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Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Pain can be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though – second time around – you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study…

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

If Your Diet Fails, Try Again; Your Heart will Thank You

During the holiday season, it can be difficult for even the most determined of us to stick to a healthy diet. A piece of Halloween candy here, a pumpkin spice latte there, and suddenly we’re left feeling like we forgot what vegetables taste like. Our weight isn’t the…

Most Americans Don’t Know that Suicide is More Prevalent than Homicide in US

Most Americans  Don’t Know that Suicide is More Prevalent than Homicide in US

In the United States, suicide is twice as common as homicide — and more often involves firearms — but public perception is just the opposite. News reports, movies and TV shows may contribute to the perception of a high risk of firearm homicide, authors of a new study…

Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot

Survey Shows Widespread Skepticism of Flu Shot

When a child gets the flu, they’re not only sick in bed for a week or more, but…

Help Kids Falling Short on Nutrients They Need this School Year

Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks, meaning children in need…

Three Tips for a Healthy Baby

(Family Features) When you’re a new parent, once you’ve successfully navigated the first car ride home from the…

Most Googled Health Concerns in Each US State

Most Googled Health Concerns in Each US State

Many Americans turn to “Dr. Google” for answers to health problems. In other words, they search the internet…

Rethinking Lethality in Youth Suicide Attempts

Rethinking Lethality in Youth Suicide Attempts

First suicide attempts are more lethal than previously realized, reports a  study of children and adolescentspublished in the Journal of the…

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