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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 …

Young, American, Women Dominate the Twitterverse Young, American, Women Dominate the Twitterverse

Social media marketing firm Beevolve looked at over 36 million Twitter profiles and used their own software to analyze them to find out what Twitter users looks like across the globe. Using profile pics, tweets, names, and bios, they were …

Hormone Therapy Reduces Heart Risks, Study Finds

A new study has found that women who take hormone replacement therapy for 10 years following menopause have “significantly” reduced risk of heart failure, heart attack, and dying. In addition, those same women are not at any increased risk of …

ADHD Linked to Low-Level Prenatal Mercury Exposure
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A new study published this week in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that low-level prenatal mercury exposure might be associated with a greater risk of children having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, the study also showed that …

Birth Control Cuts Abortion Rates by More Than Half, Says Study
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A new study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that providing free birth control to women could reduce abortion rates by 62% to 78%. In addition, access to no-cost birth control “substantially reduced” unplanned pregnancies. The …

Diabetes Treatment Drug Shows Encouraging Results in Trials

At the 48th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) this week in Berlin, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, and Eli Lilly announced data from three analyses for linagliptin, a new type 2 diabetes treatment. The studies …

High Blood Pressure Pregnancy Linked to Lower Child IQ, Study Finds
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A new study suggests that mothers with high blood pressure during pregnancy might have a detrimental effect on their child’s IQ. The research was published this week in the American Academy of Neurology’s medical journal, Neurology. The study found that …

Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on …

LinkedIn Looks At The Professional Vs. Personal Social Network Mindset [Infographic] LinkedIn Looks At The Professional Vs. Personal Social Network Mindset [Infographic]
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LinkedIn and TNS teamed up to release a study called The Mindset Divide, looking at the mindset of global social network users. “On professional networks, the consumer mindset revolves around ‘investing time,” a LinkedIn spokesperson tells WebProNews. “For example, they …

BPA Levels Found to be Higher in Obese Children

A new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that children and adolescents who had higher concentrations of bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine also had significantly increased odds of being obese. The study looked …

Thalidomide Could Relieve Coughing For Patients With a Deadly Lung Disease
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Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have published findings that indicate thalidomide can significantly reduce the disabling cough seen in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a progressive, fatal lung disease that causes a person’s …

SEO Budgets Grow, Google Tells You What To Avoid SEO Budgets Grow, Google Tells You What To Avoid
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Google has been making SEO more difficult for years, and perhaps that’s why a new study from SEMPO, the world’s largets search marketing-specific nonprofit trade organization, has found that SEO spending is still healthy, despite all of the freely available …

Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos Over Half of Online Adults Post Pictures and Videos
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Pew Research says that photos and videos have become “key social currencies,” and they have some new figures to back that up. According to a recent report from their Internet & American Life Project, 56% of adult internet users posts …

Violent Video Games Increase Your Pain Tolerance [STUDY]
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If you’re planning on doing something that you know will cause you a lot of pain (maybe a tattoo or a waxing), it might be better to play a few minutes of Call of Duty than to take a couple …