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Nicotine Changes Marijuana's Effect on the Brain
 
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Generally speaking, the smaller a person's hippocampus -- a part of the brain associated with learning and memory -- the worse their memory will be. Researchers found, however, that for people who use both marijuana and tobacco, the smaller their hippocampi, the better their memory was during tests. The inverse relationship surprised researchers, who note that while there has been a lot of research on the effects of nicotine and marijuana on the brain by themselves, there haven't been many to look at the combination. Researchers compared four groups of participants in the study: people who smoked marijuana at least four times per week, people who smoked at least 10 cigarettes per day, people who smoked both and people who had used neither in the previous 3 months. The participants were all asked to complete neuropsychological tests and researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to examine their hippocampi. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/20/Nicotine-changes-marijuanas-effect-on-the-brain/2301440080979/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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A Green Chlorine Free Public Pool!
 
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Would you swim in a public pool that didn’t look like the pools of yore? No blue water with the wafting smell of chlorine lingering about? For a long time, there were only two ways to access a "naturally filtered" pool: live in Europe or be prepared to spend lots of money. Natural pools use plant life, rocks, and other biological filters to eliminate the need for cleansing chemicals and can resemble ponds or lakes on the interior. For decades natural pools have existed in Europe, many of them open to the public now. In the States, with restrictions and state-mandated regulations around the use of chemicals for bacteria, natural pools haven't been an option for most communities. . But that's about to change — at least, if you live in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is about to open the first all-natural, chlorine-free public swimming pool in the United States. It's called the Webber natural pool, and the project has taken over four years and $6 million of funding, not to mention the numerous legal hurdles and construction delays, but it's finally coming to fruition and soon there will be swimmers heading into its green waters. http://www.upworthy.com/this-public-pool-is-completely-chlorine-free-its-also-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-u-s http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Self Storyboarding using http://wochit.com
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Night Time Contact Lenses Stop Children Becoming Short-sighted
 
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Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown. Trials involving more than 300 children in Britain and across the world showed that the lenses can stop the eye becoming misshapen which leads to myopia. In April, a study published by Ulster University found that the rate of short-sightedness in Britain has doubled over the past 50 years, because children no longer spend enough time outdoors. Twenty-three per cent of British 12 and 13-year-olds now suffer from myopia which causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly - compared to 10 per cent in the 1960s. However a new study has found that contact lenses can stop the progression of myopia, a practice known as Orthokeratology. http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/47a000b3/sc/33/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cscience0Cscience0Enews0C116966840CNight0Etime0Econtact0Elenses0Estop0Echildren0Ebecoming0Eshort0Esighted0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Abby Lee Miller Flaunts Major Weight Loss
 
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Looking good, Abby Lee Miller! Back in April, the Dance Moms star debuted a much slimmer figure, leaving many fans wondering how she achieved her dramatic weight loss. And now, in the new issue of People magazine, the Abby Lee Dance Company owner is opening up about her shocking slim down and sharing how she shed those pounds. Miller, who went from a size 24 to a size 16, tells the publication, "There's no diet, there's no exercise." Miller also shot down rumors claiming she underwent weight loss surgery. Instead, Miller attributes her extreme weight loss to her diabetes diagnosis, which happened to occur around the same time her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer—a battle which she lost in February 2014. http://www.eonline.com/news/663016/woah-abby-lee-miller-flaunts-major-weight-loss-find-out-how-she-dropped-8-sizes?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Fish Oil May Prevent Schizophrenia, Other Psychotic Disorders
 
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Fish oil, either by eating fish or taking a supplement, may help to prevent the onset of psychosis and psychotic conditions in teenagers and young adults at high risk for them, based on a 7-year study in Australia. The benefits of fish oil are not clear-cut because of conflicting studies about their effects in relation to a range of conditions from heart disease to arthritis. Researchers reported in a study conducted from 2004 to 2007 that a 3-month treatment with fish oil had helped to prevent the development of psychotic conditions in a group of 81 teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 24. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/14/Fish-oil-may-prevent-schizophrenia-other-psychotic-disorders/4731439572041/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Doctors Not Sure How Diabetes Drug is Reducing Deaths
 
