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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Breaking News - Experts Needed, August 2014

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Give the media access to your experts on what’s happening in the world.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 08/14 at 12:51 PM
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Inducing and Augmenting Labor May Be Associated with Increased Risk of Autism

regnant women whose labors are induced or augmented may have an increased risk of bearing children with autism, especially if the baby is male, according to a large, retrospective analysis by researchers at Duke Medicine and the University of Michigan.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/14 at 11:25 AM
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sleep-Deprived Teens Make Bad Food Decisions

Well-rested teenagers tend to make more healthful food choices than their sleep-deprived peers, according to a study led by Lauren Hale, PhD, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The finding, presented at SLEEP 2013, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, may be key to understanding the link between sleep and obesity.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/27 at 12:12 PM
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sitting Time Associated with Increased Risk of Chronic Diseases

Those who sat for more than four hours per day were significantly more likely to report having a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 02/20 at 01:40 PM
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Diet Soda Linked to Depression, Coffee Tied to Lower Risk

New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 01/09 at 12:59 PM
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In Vitro Fertilization Linked to Increased Risk of Birth Defects

In vitro fertilization may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eyes, heart, reproductive organs and urinary system, according to a new UCLA study.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/24 at 11:15 AM
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Friday, October 05, 2012

Abortion Rates Plummet with Free Birth Control

Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62 percent to 78 percent over the national rate, a new study shows.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 10/05 at 02:29 PM
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Midlife Fitness Staves Off Chronic Disease at End of Life

Being physically fit during your 30s, 40s, and 50s not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, free from chronic illness, investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center and The Cooper Institute have found.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/28 at 11:00 AM
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Moderate Weight Loss Reduces Hormones Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce risk of breast cancer

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/24 at 10:01 AM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sugar Makes You Stupid: Study Shows How a High-Fructose Diet Sabotages Learning, Memory

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A new UCLA study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning—and how omega-3 fatty acids can minimize the damage.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 05/15 at 04:37 PM
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