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Siblings Can Ease Pain of Family Conflict.

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In this study, researchers interviewed children from 236 families and found that teens who had good relationships with their siblings experienced less distress when answering questions about observed parental disagreements. Study co-author Dr. Meredith Martin writes, “We showed that having a good relationship with a brother or sister reduced heightened vulnerability for youth exposed to conflicts between their parents by decreasing their tendencies to experience distress in response to later disagreements between their parents.”
Child Development, June 2018

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Check for Signs of Skin Cancer.

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The warmer months are a great time for people to check their skin for signs of cancer. Dermatologist Dr. Katherine Gordon recommends looking for the following: moles that change, have irregular shapes, or uneven edges; moles that are multi-colored, such as brown, tan, and black; moles that are raised; moles that are large or have a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser; scales, itchiness, tenderness, or pain around a mole; a sore that does not heal or ...

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Taking Breaks Can Reduce Back Pain Risk for Office Workers.

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If you work in an office, taking breaks can cut your risk for developing nonspecific lower back pain (NSLBP). In the study, researchers monitored the behavior and health of 669 office workers over the course of a year and found that those who took more frequent breaks had a lower risk for NSLBP, especially in light of more demanding work duties.

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, July 2018

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Improved Access to Exercise Classes May Help Those with Lung Conditions.

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Using information gathered from one-on-one interviews and focus groups, researchers report that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients are more likely to be physically active if they have routine contact with their healthcare provider, support from their peers, and access to regular organized exercise sessions.

Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, June 2018

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Breastfeeding and Picky Eaters.

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According to a Danish study that included 236 boys and girls, the longer a child exclusively breast feeds, the lower the chances they’ll be picky eaters when they move on to solid foods. In particular, the researchers found that kids who exclusively breast fed for their first four/five months of life were almost three-times less likely to exhibit picky eating behavior than children who breast fed for less than a month.

PLOS ONE, July 2018

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