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Breast Cancer, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression to be Studied at UCLA
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UCLA researchers announced this week that they have received a $5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to fund a five-year study into the risk profiles of breast cancer survivors likely to suffer depression. The 300 volunteers needed for …

Heart Disease Patients With Diabetes Fare Better With Bypass Surgery, Shows Study

A new study today revealed that adult patients with diabetes and multi-vessel coronary heart disease who had cardiac bypass surgery fared better in overall heart-related outcomes than those who had a non-surgical procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI involves …

Antidepressants Too Risky For Pregnancies, Shows Study
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Usage of common antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) should only be prescribed with “great caution” and counseling for women who are trying to get pregnant. This finding comes from a new study published this week in the journal …

Multiple Sclerosis Drug ‘Reboots’ the Immune System
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New trials show that a cancer drug can be an effective treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS) by ‘rebooting’ patients’ immune systems. The results of two phase III clinical trials were published today in the journal The Lancet. The trials, sponsored …

Mental Health Visits, Antipsychotics Increase Schizophrenics’ Life Expectancy
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Psychiatrists have worried that medications for schizophrenia could improve mental health at the cost of physical health and life expectancy, but new research shows those worries are unfounded. A new study published today in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin shows that …

Smokers Miss More Work, Shows Study

A new study shows that smokers take two to three more sick days per year than those who don’t, costing billions of pounds worth of lost productivity. The study, published this week in the journal Addiction, shows that smokers are …

Smartphones Linked to Teen Sex, Says Study
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A new study shows that the use of smartphones is associated with an increased likelihood both of teens being solicited for sex via the internet and of having sex with someone they met online. The study was conducted by researchers …

Heart Disease Risk Lowered by Flu Vaccine, Study Says

New studies show that the flu vaccine might play an important role in reducing the risk of heard disease, including the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Researchers from Toronto this week unveiled the research at the 2012 Canadian …

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk
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A new study published this week in the journal Neurology showed that women who begin taking hormone therapy within five years of menopause may reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. However, the study also found that women who start …

Breast Cancer 3-D Imaging Technique Provides Greater Clarity

Researchers at UCLA have announced a new technique that produces clearer 3-D images of breast tissue while using a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a traditional mammogram. The higher-quality images are two to three times sharper than those created …

People Nearly 7x More Likely to Pay Attention to Dentists Than Online Ads People Nearly 7x More Likely to Pay Attention to Dentists Than Online Ads
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Online advertising does not receive high marks in a new study from Adobe/Edelman Berland. In fact, over 2/3 of consumers say that online ads are just plain annoying, and more than twice as many think that traditional ads are still …

News Flash: Your “Private” Porn Has a Good Chance of Going Public News Flash: Your “Private” Porn Has a Good Chance of Going Public

If you are uploading sexually explicit photos and videos or yourself and/or your partner to the internet, you’re already living dangerously, my friend. And if you think that you will be able to keep it relatively private (or at least …

Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome
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A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together …

IVF Linked to Higher Birth Defect Risks
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A new study has found a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and higher risks of birth defects. Researchers from UCLA presented their findings this weekend at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. The …

Two out of Three Social Media Users Let Their Political Flag Fly Two out of Three Social Media Users Let Their Political Flag Fly
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While we can’t comment on the veracity, tactfulness, or true motivations behind any of it, we can report that a majority of social media users are using it to engage politically – in some fashion. We can tell you that …

Breast Cancer Risk Predicted by Blood Hormone Levels

Researchers have found that blood hormone tests can predict a woman’s risk of postmenopausal breast cancer for up to 20 years. The study used data from the Nurses Health Study and looked at 796 patients with postmenopausal breast cancer who …

SSRIs Linked to Slightly Higher Risk of Stroke
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New research shows that popular antidepressants are linked to an increased risk of some rare types of stroke that are caused by bleeding in the brain. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, looked at 16 studies with …

Only 6% of Your Facebook Fans Actually Care Enough to Engage with Your Page Only 6% of Your Facebook Fans Actually Care Enough to Engage with Your Page

If you run a Facebook page and you’re main focus involves increasing your total number of “likes,” you’re doing it wrong. That’s the takeaway from a new study from Napkin Labs. According to their findings, a large majority of your …

Cholesterol Levels Dropping Among Americans, Study Says

While Americans continue to grow obese, a new analysis of U.S. health data shows that between 1988 and 2010, average cholesterol levels for U.S. adults have been declining. The study, published this week in The Journal of the American Medical …

Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide Your Smartphone Is Now One in a Billion in Use, Worldwide

According to estimates, the population of Earth is just shy of 7 billion people. And according to new research, 1 in 7 of them own a smartphone. The study comes from Strategy Analytics, who estimate that the world hit this …

Diabetes, Heart Disease Risks Rise For Those Who Sit

A new study revealed this week that sitting for long periods of time can increase the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and death. The study, led by the Diabetes Research Group at the University of Leicester, looked at 18 different …