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A diabetes pill has been shown, for the first time, to reduce deaths among patients taking it. It's a big finding — and Lilly, the drug company that makes it, is trumpeting the results. An international group of researchers reported in The New England Journal of Medicine that the drug, called Jardiance, lowered heart disease deaths by 38 percent and deaths from any cause by 32 percent over three years. But doctors are not sure how the drug is doing it. Cardiologist Dr. Steve Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic, who reviewed the results, says, "I can't think of very many times that we've seen a reasonably large clinical trial where we have found a one-third reduction in death." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/49f27c38/sc/14/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Cdiabetes0Cdiabetes0Edrug0Ereduces0Edeaths0Edoctor0Earent0Esure0Ehow0En429226/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Here's Why You Should Start Eating Kale
 
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If you have not tried kale yet, now may be the time. This super green is packed to the max with nutrition that puts it high on the list of the world's healthiest foods. Even spinach cannot come close in comparison to the number of nutrients that kale provides. Eating kale is beneficial for maintaining healthy skin, hair and strong bones, as well as helping with digestion and lowering the risk for heart disease. The possible health benefits of consuming kale include improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering the risk of cancer, lowering blood pressure, improving bone health, lowering the risk of developing asthma and more. http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/270435.php http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
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Can Your Brain Really Be Full
 
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The brain is truly a marvel. A seemingly endless library, whose shelves house our most precious memories as well as our lifetime’s knowledge. But is there a point where it reaches capacity? In other words, can the brain be “full”? The answer is a resounding no, because, well, brains are more sophisticated than that. Previous behavioural studies have shown that learning new information can lead to forgetting. But in this study, researchers used new neuroimaging techniques to demonstrate for the first time how this effect occurs in the brain. The paper’s authors set out to investigate what happens in the brain when we try to remember information that’s very similar to what we already know. This is important because similar information is more likely to interfere with existing knowledge, and it’s the stuff that crowds without being useful. To do this, they examined how brain activity changes when we try to remember a “target” memory, that is, when we try to recall something very specific, at the same time as trying to remember something similar (a “competing” memory). Participants were taught to associate a single word (say, the word sand) with two different images—such as one of Marilyn Monroe and the other of a hat. They found that as the target memory was recalled more often, brain activity for it increased. Meanwhile, brain activity for the competing memory simultaneously weakened. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-your-brain-really-be-full/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Does Olive Oil Help Prevent Breast Cancer?
 
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New data out Monday unveiled a potential new reason to worship olive oil: a reduced risk of breast cancer. Published in the Journal of American Medicine, the study analyzed the incidence of breast cancer in 4,282 women aged 60-80 who were kept on one of three specific diets: a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil, a Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts, and a low-fat diet. After a median of five years, the researchers concluded that the 1,476 women on the Mediterranean EVOO diet had a 68 percent less risk of malignant breast cancer than the 1,391 women on the control diet. The majority of the women, whose average age was 67, had undergone menopause before 55. Just three percent reported using hormone therapy. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/MRRTw4xaF5c/olive-oil-reduces-breast-cancer-risk.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Texas Doctors Do First Skull and Scalp Transplant
 
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Texas doctors say they have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man with a large head wound from cancer treatment. MD Anderson Cancer Center and Houston Methodist Hospital doctors announced Thursday that they did the operation on May 22 at Houston Methodist. The recipient — Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas — expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and coloring. Boysen joked in an interview with The Associated Press, "It's kind of shocking, really, how good they got it. I will have way more hair than when I was 21." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2015-06-04-US-MED-Skull-Transplant/id-fed3425c207c4132af098a2cf7ec71e0 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Why is Bread Unhealthy?
 
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It has been known for a long time that white bread and refined grains in general aren’t particularly nutritious. Nutritionists and dietitians all around the world have encouraged us to eat whole grains instead. But grains, especially gluten grains like wheat, have been under intense scrutiny in recent years. Many respected health professionals now claim that bread and other sources of gluten grains are unnecessary at best and potentially harmful. Many respected health professionals now claim that bread and other sources of gluten grains are unnecessary at best and potentially harmful. If a damaged intestinal wall, blood sugar roller coaster, bloating and tiredness aren't good enough reasons to quit eating bread, then what is? http://authoritynutrition.com/why-is-bread-bad-for-you/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
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How Often Should You Eat Eggs?
 
