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Bigger portions lead to preschoolers eating more over time

Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, the researchers examined whether children between the ages of three and five were susceptible to the portion size effect—the tendency of people to eat more when larger portions are served. […]

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7 Anti-Aging Hacks To Stop Time in Its Tracks

One minute you’re looking at your reflection in the mirror without a wrinkle or gray hair in sight, and the next minute all you see are crow’s feet and silver strands staring back at you. Let’s face it: Aging is inevitable, and as soon as you cross over to 40, it almost seems like you’ve […]

Health Problems

When is best time to get flu shot? Analysis compares scenarios

When flu season peaks after mid-winter, tens of thousands of influenza cases and hundreds of deaths can likely be avoided if older adults wait until October to get their flu immunization, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis reveals in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The protection offered by […]

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New tuberculosis drug may shorten treatment time for patients

A new experimental antibiotic for tuberculosis has been shown to be more effective against TB than isoniazid, a decades-old drug which is currently one of the standard treatments. In mouse studies, the new drug showed a much lower tendency to develop resistance, and it remains in the tissues where the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria reside for […]

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Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope

TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 — The risk for arrhythmic conditions can be identified quickly among patients with syncope presenting to the emergency department, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in Circulation. Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy, M.B.B.S., from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study enrolling adults presenting to […]