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Olivia Newton-John Commits to Philanthropy
A slew of concerts and appearances have been a part of Olivia Newton-John's life repertoire. She's been touring and performing duets with John Travolta, her co-star in Grease. But, while she...more



Experts Encourage Diabetics to Embrace Healthy Living
According to new research findings found in the Clinical Oral Investigations, health coaching is an intervention measure which enables diabetics adopt a healthier lifestyle. Lead researcher Lone...more

Early Depression Causes Cardiac Risks in Teens
Cardiologists and mental health professionals find that there's a link between depression and heart disease. Teens who have suffered depression as kids are prone to cardiac risks later in...more

Blood Lead Levels in Kids Create Recurring Fluctuation When Exposed to Airborne Dust
Over 367,000 children in Detroit have been involved in a nine-year study that reports a baffling repetitive fluctuation in blood lead levels resulting from lead-contaminated airborne dust. The...more

Qigong Therapy Seen to Reduce Cocaine Addiction
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes a study that reports Qigong Therapy seen to reduce cocaine dependency in early addiction recovery. The study "A Pilot Study of...more

Brain-Fitness Computer Program Improves Memory for Older Adults
A team of researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have found out that the use of a brain-fitness program on a computer can significantly improve cognitive skills among older...more

Higher Physical Activity in Less-Educated People Linked to Unhealthy Diets
According to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, individuals with lower levels of education may eat larger amounts of unhealthy food than those with a higher education level,...more

Young Beer Drinkers More Likely to Binge
Researchers from the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich and Lausanne University Hospital conducted a survey to learn about beverage preferences that results to...more

Childhood Bullying Increases Self-Inflicted Pain Inclinations during Adolescence
According to a research entitled "Being Bullied During Childhood and the Prospective Pathways to Self-Harm in Late Adolescence", researchers from the University of Warwick in association with...more

Genes Contribute to Behavior Problems in Preschool, Child Care Centers
Findings from the International Journal of Behavioral Development indicate some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool...more




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