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AUG 28, 2014 - Health Canal

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Quality of care factors in heart health – study

An international team of scientists, including Simon Fraser University health sciences professor Scott Lear, has found that quality of health care people receive may be as important as controlling risk factors that could lead to cardiovascular disease in the bid to keep hearts healthy.

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AUG 27, 2014 - Shape

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The Sex Hormone Linked to Binge Eating

Getty Images The fact that hormones can induce out-of-control eating is not a new idea—PMS-fueled Ben & Jerry's run, anyone? But now, a new study is connecting hormonal imbalances with binge eating."Previous research has shown that women who develop binge eating often have irregular menstrual cycles associated with a dysfunction in estrogen, suggesting that hormones play a role in this ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Self management may reduce blood pressure: study

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Even people at significant risk for heart attacks and strokes can take an active role in reducing their own high blood pressure, by measuring it themselves and adjusting their medications, according to a new study from the UK. Researchers found that patients who closely monitored their own blood pressure and medications, ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Dangers Of Heavy Backpacks -- And How Kids Can Wear Them Safely

Between studying, homework and extracurricular activities, going back to school may make kids feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. And sometimes, they literally do. After you pile a lunch, school supplies, binders and textbooks -- which typically weigh 3.5 lbs each -- into your child's backpack, the load he or she is lugging around ...

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AUG 27, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Shift work linked to greater diabetes risk

By Shereen Lehman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who work night shifts, or constantly changing shifts are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to non-shift workers, suggests a new analysis of previous studies. “Shift work is very common in modern society,” the study's senior author Zuxun Lu told Reuters Health in an email. “Over the past decades, ...

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