)씨는 허핑턴포스트와의 인터뷰에서 이렇게 말했다. “충분히 예방 가능한 질병이었습니다.”

우리에게도 익숙한 MMR(measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, 홍역 볼거리...

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Why Some Vaccines Require More Than One Dose

(15) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 9:24 AM

Despite being declared beaten in 2000, measles is back, due largely to declining vaccination rates in parts of the United States.

"We should not be in this boat," Dr. Pritish Tosh, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, told The Huffington Post. "This is a...

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5 coisas que ninguém te conta sobre a vida com insônia

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 10:09 PM

Considerando tudo o que sabemos sobre a importância de uma boa noite de sono, fica difícil não se preocupar com a insônia.

A insônia já foi associada a ansiedade, depressão, fibromialgia, dor de cabeça, asma, ataque do coração, derrame e mais – mas nem sempre está...

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