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Clothing May Affect Mood, Suggesting Nonverbal Communication of Roles

October 5, 2019

An article in “HuffPost” said that our choice of wardrobe could be affecting our moods. Examples include wearing a cologne or perfume that brings back warm memories, or wearing a flattering outfit on your day off. Colors of clothing and colors in ads also subconsciously affect our thought patterns. […]

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A Look at Evolution as “Havana syndrome” Linked to Pesticides

October 1, 2019

An illness affecting North American officials in Cuba may be pesticide related, “The Guardian” reported. The mysterious cognitive ailments injured dozens of diplomats in Cuba in 2016 and 2017. It adds another chapter to the evolving relationship of humans and disease, as some are cured and others arise. […]

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Are Miniature Horses Capable of Being Service Animals?

September 22, 2019

The Department of Transportation has released guidelines for airline policies to include miniature horses as service animals, “The New York Times” reported. Many travelers are used to seeing dogs and cats, but horses come as a surprise. U.S. service animals include a long list of varieties. […]

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Optimists Live Longer and Improve Job Performance, Studies Show

September 11, 2019

A recent study showed that optimists are likelier than pessimists to live past age 85. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published their findings last month. Optimism also makes for better work performance, so how can we foster it? […]

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Misleading Food Labels Worsen with False “No Nitrates” Claim

September 8, 2019

A recent study by Consumer Reports found the “No Nitrates Added” food label misleading. In reality, the label refers only to added synthetic nitrates, which seems like false advertising, especially when considering the chemical composition of deli meats and related health effects. […]

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Vaping Illnesses Spike, Suggesting Reason to Quit—But How?

September 4, 2019

As many as 215 cases of respiratory illness may be linked to vaping, the CDC and FDA stated Friday. In a joint statement released online, both agencies said they were working to determine whether or not the illnesses were definitely caused by e-cigarette use. If the connection is proven, there are effective methods to quit smoking. […]

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Understanding the Plague as Wildlife Refuge Reopens Following Outbreak

August 28, 2019

A Denver wildlife refuge reopened after a plague outbreak in local prairie dogs, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website. The area originally closed in late July 2019 as a precaution for visitors’ health and safety. The plague has many strains and symptoms to beware. […]

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