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Lyme Disease-Carrying Ticks More Widespread Than Once Thought.

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A nationwide effort led by scientists at Northern Arizona University has detected ticks that can carry Lyme disease and other tick-borne illness in over 80 counties in the United States where such ticks had not previously been recorded. Researcher Dr. Nate Nieto notes, “People should be aware of ticks and tick-borne disease, even when they may think there’s not a recorded incidence of a tick in a county.”

PLOS One, July 2018

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Bright Future May Help Teens Avoid Violence.

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If teens are offered the possibility of a good future, they may become more peaceful. A survey of 866 male teens in poorer neighborhoods showed that those who had a positive outlook were less likely to say that they’d threatened somebody else or injured others with a weapon in the past nine months. Based on the findings, researcher Dr. Alison Culyba writes, “Designing youth violence prevention interventions to help teens develop a positive future orientation may be an important part ...

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Are You at Risk for an Ectopic Pregnancy?

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When a fertilized egg grows outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube, it is referred to as an ectopic pregnancy. This type of pregnancy causes the fallopian tube to eventually burst, leading to life-threatening bleeding. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, risk factors for such a pregnancy include the following: previous ectopic pregnancy, prior fallopian tube surgery, previous pelvic or abdominal surgery, certain STDs, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, smoking, becoming pregnant at 35 or older, infertility ...

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Sleep Quality Predicts Low Back Pain.

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Want to reduce your risk for back pain? Work on getting sufficient, quality sleep. A new study involving 405 working adults found that those with sleep problems had an elevated risk for one or more episodes of low back pain during the following two years. Based on this finding, the study authors suggest that difficulty getting sufficient quality sleep may be an early indicator for lower back pain.
Psychology, Health & Medicine, May 2018

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Promoting Better Health at Work Can Help the Bottom Line.

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In a study that involved 1,120 employees from ten businesses, researchers found that participants who received customized information to promote physical activity and reduce sitting time not only experienced improved health but they also reported greater job satisfaction and increased productivity.
Ergonomics, June 2018

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