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Optimism Linked to Higher Antioxidant Levels

Middle-aged adults who are more optimistic about their future tend to have higher serum antioxidant levels than their less optimistic peers, new research suggests.  Investigators at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, found that for every standard deviation increase in optimism,

Is the Public Getting the Wrong Message About Drinking?

Certain Patterns of Alcohol Use Up Risk for Cognitive Decline by Caroline Casuals July 26, 2012 (Vancouver, British Columbia) — Despite a body of research and ensuing public health messages suggesting that alcohol consumption can benefit health, including cognition, 2

Mental and Medical Benefits of Coffee: Introduction

(via medscape) – The best part of waking up…is reducing your risk of neurodegeneration. And depression, and cancer, and cardiovascular disease… It’s becoming increasingly clear that coffee is more than just a morning routine. The body of data suggesting that

Foodborne Illness in Kids: A Primer

by Rakesh D. Mistry, MD (via Medscape) As you know, foodborne illnesses are quite common. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 million children per year develop foodborne illness. That number may actually be far higher as

For Some, Prostate CA Screening Can Be Difference Between Life and Death

By Fran Lowry NEW YORK (Reuters Health) May 29 – Men of lower socioeconomic status and those from third world countries are a subset of patients who do need prostate-specific antigen screening, researchers said last week at the 107th Annual

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Many Teenagers Have at Least 1 CVD Risk Factor

Many Teenagers Have at Least 1 CVD Risk Factor Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn May 21, 2012 — Thirty-seven percent of normal-weight adolescents had at least 1 risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), as did 49% of those who were overweight and 61%

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An Effective Augmentation Therapy in Pediatric OCD

by Robert L. Findling, MD Hello. My name is Dr. Robert Findling. I am the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University. Today

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Best Screening for Teen Alcohol Abuse?

by Robert L. Findling, MD Hello. My name is Dr. Robert Findling. I am Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University Hospital Case Medical Center, and Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University. Today

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