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If your job entails long hours behind a desk, you may notice your waistline gaining inches. Sitting for long periods slows your metabolism, which can lead to weight gain. Although you could buy treadmill desks and desk risers so you can stand while you work, these items can be costly. Luckily, you can do other things at your desk to burn calories without breaking your budget.   Tap it Out...

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When it comes to heart health, it's important that we think not only of our own cardiovascular health but also that of future generations. A study last year found that obese children and teens have as much plaque in their arteries as a 45-year-old adult, setting them up for heart disease and other serious health conditions much earlier than their parents. If you've got kids, of course you want to...

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Η δοσολογία ορισμένων φαρμάκων μπορεί να διαφοροποιηθεί τους μήνες του καλοκαιριού. Όπως, για παράδειγμα, τα αντιπηκτικά –κουμαρινικά φάρμακα που με την ζέστη και την αφυδάτωση παρατηρείται παράταση της αντιπηκτικής...

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The many pressures of life have contributed to a veritable epidemic of insomnia. People young and old, rich and poor everywhere have problems getting to sleep at night. Because the relentless stresses of post-modern life constitute the primary cause, insomnia does not seem to discriminate against any particular demographic … except one.   Those folks who really know how to relax and have...

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Η χωρίς μέτρο έκθεση στον ήλιο έχει εκτός από το έγκαυμα που άμεσα θα βιώσουμε, πολλές επιβλαβείς για την υγεία μας συνέπειες: βραχυπρόθεσμα ξηραίνει το δέρμα, προκαλούνται δυσχρωμίες, εφηλίδες, ηλιακές φακές ή και «σπυ...

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Fathers role in the development of their children. Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new findings from Michigan State University scholars. The research provides some of the most conclusive evidence to date of fathers' importance to children's outcomes and reinforce...

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It’s normal to feel worried, anxious or down when times are hard. Job insecurity, redundancy, debt and financial problems can all cause emotional distress. There are, however, many things you can do to help yourself if you're in a difficult situation. Below, Professor David Richards, from mental health services research at the University of Exeter, explains how financial problems can affect you...

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Here are some steps to be taken for the prevention of unnecessary health hazards due to the ongoing heatwave. 1. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Find shelter in shady and cool places. Prefer light colored clothing with an open neck and cover your head (use a hat, umbrella etc). 2. Avoid heavy physical work, particularly in place with high temperatures, humidity and direct sun. 3. Pay special...

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Υπάρχει κατάλληλη ηλικία για να κάνει παιδί η γυναίκα; Η αλλαγή του κοινωνικού ρόλου της γυναίκας τα τελευταία 30 χρόνια (όπως η ισότιμη ένταξη στην αγορά εργασίας) έχει μετατοπίσει την ηλικία κατά την οποία επιλέγουν ν...

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  Η ομάδα του αίματος, ο μεταβολισμός, η άσκηση και οι αλλαγές που προκαλεί στη σύνθεση των υγρών στο σώμα μας, το χρώμα των ρούχων ακόμη και το αν έχουμε πιει μπίρα το βράδυ, είναι όλα παράγοντες που μας κάνουν πιο αγαπ...

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