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Researchers found women are better able to maintain their emotional intelligence during moments of high stress.  (Colin Hawkins/Getty Images)

Study: Men’s IQs Drop Under Stress While Women’s Rise

A woman’s emotional intelligence is heightened during moments of stress while.

03/18/2014

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Sisters In Law w/Attorney Janice Mathis: Making The Moral And Economic Case For The Affordable Care Act

Today WAOK held a discussion on the Affordable Care Act deadline that’s quickly approaching. The Affordable Care Act – also know as Obamacare – is a piece of legislation that enables many American to secure […]

WAOK-AM–03/17/2014

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Study: Exposure To Fast Food Restaurants Can Lead To Obesity

According to a recent study, exposure to fast food restaurants can lead to obesity; and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 2007 and 2010, adults in the US consumed an average of 11.3 percent of their total daily calories from fast food.

03/15/2014

A patient with freckles on her belly, as she gets a skin exam by a dermatologist.  (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer May Lead To Other Types Of Cancer

According to a recent study, people who contract nonmelanoma skin cancer by the age of 25 face an increased risk of eventually developing melanoma or other types of cancer.

03/11/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

Cancer patients who received chemo were more likely to die in a hospital intensive care unit rather than at home. (credit: Toni L. Sandys/Getty Images)

Study: Chemotherapy May Lead To Less Peaceful Death

Cancer patients who received chemo were more likely to die in a hospital intensive care unit, hooked to a ventilator, rather than at home as they would have preferred.

03/08/2014

Study says high protein diets put middle aged people at a four times greater risk of cancer. (Getty Images)

High Protein Diets Just As Bad As Cigarettes When It Comes To Cancer

Cancer risk for middle-aged men and women is four times greater than for those who ate a diet low in animal proteins.

03/05/2014

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Study: New Experimental Drug Shot Every 1 To 3 Months Could Cut Risk Of Getting HIV

Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.

03/04/2014

English study finds children with frequent nightmares or night terrors are more likely to suffer psychotic episodes as adults. (Getty Images)

Kids’ Nightmares Linked To Adult Psychoses

Children who experience frequent nightmares and terrors are more likely to suffer hallucinations and delusions as adults.

03/04/2014