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Breaking the smoking-drinking connection

(HealthDay)—Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the eye.

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The science behind face massage rollers

Facial massaging using a roller can increase skin blood flow for more than 10 minutes after the massage. It can also improve vasodilation, the widening of blood vessels, in the long term, according to a study by researchers ...

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Flowers in food are popular, but safety data is limited

A study of 23 flowers used in cooking shows a lack of chemical and toxicological data, which makes it impossible to set a limit for safe consumption, according to the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark.

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How many calories do you burn? It depends on time of day

Researchers reporting in Current Biology on November 8 have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day. When at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories ...

Nov 09, 2018
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Progress toward goals in global health is slowing

(HealthDay)—Global progress in health has slowed, and improvements in health have been unevenly distributed, according to a series of articles published in a special issue of The Lancet, highlighting the fact that global ...

Nov 09, 2018
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FDA will ban many flavored e-cigarettes

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will soon announce a ban on sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United States, according to media reports.

Nov 09, 2018
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Medicare expands access to in-home support for seniors

In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services such as help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private Medicare ...

Nov 09, 2018
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Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

Thailand's legislature has officially proposed allowing the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used to be regarded strictly as a dangerous drug.

Nov 09, 2018
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Concussion tied to suicide risk

(HealthDay)—People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.

Spread of deadly eye cancer halted in cells and animals

By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the ...

In live brain function, researchers are finally seeing red

For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new high-throughput screening method, researchers at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine, together with collaborators ...

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