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Anthropologist explores ‘the science of dads’

Want to do something special for a father on June 16? Try asking him what he finds most rewarding—and most challenging—about being a dad. James Rilling, a professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at Emory University, recently completed in-depth interviews on that topic with 120 new fathers. Rilling and his colleague Craig Hadley, […]

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Pediatrician discusses the importance of vaccines

With vaccinations a major topic of continuing interest in mainstream news, we asked Dr. Jody Terranova, a pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at UConn Health, to provide some insight, exploring several different angles of the ongoing discussions. What is the importance of being vaccinated? Vaccines save lives. Immunizations protect against diseases that cause significant […]

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The Sneaky Erection-Killers Hiding in Plain Sight

. 7:00 A.M. Wake up exhausted If you’re too busy to snooze, it’s your erection you’ll lose. It’s a terrible rhyme, but the science is airtight. Even in younger men, less than five hours of shut-eye per night could slash daytime testosterone levels by up to 15 percent. 9:00 A.M. Ride your bike to the […]

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The danger of dietary supplements for teens, Harvard study reveals

The danger of dietary supplements for teens: Harvard study reveals hundreds of young people have been sickened or hospitalized by weight loss and muscle-building products in 10 years A team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health analyzed 10 years of FDA data on reactions to supplements They found young people who take ‘enhancement’ […]

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Deaths from falls among older Americans are on the rise

New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs focusing on improving muscle strength and balance can help achieve that goal. Both studies were published Tuesday in the […]