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Do I have a drinking problem, or does everybody else?

Maybe I wouldn’t have noticed the two men on the bench at the park if the news clip on the radio in the car that morning hadn’t caught my ear. Another newly released study. This one finds that “many men” feel socially inept among their male peers unless alcohol is involved. I’d be willing to […]

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Does social media push teens to depression? New study says no

(HealthDay)—Time spent on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook probably isn’t driving teenagers to depression, a new study contends. In fact, Canadian researchers found the relationship worked in the opposite direction—teenage girls who were already depressed tended to spend more time on social media, to try to feel better. These findings run counter to a series of […]

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Round ligament pain: What does it feel like?

Round ligament pain is a common pregnancy symptom, affecting between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women. It can be uncomfortable but is harmless. Many women begin to experience it in the second trimester. In this article, learn more about what round ligament pain feels like and how to get relief. What is round ligament […]

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What does ‘gaslighting’ mean?

Shortlisted for the Oxford English Dictionary’s 2018 word of the year, “gaslighting” has well and truly found its way into contemporary thought and vernacular. The term has recently been employed to explain the behaviour of contestants on The Bachelor Australia, Monica Lewinksy’s experiences with the media post-Bill Clinton, and the words of US President Donald […]

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Scientists uncover five types of problem drinkers

Do you struggle to cut back on alcohol, or does it make you take risks? Scientists uncover five types of problem drinkers Researchers defined types with a set of symptoms by looking at 5,400 drinkers    What category you fall into will largely depend on your age, scientists claim Pennsylvania State University experts say it could […]

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Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 — Young children who have surgical procedures that require general anesthesia do not have an increased risk for adverse child development outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in JAMA Pediatrics. James D. O’Leary, M.D., from The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and colleagues examined the correlation between […]

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Cannabis really DOES ruin your memory, study finds

Cannabis really DOES ruin your memory: Young men scored much better in mental tests within a WEEK of giving up, study shows Researchers in Boston followed 88 men aged 16-25 who smoked marijuana at least once a week Some cut down, others went cold turkey, in the first study to measure the effects of marijuana […]

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Does Dyslexia Gene Protect Against Concussions?

FRIDAY, Oct. 26, 2018 — Athletes may be less likely to suffer concussions if they carry a gene linked to the learning disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the concussion history of 87 football players at Penn State University. They also checked the players for certain genes. The findings suggest that “genotype […]