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If you enjoy eating eggs you may worry about harming your heart. Don't. If you’re healthy, you can eat eggs guilt-free. But how many and how often? The science is not entirely clear. A 2003 study published in the British Medical Journal, found that among 115,000 adults followed for 14 years, eating one egg daily was not associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. It can be hard to know how many eggs or egg product we consume each week. Try to limit yourself to one whole egg when making scrambled eggs, omelets and frittatas. It's fine to have a few additional egg whites during the week. http://www.today.com/health/it-ok-eat-eggs-every-day-1D80333508 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
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Drinking Coffee May Improve Colon Cancer Survival
 
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According to a new study, Stage III colon cancer patients who drank coffee were nearly half as likely to have their cancer return and saw their chances of dying from any cancer slashed by about a third. Researchers found that it was the caffeine in coffee, not the components of coffee itself, that lowered the risk for cancer to come back. Previous studies have shown the benefits of drinking coffee, including positive effects to prevent or lower the severity of diabetes to suspected protective benefits against breast cancer, liver cancer, melanoma and prostate cancer. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/18/Drinking-coffee-may-improve-colon-cancer-survival/7901439899479/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Study Finds Fruits and Vegetables Can Boost Fertility
 
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Eating fruits and vegetables could boost fertility in both men and women, though men are less likely to act on the advice. A major study of more than 1,100 men and women found that those with healthy diets were much more likely to conceive. The findings, presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's annual meeting in Lisbon, showed that overall, women were more likely than men to have a healthy diet. In findings described as "striking and statistically significant" the research found 55 per cent of fertile men consumed fruit five times a week compared with 73 per cent of fertile women. http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/4742c29b/sc/14/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Chealth0C1167680A60CEating0Efruit0Eand0Evegetables0Ecan0Eboost0Efertility0Ebut0Emen0Erarely0Etake0Ethe0Eadvice0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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FDA Adds Heart Attack and Stroke Warning to Some Painkillers
 
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on drug makers of some popular painkillers to strengthen their warning labels after a review of new safety information. The warning labels on non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, must be udpated to identify an increased risk of a heart attack or stroke. NSAIDs are typically given to relieve pain or fever that results from, but not limited to, arhtirits, flu, headaches and menstrual cramps. Higher doses require a prescription, while lower doses are available over-the-counter. The warning applies to both. Brand names include Celebrex, Advil, Naprosyn, Aleve and Daypro, to name a few. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/5190h5BTelc/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Skinny Jeans Given Health Warning
 
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The next time you struggle to squeeze into a pair of ultra tight jeans, beware. Doctors say skinny jeans can seriously damage muscles and nerves. Doctors said in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry that a 35-year-old woman had to be cut out of a pair after her calves ballooned in size. Doctors believe the woman developed a condition called compartment syndrome, made worse by her skinny jeans. Other medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing the figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers - although the chance of it happening is still slim for most people. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33223045#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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'Brainy Mice' May Lead to Better Cognitive Disorder Treatments
 
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According to a new study, by changing a gene in mice, researchers were able make them more intelligent and less susceptible to fear and anxiety. Researchers believe their work could lead to new treatments for disorders that include cognitive declines, such as Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers altered genes in mice to inhibit PDE4B is present in many organs of vertebrates, including humans. In behavioral tests, the mice whose genes had been learned faster, remembered events longer and solved complex exercises better than mice without the alteration. The PDE4B-inhibited mice also spent more time in open spaces, brightly lit spaces and displayed lower levels of fear in the presence of cat urine, as opposed to regular mice who displayed normal levels of fear at the potential of a cat nearby. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/14/Brainy-mice-may-lead-to-better-cognitive-disorder-treatments/9721439561793/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Dirty Air Correlates With Lower Grades in Texas Schoolchildren
 
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According to a new study, fourth and fifth graders in El Paso, Texas, are more likely to have lower grade point averages if heavily exposed to contaminated air at home. The study is the first to look at kids’ exposure to air toxics at home and its impact on their school performance. It bolsters a growing body of evidence that air pollution can impair success in school. University of Texas at El Paso researchers analyzed the grade point averages of 1,895 children and, using their home location, estimated their exposure to air toxics—such as benzene, arsenic, lead, mercury, hydrochloric acid, toluene, vinyl bromide, xylenes, and diesel particulate matter—using federal data. They found that for all types of air pollution sources, more exposure corresponded with lower grade point averages. Only one type of pollution—point sources such as factories—was not significantly linked to lower grade point averages. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dirty-air-correlates-with-lower-grades-in-texas-schoolchildren/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Sleep Disorder Center Discovers Insomnia Therapy As Effective As Drugs
 
