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Teen pregnancy rate drops to a record low, CDC reports

Apr 8th, 2011

And though that sounds like cause for celebration, here's the more depressing side of those statistics: Teen pregnancy rates here are as much as nine times higher than in other developed countries, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs report.

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Driving Simulator-Based Video Game Highlights The Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Apr 6th, 2011

A simulated car game driving experience teaches students about the consequences of distracted driving. Michael Perel, former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Human Factors Division chief, was so impressed with the display that he introduced

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International Collaborations On Pathogen Detection Technologies Ensure Imported Beef Trim Is Safe To Eat

Apr 6th, 2011

USDA research indicates that the pathogen-monitoring procedures used in the United States today are adequate for evaluating the safety of imported beef trim.

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Moderate Sleep and Less Stress May Help With Weight Loss

Mar 30th, 2011

If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels a

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New Media and Eating Habits: Computer Has Replaced the Kitchen Table as Focal Point of Meals for College Students

Mar 30th, 2011

A new study by Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the first to analyze how new-media technology, including the Internet and smartphones, are changing college students' eating habits and their relationship to food. Findings indicate that individu

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Exercise Can Curb Marijuana Use and Cravings, Study Finds

Mar 24th, 2011

Vanderbilt researchers are studying heavy users of marijuana to help understand what exercise does for the brain, contributing to a field of research that uses exercise as a modality for prevention and treatment.

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Japan nuclear crisis drags on but experts hopeful

Mar 24th, 2011

TOKYO, Mar. 24, 2011 (Reuters) - Workers battled to staunch radiation leaks at a Japanese nuclear plant on Thursday, almost two weeks after it was disabled by an earthquake and tsunami, but some experts saw signs the crisis was being brought under control

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New Targeted Drug Helps Smokers Quit

Mar 18th, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 17, 2011) - Researchers working in a research project within the Academy of Finland's Research Programme on Substance Use and Addictions have been developing a targeted drug that could aid in smoking reduction therapy. The new drug slo

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Spring Break: College Students and Risky Behaviors

Mar 18th, 2011

ScienceDaily (Feb. 10, 2011) - College students who arrange with friends to "get their backs" are less likely to engage in risky spring break behavior, according to a new study.

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Why Some People Are Apple-Shaped and Others Are Pear-Shaped

Mar 18th, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 15, 2011) - Scientists have shed light on why some people are apple-shaped and others are pear-shaped. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have pinpointed a protein that plays a part in how fat is stored in the body.

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New Insight Into ADHD

Mar 14th, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2011) - Thanks in part to a Norwegian research biobank, researchers have generated important new insight into ADHD and how the condition manifests itself. Among other things, they have found that there is some overlap between ADHD an

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Pesticide Exposure May Contribute to ADHD, Study Finds

Mar 14th, 2011

ScienceDaily (May 17, 2010) - A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University has discovered that exposure to organophosphate pesticides may be associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) i

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Sleepy Connected Americans

Mar 14th, 2011

ScienceDaily (Mar. 11, 2011) - The 2011 Sleep in America ® poll released March 7 by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) finds pervasive use of communications technology in the hour before bed. It also finds that a significant number of Americans aren't g

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Maqui Berry: The Newest Superfruit

Feb 10th, 2011

We are always looking for ways to become healthier. Studies have shown that eating dark berries can be good for your health. Now, there is a new berry that might be better than them all.

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6 Things That Kill Your Memory

Feb 4th, 2011

Forget Me, Forget Me Not! Having a memory can have such a great impact on one's life. You are able to reminisce on things that have happened throughout your life. However, there may be some things that might hinder your ability to recall some of these

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Easy Ways to Eat 5 Fruits and Veggies a Day

Jan 31st, 2011

Today we are a grab and go society. We say that we don't have time to eat healthy and get the right servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Maybe there's away.

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New Dietary Guidelines Drastically Cut Salt Intake

Jan 31st, 2011

A little shake here, a little shake there. American's love the taste of food, but they even love it more with a sprinkle of two of salt. The U.S. government is advising Americans to cut back on their salt intake.

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Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Jan 28th, 2011

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) is a common eye condition worldwide. There are three commonly causes of Conjunctivitis; viruses, bacteria, and allergens. However, there are others ways that you can be affected with conjunctivitis and some ways to prevent this c

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Energy Drink Consumption Strongly Linked With Risks Of Heavy Drinking

Nov 17th, 2010

Many adolescents and college students innocently ingest large amounts of energy drinks to stay awake. But, new research shows that energy drink over-use is strongly linked with increased risks of engaging in episodes of heavy drinking and developing alcoh

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FDA Approves ella Tablets For Prescription Emergency Contraception

Sep 20th, 2010

The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationrecently approved ellaTM (ulipristal acetate) tablets for emergency contraception.

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