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Penn study shows the drag effect of nicotine on the brain January 17, 2008
A new brain-imaging study by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania shows that cigarette cravings in smokers who are deprived of nicotine are linked with increased activation in specific regions of the brain. Using a novel method of measuring brain blood flow developed by John Detre, M.D., associate professor of neurology at Penn, this study...
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With the end of 2007 and the beginning of a new year, KidsHealth.org, created by the nonprofit Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, has published its third annual "10 Kids' Health Issues to Watch." The issues chosen represent a wide range of concerns -- some may hit close to home, while others may be more far-reaching. Of course, these...
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New men's group pools efforts to benefit needs of overall community
The image of a springboard in action is a forceful one, as the power-packed mechanism works to lift objects well off the ground and high into the air. And the idea of a springboard figuratively vigorously propels the aspirations and dreams of people, as well, to higher, greater, newer, brighter levels. That is precisely the concept and message behind a...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many interested in supporting a charitable cause, donating money or volunteering time is more than sufficient. But Len and Susan Lodish decided to add some sweat equity to that equation. The 60s-something couple rode a two-seater bike from Maine to Philadelphia during a 13-day, 630-mile trek through rain, scorching heat, and a flat tire or two to support the...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Sleep. Its importance for good mental and physical health can't be stressed too strongly. Without enough of it, we're like photos out of focus -- things just aren't as clear as they should be. As vital as it is on a nightly basis, many of us don't get nearly enough sleep nowadays. Babies, for example, require about 16 hours a...
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