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  • 3/13/2012
    A new study shows that stent surgery was unnecessary and provided no benefit in as many as three-quarters of those who have stable heart disease if medication was provided from the onset of the condition.
  • 3/10/2012
    According to a new study, if you use sleeping pills regularly, you have a five times greater risk of dying than if you don't. Even taking just one pill a year, ups the risk of death by a startling 3.5 times.
  • 3/8/2012
    Recent research has found an association between processed meat and pancreatic cancer risk.
  • 3/6/2012
    New research has found that children may be more likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if their mother had diabetes during pregnancy.
  • 3/3/2012
    A new report just published in the Archives of Surgery says that one out of every six US surgeons has a drinking problem.  Medical negligence due to physician alcohol abuse is a growing concern, according to new report. 
  • 3/1/2012
    A recent study found that people on high fat diets gain less weight than people on high protein diets with equivalent calorie content -- but low-protein eaters store more than 90 percent of their weight as fat.
  • 2/28/2012
    A report has found that, while the rates of death from cancer, heart disease, and infant mortality have all been on the decline for the majority of U.S. residents for some time, but the same does not hold true for the Native American population.
  • 2/25/2012
    Two new studies, just published in The Archives of Internal Medicine, reveal that air pollution can trigger strokes and rapid cognitive decline.
  • 2/23/2012
    New research finds that it's those with higher IQs are more likely to use illegal substances such as marijuna, cocaine, and amphetamines.  
  • 2/21/2012
    Brown fat is body fat that burns energy, as opposed to the more typical white fat, which just stores the calories we have consumed. Scientists have discovered a hormone that appears to alter white fat, making it behave similarly to brown fat and increase the amount of energy we burn.
  • 2/18/2012
    According to a study of over 7000 individuals just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), just about every single American -- 90 percent of those over the age of two -- consumes considerably too much sodium.
  • 2/16/2012
    A recent study, which took place at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, shows that differences of opinion between parents and teens are totally normal, but the way a parent handles them can potentially benefit or harm the child.
  • wifi & sperm motility
    2/14/2012
    A recent study has found a link between the wireless internet connection (wi-fi) on your computer and reduced sperm motility when the computer is operated close to the male genitals -- such as on the lap.
  • 2/11/2012
    Researchers at the University of Milan have discovered that the degrees of separation between two random people anywhere in the world has fallen from 6 to 4.74.
  • 2/9/2012
    Researchers have found that one out of every four teens and young adults up to age 34 admitted to binge drinking within the previous month, as did one out of every six people over the age of 35. In other words, 38 million Americans ranked among the binge-drinking public at the time of the survey.
  • 2/7/2012
    According to the 2011 Sleep in America poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation, most of us are not getting a good night's sleep on most nights…and one of the main reasons why, it turns out, is that we are staring at a screen before bed.
  • 2/4/2012
    Researchers say they might have a solution to the wine-allergy problem. According to an article in The Journal of Proteome Research, Danish scientists have identified a particular type of organic compound in wine that they think accounts for adverse allergic reactions in some drinkers.
  • 2/2/2012
    Recent research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has found that 20 percent of Americans 12 and older already have some level of hearing loss. Hearing loss, especially starting at such a young age is troubling in itself.  But what is especially disturbing are the links recently discovered between hearing impairment and the risk of developing dementia.
  • 1/31/2012
    A recent study has found that children who often head a soccer ball are at risk for developing a brain injury. For kids on a team who practice and play several times a week, heading the ball is part of their training, and they may do quite a bit of it.
  • 1/28/2012
    In a recent study of 40 women who were being treated for breast cancer and having mastectomies, at least one paraben was present in an astounding 99 percent of their breast tissue samples. And 60 percent of the samples contained a whopping five parabens.
  • 1/26/2012
    According to the tallies, young men in a study thought about sex only 19 times a day, on average, far fewer than the 8000 times expected.
  • medical marijuana states
    1/24/2012
    United States law enforcement officials have recently been honing in on those who grow and sell marijuana with seizures, arrests, and other charges against them…even when they seem to be in full compliance with California state laws.
  • marijuana and respiratory function
    1/21/2012
    A recent study shows that smoking marijuana does not harm your lungs after all.In fact, the study actually found that pot smokers performed slightly better on lung function tests compared to nonsmokers.
  • 1/19/2012
    Are people whose children have become grossly overweight unfit parents? That is one of the questions brought up by the recent removal of an Ohio third grader from his home by authorities.
  • 1/17/2012
    Once again, the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement to parents reminding them to place a limit on the amount of time their children under the age of two are in front of a screen.  Coming more than a decade after their initial warning back in 1999, the basic sentiment is the same, but some of the details have changed.

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