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One in three adults report problems with insomnia, and when you’re feeling stressed or anxious, it is easy to pop some sleep aids for a quick fix every so often. Usually this helps, but for the 5 to 15 percent of adults suffering from chronic insomnia, relying on prescription pharmaceuticals is not an attractive option. As part of efforts to provide patients with more options, some doctors lately have proposed psychological interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or simply CBT-i. CBT is a kind of talk therapy used to treat a variety of mental illnesses. At its foundation is a model known as the “vicious circle,” also known as spiraling. The vicious circle explains how negative thoughts lead to feelings and then to self-destructive behaviors. Physicians at the Melbourne Sleep Disorders Center used the technique with insomniacs; finding that the therapy is an effective alternative to medication. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/good-snooze-for-insomniacs-therapy-is-as-effective-as-sleep-drugs/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Cancer Doctor Falsely Diagnosed and Treated Patients, Gets 45 Years in Prison
 
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A Detroit-area doctor who authorities say gave cancer treatment drugs to patients who did not need them -- including some who didn't actually have cancer -- was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison. 50-year-old, Dr. Farid Fata, pleaded guilty in September to giving cancer treatments to misdiagnosed patients, telling some they had a terminal blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of Medicare fraud, one count of conspiracy to pay or receive kickbacks and two counts of money laundering. http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/10/us/michigan-cancer-doctor-sentenced/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Antibacterial Soap May Be Worse Than Regular Soap
 
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According to a new study out of South Korea, antibacterial soap is just as effective as regular soap at killing germs, and could be harmful to your health. Researchers explain that the active ingredient in most antibacterial soaps, triclosan, does a better job of killing bacteria than regular soap— but only under very specific, unrealistic circumstances. Like, say, if you were to wash your hands for nine hours. If, however, you wash your hands with room temperature antibacterial soap for about 20 seconds, you may as well use regular soap. Triclosan has been raising FDA eyebrows for years. This study was, indeed, prompted by the FDA’s 2013 call for antibacterial soap makers to prove their product more effective than regular soap. http://fusion.net/story/198906/antibacterial-soap-lies/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Londoners Vaping Alcohol at Bar Probably Not Getting as Drunk as They Think
 
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Drinking alcohol with your mouth is so old fashioned. At a pop-up bar in London, people are getting drunk with their eyeballs, skin, and lungs, soaking in a cloud of alcohol vapor. The bar, Alcohol Architecture, is set up at London’s Borough Market until the end of September and vaporizes cocktails and beer in separate rooms. The bars website says, "it's a fully immersive alcohol environment created using high-power humidifiers." Customers are given ponchos to protect their clothing and a one-hour time limit so they don’t get too wasted, too fast. But, according to Dr. Lewis S. Nelson, who specializes in emergency medicine and toxicology at the NYU Langone Medical Center, "the amount you’re getting through the vapor is probably a lot less than what you’d be ingesting in a normal drink." http://fusion.net/story/181657/vaping-alcohol-london-pub/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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The Real Reason Your Eyes Go Red After Swimming Isn't Chlorine, But Urine
 
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Contaminants in the pool, including urine and sweat, bind to the chlorine in the water creating a chemical compound which in turn causes eyes to sting However, Michele Hlavsa, chief of the CDC's Healthy Swimming Program, urged people not to be deterred by this study: "Swimming is an excellent way to get the physical activity needed to stay healthy. "That’s why it’s important for swimmers to protect themselves by not swallowing the water they swim in and to protect others by keeping feces and germs out of the pool by taking a pre-swim shower and not swimming when ill with diarrhea." http://telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/564430/s/479c39dc/sc/14/l/0L0Stelegraph0O0Cnews0Cscience0C1170A19590CThe0Ereal0Ereason0Eyour0Eeyes0Ego0Ered0Eafter0Eswimming0Eisnt0Echlorine0Ebut0Eurine0Bhtml/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Study: Fresh Eggs Better Than Frozen for Successful IVF
 
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Donated eggs frozen and used for in vitro fertilization lead to live births less often than those that have never been frozen, though researchers said the difference between the two is small. Researchers at the Center for Human Reproduction in New York reviewed data from the 380 fertility centers in the United States, which are responsible for 92 percent of all IVF cycles. The research is from 2013, the first year the American Society for Reproductive Medicine said that oocyte cryopreservation, or freezing donated eggs, was no longer considered an experimental procedure. In 2013, the researchers found that about 20 percent of the 11,148 IVF cycles performed that year used preserved eggs. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/11/Study-Fresh-eggs-better-than-frozen-for-successful-IVF/6971439314544/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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A Daily Glass of Wine Raises the Risk of Breast Cancer
 
