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Black Tea Shown to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

Source: Natural Society Here is just one more reason to replace your unhealthy and sugar-laden beverages. A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that black tea not only sparks no increase in blood pressure for people … Continue reading

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Common school program reduces signs of bullying

Kerry Grens Reuters A widely implemented school program aimed at improving kids’ behavior helps to slow the increase in bullying during the elementary grades, according to a new study. Researchers found that teachers at schools with the behavior program reported … Continue reading

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New map pinpoints Lyme disease risk areas

Source: USA Today CONCORD, N.H. – Researchers who spent three years dragging sheets of fabric through the woods to snag ticks have created a detailed map they claim could improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease. The map, which … Continue reading

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Parents of children with cancer distrust and fear online sources of health information, study shows

Bert Gambini EurekAlert In the age of information, physicians still are the most trusted source when parents confront serious illness. BUFFALO, N.Y. — Parents and adult caregivers of pediatric cancer patients prefer personal consultations with trusted health care providers over … Continue reading

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Does Aspartame Cause Pre-Term Babies? Some EU Politicos Think So

Melanie Warner BNET The European Parliament has ignited a contentious new battle in the festering controversy over the safety of the artificial sweetener aspartame (also known as NutraSweet). Euro lawmakers have proposed a warning label for diet soda and other … Continue reading

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Brain study finds what eases pain of financial loss

Kate Kelland Reuters Financial market traders and keen gamblers take note. Scientists have found that a chemical in the region of the brain involved in sensory and reward systems is crucial to whether people simply brush off the pain of … Continue reading

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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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Teenagers ‘can be corrupted’ by Hollywood sex scenes

Andrew Hough telegraph.co.uk Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms. The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching … Continue reading

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Green plants reduce city street pollution up to 8 times more than previously believed

Michael Bernstein EurekAlert Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found. A report … Continue reading

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