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What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

What to know about Piaget’s stages of cognitive development

Piaget’s stages are a theory of how a child’s cognition — meaning their knowledge and understanding about the world — develops between birth and adulthood. Jean Piaget was an early psychologist who specialized in child development from the 1920s onward. Piaget developed his theories by watching children and making notes about their progress. The core […]

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Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Could invigorating the immune system prevent lung cancer?

Scientists have identified biological changes in apparently normal airway tissue that could potentially predict the development of lung cancer. The changes alter gene and cell activity in the immune system. New research suggests that boosting the immune system could protect the lungs against cancer. A team from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts led […]

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This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

This common food additive may fuel weight gain, diabetes

Food additives are a mainstay of Western diets. New research shows how a commonly used anti-mold agent alters sugar metabolism and drives insulin resistance in mice and men. Does a common preservative in bread alter our metabolism? Obesity and type 2 diabetes have reached epidemic levels, with nearly 40 percent of adults in the United […]

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Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

Study explores the neuroscience of overindulging

In a recent study in mice, scientists found a particular brain circuit that helps explain why it is so easy to overindulge in unhealthful foods. Researchers find a brain circuit in mice that plays a role in overindulging in high-calorie foods. There is a large bag of chips in our lap; we are not hungry, […]

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As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

As U.S. Measles Cases Hit New High, Experts Warn the Disease Can Be Deadly

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Measles cases in the United States have now reached 695 — the highest since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Wednesday. Outbreaks are occurring across the country, often linked […]

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32 Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and Symptoms

32 Causes of Chest Pain: Signs and Symptoms

Source: Getty Image What Is Chest Pain? Chest pain is discomfort or pain anywhere from a person’s neck to the upper part of the abdomen. The discomfort or pain may be described as: Tightness Squeezing Crushing Tearing (or ripping) Stabbing Burning Aching Sharp Dull Palpitations (uneasiness or discomfort in chest because of a rapid heartbeat) […]

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Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet

Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet

Source: Getty Images Swollen ankles and swollen feet definition and facts Swelling of the ankle and feet is relatively frequent symptom in most people. In itself it does not represent a disease but rather the symptom of an underlying disease. Causes of swollen ankles and feet are numerous and include the following: Most people who […]

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Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

Rekindling Your Sex Life After a Heart Attack

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Heart News THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having sex after a heart attack is a concern not only for men, but for many women, too. Because of fear and a lack of information, many may think it’s no longer possible to enjoy a sex life. Fortunately, that’s rarely […]