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Addressing Sexuality among People Suffering from Dementia
A new research focuses on the issue of sexual expression amongst people with dementia. The study is led by Griffith University researcher Dr. Cindy Jones. The Department of Health and Aging and...more



Sufficient Sleep Can Protect Against Child Obesity
A new University of Illinois study reports that sleeping patterns in a family affect all the members of the household, not just children. The study reveals how parents and their children are likely...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

Where One Lives Plays Key Role in Determining Obesity and Life Satisfaction
In the "Obesity (Sometimes) Matters: The Importance of Context in the Relationship between Obesity and Life Satisfaction", the study suggests how one compares weight-wise in his or her community...more

Volunteering Can Reduce Hypertension Risk in Older Adults
According to research published in the Psychology & Aging journal, older adults who spend their time volunteering at least 200 hours in a year are less likely to develop hypertension compared to...more

Addressing Childhood Deprivation to Prevent Damaging Health Behaviors
Researchers from UCL (University College London) in a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health have found that childhood deprivation promotes damaging health behaviors in...more

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

Higher Stroke Risk in Young People
According to a report in the journal Neurology, young adolescents show high risk factors for strokes. The authors of the report suggested more emphasis is required on teaching about stroke in...more

New Study Shows Kids with Autism Have Higher Levels of Toxic Metals
The Arizona State University (ASU) researchers report that higher levels of toxic metals are found in children with autism compared with ordinary children. In a published study from the Biological...more






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