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Motivational Interviewing in Promoting Oral Health

oral health

Health education improves knowledge of oral health, however, it has proven not to be sufficient in positively influencing oral health behaviors. Recent research shows that motivational interviewing, a person-centered counseling strategy, is more effective in promoting positive change in oral health behaviors and preventing tooth decay … [read more]



Unlicensed Vaccine Could be Used for Recent Ebola Outbreak

Ebola outbreak

Science reports that in response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the government is taking steps to implement the use of an unlicensed vaccine … [read more]



Arsenic in Seafood May Impact Thyroid Health

arsenic in seafood

Arsenic is known to affect thyroid activity, leading to increased levels of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Since TSH is an important hormone for normal metabolism, a recent study investigated whether arsenic in seafood affects thyroid activity … [read more]



Perceived Physical Fitness Leads to Greater Perceived Quality of Life

quality of life

Physical fitness, an important health status marker, has been found to predict cardiovascular disease and mortality. A recent study demonstrated that greater self-reported physical fitness, in particular cardiorespiratory fitness, is associated with higher self-reported life satisfaction, quality of life, and self-rated health among adolescents … [read more]



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Pandemic on the Rise

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses various lung conditions. Its symptoms can be treated; however, prevention of disease progression remains unresolved … [read more]

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