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Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction, Says New Study

Sleep Can Impact Relationship Satisfaction, Says New Study

A recent research conducted by Florida State University (FSU) Psychology Professor Jim McNulty and graduate student Heather Maranges found that when a married or cohabitating couple regularly get enough sleep, partners tend to view the relationship more positively. The study, published in the Journal of Family Psychology, surveyed 68 married couples over a seven-day period, asking them to record the ... Read More »

Michael Phelps Leads the Rio Cupping Craze (Photo)

Michael Phelps Leads the Rio Cupping Craze (Photo)

As well as inspiring the next generation of sports stars, the Rio Olympics has sparked interest in the traditional Chinese therapy of cupping. US swimmer Michael Phelps was seen with round purple spots on his shoulder and back. These weren’t bruises from training hard – but cupping marks. The alternative therapy is popular with celebrities including Jennifer Aniston – who ... Read More »

New research finds despite expectations of privacy, one in four share sexts

New research finds despite expectations of privacy, one in four share sexts

A new research from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive. The study, “Sexting among singles in the USA: Prevalence of sending, receiving, and sharing sexual messages and images,” was led by Justin Garcia, Ruth Halls Assistant ... Read More »

Kindness is sexually attractive, says new research

Kindness is sexually attractive, says new research

New study from the University of Guelph and Nipissing University shows that people who help others are more desirable to the opposite sex, have more sexual partners and more frequent sex. “This research is the first to show that altruism may translate into real mating success in Western populations, that altruists have more mates than non-altruists,” said Pat Barclay, a ... Read More »

English Bulldogs Face Extinction, Says New Study

English Bulldogs Face Extinction, Says New Study

Could the English Bulldog be nearing extinction? With the face of a lovable grump, the popular English Bulldog has one of the sweetest temperaments around. But now he has genuine cause to look so worried. A new research by scientists at the University of California, Davis’ Center for Companion Animal Health has discovered that the breed is sorely missing the ... Read More »

Air Pollution Could Affect Survival in Lung Cancer, Says New Study

Air Pollution Could Affect Survival in Lung Cancer, Says New Study

Exposure to air pollution after a diagnosis of lung cancer can have a negative effect on survival, according to a new study published online in the medical journal Thorax. The trends were most noticeable for early stage disease, particularly adenocarcinoma–the most common type of non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80% of lung cancer cases–the findings show. Air pollution ... Read More »

Group accuses Ontario of under funding hospitals, Report

Group accuses Ontario of under funding hospitals, Report

Hospital funding in Ontario is much lower than hospital funding in the rest of Canada – $4.8 billion lower. There should be about 1,600 more staff at London hospitals according to the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of CUPE. The council’s president Michael Hurley says local hospitals have shortfalls of 406 nurses and 1,200 hospital staff because of a $129-million ... Read More »

Three Zika Cases Have Been Confirmed In Pregnant Illinois Women

Three Zika Cases Have Been Confirmed In Pregnant Illinois Women

Three pregnant women are now among 46 confirmed cases of Zika virus across the state, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Eight women in Illinois are listed in the Zika Virus Pregnancy Registry, but an IDPH statement says five of those cases have not been confirmed, and those women may have Zika virus or Dengue fever. This news ... Read More »

New Research Shows Veg Diet Reduces Mortality and Heart Disease

New Research Shows Veg Diet Reduces Mortality and Heart Disease

Chew on this: new study offers more evidence that vegetarians not only live better, but also longer. Scientists led by Mingyang Song at Massachusetts General Hospital analysed data from two major studies with more than 150,000 participants to determine whether people who consumed protein from red and processed meats had a significantly higher mortality rate than those who got their ... Read More »

Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals, Study

Generic Biologic Drugs Seem as Effective as Originals, Study

Generic forms of a biologic drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriasis appear to be as safe and effective as their brand-name counterparts, a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analysis suggests. Biologics, or medical products made from living cells, are the fastest growing sector of the pharmaceutical market. These drugs are complicated to ... Read More »