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Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Examining The Cycle of Overeating

Even if you’re overweight, eating too much food on a regular basis can be a tough habit to stop. This fact helps to explain the growing rate of obesity in the United States. If a report in the journal Nutrition ...

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Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

Gaining Control of the Body with Biofeedback

What do your heart rate, skin temperature and blood pressure all have in common? They are all automatic functions controlled by the nervous system. In other words, they are bodily processes that don’t require conscious thought. Though we never think ...

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Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Surprise! Why the Element of Surprise Could Help Kids Learn

Some people like surprises, while others could most certainly do without them. For infants, surprises could yield a very unexpected benefit. Specifically, surprised infants may have a better chance of picking up new information. Subverting Expectations Researchers at Johns Hopkins ...

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Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

Cerebral Aneurysms: A Potentially Serious Threat

As the control center of the body, the brain certainly earns its place as one of the our vital organs. Given its massive importance, any issues that threaten the brain receive much attention from medical professionals. Cerebral aneurysms (also called ...

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Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Dazed and Confused: Seniors, Inflammation and Delirium

Seniors often must contend with a number of significant health issues. Among these problems is delirium, a typically short-term state of mind characterized by confusion and a reduced ability to comprehend one’s surroundings. A recent study has identified a possible ...

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Overcoming Social Anxiety

Overcoming Social Anxiety

Do you occasionally feel shy or nervous in social environments? Research suggests that you are not alone: A 2011 study by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) found that over 12 percent of “somewhat or very” shy teens met ...

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