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I Believe a Dream Saved My Life: A Tale of Breast Cancer Detection

<i>By DreamsCloud</i><p>Sunni Ingalls had a dream that may have saved her life.<p>In November 2011, Ingalls awoke from a vivid dream in which she was running in a race -- she wasn't just running, she was in the lead. During the dream, she was disconcerted to find her husband pulling up in a car next to her.<p>"You …

Breast Cancer

Are DHA Supplements Beneficial for Pregnant Women?

Many pregnant women have questions about DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) supplements in pregnancy. This compound is not routinely found in regular …

DHA, Fish Oil Compound, Could Decrease Inflammation Through Its Role In Production Of Maresins

The fish oil compound DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) has long been known to have anti-inflammatory effects, and now researchers have gained a better understanding of <i>why</i>.<p>Published in The FASEB Journal, a new study shows that DHA seems to be a vital player in the production of molecules called maresins, …

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

Her friends will tell you, "She's a fantastic friend. Always there for you when you need her." Strangely enough, they don't seem to know what kind of deeper issues she might have.<p>You have seen her.<p>She looks great. Smiling. Not overly done up. Has what looks like a good marriage, maybe a couple of …

Breast Cancer

Omega-3 Fatty Acids In Fish Might Protect The Aging Brain

Adding to our diets more of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish (or fish oil supplements) has been controversial in recent years, but a new study adds some interesting neurological evidence to their effectiveness. Cognitive decline is a too-common side effect of aging, and Alzheimer’s disease is …

Low omega-3 levels connected to poor sleep in children

Are your kids getting a bad night's sleep? They might need more omega-3 fatty acids.<p>Omega-3 fatty acids keep racking up the health points. With …

Omega-3 might prevent brain disorders in offspring: Study

Follow @CanoeLifestyle<p>Eating food rich in omega-3 while pregnant may have long-term neurological benefits for a woman’s children, a Canadian study …

10 Facts You Must Know About Cancer

It’s the second biggest killer of men—but you can send it scrambling<p><b>1.</b> First of all, it’s an incredibly broad term. Cancer refers to a disease in which abnormal cells rapidly divide and invade tissues in the body, and there are over 100 different kinds.<p><b>2.</b> In 2012, an estimated 301,000 men died as a …

More And More, Young Women Are Being Diagnosed With ADHD

As a child, Diany Levy was called lazy and unfocused. She remembers that teachers called home on a daily basis to tell her parents she was not paying attention in class. Now, at the age of 23, Diany has finally been diagnosed with the cause of her problems – ADHD.<p>Levy is not alone. The number of …

10 Tips to Keep Your Breasts Young

Some women are blessed with breasts that seem perpetually perky. Others, like me, aren't so lucky. But there are a few things that may have pushed my boobs further south, before their time. I've learned that while I can't control my DNA, some activities do slow down -- or speed up -- the inevitable …

Elasticity

3 Things That Are Hurting Your Memory...Right Now

And how to squash those brain farts for good.<p>Your grandma isn’t the only one who can't find her... wait, what is it that she's looking for?<p>It turns out that 14 percent of adults under the age of 40 suffer from their own memory problems, according to a new study in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i>. And they only …

Don't Stop Thinking (A Mindfulness Meditation Tip)

When thoughts arise during meditation, it's completely normal. Minds think. That's what they do. Thinking is part of the mindfulness meditation process.<p>Have you ever sat down to meditate, watched your thoughts whirling around your mind -- and felt like maybe you were meditating "wrong?" Well, guess …

Mindfulness

Skin Moles Cannot Predict Breast Cancer Despite What Studies Say

Two new studies suggest that having moles is linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, with one finding women with 15 or more moles were 35% more …

60 DIY Business Cards: Design Your Own Business Cards | Jayce-o-Yesta

Today, we showcase the level of enthusiasm and spirit of these people who put so much effort into the card details, as well as their kindness, …

You've Never Used Fresh Herbs In These Ways...And You Won't Want To Stop

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This Aptitude Test Finds Careers That Match Your Skills and Interests

Most of us have a variety of skills and interests, which makes choosing a career path tricky. Rasmussen College's free online career aptitude test …

Ask A Scientist: I Got Extra Sleep Last Night. Why Am I So Tired?

<i>By YouBeauty.com</i><p><b>The Scientist:</b> Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine<p><b>The Answer:</b> If you got more sleep than you're used to last night, then you're probably tired because you got more sleep than you're used to last night.<p>Your body loves …

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Protein

Breast cancer survivors 'do not exercise enough'

<b>Exercise can aid recovery after breast cancer but many women are not active enough, a study suggests.</b><p>Being active is known to be beneficial but US researchers, writing in the journal Cancer, said they had found many women did too little.<p>Only a third met recommended activity levels.<p>UK breast cancer …

How I Fought Stage IV Cancer and Won—Twice

In the toughest time of his life, trainer Alwyn Cosgrove never backed down<p><i>Alwyn Cosgrove is one of the country’s top trainers and fitness experts, and a regular contributor to</i> Men’s Health Magazine. <i>He runs Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California with his wife, Rachel. For National Men’s Health</i> …

How Cancer Taught Me to Face My Fear

In the end it really came down to acceptance. Accepting what I couldn't change, taking the situation for what it was and maybe even trying to learn something from it, and freeing myself to put my energy into things I actually could control: being positive, being grateful for the good in my life, …

Student Athletes

Taking Statins May Make People Less Physically Active

People who take statin medications are less active than those not taking the cholesterol-lowering drugs, a study finds.<p>And that's a problem, because lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, as well as other diseases. That's just what the statins are supposed to prevent. So …

'Tomato pill' hope for stopping heart disease

<b>Taking a tomato pill a day could help keep heart disease at bay, say UK scientists who have carried out a small but robust study.</b><p>The trial, which tested the tomato pill versus a dummy drug in 72 adults, found it improved the functioning of blood vessels.<p>But experts say more studies are needed to …

Cancer patient suffered due to diagnosis delay, report says

<b>A cancer patient suffered "unnecessarily" because a hospital failed to diagnose his condition soon enough, an ombudsman's report has said.</b><p>The 59-year-old man went to Morriston Hospital, Swansea, complaining of back pain and blurred vision in February 2012, but was sent home after a week.<p>Tests later …

'World's youngest' heart op baby Tiarna Middleton dies

<b>A baby who was believed to be the youngest in the world to be fitted with an artificial heart has died.</b><p>Tiarna Middleton, from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, was born on 22 May but her coronary arteries had failed to form.<p>Aged 12 days, she was given a Berlin Heart which takes over from the heart and …

No more excuses: Take a day off

You're so stressed that even your stress is stressed out. You're overworked and overwrought, aching for a day off to chill and recharge, but you keep putting it off.<p>Well, no more. It's time to take a day off.<p>"We try to convince ourselves that feeling overwhelmed and stressed out and not having time …