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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 …

Asthma Inhalers Could Stunt Height Growth, Study Finds
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A new study has found that children who use certain types of asthma inhalers end up shorter than normal in adulthood. The study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medecine, looked at over 1,000 children from ages …

Blood Sugar Levels of “Normal” Could Still Cause Brain Shrinkage
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Neurologists have found that even people with blood sugar that is within the “normal” range can sustain blood sugar-related brain damage. According to the study, which was published this week in the journal American Academy of Neurology, people with blood …

Hormone Therapy Declining Among Older Women
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A study published this week in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that hormone use among postmenopausal women has been declining for at least the past decade. The study, which examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, …

Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated Claims of Cyberbullying Epidemic May Be Exaggerated
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Let’s face it, kids are jerks – jerks that have been picking on other kids since the dawn of time. Bullies are a part of life, and sometimes bullying can make its way out of the schoolyard and into the …

You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter You Can Buy 1,000 Fake Followers for $18, and That’s a Huge Problem for Twitter

It shouldn’t shock you that people participate in the buying and selling of Twitter followers – phantom accounts conjured out of thin air whose only real purpose is to serve as a number in a follower count and to sometimes …

Don’t Worry, Facebook Creepers: Most People Are Just As Pathetic As You Are Post-Breakup Don’t Worry, Facebook Creepers: Most People Are Just As Pathetic As You Are Post-Breakup
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Breaking up is hard to do. We all know that. And if severing the ties with someone that you once trusted isn’t bad enough as it is, Facebook had to come along and seriously complicate everything. Before Facebook, things were …

People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV People Don’t Really Trust Online News, Still Opt For TV

Information consumption has shifted dramatically in the internet age, as more and more people turn to online-only news outlets and social media to get their daily scoop. The sudden availability of such a great volume of information on the web …

Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study
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A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and …

Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life Your Friends Hate You On Facebook For The Same Reason They Hate You In Real Life
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Sitting down at your computer for a quick round of Facebook unfriending can be a painful, satisfying, or gloriously cathartic experience. Sure, every now and then its sad to virtually delete someone from your life – especially if they once …

Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think Sorry Parents, Your Teens Like Porn A Lot More Than You Think
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In little-to-no-chance-of-shocking-you news, parents are fairly oblivious when it comes to what their kids are doing online. McAfee just released the results of their annual Teen Internet Behavior study, and the takeaway is that parents severely underestimate what their kids …