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The truth about the search for new drugs and the FDA

FDA

The FDA just greenlit a new treatment for osteoporosis, a therapy for advanced bladder cancer, and a pill that can cure smallpox. All of these discoveries were hard-won. Research for the osteoporosis ...

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Study: New friendships get more difficult to find with age

friendships

Studies have found that having a strong circle of friends is good for your health, and longevity. But new studies find that developing new friendships gets more difficult with age. According to ...

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Depression Doesn’t Have to Be a Dirty Word

In our popular culture, depression is deemed a dirty word.  Many of us are ashamed to acknowledge to ourselves and to others that we can’t muster enough strength to get out of ...

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HOPE blend coffee pays tribute to Pastor Jarrid Wilson

The tragic suicide of Pastor Jarrid Wilson of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., has triggered a wide-ranging discussion about stress, depression and mental health. Now the coffee company he helped found ...

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New study confirms effectiveness of faith-based recovery programs

drugs

More than 130,000 congregations nationwide offer ministries such as Celebrate Recovery to help substance abusers. These faith-based programs are highly effective in turning lives around, according to a study published in the ...

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Study finds shocking results about families, dinner and conversation

conversation

A new study shows a disturbing fact about the eating and conversation habits of families. For thousands of years dinner was the traditional time when families, and often larger communities, would gather ...

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Transgender treatment for kids ‘reckless and harmful’ according to Johns Hopkins professor

A psychiatry professor at one of the most renowned medical institutions in the world is warning against allowing children to transition their genders, likening transgender treatment for minors to performing “frontal lobotomies.” ...

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Recent suicide is reminder of stresses that pastors face

pastors

Pastors are only human. It’s easy to forget that spiritual leaders face the same stresses and challenges as the members of their congregations. Dealing daily with the struggles of others often exacerbates ...

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High school students see higher grades, fewer absences with later start times

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As teenagers still work off their sleep habits developed over the summer, new research shows that later school start times pay big rewards. The new study finds that children not only log ...

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Ways to make the world a better place for seniors

By 2050, the population of seniors (adults age 65 and older) will be more than double that of the world’s youngest citizens, and the number of people living beyond age 80 is ...

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Women do have a better memory than men

memory

From remembering the dentist appointment to the date of your mother-in-law’s birthday, women are champs. A new study finds that when it comes to specific events, women have better memory and instant ...

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Canadian healthcare denies home health care, pays for assisted suicide

Many Democrat politicians and other critics of the private American healthcare system point to Canadian healthcare as a model the U.S. should emulate. But one Canadian family is fighting the Canadian healthcare ...

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Tips for managing caregiver boredom

It can be mentally and emotionally taxing to be a caregiver, especially when the care being given is for a loved one. Family caregivers often put their regular lives on hold to ...

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Ministry helps rebuild lives after natural disasters

There are plenty of instances where natural disasters have significantly affected communities across the nation. From tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas, floods in Missouri, Iowa and Louisiana and the Northeast, to devastating ...

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The habit you should start today if you want to be happy in your old age

The first self-aware discovery I made as an adult transitioning out of extended college adolescence was that exercise made me happy. I discovered it accidentally at first, and marveled at the direct, ...

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Israeli start-ups work to sow joy, hope in hearts of disabled

disabled

Millions of disabled people around the world endure struggles and hardships that others can’t imagine.  But organizations in Israel are determined to provide real-life solutions to their daily challenges by partnering with ...

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Israeli breakthrough: Tracking molecular changes in the brain

In another ground-breaking advancement in medicine, Israeli scientists have successfully transformed a MRI camera into a device can detect brain disease by recording molecular changes in brain tissue. Professor Aviv Mezer, and ...

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Why restaurants hate putting calories on menus

calories

From Bible studies meeting at the local cafe bakery to lunch out after church, people are more conscience of the calorie count in prepared food and they’re looking at the menu. A ...

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‘Miracle’ 13-ounce premature baby born in Iowa

premature

Premature babies are not expected to thrive like this. Weighing less than one pound, an Iowa baby born at just 23 weeks is being hailed as “miracle baby.” Fewer than one in ...

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7 steps toward superior sleep

While it’s fairly common knowledge that quality sleep is essential to overall wellness, there are several factors that can keep you from getting the rest you need. However, overcoming them is well ...

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Judge upholds Trump alternative to ObamaCare

obamacare

The Trump administration is celebrating another legal victory after a federal judge upheld the administration’s expansion of cheaper short-term health insurance plans as an alternative to ObamaCare. Two years after its inception, ...

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7 healthy back to school tips for kids

Summer will soon be over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be ...

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Meds, social media linked to Gen Z suicide rise?

Gen z suicide vogue

Gen Z suicide rates have spiked to the highest level in nearly two decades for that age range. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association says it’s now ...

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Study: Most new drugs have little benefit

drugs

If you watch any television at all, read a magazine or turn on the radio, there seems to be a new drug to treat anything and everything. We live in a medication-obsessed ...

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Blueberries lower risk of cardiovascular disease

As farms growing blueberries across the nation are ready for picking this week, the health benefits of blueberries keep adding up. They are nutritional powerhouses that punch above their weight to promote health in ...

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