Walk, dance, clean: even a little activity helps you live longer

(HealthDay)—Want a reason to get out of your comfy armchair? Even low levels of regular physical activity—brisk walking, dancing or gardening—can reduce your risk of premature death, a new study finds. Americans who got in just 10 to 59 minutes of moderate physical activity every week had an 18 percent lower risk of death from any cause, compared with couch […]

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Bacterial contamination in household and office building tap water

Water is a source of concern for disseminating the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Mycobacterium avium, which cause lung disease (legionellosis and pulmonary nontuberculous mycobacterium disease, respectively). A new Journal of Applied Microbiology study has examined the presence of these microbes in tap water from residences and office buildings across the United States. The occurrence of L. pneumophila and M. avium […]

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Effects on offspring of epigenetic inheritance via sperm

As an organism grows and responds to its environment, genes in its cells are constantly turning on and off, with different patterns of gene expression in different cells. But can changes in gene expression be passed on from parents to their children and subsequent generations? Although indirect evidence for this phenomenon, called “transgenerational epigenetic inheritance,” is growing, it remains controversial […]

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Researcher finds some Medicaid populations more likely to die by suicide

A West Virginia University researcher has discovered the suicide rate of some Medicaid-insured youth—including girls and young women—is higher than those with private insurance. John Campo, chief behavioral wellness officer at WVU and the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and his colleagues are working to fill a gap in analyzed suicide trends among 10- to-18-year-olds. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death […]

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To warm hot drinks double the risk of esophageal cancer

What are the effects of hot beverages on the risk for cancer? Does the temperature of consumed beverages on the risk for cancer? Researchers found out now that Drinking hot tea or coffee doubled the risk for the development of esophageal cancer almost. In a recent study by the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, it was found that consumption of […]

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Emotionally attuned managers are better at judging workgroup effectiveness: Novel experiment shows an ability to detect others’ reactions is critical

People who are naturally more attuned to others’ emotions are better able to judge how well small groups are performing, even when observation times are brief, according to a new study led by New York University professor Patricia Satterstrom. The study, “Thin Slices of Workgroups,” published in the premier academic journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first […]

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Amy Schumer Says Husband Chris Fischer Was Diagnosed With Autism Spectrum Disorder While They Were Dating

Amy Schumer talks about her husband’s autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in her new Netflix special, Growing. Amy says Chris was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder while they were dating. Autism spectrum disorder manifests differently in everyone, but often includes difficulty making eye contact and sustaining conversations. Amy Schumer definitely hasn’t been shy about her pregnancy issues (she’s been suffering from […]

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