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  1. Cooler Temps May Boost Calorie-Burning 'Brown Fat,' Mouse Study SuggestsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | Mental Help Net

    Cold temperatures may raise levels of calorie-burning "brown fat" in your body, a new study conducted with mice suggests. Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories instead of storing them, and some studies have shown that brown fat has beneficial effects on glucose tolerance, fat metabolism and body weight.


  2. Kids With Bedroom Smartphones Sleep Less: StudyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2015 | Mental Help Net

    A smartphone in a child's bedroom may undermine good sleep habits even more than a TV, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 elementary and middle-school students found that having a smartphone or tablet in the bedroom was associated with less weekday sleep and feeling sleepy in the daytime.


  3. Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer's Death RiskRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2014 | Mental Help Net

    Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly, the study found.


  4. Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and CompassionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 24, 2014 | Mental Help Net

    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from common colds. "When health care is delivered with kindness and compassion, it has a significantly greater effect than when it is given in a dispassionate fashion that assumes that the human connection has no benefit," said Dr. James Doty, founder and director of Stanford University School of Medicine's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education.


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