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Mom’s Love May Protect You From Diabetes and Heart Problems

New research acquired from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) suggests that a nurturing mother can help insulate her children from a lifetime of health problems.

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Dude! Scientists Say Magic Mushrooms Make People More Open-Minded

A new study of 51 adults, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that just a one-time use of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” brought about a lasting personality change in 60 percent of participants.

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NPR: Baby Boomers’ ‘Delusions’ About Health In Retirement

Most baby boomers say they're looking forward to a healthy and active retirement, according to a new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

But some experts worry that when it comes to the realities of their health, boomers are still woefully unprepared — or worse, in denial.

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Seniors’ Psychiatric Hospital Opening in Lufkin

Lufkin's medical industry is so large it could be the area's biggest employer.  Thousands of people work in Lufkin's hospitals, public and private clinics, doctor's offices, assisted living centers, nursing homes, home healthcare providers, pharmacies and retail medical supply outlets.

Lufkin also has a large and growing population of seniors and retirees, but, until now, it didn't have a hospital specifically created to treat the mental problems that afflict seniors. Now it does.

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ADHD Drug May Delay Puberty in Boys

It's reported that the active ingredient in ADHD medications such as Ritalin has been shown to delay the onset of puberty in male monkeys. This came in a study published online at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Parents Outraged Over Rhyming ‘Diet’ Book For Teenagers

Messages of good health and positive self-esteem for girls are common themes in books for kids. So why are so many people upset over a rhyming picture book about an obese, unhappy 14-year-old named Maggie?

Well, for starters, they don't like the title:  "Maggie Goes on a Diet."

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Bill Clinton Says Vegan Diet Works

Former President Bill Clinton, known around the world for his love of burgers, barbecue and greasy junk food, has gone from a meat lover to a vegan, the strictest form of a vegetarian diet.  Clinton says he now eats fruits, vegetables and beans, but no red meat, chicken or dairy.

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Stem Cell Harvesting Case Could Send Woman to Prison

Some people will do anything if it makes money for them, whether it's legal or ethical or not.  An Arizona businesswoman is facing federal charges in a case that involved buying discarded human umbilical cords and selling the embryonic stem cells harvested from the cord blood.

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