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How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

January 22, 2017
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How Does Exercise Fight Depression?

Depression and exerciseExperts say even mild stress can lead to depression. 

Scientists also say that exercise is a cushion against depression. Working out makes people, and animals feel better.

Even so, nobody really knows why.

Researchers cannot ask mice how they …

Teen Lungs Healthier When Air Pollution Drops

January 21, 2017
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Teen Lungs Healthier When Air Pollution Drops

Most of the time when people resist the idea that climate matters, it is because doing something about it would cost money.

Advocates say a better climate would save money. They say productivity would go up and the number of …

The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

January 20, 2017
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The Bully Takes Over the Pulpit

ESSAY

The American presidency is the “bully pulpit.” Today, a bully takes over the pulpit.

The schoolyard is not a place where a panel of experts ponders what is true and what is false. It is about who wins the …

Getting Ready for Friday

January 19, 2017
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Getting Ready for Friday

ESSAY

Donald Trump is about to become president. Do not expect him to change his behavior. It works for him and the mobs that cheer him on.

Above all, he needs the adoration of the crowd. He gets it by …

A good teacher

The Evil Man Who Made Trump, Trump

January 18, 2017
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The Evil Man Who Made Trump, Trump

Donald Trump came from a family of builders. That does not explain how he became the person he is today.

He is a bully. He insults people. He lies. When challenged, he repeated his lies. He tells supporters what they …

Morocco Says No to Making or Selling Burqas

January 17, 2017
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Morocco Says No to Making or Selling Burqas

About ten years ago, France banned the wearing of all religious symbols in schools. Two years ago, France banned clothing that hides the face. Last year, a few French beaches banned the wearing of burkinas (burqa swimsuits). The people in …

Privatization: Remember the Word

January 16, 2017
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Privatization: Remember the Word

What is privatizing? Take something the government does. Turn it over to a private company to do. That is privatization.

Why do this? The first question is what did the service cost the taxpayer? The second question is what is …

Slow Down on that Heartburn Drug

January 15, 2017
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Slow Down on that Heartburn Drug

ppi drugsA new study adds to the findings that taking heartburn drugs creates risks.

The study says that some drugs can lead to a heart attack. All heartburn medications are not the same. The drugs are used in the treatment of …

New Ways to Think About Treating ADHD

January 14, 2017
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New Ways to Think About Treating ADHD

ADHD

New studies show many people with ADHD are drawn to new and exciting experiences. They can be very impatient and restless with routine activities.

This research states that if you have the “illness,” the real problem may be that everyday …

In Brief

Like a Bedtime Snack? What to Eat

bedtime snackMany people enjoy eating before going to...

Common Sense on Acid-Reflux

Acid refluxAcid-reflux is epidemic. Studies show as...

Good Reasons to Vaccinate Infants

VaccinationsParents should have their infants vaccinated. Vaccinations...

Breast Feeding More Important

Breastfeeding is a good idea. Only about a quarter of mothers breastfed forty years ago. Now, more than three-quarters do.  Breastfed infants enjoy greater...

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