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Vanderbilt Sleep Expert Says Take a Walk in the Sun to Ease Time Change Woes

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish. Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep schedule is exacerbated by our tendency to alter our sleep patterns on the weekends anyway.

Triple Threat: Three-Machine Cardio Circuit

16 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Instead of spending your whole workout on a single piece of equipment, start machine-hopping around the gym. This triple-threat workout has you on the stationary bike for 15 minutes, then the elliptical, and finally ending on a powerful note with the treadmill. Show More Summary

How Meditation Helps People With HIV

16 hours agoHealth : Healthland

A mindfulness routine may lead to better health outcomes

Low oxygen on Earth may have held up animal evolution for a billion years

16 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Why did complex life evolve precisely when it did? According to a new study, simpler life forms may have been waiting on a proper oxygen supply -- for as long as a billion years. The first metazoans (or organisms in the animal kingdom) only emerged around 500 million years ago. Show More Summary

Get Help Before Halloween from JJ Virgin

It's time to share a great treat with you. This is sweet, but not the dangerous, sugary kind. Tomorrow, before the Season of Sugar Gorging kicks off tomorrow (Halloween), get help from renowned fitness and nutrition expert and New York...Show More Summary

Book Review: The Moon over Matsushima – an exhaustive look into moxibustion

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Surgeons Employ Two New Computer Imaging Approaches to Accurately Measure Breast Tumors and Chronic Wounds

Surgeons are tweaking existing computer technologies to enhance their visualization of cancerous tumors and persistent wounds according to two studies presented this week at the 2014 American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.

Fraternity Suspended After Date-Rape Drug Accusations

16 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Brown University has been suspended after two students claimed they were drugged and sexually assaulted.

Stomach Bacteria May Protect You from Obesity

The germ Helicobacter pylori is the cause of most stomach ulcers, but new research in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics suggests that treating the bacteria is linked to weight gain. By reviewing data taken from forty-nine studies with data from ten European countries, Japan, the U.S. and Australia, Professor Gerald Holtmann identified a correlation between prevalence […]

For Returning Veterans Suffering From Both Mental Health and Substance Abuse Challenges, Treatment Can Be Found Under One Roof

Addressing the dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse is the focus of a new program of NYU Langone Medical Center's Steven & Alexandra Cohen Military Family Clinic, a major component of the hospital's Steven & Alexandra Cohen Veterans Center, which encompasses both clinical care and research components. Show More Summary

Heart's Own Immune Cells Can Help It Heal

The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in mice at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

When one thinks vet, one thinks £, and more £££. Here's the reason why…..

As I mentioned last week, one of my aims in this blog is to engage with readers, and to be responsive to issues that come up. With this in mind, here's one of the comments that was posted in response to my "launch post" a few weeks ago: "When one thinks vet one thinks £. [...]

Sanford Study Reveals Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Prevalence in U.S.

Nearly 5 percent of U.S. children may be affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, according to a new study co-authored by Sanford Research's Gene Hoyme, M.D., and Amy Elliott, Ph.D., and published by Pediatrics.

Can your genes affect your response to Ebola? That’s the case in these mice

16 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A new mouse model for studying the Ebola virus could help scientists pin down which genes affect human vulnerability to the disease. The success of these new mice are described in a study published Thursday in Science, and there are two major takeaways: For starters, this research presents the first truly viable mouse model for studying Ebola. Show More Summary

For Stroke Patients, Hospital Bed Position is Delicate Balancing Act

During the first 24 hours after a stroke, attention to detail --such as hospital bed positioning -- is critical to patient outcomes.

Benaroya Research Institute to Unravel Insulin Mystery in Type 1 Diabetes

Benaroya Research Institute has received a $1.4 million grant from JDRF to understand why some people with type 1 diabetes maintain the ability to produce insulin. Researchers have found at the time of diagnosis with type 1 diabetes that many people continue to produce small amounts of insulin. Show More Summary

The Oft-Ignored Vegetable That's Packed With Vitamin C

17 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

If your curiosity piqued after seeing Michelle Obama's hilarious Vine post celebrating the turnip, you're not alone. Much more than cornucopia decor, turnips are also nutritional powerhouses, containing almost as much potassium as a banana. Now head down to the grocer, pick up some of the vegetable for yourself, and get cooking with these recipes!

Healthy and Fast Ingredients to Cut Cooking Time

17 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

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Under the microscope with the big winners of Nikon’s annual Small World Photomicography contest

17 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Nikon announced the winners of its 40th annual Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition Thursday, just in time for Halloween. Long-time contributor Rogelio Moreno of Panama took first prize in this year’s competition for capturing a rarely seen glance of a rotifer’s open mouth interior and heart-shaped corona. Show More Summary

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