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    Lyme disease is a potentially serious bacterial infection, transmitted through the bite of a certain species of tick. The disease affects humans and a wide range of animals, including pets and livestock. Lyme disease manifests itself in many ways and if left untreated may progress through many stages. The disease is...
     
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    The rediscovery of ancient foods such as quinoa has now opened the door for other forgotten plants to go global. The prickly pear cactus and chia seeds are two of the latest such examples, having both been used by the ancient Aztecs. According to Mintel, the use of chia seeds as an ingredient has continued to...
     
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    June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. "Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident," said Sidney K....
     
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    An increasing body of scientific evidence makes it clear: What we eat may have an impact on the health and beauty of our skin. But what if there was a fruit—available year-round with plentiful volume just in time for skin-centric summertime—that delivered a cocktail of skin-supporting nutrients and...
     
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    The legalization of marijuana in many states may be changing the way teens think about marijuana and other harmful substances such as heroin. A new study commissioned by Rosecrance shows that the legalization of marijuana may encourage teenagers to experiment with the drug, along with other substances. The...
     
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    Encouraging children and adults of all ages to improve fruit intake and variety by adding strawberries to their diet, the California Strawberry Commission and Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) teamed up to present registered dietitians (RDs) with substantial evidence to classify strawberries as a functional...
     
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    Migraines, often considered to be the most debilitating of all headaches, are believed to affect approximately 37 million people in the US. Sufferers frequently live in fear of the next headache onset, experience a disrupted sense of well-being, have a restricted ability to work, and can develop family and...
     
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    In a new Mayo Clinic study, researchers examined the physical act of reading to see if practicing eye movements in school could lead to better early reading fluency. Saccades, or rapid eye movements, are required for the physical act of reading. Previous studies have shown that the ability to perform...
     
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    Alzheimer's is a fatal, progressive disease impacting at least 44 million people worldwide--yet it is widely misunderstood. According to an Alzheimer's Association 12-country survey, 59 percent of people surveyed incorrectly believe that Alzheimer's disease is a typical part of aging, and 40 percent...
     
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    Summer is a wonderful time for outdoor activities with family and friends. For many people, a day at the beach, on the boat, or at a backyard barbecue will include drinking alcoholic beverages. But excessive drinking and summer activities don't mix. Drinking impairs both physical and mental abilities, and it also...