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Despite study's conclusion, random acts of joy are good for you

As I walked from my car to the shopping mall entrance, I encountered him — a gentleman who demonstrated a random act of pure joy. He leaped off the curb, clicked his heels in the air in a truly carefree manner with a huge grin on...

source: By Denise A. Valenti
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Previous studies have suggested that lack of sleep may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, and a new study may help explain why; researchers found that sleep deprivation may have a negative impact on cholesterol levels.

source: Medical News Today

While many forms of e-cigarette advertising increase the odds that teens will try the devices, a new U.S. study suggests that this generation of digital natives is most enticed by promotions they see online. Big U.S. tobacco companies are all developing e-cigarettes.

source: Reuters via MedPage Today

Chronic conditions appear to be causing a poorer quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, according to a new study. Young adults who survived cancer as children had health and well-being comparable to that of people nearly two...

source: Reuters via Fox News

Can changing your diet reduce your risk of colorectal cancer? Dr. Scott Strong, surgical director of Northwestern Medicine's Digestive Health Center, said it certainly can't hurt. Some simple changes such as increasing your fiber intake and reducing your consumption of...

source: Chicago Tribune

A new guide from Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence provides hospitals with concrete steps for improving integrated, accessible behavioral health services by building community networks and partnerships that fill gaps in care. Half of all Americans will develop a behavioral...

source: FierceHealthcare

The anti-smoking drugs Chantix and Wellbutrin don't appear to raise the risk of serious mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, a new study suggests. "Clinical guidelines recommend that the most effective way to give up smoking is smoking...

source: WebMD


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