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Late evening eating may compromise women’s heart health

Medical News Today
November 12, 2019
New research finds that eating more calories in the evening is associated with poorer cardiovascular health in women.

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CDC: Childhood Trauma Is A Public Health Issue And We Can Do More To Prevent It

NPR
November 5, 2019
Childhood trauma causes serious health repercussions throughout life and is a public health issue that calls for concerted prevention efforts. That’s the takeaway of a report published Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Experiencing traumatic things as a child puts you at risk for lifelong health effects, according to a body of research. The CDC’s new report confirms this, finding that Americans who had experienced adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, were at higher risk of dying from five of the top 10 leading causes of death.

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