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Health education produces better results for chronic disease treatment, study says

Health education produces better results for chronic disease treatment, study says

Health
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- People with chronic diseases can improve their health conditions with only 45 minutes of consultation with a medical professional, according to a new study. Researchers said in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association they observed results in 47 patients with hypertension, COPD or diabetes. Each patient followed up doctor appointment with 45-minute visits to second-year medical students -- and paid two more to the students after three weeks and three months. For the patients, those sessions decreased their level of emotional distress and increased their ability to self-monitor and navigate the healthcare system, the study found. "Patients reported a greater understanding of their chronic disease and feeling better equipped to manage their health," Alexis Stoner...
Mice raised communally fare better as adults

Mice raised communally fare better as adults

Science
Nov. 16 (UPI) -- It takes a village to raise a child -- and to raise a mouse. According to a new study, mice raised communally benefit from a competitive advantage as adults. The new research was published this week in the journal Scientific Reports. "Female house mice pursue two flexible social strategies, either raising their offspring in communal or single nests," Stefan Fischer, researcher at the University of Liverpool, said in a news release. "This makes them an ideal model species to study how these different approaches shape future development." The decision to raise mice communally or in a single nest is influenced by a variety of local conditions, including the levels of social competition, but until now, scientists hadn't measured the effects of rearing decisions on adult behav...
Rolls-Royce boss says May's Brexit deal is better than no deal

Rolls-Royce boss says May's Brexit deal is better than no deal

Business
Politicians must get behind a "practical plan" for Brexit, the boss of engineering giant Rolls-Royce has said.Warren East said time was running out and that any deal was better than leaving the EU without an agreement.Rolls-Royce employs 22,300 people in the UK making aerospace, marine and submarine engines.Mr East joined other business leaders in backing the draft plan put forward by Theresa May on Wednesday."The time since the referendum seems to have gone remarkably quickly and we're essentially [still] having a discussion we could have had the morning after the referendum," he told BBC Radio 4's Today programme. "We are slightly running out of time and I would, as a business leader, like to see politicians on both sides of th...
Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Health
This time of year, you're bound to see articles tallying up the calories in your Thanksgiving meal, or how much exercise you need to do to burn off the feast. Forget all that. Instead, we’d like to highlight the potential benefits of your holiday dinner, along with simple ways to create a healthier balance on your plate—so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body, and focus on enjoying your food and the company. Below, the nutritional highlights for five traditional dishes. Turkey A three-ounce portion of skinless turkey breast can provide 25 grams of lean protein, along with ...