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According to new research, drinking one glass of wine a day increases a woman’s chances of getting breast cancer. Alcohol is a known risk for a number of cancers, including colorectal, liver, larynx and oesophageal cancer, and most attention has been paid to heavy drinking. A large study in the United States has now looked specifically at the link between alcohol and cancer in light to moderate drinkers. The research, published online by the British Medical Journal, found that light drinking, defined as up to one standard drink a day for women and two drinks for men, was linked only to a minimal increase in risk of all cancers. However, a daily glass of wine raised the chances of breast cancer for women significantly – whether or not they smoked, since smoking is not linked to breast cancer. http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/aug/18/daily-glass-wine-raises-risk-breast-cancer-women-study http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Gene Therapy for Deafness Moves a Few Steps Closer
 
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Gene therapy for deafness is moving closer to reality, with new research on Wednesday showing the technique for fixing faulty DNA can improve responses in mice with genetic hearing loss. Separately, a clinical trial backed by Novartis is under way to help a different group of people who have lost their hearing through damage or disease. After missteps in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when safety scares set back research, gene therapy is enjoying a renaissance, with positive clinical results recently in conditions ranging from blood diseases to blindness. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/gene-therapy-for-deafness-moves-a-few-steps-closer/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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What's the Deal With Dragon Fruit?
 
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The main reason for dragon fruit's preciousness is that it lives only one night! First, a climbing cactus produces a beautiful pink or yellow flower. Sometimes called "moonflower" or "Queen of the night," the plant blooms from evening to midnight, only to wither in strong sunlight. During the night, the pungent flowers are pollinated by moths and bats. Although the flower dies, the cactus bears pitya fruit about six times every year. Like other red fruits, dragon fruit contains lycopene, which helps protect against cancer and heart disease. It's best eaten chilled, chopped into cubes and added to fruit salad or blended into a refreshing drink or smoothie. This may become your new favorite fruit, and you don't even have to slay a dragon. http://foodfacts.mercola.com/dragon-fruit.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by wochit Healthy Living using http://wochit.com
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Strikes The U.S. Again
 
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There can be nothing more satisfying or refreshing than diving into a glistening lake or river to cool off, but in certain, exceedingly rare circumstances, this can prove to be a fatal mistake, thanks to a freshwater-dwelling amoeba. This has already been demonstrated twice this summer, as two cases of infection with this “brain-eating” parasite have already been reported in the U.S. The organism blamed in both of these situations is a free-living, single-celled amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Infection usually only happens when the organism is forced up the nose, for example during recreational activities such as swimming or diving, but from there, it feeds on nervous tissue using sucker-like structures and the resulting infection is fatal 97% of the time. While two infections in the last month is certainly unsettling, between 2002 and 2011 only 32 infections were reported in the U.S., so they're still extremely rare. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/brain-eating-ameba-strikes-us-again http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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See How Beautiful The Bacteria On a Child's Dirty Hand Can Be
 
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Children excel at collecting anything, especially bacteria on their hands after they've been playing outside. Take for example the son of Tasha Sturm, a microbiology lab technician at Cabrillo College. Strum shared an image of her 8-year-old's hand-print on a petri plate filled with Tryptic Soy Agar, which helped the bacteria grow. Sturm shared the photo on Microbe World, writing in the comments that she'd taken the handprint just after her son returned from playing outdoors. Several days and multiple rounds of incubation later, her son's hand-print had flowered into large and strangely beautiful design. Despite the fact that these colonies of staph, micrococcus, yeast, and fungi are bacterial growth; an artistic aesthetic is present. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/HnJUBENr9ho/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Nearly All People With Contact Lenses Risk Infection With Bad Habits
 
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Most people who wear contact lenses have not cared for them properly, risking infection in one or both eyes at some point, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control. Researchers found that most of the 40.9 million people in the United States who wear contact lenses disregard recommendations of how to care for them, as well as how to protect their eyes. This includes basic guidelines about cleaning lenses with water and when to take them out. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/21/Nearly-all-people-with-contact-lenses-risk-infection-with-bad-habits/2381440186026/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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How Kim Kardashian Got Rid of Her Morning Sickness
 
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Kim Kardashian was sick of dealing with morning sickness. Thankfully, the 34-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's doctor prescribed her Diclegis, an FDA approved medicine used to treat pregnant women who are suffering from nausea and vomiting. Kardashian told fans to "be safe and "ask your doctor about the pill." Diclegis has not been studied in women with hyperemis gravidarum, a condition that Kate Middleton suffered with both pregnancies. As Kardashian noted, there are things to consider before taking Diclegis. The most common side effect of the drug is drowsiness. http://www.eonline.com/news/677872/how-kim-kardashian-got-rid-of-her-morning-sickness?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Australian Doctors Told not to Prescribe Homeopathic Items
 
