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Study: Smartphones Are Disrupting Sleep Patterns And The Economy

Sleep experts have found that light wavelengths smartphones or handheld tablets have, can disrupt the brain’s sleep-inducing hormone melatonin according to a report by Bloomberg.

01/12/2014

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Study: Living By Green Spaces Improves Long-Term Mental Health

Exposure to more natural, green space in cities and towns can deliver large, long-lasting benefits to the mental health of the people living in the area.

01/07/2014

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School Children Refused Second Helpings Of Food At Lunchtime

In a crackdown against child obesity, schoolchildren are being refused second helpings of food at lunchtime.

12/22/2013

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Scientists Encode Text Messages In Evaporated Alcohol

A team of scientists recently discovered a way to send encoded text messages through evaporated vodka.

12/20/2013

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CDC Issues Travel Health Advisory For St. Martin

U.S. health officials have issued a travel advisory for the Caribbean island of St. Martin because of a mosquito-borne disease.

12/18/2013

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Study: Second-Hand Smoke And Lung Cancer Not Clearly Linked

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta attribute approximately 3,400 lung cancer deaths every year to secondhand smoke. A new study suggests that CDC researchers may be mistaken, however.

12/13/2013

Patients cast a shadow while walking to lunch at a weight reduction clinic. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Debate The Validity Of ‘Healthy Obesity’ Studies, Claims

Health experts offer their thoughts on the concept of “metabolically healthy obesity,” and discuss whether or not complications arising from excess weight are a matter of “if” or “when.”

12/08/2013

The U.S. pregnancy rate in 2009 was the lowest in 12 years and the second lowest in 30 years. (Getty Images)

U.S Pregnancy Rate Falls To 12-Year Low

There are steep declines in pregnancy rates for teens and overall declines for women in all age and race groups.

12/07/2013

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CDC: Stop Holiday Tradition Of Eating ‘Cannibal Sandwiches’

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta are advising residents in the Midwestern United States to avoid eating what are referred to in the region as “cannibal sandwiches.”

12/06/2013

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Study: Only Half Of Those Hoping To Lose Weight Are ‘Seriously Trying’ To Do So

A recent survey has found that approximately half of Americans want to lose weight – and only about a quarter of the same population are seriously trying to do anything about it.

11/30/2013

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