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Good Sleep Helps Kids Become Slimmer Teens: Study

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 28, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years, a new study finds. The study included nearly 2,200 kids in 20 U.S. cities. One-third of them …

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Obamacare to remain in place pending appeal

The federal judge in Texas who struck down the Affordable Care Act earlier this month certified his ruling on Sunday, paving the way for an appeal. He wrote that the law should remain in place as the case wends its way through the courts. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s decision …

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Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change

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Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change | Chris Kresser Like what you’re reading? Get FREE updates sent to your inbox. I hate spam too. Your email is safe with me. By signing up, you agree to our privacy policy. By signing up, you agree to our privacy policy. …

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Overcoming Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

Our society has come a long way in reducing the stigma around mental illness, but we still have a long way to go. Many misconceptions and stereotypes relating to mental illness still exist. So why does it matter? Stigma can impact people’s desire to seek treatment. Stigma can cause those …

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New Year’s Resolutions (& What I Do Instead)

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I’m going to share a little secret … I’m really competitive. (Like, really.) My husband is the same way. So you’d think we’d be great at New Year’s resolutions, right? Not so much! Let me explain why… New Year’s Resolutions: Yay or Nay? Of course I’m not against the idea …

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10 Potential Benefits of Echinacea

Echinacea, also known as the American coneflower, is a brightly colored medicinal plant named for the prickly spines in its large cone-shaped seed head. Based on those spines, its name is derived from the Greek word ekhînos, meaning hedgehog. Although used widely to treat all kinds of diseases and infections …

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first when the food is ingested and again when the food reaches the stomach. The study highlights interactions between the brain and digestive system, and might provide a clue as to why we sometimes overeat the food we crave most. : Health

The post title is a copy and paste from the title and first two paragraphs of the linked popular press article here: Your Brain Rewards You Twice When You Eat New research reveals that a meal can trigger reward signals in the brain twice: first when the food is ingested …

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How Therapists Can Become Seat-of-the-Pants Counselors

I have been a therapist for four decades, working in a variety of settings, serving children and adults, individuals, couples, families and groups. My rolodex brain is filled to overflowing with ideas and interventions. Sometimes when I teach Continuing Education Classes for social workers, I am asked to offer more …

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A Special Interview With Dr. Jason Fung

Fasting is one of the oldest dietary interventions in the world, and modern science confirms it can have a profoundly beneficial influence on your health. Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist (kidney specialist) with a practice in Canada, has written an important landmark book on this topic. “The Complete …

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Young children are not being exposed to microbes as they once were, and their immune systems are not being properly primed. A cocktail of microbes could be given as a yoghurt-like drink to very young children in the future to potentially prevent leukaemia, type 1 diabetes and allergies. : Health

Context: The article refers to a specific form of leukaemia; Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). Professor Mel Greaves researched the potential link of ALL with a genetic mutation during foetal development in conjunction with the lack of infection exposure during infancy. It is thought that natural infections in the first weeks …

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