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  1. Prolonged sitting isn't good for you ... and here's why

    Prolonged sitting isn't good for you ... and here's why

    Prolonged sitting isn't good for you ... and here's why
    We already know that sitting down for extended stretches isn't that great for you. Whether it's at the office or planted on the couch after work, too much "down" time can negatively affect your health. An American Cancer Society study says too much sitting can kill you in 14 different ways: Alzheimer's disease; cancer; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; diabetes; heart...
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  2. 5 health tips for your college freshman

    5 health tips for your college freshman

    5 health tips for your college freshman
    All across the country, parents are dropping off their college freshmen, on their own in the world for the first time. It doesn't have to be as scary as you might think. Here are five health tips to discuss with your freshman before dropping him off at college. • • •   Diet So mom isn't cooking for you anymore...
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  3. Negative effects of excessive screen time get more attention

    Negative effects of excessive screen time get more attention

    Negative effects of excessive screen time get more attention
    As more time is spent in front of a screen — whether it’s a phone, tablet or computer — increased attention is being paid to negative effects. Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System — with $2 billion in stock — issued an open call to Apple about the impact its products are having on users. Their letter...
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  4. Curing rare blindness comes with price tag of $850,000

    Curing rare blindness comes with price tag of $850,000

    Curing rare blindness comes with price tag of $850,000
    What’s the going rate for curing blindness? How does $850,000 sound? That’s what Spark Therapeutics’ Luxturna will cost for a one-time treatment to treat a rare retinal disease called retinal dystrophy that can lead to blindness. “This one-time gene therapy for an inherited disease represents a first-of-its-kind breakthrough that may lay the groundwork for the development of gene therapies for...
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  5. Video gaming disorder considered mental health condition

    Video gaming disorder considered mental health condition

    Video gaming disorder considered mental health condition
    Do you think your kid (or spouse) plays an excessive amount of video games? Well, the World Health Organization's 2018 International Classification of Diseases includes gaming disorder for the first time. According to the draft: “Gaming disorder is characterized by a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior (‘digital gaming’ or ‘video-gaming’), which may be online (i.e., over the internet...
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  6. Researcher believes 'man flu' isn't just an overreaction

    Researcher believes 'man flu' isn't just an overreaction

    Researcher believes 'man flu' isn't just an overreaction
    Is the “man flu” real or just an overreaction? That’s what Dr. Kyle Sue, the author of the study and an assistant professor of family medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland, explored in research published in the BMJ medical journal. In a nutshell, Sue believes there’s evidence that the man flu might not be an exaggeration. In conclusion, Sue wrote...
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