Archive For July 24, 2017

Lack of Sleep May Give You the Munchies

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Sleep-deprived people eat more than 500 extra calories daily, study finds.  People who don’t get enough sleep consume more calories and may be more likely to become obese, according to a new study. The study included 17 healthy young men and women who were studied for eight nights. Half of the participants got their normal amount of sleep…

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Overweight Kids May Do Worse in Math

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Researchers looked at test scores from kindergarten to 5th grade. Youngsters who are persistently overweight may not perform as well academically — specifically in math — as their normal-weight peers, new research suggests. Although the study didn’t find a direct cause-and-effect relationship between being overweight or obese and school performance, the researchers did find that…

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Hardening of the Arteries in the Leg Is a Red Flag for Vascular Disease

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Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), hardening of the arteries in the leg, is a marker for premature cardiovascular events and vascular-related death. The November issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology includes a comprehensive review of this disease that affects more than 10 million Americans, as well as a comprehensive treatment plan for all…

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Development Of Portable Dialysis Machine

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CORVALLIS (USA) – A Portland company is using an emerging microtechnology from Oregon State University to develop a portable kidney dialysis machine that will make in-home treatment a reality, enabling hundreds of thousands of people afflicted with kidney failure to treat themselves at home instead of traveling to dialysis clinics three days a week. ‘Current…

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So You Want to Start a Blog People Will Actually Read

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There are a lot of blogs out there—and we mean a lot. In 2016, it was estimated that 2.7 million blog posts were published every day. Now that’s a lot of blog posts. But it’s not meant to discourage you. With a massive number of blog posts comes an equally massive pool of readers out there. Personally,…

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My city: Tokyo

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Lonely Planet Local Rebecca Milner moved from California to Tokyo for ‘just one year’… 15 years ago. She was drawn by the city’s larger-than-life image – all those bright lights and busy streets – but was surprised to discover just how liveable Tokyo really is. She spends her days wandering the back streets, tracking down…

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Health effects of smoking are more dangerous than thought

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While smoking has long been linked to an array of health problems, recent research shows that the harmful habit is worse than previously known: A new report from the U.S. surgeon general found that smoking causes diseases in almost every organ of the human body. Released in late May, “The Health Consequences of Smoking: A…

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