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Procrastination is the flip side of acting impulsively, a study of twins suggests. Here's why:
This ancient shrimp-like animal has the oldest circulatory system known to science. @NatureComms via @aminawrite
Glucosamine may not do much for joints, but could it extend your life? New research in @NatureComms says it might.
.@latimeshealth Teen pregnancy prevention must focus on evidence-based approaches to delay sexual activity & use of effective contraception.
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The good news: 90% of teen girls get sex education. The bad news: 83% get it AFTER they've started having sex.
In these paralyzed patients, electrodes stand in for the brain and send signals to the legs to get them to move.
Does laziness make people fat? New research from @UCLA suggests it's the other way around. via @DeborahNetburn
Poverty is hazardous to a child's health, even at the cellular level. @LATMelissaHealy explains.
$12,900: Medical costs over a lifetime for those who become obese as adults.
$19,000: The lifetime medical cost of childhood obesity, per child. @AmerAcadPeds via @marymacvean
RT @PMoneyLA: Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor.… @LATerynbrown
'How Gregorian chants helped me find my running rhythm' ~ @LennyMBernstein #LATFit
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To fight flab, it helps to wake up early and get outside. @PLOSONE study links morning light and low BMI.
"Most women diagnosed with breast cancer will be cured regardless of whether the cancer was found by a mammogram."
Mammograms save lives, but they're not all they're cracked up to be, doctors write in @JAMA_current
If you've been eating 5 servings of fruits & vegetables/day (and even if you haven't), it's time to up your game.
New nutrition advice: Eat "5-a-day" of fruits and vegetables. THEN eat 2 more servings of veggies. via @marymacvean
MT @saveantibiotics: @UCLAHealth hospitals to serve meat raised w/o antibiotics in fight against superbugs @LATerynbrown...
Three years of data back up initial results showing that surgery trumps meds for controlling type 2 diabetes.
Smoke-free laws --> fewer kids admitted to the hospital for asthma & other ailments. via @TheLancet
Are humans wired to lie? In some situations, the answer seems to be yes, thanks to the "love hormone."
Are anti-smoking laws worth it? YES, especially for kids, @TheLancet study says. via @marymacvean
Ready for a serious #workout? Try these suggestions from Roy Wallack:
Do you get #migraines? I do, and learned a lot from Lily Dayton @latimeshealth