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( - Were you one of those kids who could not sit still in class? Did you continuously tap a pencil on the desk? Do you still tap your fingers or twirl your hair when you are thinking?

Oct 4, 2015 - 10:37:10 AM

Contributing Columnist

( - This column has already documentedofficialdom's unrelenting war on e-cigarettes.  In fact, those articles were some of the best-read I have ever posted, so I guess we touched a nerve.

Oct 4, 2015 - 10:27:01 AM

Love/Relationship Columnist

( - If you watch sports or play sports you can see that some days are just "off days." No matter what the player does, it doesn't go well.

Oct 3, 2015 - 2:08:24 PM

Cancer Issues

( - In an unprecedented study conducted at UCLA and 29 other sites worldwide, Keytruda (pembrolizumab) was found to be effective in the treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer

Oct 2, 2015 - 3:47:46 PM


( - A new test detects virtually any virus that infects people and animals, according to research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where the technology was developed.

Oct 2, 2015 - 1:48:00 PM

Pet Care

( - CDC today launched its redesigned Healthy Pets Healthy People website, with expanded information about diseases people can catch from pets, farm animals, and wildlife.

Oct 2, 2015 - 1:08:07 PM

Cancer Issues

( "Mom, the doctor just gave me the latest test results." I sat down on her hospital bed, and held her hand while three tubes, pinned to the wall above her head extractred a vile brown mixture from her body. "Your breast cancer has returned!"

Oct 1, 2015 - 8:49:49 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - Salt, or sodium chloride, is essential for life. In fact, no mineral is more essential to human survival than sodium .....

Oct 1, 2015 - 3:10:43 PM


( - Newswise - ANN ARBOR, Mich. - When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they'll respond to a real one, new research finds.

Oct 1, 2015 - 3:00:37 PM

Concussion Issues

( - PITTSBURGH, Oct. 1, 2015 - A survey of U.S. adults found that the vast majority do not know the definition of a concussion and many do not know the injury is treatable.

Oct 1, 2015 - 2:52:49 PM

Psychological Issues

( - In pop culture, conspiracy believers - like FBI agent Fox Mulder on The X Files or professor Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code - tend to reject the notion of coincidence or chance....

Oct 1, 2015 - 2:45:44 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Reduced-nicotine cigarettes were beneficial in reducing nicotine exposure and dependence, and also the number of cigarettes smoked per day

Oct 1, 2015 - 12:49:49 PM

Cancer Issues

( - CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 1, 2015 – A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer ....

Oct 1, 2015 - 12:21:26 PM

Health Tips

( - Boston, MA - The thought of trying to make long-term healthy lifestyle changes can seem overwhelming. But all it takes to get started is one simple change

Oct 1, 2015 - 12:14:26 PM

Heart Health

( - New Haven, Conn.-Imagine being able to contribute to research about heart problems affecting children and adults with an iPhone app.

Sep 30, 2015 - 3:27:01 PM

HIV Issues

( - WORCESTER, MA - A pair of studies by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the University of Trento in Italy, and the University of Geneva in Switzerland, point to a promising new anti-retroviral strategy for combating HIV-1.

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:05:51 PM

Smoking Issues

( - An estimated 70 percent of U.S. middle and high school students who have used a tobacco product in the past 30 days have used at least one flavored tobacco product during this period

Sep 30, 2015 - 1:03:19 PM

Teen Health

( - NEW YORK,  2015  --  The National Road Safety Foundation, with Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, is looking for ideas from teens to help educate their peers and others about the risks of walking while using a mobile device.

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:53:56 PM

News : National

( - In Alabama, a positive drug test can have dire repercussions for pregnant women and new mothers. Their newborns can be taken from them. They can face lengthy sentences in the most notorious women's prison in the country and thousands of dollars in fees and fines.

Sep 30, 2015 - 12:34:35 PM


( - Newswise - A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America's top four wine-producing states - California, Washington, New York and Oregon - found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what's allowed in drinking water.

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:39:28 AM

Back Problems

( - West Orange, NJ, September 2015 - For many the fall is a welcomed season, a break away from the scorching heat and humidity of the summer.

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:24:35 AM

Children's Health

( - New Port Richey, FL - September 30, 2015 - Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pediatric use of OxyContin-the extended-release version of the prescription painkiller oxycodone-for patients as young as 11 years old ...

Sep 30, 2015 - 10:15:16 AM


( An estimated 16 percent of people in the U.S. will experience depression at some point in their lives.

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:36:38 AM

Food and Nutrition

( - I love when pumpkins start popping up all over grocery stores, which means the cooler crisp days of autumn are not far behind.

Sep 29, 2015 - 6:48:01 PM

Food and Nutrition

( - September 29, 2015-In the movie "The Martian," the main character, astronaut Mark Watney (played by Matt Damon), is stranded on Mars and must rely on his own super-science knowledge to survive.

Sep 29, 2015 - 6:22:06 PM

News : National

( - September 22, 2015San Jose, Calif. – Satellite Healthcare, a leading national not-for-profit provider of dialysis services.....

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:15:56 PM

News : National

( - September 28, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - Poison centers are reporting a recent uptick in calls about exposures to e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine, according to the National Poison Data System.

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:42:44 PM

Veterans Issues

( - WASHINGTON - Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced $12.8 million in renewal funding through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program ...

Sep 29, 2015 - 4:30:19 PM

Cancer Issues

( - HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2015 - Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy and second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the U.S.

Sep 29, 2015 - 3:05:45 PM

Pet Care

( - Each year, approximately 7 million pets enter U.S. shelters. Unfortunately, 3 million of them are euthanized-but you can help change that.

Sep 29, 2015 - 2:33:06 PM


( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Several studies in recent years have shown that high cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of lesions in the brains of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Sep 29, 2015 - 12:29:34 PM

Cancer Issues

( - Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets....


Sep 29, 2015 - 12:21:55 PM

Diabetes Issues

( - Call it the scientist's version of happy hour: A new, four-drug cocktail has shown a novel ability to reverse established Type 1 diabetes in some mice

Sep 29, 2015 - 12:10:47 PM

Cancer Issues

( - COLUMBUS - An estimated 3 to 5 million Americans - and a staggering 140 to 200 million people worldwide - will experience chronic lymphedema

Sep 29, 2015 - 11:43:39 AM

Sleep Issues

( - RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 29, 2015) - Genes may contribute more to the development of insomnia symptoms in females than in males, according to a new study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University graduate student.

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:44:29 AM

Eye Care

( - Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Washington report new research that sheds light on how the retina sets its own biological rhythm using a novel light-sensitive pigment...

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:38:39 AM


( - Parkinson's disease can cause people to move slowly. In a cruel twist, that symptom also causes the drug that relieves it to take effect slowly.

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:26:01 AM


( - Many patients at hospitals everywhere think of their nurses as heroes because of the health-restoring care and personal kindness they provide as part of their everyday work.

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:13:00 AM

News : National

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Rising temperatures in alpine habitats worldwide have resulted in declines of flowering among indigenous plants and contributed to dramatic declines in populations of several bumblebee species

Sep 29, 2015 - 10:01:18 AM


( - A human death from rabies is a tragic but a rare thing in the United States and most developed nations.

Sep 29, 2015 - 9:52:09 AM

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