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Snoring destroys quality of sleep not only for the snorer, but also for those around them. On top of that it could also be the sign of serious problems like sleep apnea. It is estimated that 25% of normal people have a habitual snoring problem! So what can you do to aid yourself in achieving a better nights sleep? The good news is that you can make simple lifestyle choices that will not only improve your sleep but also your quality of life.

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Post image for Could Obesity be Spurred by an Uncontrollable Addiction to Unhealthy Foods?

It was reported by Reuters that high calorie foods maybe trigger addiction like symptoms on par with the addiction caused by nicotine and cocaine.

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A soldier doing battle is badly burned. Quickly, a medic comes to his aid and sprays his burn wounds healing them. What’s even more mind blowing, you aren’t watching a science fiction movie, it’s real life!

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A study conducted at UCLA and reported by Reuters suggests that being in good shape could actually be linked to being academically successful.

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Toxic Jewelry

by jthorburn on April 15, 2010 · 0 comments

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Cadmium is a soft bluish-white malleable metal. It is highly toxic and it has recently been found in children’s Jewelry.

Recently, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission specified that a “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” charm bracelet was found to release high levels of cadmium. The agency advises that parents dispose of the infected jewelry immediately. The finding of this hazard is not the first and  previous incidents have been reported before on PriceDoc.

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According to an article by msnbc, you might not have to be. A study funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, reported that the number of children who said they were being physically bullied over the past year had actually decreased about 7% from 22% in 2003. Another study that included sibling bullying found that the percentage of kids being victims fell from 45 percent to 38.4 percent.

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The cancer risks of tanning are real – concludes the World Health Organization (WHO). The result of the findings is the possible move by the FDA to ban people under the age of 18 from using tanning beds.

MSNBC reports that an advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration recommended that stricter regulations be put on artificial tanning. The proposal suggests necessitating parental consent or banning the use of the machines by teens altogether.

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Sleep is very important, everyone knows that. However, sacrificing a few hours of sleep each night to stay up or waking up without adequate sleep can be harmful. Here are five reasons why you might want to make sure you’re sleeping patterns are in check as discussed by IVillage Health.

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Recently scientists have found the gene within animals that is strongly linked to lifespan, immunity, and disease resistance. An overview of the study in question can be found here. The study was conducted on worms and within them the gene is called DAF-16. It is found in many animals, including humans, and could be used to explore new facets of aging, immunity, and resistance.

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