Medical News Today: Struggling to focus? This new brain training app may help

In a world in which our brains are almost constantly overstimulated, many of us may find it challenging to stay focused for extended periods. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom have now developed an app that trains the mind to maintain concentration. Research suggests that a newly developed brain training app…

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7 Signs of a True Gentleman

Stereotypical gender roles have evolved over the years: their traditional essence has practically disappeared. Many things have changed since the 1600s: today’s gentlemen do not have to open a door before you or stand up when you leave the table. Today it is important that he considers you equal. He is not afraid that he…

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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

New research finds that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and that people who consume large amounts of this tea have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Oolong tea may have secret cancer-fighting properties, a new study suggests. Despite recent advances in screening procedures and treatment, breast cancer remains both the most common…

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Carry on: What Adam Conover Can’t Travel Without

The comedian Adam Conover has made a name for himself by upturning cultural norms and assumptions. His myth-busting television show, “Adam Ruins Everything,” is in its third season on TruTV. Mr. Conover’s episode on air travel led him to some interesting findings. “I, like so many people, a few years ago got sucked into the…

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Heads Up: Pittsburgh Embraces a Renegade Filmmaker

In 1968, decades before zombies laid waste to the American landscape in “The Walking Dead,” they imperiled Pittsburgh in “Night of the Living Dead.” Directed by George A. Romero, it was a game-changer in the horror-movie genre. Shot in low-budget black and white, it was a zombie film (the undead threaten a house full of…

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Want Clubby Cachet? Stay at a Private Club

When Kwame Campbell, 48, a real-estate conference producer, travels to Providence, R.I., for events at his alma mater, Brown, he stays at the Hope Club in the College Hill neighborhood, chartered in 1876. “I love it,” he said. “It is like an Edith Wharton novel, one of those turn-of-the-century mansions.” Mr. Campbell said he enjoys…

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Phys Ed: Even a 20-Second Exercise ‘Snack’ Can Improve Fitness

As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough exercise to improve fitness, according to a pragmatic new study of interval-style training. The study finds that people can complete a meaningful series of insta-workouts without leaving their office building or even changing out of their dress shoes,…

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Greater access to information reduces unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

A new study in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy suggests that providing more information about how doctors prescribe drugs could reduce problems associated with overprescription. In 2016 the National Health Service described the resistance to antibiotics as «one of the most significant threats to patients’ safety worldwide.» Antibiotics are often the go-to prescription for many…

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Your smartphone now knows if you smoke and may help you quit

IMAGE: Smoking harms your health so badly even smartphone can detect it view more  Credit: Gero LLC Jan 23, 2019 — Smoking is one of the major life-shortening factors that leads to accelerated aging and premature death. Quitting smoking increases lifespan and decreases biological age, as measured by DNA methylation. However, many smokers find it hard…

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