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One day of employment a week is all we need for mental health benefits: study

As automation advances, predictions of a jobless future have some fearing unrest from mass unemployment, while others imagine a more contented work-free society. Aside from economic factors, paid employment brings other benefits—often psychological—such as self-esteem and social inclusion. Now, researchers at the universities of Cambridge and Salford have set out to define a recommended “dosage”

Guess Why All Your Fave Celeb Moms Are Twinning

If you spent your post-Mother’s Day brunch intermittently napping on the couch and scrolling through Instagram, you’re not alone (Bloody Marys and Eggs Benedict are basically Ambien). That also means you may have noticed something a little strange on your IG feed – all of your fave celeb moms were wearing the same thing! It’s

Calling All Blood Donors …

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said Monday it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed over Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to

All the Best National Cookie Day Deals

If you’re a foodie, December is a magical month: cranberries are in season, roasts and savory suppers abound and sweets are everywhere. Many foods are dipped in chocolate or rolled in sugar. But if your favorite seasonal snack is a cookie, we’ve got good news for you: Tuesday, Dec. 4 is National Cookie Day, and in

Is all well with your drinking water?

(HealthDay)—More than 15 million homes in the United States get their water from private wells, according to federal estimates. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates public drinking water, people with private wells need to check their water themselves, along with other maintenance steps. This is especially important if you’re thinking about having a baby.

All children should receive flu vaccine ASAP, doctors advise

(HealthDay)—All children 6 months of age and older should have a flu shot, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. A flu shot significantly reduces a child’s risk of severe illness and flu-related death, according to the policy statement published online Sept. 3 in the journal Pediatrics. “The flu virus is common—and unpredictable. It can

Obese kids: Not all hope is lost

For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests. According to U-M researchers, one-third of U.S. children with obesity in kindergarten achieve a lower weight status at least once through childhood, and 22 percent of these kids experience persistent remission of

Few receive all high-priority clinical preventive services

(HealthDay)—Only 8 percent of U.S. adults aged 35 years and older receive all high-priority clinical preventive services, according to a report published in the June issue of Health Affairs. Amanda Borsky, Dr.P.H., from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Md., and colleagues examined receipt of 15 high-priority clinical preventive services among 2,186

Sandals So Comfortable You Can Wear Them All Day

Every year, as soon as the temperatures start rising and the sun comes out, so do the sandals. They’re cute and let you skip the step of putting socks on in the morning (bonus: less laundry) and are usually pretty versatile.  But sandals can also be extremely uncomfortable. All those buckles and straps and pieces