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Teens addicted to smartphones may have a brain imbalance

The kids may not be all right. Teens who can’t put down their smartphones could have a brain imbalance, according to a small but provocative study. Researchers in South Korea used magnetic resonance spectroscopy — a scan to measure biochemical ...

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More than half of American kids could be obese by age 35

More than half of current school-age U.S. children are projected to be obese over the course of the next three decades, according to a new study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Lead author Zachary Ward, a Ph.D. ...

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Scientists create patch to repair damage caused by heart attacks

Biomedical engineers at Duke University developed a “heart patch” to cover and repair heart tissue damaged by heart attacks that’s just as strong and active as real tissue. The study surrounding the advancement, published in Nature Communications, details how this ...

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Half of American adults are health-care illiterate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that about half of the adults in the U.S. have inadequate skills when it comes to understanding their health care options and now, a new report details how greater knowledge can lead ...

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A third of Americans under 65 suffer from arthritis

Younger Americans are suffering from the pains of arthritis in higher numbers, according to new research in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology. Previous studies in national arthritis estimates was based on a single survey question — whether a doctor ever ...

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People are living longer but less-healthy lives

Overall life expectancy is increasing but health quality seems to be decreasing in people’s later years, according to a new report. The study from the U.K. Longevity Center on aging and population is warning that retired adults are spending many ...

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New Canadian recommendations to prevent contracting HIV

New medication guidelines in Canada recommend that people at high risk of contracting HIV take new drugs both before and after virus exposure. The new strategy, published Monday in CMAJ, the Canadian Medical Association Journal, recommends the combination of PrEP ...

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Babies feel hugs down to their genes

Hug your baby — or else. A new study shows that the amount of close and comforting contact infants get from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level. And — no surprise — less isn’t more when it comes ...

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Man has 200 coins, 100 nails and more removed from stomach

An Indian man complaining of stomach pains was found to have approximately 15 pounds of foreign metal objects in his stomach. Maksud Khan of Satna, Madhya Pradesh in India, arrived at the hospital experiencing stomach pains that doctors presumed was ...

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Why liquor and wine make people feel different emotions

A glass of red wine, not a vodka soda, is likely to elicit feelings of calmness, according to a new study. Different kinds of alcohol — red or white wine, beer and liquor — bring out different feelings and emotions ...

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