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Six percent of people globally have internet addiction - National Mental Health | Examiner.com

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Six percent of people globally have internet addiction - National Mental Health | Examiner.com



Researchers from the University of Hong Kong find 6% of people worldwide are addicted to the internet and is inversely associated with the quality of life, (life satisfaction and quality of environmental conditions).

Television medical talk shows are they medically sound

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Television medical talk shows are they medically sound



 University of Alberta researchers rated the recommendations of the Dr. Oz Show and The Doctors and concluded consumers should be skeptical about any recommendations provided on television medical talk shows, as details are limited and only a third to one half of recommendations are based on believable or somewhat believable evidence.

Parents should not let their teens drive old cars

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Parents should not let their teens drive old cars



Almost half of teen drivers killed on US roads in the past few years were driving vehicles that were 11 or more years old, and often lacking key safety features according to a new study by researchers from the  Department of Research, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Firearm violence in the 21st century

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Firearm violence in the 21st century



 The mortality rate from firearm violence has remained essentially unchanged since just before the
Turn of the twenty-first century but the patterns for suicide and homicide have changed dramatically, according  to a UC Davis study on the epidemiology of gun violence from 2003 to 2012.

Hormones change in expectant fathers

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Hormones change in expectant fathers



A new U-M study is the first to show that expectant fathers can have lower levels of the hormones testosterone and estradiol even before their babies are born.

Long-term benzodiazepine use high among seniors despite concerns

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Long-term benzodiazepine use high among seniors despite concerns



  A new study reveals that  despite cautions concerning risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use, especially in older patients, long-term benzodiazepine use remains common in this age group.

Particulate matter air pollution linked to Autism

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Particulate matter air pollution linked to Autism



In a new study from Harvard School of Public Health, researchers had found high maternal exposure to fine particulate matter during pregnancy, in particular the third trimester, was associated with greater odds of her child having Autism spectrum disorder.

Fruit fights depression

School food linked to increased food and vegetable intake - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

Magnetic fields do not harm human health

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Magnetic fields do not harm human health



 Researchers at The University of Manchester have found new evidence that magnetic fields created by phones, high-voltage power lines and other electrical equipment do not cause physical harm to humans.

Teens need to put the brakes on binge drinking this season - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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Teens need to put the brakes on binge drinking this season - National Children's Health | Examiner.com



 Concordia, University of Montréal and the University of Massachusetts, researchers suggest that teenagers who regularly consume alcohol are more likely to binge drink, at least into their mid-20s.

Parental exposure to solvents linked to childhood brain tumors

Life satisfaction diminished by commuting - Detroit Alternative Medicine | Examiner.com

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can decreases mortality

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Hormone therapy for prostate cancer can decreases mortality
 Androgen deprivation therapy should not be used in men whose cancer has not spread beyond the prostate, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital..

Saffron effective for depression - National Mental Health | Examiner.com

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Saffron effective for depression - National Mental Health | Examiner.com
In a new, study researchers found taking 15mg taken twice a day of the spice saffron is a safer alternative to taking antidepressants, for depression.

Low vitamin D levels contribute to SAD

Low vitamin D levels contribute to SAD



An international research study have found a link between seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, and a lack of sunlight.Pople with darker skin pigmentation may experience greater risks for lower vitamin D levels could contribute to the emergence of SAD and other psychiatric and physical health problems.

Dietary supplement NR prevents noise-induced hearing loss - Detroit Alternative Medicine | Examiner.com

Many seniors with dementia do not see a doctor

Every three minutes a toy-related injury occurs - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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Every three minutes a toy-related injury occurs - National Children's Health | Examiner.com



 In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers find that over three million children were treated in US emergency room departments from 1990 through 2011 for a toy-related injury.

Childhood obesity linked to emerging health problems

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Childhood obesity linked to emerging health problems
 Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new study concluded nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is a common clinical problem that places children at substantial risk for high blood pressure.

A serving of yogurt daily cuts diabetes risk

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A serving of yogurt daily cuts diabetes risk
According to research published in BMC Medicine had found that consuming one 28g serving of yogurt per day was linked to 18 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Running keeps seniors walking

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Running keeps seniors walking
A new study by researchers at Humboldt State University and the University of Colorado found older runners who run at least 30 minutes, three times a week were less likely to experience age-related physical decline in walking efficiency compared to those who walk.

Increase your memory with white bread and turmeric

Prenatal exposure to antibiotics linked to childhood obesity

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Prenatal exposure to antibiotics linked to childhood obesity
Researchers from the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in a new study found cesarean section and exposure to antibiotics in the second or third trimester is linked with higher offspring risk of childhood obesity.

Do cash incentive lottery s increase cancer screening?

Do cash incentive lottery s increase cancer screening?



