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Gut throws cells overboard when chemical insults build up

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish—and probably humans too—have a remarkable defense mechanism when faced with certain kinds of toxins: they hit the eject button. “The gut has the challenging job of handling all the chemicals that we consume or produce, and some of those chemicals can […]

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How to avoid despairing when the world is going to sh*t

The past two weeks I’ve been having a bad time. I’ve been in a funk, you might say. I’m down in the dumps. It’s a case of the mondays, but every day. I’m having a severe depressive episode with suicidal ideation, if you want to get into mental health diagnoses. As someone with depression and […]

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How to help when your child weighs too much

(HealthDay)—Seventeen percent of American children and teens are obese and a nearly equal number are overweight, and those who are taunted about their weight tend to gain even more in response, according to a study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. What’s even worse, excess weight puts youngsters at risk for lifelong health problems. […]

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DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: When it’s good to neglect your child and why mollycoddling them stops them coping with life Our obsession with cleanliness is making our children sick. It seems a paradox, doesn’t it, that in an attempt to keep youngsters healthy by eliminating germs, we’re making them ill? Research this week showed […]

Health Problems

More isn’t better when it comes to evaluating chest pain

Most patients seen in a hospital emergency department for chest pain did not experience major cardiac events within six months following discharge, new research from UC Davis Health and Oregon Health Sciences University cardiologists shows. Also, the few study participants who had major cardiac events within six months of discharge were not identified by cardiac […]

Health Problems

What to do when your child throws a fit

(HealthDay)—You know the scenario—your child has a meltdown, leaving you frustrated, embarrassed and arguing even though your brain says it’s a battle you’re not likely to win. Tantrums often start during the “terrible 2’s” because little ones can’t yet clearly voice their frustrations. But it’s never too late to correct the behavior, even if it’s […]