Rams draft pick could impact Missouri law

13 May 2014
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The St. Louis Rams may have had the single most controversial draft pick when they chose openly gay player Michael Sam. Many in Missouri are hopeful this pick will lead to law changes regarding those who are openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual. Source Article from http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2014/05/12/michael-sam-law-implications-missouri-gay-couples-employees/8991443/

Anti-aging hormone could make you smarter

09 May 2014
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i i hide captionKlotho (right) is one of the three Greek Fates depicted in this Flemish tapestry at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Wikimedia Commons Klotho (right) is one of the three Greek Fates depicted in this Flemish tapestry at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Wikimedia Commons A hormone associated with longevity also appears to make people’s brains work better. The finding in Cell Reports could someday lead to drugs that improve memory and learning, researchers say. “We’ve discovered a way to potentially boost cognition,” says Dena Dubal, one of...

Therapy dogs help returning troops deal with postwar stress

09 May 2014
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This photo taken Feb. 18, 2014 shows a German Shepherd Lexy, with Van Woodruff, former Sgt. 1st Class who got a medical retirement, that is changing the lives of U.S. Army soldiers being treated for physical and psychological injuries. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) This photo taken Feb. 18, 2014 shows Lexy, a therapy dog at Fort Bragg, N.C. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz) After three deployments to Iraq and three to Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dennis Swols is agitated, prone to bouts of anger and unable to really talk about his time on the battlefield. But as Swols sits in a small office in the Robinson Health Clinic...

Do you need a friend break?

09 May 2014
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Women walk together up a hill as they participate in some morning exercise during a visit to Torrey Pines State Park in San Diego, California, November 14, 2012. (REUTERS/Mike Blake) Though you may have once shared two-halves of a heart necklace that read Friends Forever, you now dread seeing her name on your caller ID. It happens – and there are ways of coping with a friendship-gone-south that can feel liberating.   Research supports what we likely intuit: Friendship eases our stress and improves our health.  In fact, in an experiment described in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology,...

Medications cut violence among mentally ill

09 May 2014
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Mentally ill people are substantially less likely to commit a violent crime if they are taking psychiatric medication, according to a large new study of the mentally ill in Sweden. The study, published in the journal The Lancet, comes amid persistent concern about the connection between violence and mental illness, fueled by high-profile mass shootings and crimes committed by people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders. Many mental-health experts say the connection between the two is overblown in the public mind. Previous evidence suggests that people with severe mental illnesses do have an elevated...

Obesity by age 25 increases risk of severe obesity later in life

09 May 2014
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People who are obese by age 25 have a high chance of becoming severely obese later in life, Medical News Today reported. In a new study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, researchers found that 25-year-old men who were obese had a 23.1 percent probability of developing class III obesity— defined as a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40— after age 35. In comparison, men who were at a normal weight at age 25 only had a  1.1 percent chance of becoming severely obese within the next decade.   ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Among obese women, the likelihood of developing...

Bullying victims may be more likely to bring a weapon to school

06 May 2014
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ATLANTA – A new study based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says thousands of kids who say they’re the victims of bullying are bringing some kind of weapon to school. The report analyzes a detailed survey of 15,000 high school students who were asked questions about bullying. The survey, conducted by the CDC, found that 20 percent of those high school students reported being victims of bullying within the last 12 months. Even more concerning to researchers: An estimated 250,000 bullying victims were carrying guns, knives or clubs to school within the last...

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