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ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children

As the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises, doctors are now searching for an answer to why diagnoses are becoming more common. Last year, a study linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women to the disorder. This week, …

Red Light Revenue And Safety At Odds, Shows Study Red Light Revenue And Safety At Odds, Shows Study
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Cameras at stop lights in the U.S. are becoming more common, and cities are relying more and more on the revenue those cameras can provide through tickets for running red lights. However, a new study by researchers at the University …

Fifty Shades of Grey “Dangerous,” Says Researchers Fifty Shades of Grey “Dangerous,” Says Researchers
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Fifty Shades of Grey was the most popular book of 2012. The E.L. James novel and it sequels topped Amazon’s charts and a movie adaptation is scheduled for release in August 2014. The novels tell the story of Anastasia Steele …

Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study
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It’s now a given that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. Public service announcements, ads from mobile providers, and laws in many states attest to that. However, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon is now calling …

Chocolate Linked to Brain Health, Shows Study Chocolate Linked to Brain Health, Shows Study

Good news for chocoholics this week: a new study has found that chocolate could help the elderly keep their minds sharp. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, found that two cups of hot cocoa per day improved …

Children Are Eating More Magnets, Shows Study Children Are Eating More Magnets, Shows Study

Young children eating random objects is nothing new, but a new study has now shown that children are now eating far more magnets than they were a decade ago. The study, published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, found …

Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be …

Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study
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In many cultures across the world, burning incense is ceremonial or a widespread pastime. A new study, however, has shown that the smoke produced by burning incense could be causing lung problems. The study, published in the August issue of …

Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them

It’s a simple assumption that those with greater means will be able to live cleaner, healthier lives away from pollution with access to better foods. A new study, however, shows that even the rich are not immune to toxicants that …

New Study: A Pricier Burger could mean a Living Wage New Study: A Pricier Burger could mean a Living Wage

The recent striking by fast food workers in many large cities has prompted an undergraduate student to publish a controversial study about McDonald’s food prices. The question has recently been repeatedly asked (particularly in the wake of a distressing financial …

Exercise Doesn’t Reduce Hot Flashes, Shows Study Exercise Doesn’t Reduce Hot Flashes, Shows Study
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Tough news today for women going through menopause. A new study conducted by researchers with the MsFLASH Research Network shows that exercise will not help to ease hot flashes. The study, published in the North American Menopause Society’s journal Menopause, …

Breast Reductions Improve Health, Shows Study Breast Reductions Improve Health, Shows Study
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Though the reasons for a woman to undergo breast reduction surgery may vary, the surgery is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Now, a new study has shown that breast reduction surgery is effective in improving patient …

Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate

The elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December put gun control back in the American political spotlight. Since that time, passionate people on both sides of the gun debate have been arguing the merits of stricter gun laws. Now, …

Most Millionaires Don’t Consider Themselves Rich Most Millionaires Don’t Consider Themselves Rich

What does it take to be rich in America? Does the word “millionaire” mean what it used to mean? We ran a story previously about a couple who won a million dollars in a lottery scratch-off. They were paying off …

Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think Peanut Allergies Not the Epidemic Americans Might Think
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The shift from the customary airplane packets of peanuts to off-brand Chex mix was made in part to protect those with peanut allergies. Throughout the 90s, advocacy groups and stories about peanut allergy attacks led to a greater awareness of …

Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study Shaming Doesn’t Help Obese People Lose Weight, Shows Study
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Americans are now larger than ever, and predicted to become even larger over the next few decades. Along with the rise in obesity has come a rise in associated health problems and costs. Medical professionals across the U.S. are now …

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study Cities Safer Than Rural Areas, Shows Study
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Americans’ vision of the rural U.S. is often the idyllic Mayberry setting of The Andy Griffith Show. However, a new study has now shown that the rural U.S. can actually be more dangerous than U.S. cities. The study, to be …

3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You 3D Printers Might Be Slowly Killing You
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3D printers are hardly dangerous. Sure, they can make things that could kill you, but the actual 3D printer itself isn’t dangerous, right? Well, that’s what all of us thought until a recent study published in Atmospheric Environment called into …

Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source Facebook Posts Used to Find Strep Throat Outbreak Source

Social media is largely thought of as a way for people across the world to keep in touch and share moments from their lives. The information being collected on sites like Twitter and Facebook, however, can also be used for …

New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge” New Diabetes Treatment Uses Injectable “Smart Sponge”

Researchers from several U.S. universities this week announced a new diabetes treatment method that uses a “smart sponge” as a drug delivery device. The injectable sponge-like material surrounds an insulin core, expanding and contracting in response to blood sugar levels …

Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study Obesity Risk Could be Passed on Through Sperm, Shows Study
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Though a mother’s health during pregnancy can dramatically affect the health of a child, researchers have now found evidence that the health of fathers may also contribute. A new study out of the University of Adelaide has found “molecular signals” …