 According to research published in  a special issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Finds patients who are told they have a 1 in 10 chance of receiving $50 was effective at increasing rates of fecal occult blood test completion.

Adults can obtain a healthier diet by cooking at home

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Adults can obtain a healthier diet by cooking at home
Adults who frequently cook dinner at home consume a healthier diet regardless of weight loss intention according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research..

Potty Training Guide from a pediatrician - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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Prescription opioids responsible for over 60 percent of overdoses

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Prescription opioids responsible for over 60 percent of overdoses
Researchers have found that prescription opioids, including methadone, were involved in 67.8 percent of emergency department visits in 2010 in the U.S., with the highest proportion of opioid overdoses occurring in urban areas, the South and among women.

Folic acid and B12 no help for cognition in the elderly - National Mental Health | Examiner.com

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Moderated amounts of sugary beverages does not influence metabolic health

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Chlorogenic acid in coffee may prevent and obesity-related metabolic syndrome

What popular diet maintains weight loss? - National Holistic Health | Examiner.com

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Cigar smokers exposed to high levels of toxic and carcinogenic substances

Cigar smokers exposed to high levels of toxic and carcinogenic substances



 New research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention,found  cigar smokers have higher concentrations of several toxic and carcinogenic substances than nontobacco users.

Health promotion programs improves American lives

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Exercise and Mediterranean diet offer cardiovascular benefits

How to create a great bedtime ritual - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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Bicycle friendly US cities improve resident’s health

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Bicycle friendly US cities improve resident’s health
New research shows  that bike-friendly infrastructure changes were tied to increases
in “active commuting” by bike-riding residents, which can promote
healthy weight and reduce cardiac risk.

Irregular heart beat raises the risk of stroke by over two fold - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com

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Irregular heart beat raises the risk of stroke by over two fold - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com



A new review published in the Nov. 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggested atrial fibrillation is associated with more than a 2-fold increase in the odds for silent stoke.

American Diabetes Month; Diabetic Skin Conditions and How to Treat - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com

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American Diabetes Month; Diabetic Skin Conditions and How to Treat - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com
Diabetes can cause skin problems, such as infections, sores, and itching. Skin problems are sometimes a first sign that someone has diabetes.

Vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer

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Vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer

 New findings being presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference today revealed women with a high percentage of body fat have a high risk for breast cancer, and suggest that vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer, beyond its role in decreasing body fat percentage.

Vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer

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Vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer
 New findings being presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference today revealed women with a high percentage of body fat have a high risk for breast cancer, and suggest that vigorous physical activity protects against breast cancer, beyond its role in decreasing body fat percentage.

Skip the saturated fat to reduce coronary heart disease

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Skip the saturated fat to reduce coronary heart disease
Researchers from Harvard School of Public Health find replacing 5 percent of saturated fat in calories consumed with polyunsaturated fat found in vegetable oil, nuts, and seeds lowered their risk of coronary heart disease and risk of death from coronary heart disease.

Ketogenic or modified Atkins diet could reduce seizures - National Holistic Health | Examiner.com

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Ketogenic or modified Atkins diet could reduce seizures - National Holistic Health | Examiner.com

In a new study researchers had found diets such as the ketogenic diet and modified Atkins diet treatment of refractory epilepsy found these diets may reduce seizures in adults.

Dietary flavonoids and black tea lowers ovarian cancer risk

Social host laws linked with less frequent underage drinking in private settings

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Integrated Play Groups help autistic children socialize - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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Integrated Play Groups help autistic children socialize - National Children's Health | Examiner.com



 A new study shows that "Integrated Play Groups" are effective in teaching children with autism the skills they need to interact with their peers and engage in symbolic play such as pretending.

Viruses more dangerous than Ebola

Bullying continues to affect children of all ages

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                                      Bullying continues to affect children of all ages






Despite a dramatic
increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide,
the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues
facing our nation's youth, according to a report.

Dietary supplementation of walnuts combats Alzheimer’s - National Mental Health | Examiner.com

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Dietary supplementation of walnuts combats Alzheimer’s - National Mental Health | Examiner.com



A new mouse study suggest that dietary supplementation with walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, or slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer's disease.

Subliminal messages enhance physical functioning in seniors

No long term association found between vaccines and MS - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com

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No long term association found between vaccines and MS - National Disease & Illness | Examiner.com



Researchers from Kaiser Permanente had found no longer-term association of vaccines with MS or any other acquired central nervous system demyelinating syndromes which argues against a causal association.

Children under age 6 experience unintentional medication errors - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

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According to Nationwide Children's Hospital researchers 63,358 children six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually or 1 child every 8 minutes between the years 2002 and 2012.





Children under age 6 experience unintentional medication errors - National Children's Health | Examiner.com

Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals early literacy toolkit

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