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Atrial Fibrillation Costs Rising in the U.S.

The U.S. is now suffering from what the medical community is referring to as an obesity epidemic and doctors across the country are seeing the negative health effects of rising weight. A new study this month has shown yet another metric by which Americans’ heart health could be getting even worse. The study, published in the American Heart Association journal …

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Weight Loss At Any Age Improves Heart Health, Shows Study

It’s well-known that being overweight, and especially being obese, can bring on severe health complications. This is particularly true for heart health, as obesity has been directly associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes, regardless of how healthy a person may otherwise be. Despite these risks, more Americans and Britons than ever are now obese. Though the young and middle-aged often turn …

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Outgoing People Are Happier, Shows Study

It is easy to see that extroverts are generally happy when interacting with others. Now a new study shows that extroverts actually are happier and that this is the case all across the world. The study, published in the Journal of Research in Personality, corroborates previous studies showing that even introverts have more positive feelings and greater levels of happiness …

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Facebook Linked to Negative Female Body Image

The new world of social media now allows nearly everyone across the world to connect. The benefits of this technology are plain, and platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now demonstrating how worldwide networks of people can bring positive change. These networks, however, are made up of real human beings. This fact means that all of the problems, insecurities, …

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Fussy: TV Study Finds Difficult Infants Watch More Media

It has been known for decades now that too much TV can be a bad thing, especially for children. Recent research has even linked excessive TV viewing habits to obesity and elevated cholesterol in kids. Now it appears that too much TV can be an issue for even the youngest of children. A new study published today in the journal …

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Brings Movement to Paraplegics

For many paraplegics the road to recovery too often does not end with regained movement. Many paralyzed muscles remain that way despite decades of medical research. Now a new technique is showing promising results and has given several paraplegics voluntary movements once again. A new study published today in the journal Brain has shown that a new technique of stimulating …

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Procrastination Genetically Linked to Impulsivity

Even with the constant connection that humans now have with each other through the internet, procrastination can still be a problem. Now new research is showing that procrastination may share an evolutionary like to another common human trait – impulsivity. The study, published in the journal Psychological Science, shows that these two traits are genetically linked. The study’s authors suggest …

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Violent-Game Criticism is Dying Out

Every time a new entertainment medium arises, a select segment of the human population will rail against it for content deemed inappropriate. By reflecting the true nature of humanity new platforms invoke the ire of those who feel obliged to protect others from what they view as a new affront to their morality. Throughout the last decade video games were …

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Less Screen Time Could Leave Children Healthier

It’s been known for decades now that couch potatoes tend to be less healthy than their more active peers. With content moving onto mobile devices, however, it is unclear whether the same link will be maintained for kids and adults who consumer media on-the-go. A new study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that no matter what entertainment is …

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E-Cigarettes May Face Some Bad News

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Internal Medicine may be bad news for e-cigarette manufacturers and marketers. One of the big selling points for e-digs has been that they are supposed to help you quit smoking. But, according to the new study, they do nothing of the sort. The report states: “A longitudinal, international study …

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Schools Are Bad At Stopping Bullying, Shows Study

Bullying has been on the mind of parents for the past few years. With the recent rise in cyber-bullying bringing the phenomenon home from school, many are worried that bullied children could have no escape. These fears could be stoked by the recent discovery that even popular children are bullied by their peers. Schools struggling with bullying problems have implemented …

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Aspirin Doesn’t Prevent Pregnancy Loss, Shows Study

It is common in the U.S. for doctors to prescribe low doses of aspirin for prospective mothers who have had a previous pregnancy loss. This is despite the fact that aspirin therapy has not been proven to increase the likelihood of viable pregnancies. The idea is that increased blood flow to the uterus might help pregnancies that would otherwise be …

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