Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — For patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), postdischarge MRSA decolonization is associated with a reduced risk for infection, according to a study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Susan S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a randomized […]

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Tick tock: Commitment readiness predicts relationship success

Timing is everything, goes a popular phrase, and this is also true for relationships. As Valentine’s Day approaches, social psychologists from Purdue University offer new research showing that a person’s commitment readiness is a good predictor of relationship success. The results are published in Social Psychological and Personality Science. “Feeling ready leads to better relational outcomes and well-being,” says Chris […]

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On Valentine's Day, why dark chocolate is better for your health

Valentine’s Day may be about romance, but there’s little Americans love more than chocolate. People in the United States consume 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year — over 11 pounds per person — but not all chocolate is created equally. The typical candy bars and boxed chocolates that you might be giving your significant other on Valentine’s Day may […]

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Reach Back to Work Through Your Tight Hips

Men’s Health/Eric Rosati You can lift every weight in the gym, but if you can’t move your body, what’s the point? Being able to flex your mobility is an important part of a healthy lifestyle—even if mastering the movements used to hone your abilities isn’t always easy. Trainer Charlee Atkins, C.S.C.S., understands the challenge that comes with pushing your body […]

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Link between alcohol and cancer is ‘ignored by middle-aged women’

Deadly link between alcohol and breast cancer is ‘ignored by middle-aged women who are MOST at risk of developing the disease’ Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of the disease in Australia Women in their 40s, 50s and 60s still consume large amounts of alcohol  They accept alcohol can cause weight gain and relationship breakdowns e-mail 72 View […]

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Role of estrogen in controlling Type 2 diabetes

The results of a recent Texas A&M University-led study provide insights into the mechanism by which estrogen can decrease insulin resistance and the production of glucose, reducing incidence of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study, “Estrogen Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Suppresses Gluconeogenesis via the Transcription Factor Foxo1,” can be found online in the Diabetes journal of the American Diabetes Association. […]

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This Guy Lost 141 Pounds By Ditching Booze and Going Keto

Tyler Segraves was always the “bigger kid.” Throughout his formative years, the now-35-year-old simply ate what he wanted, and had little to no sense of what “healthy” really meant. Being an Oklahoman didn’t help either. His Sundays typically revolved around going to football games, tailgating, and eating all the hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and other foods that came along with […]

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Of Course Justin Bieber's Depression Has 'Nothing to Do' With His Wife

Justin Bieber has been fairly open about his struggles with depression, drugs and mental health. In 2017, he canceled his “Purpose” world tour to focus on his well-being and self-care. And it seems Bieber has hit another rough patch: on Feb. 12, a source close to the singer told People Bieber is seeking help for depression. This is, of course, great news: not the […]

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Study suggests global warming could cause more cases of food poisoning

A team of researchers from the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto reports evidence that as the planet heats up, humans may become more susceptible to food poisoning. In their paper published in Royal Society Open Science, the group describes models of fly population increases caused by increases in temperatures in Canada in the coming years, and why […]

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