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Why modest goals are so appealing

Thanks to a quirk in the way our brain evaluates goals, people feel it’s easier to achieve a small incremental goal than to maintain the status quo, when both goals are assessed in isolation. This is especially true if the context is seen as unfavourable. This finding, which contrasts with the popular belief that no

More Americans Are Raising Their Grandkids

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — More than 3 million older Americans are now raising their grandchildren as their own, even as they struggle with health problems and financial stresses, a new survey shows. Not only that, the children they take in are more likely to be troubled as they struggle to adjust to new lives,

Probiotics are not always ‘good bacteria’

The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin. Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering were able to shed light on a part of the human body—the digestive system—where many questions remain unanswered. Using their

New way to determine whether metastatic cancer cells in breast cancer patients are dormant or soon to turn deadly

For the first time ever, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a protein as a marker that can indicate whether a cancer patient will develop a reoccurrence of lethal, metastatic cancer, according to a clinical study published in Breast Cancer Research in October. The researchers found that when cells from a breast cancer patient’s original tumor

COPD diagnosis: Which tests do doctors use and how are they done?

Symptoms of COPD, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and fatigue, can be similar to the signs of other lung conditions. COPD often gets progressively worse over time. Getting an accurate and early diagnosis allows doctors to develop an effective treatment plan that can help slow the progression of a person’s disease. Doctors begin diagnosing

Vaccines are critical if you have diabetes

(HealthDay)—If you have diabetes, you need all recommended vaccinations, the American Association of Diabetes Educators says. Diabetes reduces the immune system’s ability to fight certain infections. This raises the risk for serious complications from diseases that vaccines protect against—including flu, pneumonia, hepatitis B, tetanus and shingles. “People with diabetes may be at higher risk of

9 Sangria Recipes That Are Perfect for Cooler Months

People always assume sangrias can only be had during the hot, sunny summer months. Don’t get me wrong, they are great during the summer and one of my favorite ways to use up all the fruit I pick up at the farmers market. But you know what else is superabundant during the cooler fall months?

The 2018 Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here

While many of us are busy buying pumpkins and all things Halloween, it seems retailers want us to start thinking about another holiday: the winter holidays. And Starbucks is no exception. In fact, the purveyor of PSLs just announced a few of the chain’s 2018 holiday gifts. The line, which at this time consists entirely

Are the Kardashian 'Triplets' Poised to Take Over the World?

No, they’re not literal Kardashian triplets. Calm down, all of you.  Stormi, Chicago and True are first cousins, not sisters — but their being born so close together has the world referring to them as the "triplets" of the Kardashian-Jenner family tree. We’re asking all the pertinent questions, like: Was this planned? Are these adorable

ADHD medication use is increasing but some patients in some countries are still not receiving the treatment they need

There has been an increase in the use of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both adults and children between 2001 and 2015, according to a major observational study involving over 154 million individuals from 14 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study

Lupus and arthritis: What are the differences?

The causes and treatments for lupus and arthritis are different, so people should be aware of the differences between the two conditions. There may be a genetic link between lupus and arthritis, though there are also significant genetic differences. In this article, we look at the connection between lupus and arthritis. We also look at