Health

How children influence the life expectancy of their parents

There somehow seems to be a link between people's life expectancy and the number of children they have: People with children generally live longer than those without. Parents with two children even have a small longevity ...

Health

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

A new report calling for paid "attachment leave" for newly adopting Canadian families is reaching the ears of policy-makers in Ottawa, where advocates hope their call find its way into federal party platforms.

Health

ACP: half of practices implement telehealth technology

(HealthDay)—Roughly half of internal medicine physicians report working in a practice that has telehealth technology, according to the results of a survey released by the American College of Physicians (ACP) at its annual ...

Health

The ups and downs of sit-stand desks

Have a seat. No, wait! Stand. With researchers suggesting that "sitting is the new smoking," sit-stand desks (SSD) have become a common tool to quell sedentary behavior in an office environment. As this furniture becomes ...

Cardiology

Study highlights genetic risk of heart failure

Heart failure is known to be more common in certain families, but whether this familial transition is caused by genetic or lifestyle factors is not understood. By studying adoptees in relation to both their biological parents ...

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