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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 MontrĂ©al 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.