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The number of head impacts received playing American football in high school or college was related to an increased risk of apathy, depression, cognitive impairment, and behavioral issues later in life. Journal of Neurotrauma.
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Ten minutes of moderate exercise (stair walking) increased feelings of alertness more than caffeine in chronically sleep-deprived women. Physiology & Behavior.
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Having a partner who empathizes with one’s negative emotions is good for relationship quality, although empathizing with positive emotions may carry even greater benefit. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
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Women sleep better and feel more comfortable and secure when sharing their bed with dogs rather than with cats or human partners. Anthrozoös.
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Mindfulness-based art therapy reduced headaches and stress in a group of 8 teenage girls. Art Therapy.
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Eating more fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk of hip fractures in men and women over 50. PLOS ONE.
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Exposure to higher levels of animal and pest allergens (cats, cockroaches, and mice) during the first three years of life was linked to a reduced risk of asthma at the age of seven. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
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Being overweight was associated with worse hearing in both middle-aged women and children aged 11-12. International Journal of Obesity.
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