Why the clean-plate phenomenon makes us to eat more than we should?

Why the clean-plate phenomenon makes us to eat more than we should?

New research looks at the tendency to overeat when we only have a little bit of food left over—and how we justify it by convincing ourselves that it’s not as unhealthy as it is. “Many of us were raised with this ‘clean your plate’ mentality, stemming from a desire to...

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Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it?

Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it?

Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine—and how can you prevent it while enjoying a glass or two during the holidays? The answer lies in understanding the relationship between the nature of wine and your tooth enamel, says Uchenna Akosa, a dentist who heads Rutgers University Health...

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Foods became less desirable once the calorie content was displayed

Foods became less desirable once the calorie content was displayed

Seeing pictures of food with calorie information not only makes food less appetizing but it also appears to change the way your brain responds to the food, according to a Dartmouth-led study published in PLOS ONE. When food images appeared with the calorie content, the brain showed decreased activation of...

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Is meningitis B vaccine too much expensive?

Is meningitis B vaccine too much expensive?

Vaccinating all new college students against meningitis B may cost too much right now to justify preventing relatively few cases of the sometimes-deadly disease, according to a new study. But a computer model researchers have developed also suggests that if vaccine developers could significantly lower the price, universal vaccination on...

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Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

Children born in this century have bones that reach full maturity earlier

COLUMBIA, Mo. (December 17, 2018) – Children born in the most recent century have bones that reach full maturity earlier – by nearly 10 months in girls and nearly seven months in boys – according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. “Our findings show...

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A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

A simple conversation with dad could convince sons to use condoms

Fathers can play in important role in promoting consistent and correct condom use among male adolescents, according to a small new study. According to sexually transmitted infection (STI) surveillance data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fall 2018, the number of reportable STIs reached an all-time...

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Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

Some Americans with type 2 diabetes test blood sugar more often than they need to

For more than 29 million Americans with type 2 diabetes, testing their blood sugar is just part of daily life. But a new study suggests that some of them test more often than they need to. Fourteen percent of people with type 2 diabetes who don’t require insulin are buying...

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Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Waterloo found patients who had not been able to maintain or learn skills such...

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Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions  by as much as 10 percent

Clear expectations of behavior, drop school suspensions by as much as 10 percent

When students receive clear, consistent expectations of behavior, school suspensions drop by as much as 10 percent, a new study shows. To put that in context, more than 2.75 million K-12 students were suspended during the 2013 to 2014 school year. A 10 percent reduction means 275,000 more students were...

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Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Common misdiagnosis – 5 conditions that mimic Rosacea

Around the world, an estimated 415 million people suffer from Rosacea. The condition, marked by a variety of mild to severe symptoms, can be debilitating, especially for those who have the disorder without a proper diagnosis. Recent research suggests that millions of adults may struggle unnecessarily with the skin disorder...

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