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Federal Budget Cuts, JFK Centennial, Voter ID Laws, and More in the U.S. Politics News Source

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Patients with Lung Disease Say Current Home Oxygen Delivery Systems Do Not Meet Their Needs, Increase Their Isolation

According to a new survey, patients with lung disease report that they are unable to obtain home oxygen equipment that meets their needs thereby forcing them to become isolated. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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Ending Platelet Shortage, Emotional Support Animals, Internet Addition, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

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A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.

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Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Fabric Softener Science

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Millions of consumers love the “softness” of their clothing after using liquid fabric softeners. Scientists from the Kao Corporation in Japan have unlocked the mechanism describing how these products work effectively on cloths and yarns, which could pave the way to more effective softening products. Their research was honored with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award, recognizing the most outstanding research to appear in 2016 in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

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For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge

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While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis or a confirmed mental health disorder listed in the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.

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Tired? Try Walking Up Stairs Instead of Caffeine

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Research from the University of Georgia shows that 10 minutes of walking up and down stairs was more likely to make participants feel energized than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine.

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Children at Greater Risk for Complications From Brown Recluse Spider Bites

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Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) reported today.

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The Therapy Juggling Act

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When things are up in the air, marriage and family therapists help you spot what is about to fall. UNLV's Katherine Hertlein on being an agent for social change.

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Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention

Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, recently co-authored a study titled, “Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention.” The study was featured in the scientific journal, Circulation.







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