The medical field seeks to use social media to deliver health interventions, for example, to provide low-cost, self-directed, online self-help groups. However, engagement in online groups is often low and the informational content may be poor. In this new study Professor Cornelia Pechmann, PhD, professor of marketing at the University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business, and Dr. J
By Debbie Nicholson on Mar 05, 2015
Movie remakes are as American as apple pie — and also a great way to mix up your next movie night with a perfectly paired movie-themed cocktail. Famous movie remakes have both stumbled and succeeded, but we’ve got the best on this list paired with another great way to spice up your home theater experience: Spiced Wine cocktails! So kick back, pop some popcorn and enjoy watching a time-honored trad
By Whitney Butler on Mar 05, 2015
Oats are an excellent source of manganese, copper, biotin, vitamin B1, magnesium, dietary fiber, chromium, zinc, and protein. Oats are known for their antioxidant compounds help prevent free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Ochratoxin A (OTA) has been found in all major cereal grains including oat, wheat, and barley worldwide and con
By Debbie Nicholson on Feb 26, 2015
Advances over the last two decades in understanding the mechanism behind onset of acute cardiovascular disease have coincided with increased acceptance of the role of psychological factors, both acute and chronic, in the onset of acute myocardial infarction, sudden cardiac death and stroke. A recent systematic review of nine case-crossover studies concluded there was a higher rate of cardiovascul
By Debbie Nicholson on Feb 24, 2015
Searching for buried treasure or saving the world from transforming robots are the types of adventure you’ll only find on the silver screen. But just because you’re stuck behind a desk until the stroke of 5 doesn’t mean you can’t have your own evening escapade. New experiences will not only inject excitement into your everyday life, they can also improve mental and physical health and can be great
By Whitney Butler on Feb 20, 2015
Recent reports suggest that delayed school entry, also referred to as redshirting, may be beneficial for children with developmental delays. However, studies of the effects of delayed school entry are inconclusive. Many parents are keen to hold their children back a year if they were born prematurely or in the summer months. They argue their child will not be mature enough to start school, and pre
By Debbie Nicholson on Feb 20, 2015
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