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The official body for Australian General Practicioners has asked pharmacists to strip their shelves of homeopathic products and warned doctors not to prescribe them because they do nothing. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has formally recommended GPs stop prescribing homeopathic remedies and says pharmacists must also stop stocking such products because there is no evidence they are effective in any way. The RACGP’s position statement on homeopathy, released on Wednesday, follows recent findings by the National Health and Medical Research Council that homeopathy produces no health benefits over and above a placebo. The report warns that such unproven products might cause them to delay seeking out proper medical care, or lead them to reject conventional medical approaches entirely. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jun/03/australian-doctors-told-not-to-prescribe-homeopathic-items-as-they-do-nothing http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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FDA Approves OxyContin for Children as Young as 11
 
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The Food and Drug Administration has approved limited use of the powerful and frequently abused painkiller OxyContin for children as young as 11 years old. Dr. Sharon Hertz, director of new anesthesia, analgesia and addiction products for the FDA, said studies by Purdue Pharma of Stamford, Connecticut, which manufactures the drug, "supported a new pediatric indication for OxyContin in patients 11 to 16 years old and provided prescribers with helpful information about the use of OxyContin in pediatric patients." OxyContin is a long-release version of oxycodone, an opioid that acts on the brain like heroin and is intended for only the most severe and chronic pain cases. http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-approves-oxycontin-children-young-11-n409621?cid=sm_fb http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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FDA Warns Kim Kardashian About Instagram Endorsement
 
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Kim Kardashian may be famous for her selfies, but the Food and Drug Administration wasn't a fan of her latest one. An Instagram picture featuring Kardashian, morning sickness drug Diclegis and accompanying text promoting the drug's benefits garnered more than 450,000 "likes" but brought about a formal FDA warning letter for the drug's manufacturer. Duchesnay, the pharmaceutical company behind the drug, told CNBC that while Kim was paid to promote her experience with the drug she had found it on her own accord through her family OB-GYN. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/48e703f6/sc/14/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Chealth0Enews0Cfda0Ewarns0Ekim0Ekardashian0Eabout0Einstagram0Eendorsement0En40A80A21/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Planetary Medicine Needed to Deal With Global Warming
 
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Science is always evolving. And, this week, an international research commission called for the creation of a new field of medicine- planetary health. The commission was formed by the Rockefeller Foundation and the British medical journal The Lancet. The commission investigated the links between Earth's natural systems and human well-being, looking at how climate change and resource depletion cause problems like infectious disease and malnutrition. Helen Clark, administrator of the U.N. Development Program, said in a video statement, "The concept of planetary health offers a new way of thinking about the health of our planet and its resilience in the face of pressures like climate change, urbanization and globalization, to name just a few" She added, "This report is a very important guide for how the world could change course." http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/planetary-medicine-needed-to-deal-with-global-warming/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Dating Apps Tinder And Grindr Outraged Over STD Testing Billboards
 
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A recent billboard campaign by the Aids Healthcare Foundation encouraging users of dating apps Tinder and Grindr to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases has led to backlash from the two companies. Tinder demanded its name be removed, while Grindr halted the foundation’s paid advertising for its free STD testing services on their site. Michael Weinstein, president of Aids Healthcare Foundation, said, “It would have been much wiser for them to say that they’re concerned about their customers, and look forward to working with us to help people get the checkups that they need." http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/29/tinder-grindr-std-testing-aids-healthcare-foundation-billboards http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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How Mushrooms Can Erase Bitterness From Your Coffee
 
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Coffee or arugula without a hint of bitterness — it may sound improbable, but sugar has found a new rival in mushrooms. With several patents issued, MycoTechnology, a Denver startup, is using proprietary strains of mushrooms to remove the bitterness from foods and improve the flavor of all manner of products, from coffee to tea to chocolate. In a recent announcement, MycoTechnology says this mushroom-based, food-grade powder can be sprinkled into anything to inhibit the reception of bad tastes to make them more palatable. If a legitimate scientific discovery, this new product would be the first universal bitter blocker of its kind. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/Nyap7SaWDj0/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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1 Minute History of Hair Coloring And Dye Trends
 
