On Location: Reinventing a Life, and a House, in Massachusetts

When Robin Brown bought an oceanfront property in Prides Crossing, a neighborhood in Beverly, Mass., in 2011, her life was in transition. She had been living in Manhattan for more than two decades, during which time she had founded and sold Clay, a boutique gym and spa near Union Square. She had also married and…

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Medical News Today: Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. New research adds to the mounting evidence that capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has anti-cancer properties. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is «by far the leading cause of cancer death among both…

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You’re Covered in Fungi. How Does That Affect Your Health?

The connections among different parts of the human body are full of surprises, but here’s one you might not have considered: Could a thing that causes dandruff on your head also be contributing to your digestive problems? That’s one mystery that scientists are trying to unravel with research into the fungi that live in your…

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Later school start times significantly reduce teen driving accidents

A new study to be presented at CHEST Congress 2019 Thailand in Bangkok shows a significant decrease in teen driving accidents when school start is delayed. Researchers from Farwaniya Hospital in Kuwait and Boston Children’s Hospital studied the impact of a 50-minute delay in high school start times in one of the largest school districts…

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Researchers discover neural patterns key to understanding disorders such as PTSD

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified for the first time an imbalance in a key neural pathway that explains how some people reactivate negative emotional memories. The finding could help scientists unlock new ways to treat psychiatric disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder. The study, «Multiplexing of Theta and Alpha Rhythms in…

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Graphic cigarette warning labels can deter some sales

IMAGE: Examples of the types of graphic warning labels used in the RAND study. These labels are required in more than 100 nations and use of them in the US has… view more  Credit: RAND Corp. Placing graphic anti-smoking warning labels on cigarette packages may deter some adults from purchasing tobacco products, but the strategy is…

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New method for evaluating cancer risk of chemicals is quick, precise, inexpensive

(Boston)—Researchers from Boston University Schools of Medicine (BUSM) and Public Health have developed and evaluated a fast, accurate and cost-effective approach to assessing the carcinogenicity of chemicals—that is, whether exposure to a chemical increases a person’s long-term cancer risk. As a result, they have generated one of the largest toxicogenomics datasets to date, and have…

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