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Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?

Is procrastination friend or foe to health and creativity?

Many of us are familiar with the act of procrastinating — putting off tasks until, or past, their deadline. Why do people procrastinate? Does it only bring them disadvantages, or does it also have some benefits? We investigate in this Spotlight feature.Can procrastinating bring us any benefits, or is it all doom and gloom? Procrastination […]

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Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Obesity: Could fat cell differences predict diabetes risk?

Differences in the cells that store fat in the body could explain why some people are more prone to obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. This colored scanning electron micrograph shows fat cells in bone marrow tissue. Scientists at the University of Melbourne, in Australia, led an investigation that examined human white fat cells […]

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Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

Rice and obesity: Is there a link?

A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained significant. Despite this, big questions remain. Is there a link between eating more rice and obesity? Obesity in the Western world […]

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Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health

The protein shakes that health supplement stores sell, which people sometimes buy as a dietary aid to build muscle mass, may not actually be safe for health in the long run according to a new study in mice. Could protein shakes negatively affect health in the long run? Many fitness protein powders that are commercially […]

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Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

(HealthDay News) — Visiting a gynecologist is important for women to maintain reproductive and sexual health. Latest Women’s Health News Most females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, or earlier if they are sexually active, says the University of California at Santa Barbara. Women should expect the following at a gynecologist […]

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For People With Autism, Encounters With Police Can Turn Dangerous

For People With Autism, Encounters With Police Can Turn Dangerous

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Being stopped and questioned by a police officer can be a stressful encounter for anyone, but it is especially hazardous for those with autism. Things can go so wrong that the person with autism winds up in jail because of miscommunications […]

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Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) vs. buspirone (Buspar)

Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) vs. buspirone (Buspar)

What drugs interact with hyroxyzine and buspirone? Hydroxyzine Hydroxyzine adds to (exaggerates) the sedating effects of alcohol and other drugs that can cause sedation such as the benzodiazepine class of anti-anxiety drugs. These drugs include: diazepam (Valium) lorazepam (Ativan) clonazepam (Klonopin) alprazolam (Xanax) Hydroxyzine also adds to the sedating effects the narcotic class of pain […]