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Lately, we've seen a crop of stars choose bold, colorful coifs that beauty bloggers have endearingly dubbed unicorn hair. But it wasn't always purple ombre and pink tips. In decades past, hair coloring was a lot more subtle…and taboo. In the 1950s Gelb's brand appealed to the masses with Miss Clairol Hair Color Bath, which women could discreetly use every day. The punk and rock influences of the '90s popularized the coloring trend of highlights and is the origin of unicorn hair. Fast forward to the present and about 70 percent of woman use hair coloring product According to the Atlantic. The pastel movement seems to be in vogue today, and idols like Katy Perry and Emma Stone are only making these beauty products more appealing. http://www.eonline.com/news/682833/a-brief-history-of-hair-coloring-and-dye-trends-from-coal-tar-to-unicorn-tresses?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Demi Lovato Shower Photo and More Natural Beauty Shots
 
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It seems that nearly all of our favorite former Disney darlings have been embracing their natural beauty in shoots, instagrams and music videos. In the spirit of the stunning and spontaneous shower shots of Demi Lovato, E News compiled its favorite body-positive bathing moments. Selena Gomez is raw and real in her all-natural shower scene in her music video for "Good For You." Former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgensstuns has a gorgeous fresh face while poolside. And Miley Cyrus is always killing it when it comes to body-positive Instagrams! http://www.eonline.com/news/702661/bathing-beauties-see-demi-lovato-and-more-stripped-down-and-sexy-disney-darlings?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Researchers Use iPhone and Apple Watch to Track Autism, Epilepsy and More
 
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ResearchKit-based apps are help researchers learn more about diseases. Three universities are offering people with certain conditions to participate in clinical studies. They collect data via an iPhone or an Apple Watch. Duke University is studying autism with it's Autism and Beyond App. The app uses facial recognition videos and other methods to screen for autism. Oregon Health & Science University launched MoleMapper to track moles. Users take photos of a mole and the app lets you track it over time. And John Hopkin's is tracking epilepsy with it's EpiWatch App. Using Apple Watch sensors, EpiWatch helps to detect future seizures. http://mashable.com/2015/10/15/researchkit-studies-epilepsy-and-autism-and-melanoma/#9BBqCPmxAOq_ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Postables using http://wochit.com
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Can You Swallow Your Sexual Disorder Away With a Pill?
 
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After years of languishing in medical purgatory, so-called “female Viagra” was just approved by the FDA. Going by the trade name Addyi, the pill will be used to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD, in pre-menopausal women. Addyi, whose generic name is flibanserin, targets a different facet of sexuality than Viagra. While the former treats issues with blood flow towards to the genitals, addressing the problem of physical arousal, Addyi treats a lack of physical desire. So the “female Viagra” label is really a misnomer. This drug is by no means a cure-all, and not everyone is impressed by its efficacy. A host of physical and emotional barriers exclude many patients from being good candidates. But for others, it holds very real promise. http://fusion.net/story/184969/female-viagra-misnomer/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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New Recommendations Say More Americans Should Take Aspirin
 
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New recommendations on taking aspirin are likely to stir up debate among doctors. They suggest that some people who haven't already had a heart attack should take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke, as well as colon cancer. The recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force are likely to be controversial because even low doses of aspirin can cause sometimes deadly internal bleeding — both in the stomach and intestines and in the brain. It's not easy to tell who's at risk and the bleeding often doesn't cause symptoms. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/49d8c893/sc/28/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Chealth0Chealth0Enews0Cnew0Erecommendations0Esay0Emore0Eamericans0Eshould0Etake0Easpirin0En42710A1/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Old Secret Weapon For Anxiety, LSD?
 
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New analysis of the most recent clinical trials on psychedelics is adding weight to the argument that once-shunned drugs may be the mental health field’s new secret weapon. The paper, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Tuesday, sifts through the small, randomized trials of both classical psychedelics - LSD, magic mushrooms - and enactogens - or MDMA. Both types of hallucinogens have shown promise in treating mental health conditions. And, many of them have little to no side effects. The authors do note potentially dangerous interactions with the drugs, but suggest that controlled, scientific studies be increased—both in number and scale. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/gNfz47DP7X8/mental-health-s-new-old-secret-weapon-psychedelics.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Why Do Graveyard Shifts Wreak Havoc on Human Metabolism?
 
