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4 Things to Know About the Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout

The Great American Smokeout is a yearly event promotes the act of quitting smoking. Taking place on the third Thursday of November, the Great American Smokeout is meant to be an opportunity for people to encourage someone that they know to quit smoking on that day. Even if they only stop smoking for that one…

Fighting Disease With With Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Scientists at Duke University recently revealed a gene variant known for affecting cholesterol levels might also increase the risk of typhoid fever. While this is certainly not good news, it was also found that cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as Zetia (ezetimibe), could help protect against typhoid fever as well. Using Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs to Protect Against Disease…

What’s the Science Behind Yawning?

Yawning

Everybody yawns. It’s a natural occurrence that few people think about. Yet it’s a strange,  involuntary action, one that seems to be contagious. When one person in a room yawns, it’s only a matter of seconds before a few other people begin yawning too. Have you ever wondered why? The Science Behind Yawning Scientists at the…

Technology of Benefit in Dyslexia Cases

Dyslexia Cases

Dyslexia can be an extremely debilitating condition that affects not only the individual’s ability to read and write but can also result in lowered self-confidence. It’s a neurological condition that affects between five and 10 percent of the world. However, the advancement of technology over the past decade has been a huge benefit to numerous…

Nonmedical Approaches Effective for Dementia

Dementia

Dementia is an incredibly debilitating disease without a cure. There are many different forms of dementia, but the most common is Alzheimer’s disease, which affects roughly five million Americans over the age of 65. However, there are ways to prevent dementia without having to take medication. The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention and Care recently reported findings…