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In the News: Surprising Number of Allergies Begin in Adulthood, Daydreaming Could Indicate Intelligence, Dogs May Prevent Childhood Allergies

A surprising number of food allergies begin in adulthood. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 5.7 percent of U.S. children have displayed food allergy…

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In the News: Stress Harms Gut Health as Badly as Junk Food, Legal Marijuana is Saving Lives, Death Cleaning is the Newest Home Organization Trend

Stress may harm gut health as badly as junk food. While it’s no surprise that eating junk food can do a number on your gut, it turns out that stress can…

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In the News: Menopause May Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease, Liver Disease Risk May Be Exacerbated By Certain Drugs, Brain Waves Indicate Learning Types

Menopause may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has found that a drop in estrogen could make women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. In terms of risk factors for this…

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In the News: Marriage May Improve Heart Health, Music Therapy May Benefit Cancer Patients, 40% of Americans Are Obese

Marriage may improve heart health. According to a new 16-year study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, participants in happy marriages tended to maintain a healthier weight and lower…

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The Dangerous Spread of Fake Ads

Cowritten with Robert Glazer, Founder and Managing Director of Acceleration Partners. Did Fake News Sneak up on America? A recent Pew Research Center study reports that two-thirds of American adults get…

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Can Fake News Change Your Brain?

Cowritten with Dr. Daniel Amen The ill effects of fake news on both our health and the health of our society has been on my mind. So, earlier this year,…

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Today’s Headlines: Martha Stewart Launches a New Fragrance Line, Blood Facials, Childhood Bullying and Obesity

Martha Stewart, lifestyle maven, releases new line of fragrances.  Ever wondered what Martha Stewart’s home smells like? As arguably one of the most famous homemaking experts around, many fans would…

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Today’s Headlines: Studies Show Correlation Between Alcohol and Heart Health, SNL Honors Leonard Cohen and the Election Results, Laughing Gas on the Rise for Natural Births

Scientific evidence links moderate drinking to overall heart health. Good news for those of us who enjoy imbibing every now and then: It looks like that glass (or two) of merlot…

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Today’s Headlines: Breast Cancer Deaths On The Rise, The Link Between Worrying and Heart Disease, and Smoking Cigarettes Can Lead to Genetic Damage

In a report presented this week at the World Cancer Congress,  the American Cancer Society predicts a dramatic rise in cancer deaths among women over the next 15 years. By 2030,…

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Today’s Headlines: Palliative Care Urged for More Cancer Patients, Don’t Rely on “Good” Cholesterol to Measure Heart Health, and Emotional Unrest Increases Heart Attack Risk

The American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has released a new guideline for doctors treating cancer patients. The authors of the guideline update emphasize the importance of palliative care, and…

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