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Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smoking

Promoting young people’s levels of well-being and making them aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could keep them away from alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Researchers at ...

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'I Lost 40 Pounds So I Could Donate My Kidney to My Friend'

I hadn’t heard from my friend Chris in over three years when a post from him showed up in my Facebook feed last autumn: he needed a new kidney to live. I could hardly believe it. When we worked together as ...

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Could Usain Bolt Become a Soccer Star?

Usain Bolt has dominated the world of competitive running for nearly a decade, and now, with his final race on the horizon, he’s setting his sights on another sport. “I have been playing football my whole life and I feel ...

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'Sniffing' urine to detect prostate cancer could prevent unnecessary biopsies

On the list of dreaded medical tests, a prostate biopsy probably ranks fairly high. The common procedure requires sticking a needle into the prostate gland to remove tissue for assessment. Thousands of men who undergo the uncomfortable procedure, prompted by ...

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A Selfie Could Tell You if You Have This Thyroid Cancer Symptom

When actor and producer Lorna Nickson Brown was diagnosed with cancer in 2015, she says she went numb because she couldn't understand how she — a 26-year-old who felt totally fine — could be seriously ill. But Lorna later found ...

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Defect in non-coding DNA could cause brain disorders like severe language impairment

Genetic variation in the non-coding DNA may contribute to language impairments in children and other neurodevelopmental disorders including schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in Nijmegen found. Molecular Psychiatry publishes ...

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College students' perception of dietary terms could help nutrition education

College students represent an important group for nutrition educators, since the transition into adulthood brings increased independence and decision making, which can affect diet and health-related behaviors. Promoting nutritional health among young adults is important. Poor decisions regarding eating may ...

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How Having a Spring Birthday Could Affect Your Health

How your birthday affects your health Do babies born in winter tend to be more irritable? (No.) Are summer babies more likely to be thrill-seekers? (Yes.) While there’s no best or worst month for a child to be born, each ...

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Your Long Runs Could Be Killing Your Sex Drive

Credit: Mike Kemp / Getty Images Before you kill yourself trying to break a marathon record, consider the latest research published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. There appears to be a (somewhat) inversely proportional relationship between length ...

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Brain scans could help doctors predict adolescents' problem drug use before it starts

There’s an idea out there of what a drug-addled teen is supposed to look like: impulsive, unconscientious, smart, perhaps – but not the most engaged. While personality traits like that could signal danger, not every adolescent who fits that description ...

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