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Left Brain Vs. Right Brain: What’s the Difference?

Left Brain Vs. Right Brain

You’ve probably heard people describe themselves as being more left brain vs. right brain oriented; in fact, you may have even used the phrase once or twice yourself. The idea is that more creative types tend to use the left side of the brain more, whereas more organized and logical types use the right side…

Diabetes Treatment Possible With Oral Medication

Diabetes Treatment

A recent study performed at the Leicester Diabetes Centre in England revealed an injectable diabetes treatment known as oral semaglutide could also lower blood sugar as well as promote weight loss if taken by mouth. The study revealed that oral semaglutide improved the health of patients with Type 2 diabetes. When taken once a day, the pill…

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…