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How music motivates the brain to learn

How music motivates the brain to learn

Humans have been making, listening, and dancing to music since time immemorial, and this art can easily soothe or amplify our emotions. New research explains what “chords” music strikes in the brain, and how it relates to certain cognitive processes, particularly learning. Music is a powerful reward that can motivate the brain to do better, […]

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Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

Health Tip: Prevent Heel Pain

(HealthDay News) — The heel is the largest of 26 bones in the human foot, the American Podiatric Medical Association says. Heel pain is typically caused by heel spurs, plantar fasciitis or achilles tendinitis. Latest Skin News The association offers these suggestions to avoid heel pain: Wear shoes that fit well front, back and sides; […]

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Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

Meth Abuse Driving Big Spike in Syphilis Cases

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A startling increase in syphilis cases among Americans may be linked to addiction to methamphetamine and other drugs, federal health officials said Thursday. Between 2013 and 2017, the rate of syphilis infection among heterosexual men and women who use methamphetamine […]

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Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

Is There a Right Time for Sex After Childbirth?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Couples are usually told to wait six weeks after the birth of a baby before having sex again. But new research highlights that there’s not a specific “right” time for everyone. Each woman’s postpartum experience is different, researchers explained. Someone who […]

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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

By Matt SmithWebMD Health News Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD Feb. 14, 2019 — Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to — but they’re drinking more potent stuff. Latest Mental Health News And that trend toward higher-alcohol drinks may be part of what’s driving an increase in alcohol-related deaths and […]

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Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

Insurers Making It Harder to Treat Opioid Addiction: Study

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Insurance rules that limit access to the addiction treatment medication buprenorphine may be worsening the U.S. opioid epidemic, a new study suggests. “Buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment that decreases deaths due to opioids and stops heroin and other opioid use. People on […]

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Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

Health Tip: Get Your Child to School on Time

(HealthDay News) — Being late to school can affect your child’s ability to learn, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Getting out the door on time in the morning can be difficult, the academy acknowledges, suggesting these ways to get your child to school promptly and avoid absenteeism: Track your child’s attendance on a calendar. […]

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Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

Teen Pot Use Fell in States That Legalized Medical Marijuana: Study

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana legalization has been sweeping across the United States, raising concerns that more teens will start toking as pot smoking gains in legitimacy. A new study suggests that’s not the case. Researchers actually found fewer teen marijuana users in states […]