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Humans are wired to be awake during the day and sleep at night, but millions of Americans defy biology to pull the graveyard shift. Hospital employees, firefighters and, increasingly, office workers all punch in for nighttime work. These nocturnal schedules appear to be one driver of the rising rates of obesity and metabolic disorders. Yet exactly how swapped slumber time fuels metabolic disarray has largely mystified sleep researchers. Daytime shuteye, for one reason or another, simply is not as restful for humans. But is it the massive sleep debt that never gets repaid or disruptions to circadian rhythms that can foster health problems? Whatever the cause, the end result can be a murky cycle of excessive fatigue, hormonal changes that lead to more snacking and, eventually, weight gain and higher rates of metabolic disorders like diabetes. Understanding the root of the problem, however, may one day lead to better therapies to help prevent these disorders. http://rss.sciam.com/~r/ScientificAmerican-News/~3/tEF_xWX95T8/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Down's Blood Test 'Would Cut Risk'
 
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A safer test for Down's syndrome that reduces the risk of miscarriage could soon be available on the NHS. One in every 200 women loses her baby after an amniocentesis, in which the fluid around the developing foetus is tested for genetic disorders. A trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital of the new test - for fragments of foetal DNA in the mother's blood - suggested it could be cost-effective. The NHS is to decide if it should be added to screening for Down's syndrome. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-33025227#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Group Finds Asbestos in Children's Crayons, Toy Crime Lab Kits
 
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The EWG Action Fund is calling for a ban on asbestos in consumer products after it found traces of the carcinogen in children's crayons and toy crime lab kits. Four of 28 boxes of crayons tested positive for asbestos, according to the newly released report from the advocacy group. A private lab hired by the EWG Action Fund, a sister organization of the Environmental Working Group, also detected and confirmed asbestos in two of 21 toy crime lab kits it evaluated. Breathing in microscopic asbestos fibers has been linked to serious health problems, including lung disease, lung cancer and mesothelioma. http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_us/~3/5hpT9rK4ylo/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Dracula Wants Your Blood: For Transylvania Music Gig
 
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A fanged Dracula with a blood bag hooked up to his arm is offering an unusual deal for tickets to a Romania music festival: Pay with blood. Campaign flyers encouraging blood giving for tickets read, "We have a bloody problem", "Don't suck, donate" and "Not only vampires need blood." The Untold Festival has teamed up with Romania's national institute for blood transfusion INTS to provide free or discounted tickets in exchange for the blood, seeking to raise awareness in a country with one of Europe's lowest levels of blood donors. The organizers said in a statement that up to 500 people are estimated to have "paid with blood" for their tickets, . http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/jfsqE9BUQ8c/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Turkish Study Finds IVF Mothers at Higher Risk for Refliux Disease
 
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A Turkish study of mothers has shown alarming results for the practice of in vitro fertilization. According to the study published in the United European Gastro-enterology Journal, women that utilize IVF are three times more likely to develop long-term symptoms of reflux disease. The researchers studied data from 165 first-time mothers that conceived through IVF and 111 that conceived naturally. Their results found that 13.5 percent of the IVF women were diagnosed with GORD, an acronym for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Only 4.5 percent of the women that conceived naturally were diagnosed with the disease. They concluded more research is necessary to determine the statistical difference in rates of diagnosis. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2015/08/10/Women-impregnated-by-IVF-at-increased-risk-for-reflux-disease/2571439230425/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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U.S. Lab's Suspect Anthrax May Have Been Sent to Pentagon
 
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A U.S. defense official said on Tuesday that a suspect batch of anthrax may have been sent to the Pentagon after an Army laboratory in Utah mistakenly shipped out suspected live samples of the potentially lethal bacteria. The official added that the suspected shipment, first reported by CNN, came from a batch that was meant to have been inactivated at the Dugway Proving Ground, but which tested live during the ongoing investigation. The Pentagon said earlier on Tuesday that suspect anthrax samples had been sent to labs in 12 U.S. states, as well as Australia, South Korea and Canada, as far back as 2006. One of the shipments was sent to Pentagon police, but it was unclear whether the sample entered the Pentagon itself or a satellite facility. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/9gZ0tPqe6lA/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Study Finds That Tetris Can Curb Addictive Urges—like Eating and Having Sex
 
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In the 30 years since it was first released for the Commodore 64, Tetris has proven itself to be many things. It makes for a a competitive game, it’s a great way to kill a bit of time, and it’s been used as an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The study, conducted by psychological researchers from Queensland University of Technology and Plymouth University, focused on a group of 31 people who were asked to report their daily cravings for various admitted addictions. The reduction in cravings, researchers think, could be attributed to the sheer sensory overload that people tend to experience when playing a game like Tetris that incorporates bright, colorful, fast-moving shapes, and quick-paced problem solving. http://fusion.net/story/184409/tetris-curb-additions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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