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Dec 28, 2009

Everyone knows that exercise and healthy diet are keys to long life. But there are also other fun and easy things that can increase your life expectancy and help you stay healthy:



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Sep 06, 2007

A lot of foods for children include artificial food color and additives (AFCAs). These AFCAs significantly increase hyperactive behaviors in children. The negative effect, brought by the AFCAs, can last till middle childhood.

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Nov 12, 2009
Women, who want to improve their vagina size and appearance, may face a number of risks. In most cases, vaginal surgeries are unsafe and unnecessary, a new study suggests.

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Aug 18, 2007
A new research has shown that due to obesity, which can lead to the metabolic syndrome, there is a high risk that children will suffer from heart disease as adults.

According to the study, if compared to healthier adults, children of school-age, having the metabolic syndrome, are at a 14.5 times higher risk for development of cardiovascular disease in the future, when they are in their 30s or 40s.

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Aug 10, 2009
Scientists say that what we eat may improve our chances of getting pregnant juts as well as fertility treatment.

According to the recent study conducted by Dr Emma Derbyshire and her colleagues from Manchester Metropolitan University couples undergoing fertility treatment including intrauterine insemination and ovarian stimulation were 33 percent more likely to conceive, while those who switched to healthier diet habits had 32 percent more chances to get pregnant.

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Jul 24, 2009
For many years specialists were dubious about withdrawal method, considering it far less effective than such birth control methods as condoms. However, the recent study published in the June issue of the journal Contraception says that many experts might underestimate withdrawal method for preventing unwanted pregnancy.

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Jul 21, 2009
Many of us realize that conditions like stress and depression can negatively influence our body. What happens in our bodies when we feel elated or angry and how our emotions increase or cut the risk of certain health problems?

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Jun 02, 2009
TV watching is not good for babies' cognitive development because kids tend to hear and say fewer words, a new study revealed.

Dmitri Christakis, a professor of pediatrics and the leading author of the study at the University of Washington, said that TV watching considerably reduced communication between parents and their babies, which is vital for infants' language development.

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May 26, 2009
Daytime wetting is quite a common problem among school-age children, who were previously toilet trained but who started wetting their pants during the day. For many parents and their children, daytime wetting can be a stressful experience, leading to low self-esteem and other emotional problems.

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May 14, 2009
Scientists warn that increasing number of products and food contain chemicals that disrupt male sex hormones and damage male reproductive system.

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May 06, 2009
For a healthy couple the chances of getting pregnant during most fertile days is around 20 to 30 percent every month. It takes only one egg from a woman to conceive and a man needs healthy sperm to reach the fallopian tube and fertilize the egg. However, in case that you have already tried for more than a year and failed to conceive, you might suspect that you have fertility problem.

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Apr 29, 2009
More girls show puberty signs earlier than it was several years ago, a new study says.

The study at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark found that there is an increased number of girls in Europe, who start developing breasts and begin to menstruate at an earlier age.

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Mar 26, 2009
Can sunbathing be good for you? A new study shows that exposure to sun lowers the risk of developing blood clots.

Scientists at Lund University, Sweden conducted a twelve-year-old study to analyze the sunbathing habits of 40, 000 women from 1990.

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Mar 19, 2009
You may need to think twice before limiting access to all sweet food for your child as study shows that most kids have a sweet tooth for a reason.
Danielle Reed, PhD, and the leading author of the research conducted at the University of Washington and the Monell Center, studied children's preferences for sweet food in connection with their physical growth.

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Mar 17, 2009
Birth control pill is known to be 92 to 99 % effective in preventing pregnancy. However, you may hear a number of stories, when women got pregnant while on the pill. Many women are concerned about the risk of getting pregnant using birth control pills and what can be done to prevent the failure.

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Feb 04, 2009
Depression is a serious condition that negatively affects its sufferers in many ways. People suffering from depression often cannot express their feelings and find it difficult to work properly or communicate with their family and friends. It is very important for the depressed person to get help as soon as possible to find the appropriate treatment. Nowadays depression can be treated with a number of medications as well as using psychological methods. In some cases natural antidepressants can become an alternative to medications or can be used as an additional treatment option.

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Dec 16, 2008
Scientists found that parent's age can be one of the factors, contributing to the development of autism in children. It was discovered that both mother's and father's age should be taken into account.

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Jul 11, 2008
Children show natural tendency to feel empathy for people suffering from pain and are aware of the injustice, scientists say.

Researchers at the University of Chicago studied the responses in children aged 7 to 12, using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scanning. The scans showed that children's responses were similar to those of adults when viewing the reaction to pain of other people.

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Jun 05, 2008
Increased eating is not necessarily linked to weight gain and obesity, scientists say. Therefore, weight loss strategy should be aimed at developing other types of drugs to regulate weight.

The new study conducted at UCSF , a university dedicated to promoting health worldwide, showed that serotonin, that is known to regulate appetite and weight gain works in two different ways in the body: one that signals about the feeding and the other that controls fat metabolism.

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May 08, 2008
Fat accumulating around the hips may actually do some good to your health, as the latest research showed that it may protect against diabetes.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston discovered that subcutaneous fat in the hips and thighs areas may contribute to reduction of insulin levels and improvement of insulin sensitivity, which is important for regulation of blood sugar.