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Control the Worry of Waiting

For the first time, mindfulness meditation has been linked with reduced stress while waiting for potentially bad news.   At last: Control the Worry of Waiting None of the techniques we use to offset worry have been shown to reduce …

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An especially challenging brain cancer diagnosis

Image: Thinkstock/sudok1   An especially challenging brain cancer diagnosis HERSHEY, Pa. — Most brain cancers start elsewhere in the body, but one particularly aggressive and uncommon form — glioblastoma — originates in the brain itself. Sen. John McCain of Arizona …

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Foodborne illness is often avoidable

Although it can be difficult to avoid ever getting a foodborne illness, there are some things you can do to minimize your risk. Image: Thinkstock/Highwaystarz-Photography   Foodborne illness is often avoidable HERSHEY, Pa. — Each year, Americans develop more than …

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You’re Not Too Old to Learn That

Rachel Wu Click for a full size image   You’re Not Too Old to Learn That New theory by UC Riverside psychology professor suggests that adults can combat cognitive aging by learning like an infant By Mojgan Sherkat One day, …

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Exercise helps to keep seniors safe from falls

Image: Thinkstock/Jupiterimages Click for a full size image   Exercise helps to keep seniors safe from falls Each day, more than 800 Americans suffer a hip fracture. Most of those fractures are due to falls, and most happen to seniors, …

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Study Explains How Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity

Image credit: health spectator Click for a full size image Study Explains How Western Diet Leads to Overeating and Obesity By Iqbal Pittalwala UC Riverside researchers identify peripheral endocannabinoid signaling as a pharmaceutical target for overeating associated with diet-induced obesity …

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Taking control of back pain

Back pain Image: Penn State Click for a full size image   Taking control of back pain About 80 percent of the population will experience at least one significant episode of back pain in their lifetime. When it happens, most …

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Does a healthy diet have to come at a hefty price?

Eating healthfully adds up quickly. Fruits and veg-shutterstock Click for a full size image   Does a healthy diet have to come at a hefty price? Imagine you’re in the aisle of your favorite grocery store, bombarded with hundreds of …

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You Aren’t Alone in Feeling Down

  You Aren’t Alone in Feeling Down By Mojgan Sherkat New study by UC Riverside psychology professor proves that even optimists get the blues Waiting for those tests results? Waiting to hear who won the election? And while waiting, does …

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What Makes a Neuron a Neuron

Image shows neurons from the cingulate cortex of mouse brain. CREDIT: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS. Click for a full size image What Makes a Neuron a Neuron? By Iqbal Pittalwala UC Riverside-led research finds clues in RNA-binding proteins in brain cells It …

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Toy safety tips for the holidays – and year-round

Image: Thinkstock/Dynamic Graphics Click for a full size image Toy safety tips for the holidays – and year-round Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it’s important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season to …

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