News of Note

The Mother Daughter Duet

Recent COVID-19 lock-downs drove a lot of us to experience extended cabin fever. But new research says that it also had a positive impact on parent-child relationships.

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Moms.com

The ‘D’ & Diabetes

A new study concludes that people with pre-diabetes who take vitamin D supplements may lower their risk of type 2 diabetes.

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JCEM

Safe Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the LEADING cause of death for teenagers aged 15 to 18 years old.  October 18th through October 24th is National Teen Driver Safety Week, a week established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to educate teenagers on the importance of safe driving.

Here are a few things to consider before you….or your teen get behind the wheel. 

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www.nhtsa.gov

www.flhsmv.gov

Brain Sleep

It’s amazing what a good night’s sleep can do to clear the mind…  But sound slumber may also protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Research from Boston University

Too Cramped By Covid

In everything we watch, read, or hear, we are told to keep a social distance from those around us to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

People with COVID-19 are told to keep their distance from family members to protect them from infection; but a new study, recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, finds that one-fifth of U.S. homes are too small for that to happen.

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Advice For Living In Close Quarters 

Marvelous Mask Material

All over the Internet people are sharing creative homemade facemasks. Some are wild pieces of artwork, some have themes and some are just functional; but to find out how effective homemade masks are against COVID-19, we’ll need to turn to science.

Got Protein?

Looking for a healthier diet and a longer life? This study may just take you in a new direction. Researchers from several institutions, from Iran to Boston, combined their efforts to assess the relationship between protein in our diet and death.

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Plant-based protein diets