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Middle Aged Drowning Deaths On The Rise, With Men At Much Higher Risk

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 13:32

A new CDC report found the number of deaths from drowning has gone down over a 12-year span ending in 2010 for all age groups except one: people between the ages of 45 and 84.

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Free NYC Condoms Selling Like Hotcakes In The Dominican Republic

By | Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:37

New York City’s free condom program, paid for by taxes from its citizens, has now become a profit-making business in the Dominican Republic.

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Teens With Brain Injuries More Likely To Attempt Suicide… And Sell Pot

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, including concussions, are more likely to attempt suicide and be bullied, a Canadian study has found. Yet, they're also more likely to become a bully themselves and sell pot.

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People Of Color Live In Areas With More Air Pollution

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00

Researchers find that, on average, people of color are exposed to 38 percent higher levels of nitrogen dioxide outdoor air pollution when compared to white people.

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The Impact Of Aging Baby Boomers On Social Security [PHOTOS]

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 13:34

Pew Research Center published a new demographic study last week highlighting the “age pyramid,” which raises questions about America's unsustainable Social Security system.

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Underage Prostitutes More Likely To Be Initiated By Peers Than Pimps

By | Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:08

A new study found that pimps were only responsible for luring minors into sex work in a very small number of cases. In more cases, girls were initiated into the sex trade by their peers.

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Gender Differences In Alzheimer's Risk? The Important ApoE4 Gene Variant

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 18:24

In a new study, Stanford scientists found that carrying a copy of a gene variant known as ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men.

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Some Question Whether Suicide Is Contagious After Cluster Of Teen Deaths In Virginia

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 17:39

Suicide clusters can impact other students, especially when amplified on social media. For this reason, the recent teen deaths at Woodson High School in Virginia are of great concern.

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Is Almost Fainting The Same As Fainting For An ER Patient?

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:17

A new study found that up to three percent of patients arrive in emergency rooms because they have either fainted or nearly fainted. Yet both groups had a bad health outcome within 30 days.

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Scoliosis, As Documented By The Patient Herself [PHOTOS]

By | Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:46

One patient bravely revealed photos of both her pre-op and post-op body to show the results of scoliosis surgery, a type of spinal fusion.

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Sorority Hazing At UConn Includes Treating Men Like Dogs

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:05

Members of Delta Zeta sorority at UConn are placed on suspension after allegations of forcing men to wear women's thong underwear, eat dog treats, consume alcohol, and take shots of alcohol off each other’s bodies.

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As If Chemotherapy Wasn’t Bad Enough: What You Can Do To Help Treat ‘Chemo Brain’

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:21

Not only is chemo brain real, but for some patients it may last five years or longer after treatment. For those who prefer self-help to medication, sleep, diet, exercise, and dietary supplements may provide an alternative path.

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Why Are Certain People More Prone To Psychiatric Disorders?

By | Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:01

Researchers have identified a molecular mechanism in the prenatal brain that may help explain the development of psychiatric disorders later in life.

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Is Homeopathy Bogus Or Is This Report Junk Science?

By | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:50

A new Australian study, sponsored by the country’s National Health and Medical Research Council, finds homeopathy to be ineffective for treating 68 conditions.

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Will New Hepatitis C Guidelines From WHO Help Make Sovaldi More Affordable?

By | Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:56

Gilead Science’s Sovaldi, a once-a-day hepatitis C drug, ushers in a new era for treatment yet many, including the World Health Organization, which has issued new guidelines for treatment of the disease, believe it is unaffordable.

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