Workplace Flexibility Bias

Work-life balance is not an issue exclusive to women, particularly mothers — even men and those without children can suffer when they feel that their workplace culture is not family friendly, according to a new study. When employees think their careers will suffer if they take time away from work …

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Music-Based Treatment for Anxiety in Alzheimer’s

Ever get chills listening to a particularly moving piece of music? You can thank the salience network of the brain for that emotional joint. Surprisingly, this region also remains an island of remembrance that is spared from the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the University of Utah Health are …

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How 3D Printing Could Change How We Eat

Researchers 3-D print food with customized texture and body absorption characteristics. Imagine a home appliance that, at the push of a button, turns powdered ingredients into food that meets the individual nutrition requirements of each household member. Although it may seem like something from science fiction, new research aimed at …

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Can You Cure Your IBD with a Poop Transplant?

Animal poop is a good thing Since time immemorial we’ve used it to nourish the ground and grow our food. But human poop? We’d just as soon not talk about it, but these days, doctors can’t seem to talk about it enough. Not because it might be a good alternative …

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Breast Cancer Linked To Bacterial Imbalances

In a recently published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could …

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How To Avoid Fines For Not Having Health Insurance

Learn how to avoid the fines for not having health insurance. There are already more than a dozen reasons people can use to avoid paying the penalty for not being insured. The federal government has added four more “hardship exemptions” that let people off the hook if they can’t find a …

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Gender Inequality ‘Drowning Out’ Voices Of Women Scientists

A University of Cambridge researcher is calling for the voices of women to be given a fairer platform at a leading scientific conference. Dr Heather Ford and her colleagues analysed data from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting and found that, overall; female scientists are offered fewer opportunities than …

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Sitting Is Bad For Your Memory

Stand up! If you want to improve your memory, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend …

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How To Take A Detox From Your Smartphone

If you’re thinking about a detox to give your health a boost, don’t forget your mental health. Many studies have shown how an increasing use of smartphones and social media can distract us from family, friends, and work, amplify feelings of anxiety and depression, and make us unhappier. So if …

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Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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