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Not all young people believe that cigar smoking is bad for you






Newswise — CHAPEL HILL, NC – A majority of adolescents in the United States report current cigar warning labels to be very believable, according to a new study conducted by doctors and researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. … Continue reading






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Do Most Mount Everest Climbers Use Medications, and Should They?






The ethics of using medications to improve performance and increase the likelihood of success in high-altitude climbing remains a controversial topic, and a new study that asked climbers of Mount Everest their opinions and assessed their use of medications and … Continue reading






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4 ways to have an environmentally green Christmas






‘Tis the season … to stuff our landfills as full as our stockings? The holiday season is full of joy and gifts and parties, but it doesn’t have to be so wasteful. Here’s how you can make a few eco-friendly … Continue reading






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Cholesterol-fighting drugs lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease






The incidence of Alzheimer’s was reduced for beneficiaries frequently prescribed statins (high users), compared to low users, researchers find Common anti-cholesterol drugs show promise for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study of Medicare data reveals. The new … Continue reading






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Telemedicine for PTSD no less effective than in-person therapy






(Reuters Health) – Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who have difficulties making it to in-person therapy sessions may be able to get treatment that’s just as good by videoconference. Researchers compared home-delivered prolonged exposure therapy – which helps patients … Continue reading






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Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults






CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of “crystallized intelligence,” the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime. The study is … Continue reading






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Trumpville 2017: US rural babies’ opioid withdrawal HUGE






The rates of babies in rural American areas born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal has skyrocketed, illustrating another symptom of the ongoing opioid epidemic spreading through parts of the United States. Rural babies and mothers with opoid-related conditions are more … Continue reading






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Emerging trends in alcohol binge and use disorders among older adults






Alcohol is the most commonly used psychoactive substance among older adults, and this group can have unique risks associated with alcohol consumption — in even lower amounts — compared to younger persons. “Older adults have particular vulnerabilities to alcohol due … Continue reading






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Help Change the Direction of Mental Health






By: Paolo del Vecchio, M.S.W., Director, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services and Marla Hendriksson, M.P.M., Director, SAMHSA Office of Communications Mental health does not discriminate, whether an adolescent, teen, or young adult. Our youth are involved within communities where … Continue reading






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7 Ways People Quit Their Jobs






Resignation styles could tell HR something about managers, company culture There are seven ways people quit their jobs, and there are two key factors that determine whether a person resigns in a positive way or in a manner that could … Continue reading






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Antipsychotics up mortality risk among Alzheimer’s patients






Antipsychotic drug use is associated with a 60 percent increased risk of mortality among persons with Alzheimer’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. The risk was highest at the beginning of drug use and remained … Continue reading






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Costs vary for moisturizers used to ease eczema in babies






Without good information on how well different nonprescription skin creams work for infant eczema, parents may want to try petroleum jelly first because it tends to be cheapest, a recent study suggests. Up to one in five children develop eczema … Continue reading






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