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1.2 million adolescents die needlessly each year: WHO report

They didn’t have to die. But more than 1.2 million adolescents die every year around the world — that’s about 3,000 daily — from causes that are by and large preventable, according to a World Health Organization report. Two-thirds of the fatalities of 10- to 19-year-olds in 2015 were
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Mixing energy drinks with booze makes people act drunker

Red Bull and vodka gives you imaginary wings. Young men feel more intoxicated, daring, and sexually self-confident when they're told an energy drink is mixed in their vodka cocktails - even if it isn't - new research showed. The effects of intoxication were stronger in those who believe that en
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Low heart rate? You might be a stalker

Having a low resting heart rate - often linked to aggression and violence - is now associated with stalking in men, according to a new study. Apparently, men with low levels of arousal are less fearful, more impulsive and likely to seek out victims and pursue them to feel stimulated. It's calle
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The sloth’s guide to boosting well-being: study

Exercise is known for its mood-boosting benefits. But, hey, couch potatoes, you don’t even have to break a sweat to snap out of the blues, according to a new study. If you’re sedentary, simply walking at a slow pace for a quarter of an hour (that’s maybe four or five songs on your phone) ca
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Dogs help children with disabilities be more active

A case study of one 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and his dog showed that the pooch positively influenced the child's physical activity, motor skills, animal interaction skills and overall quality of life. Young cerebral palsy sufferers spend significantly less time playing and participat
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How antihistamines help relieve hay fever symptoms

Hay fever is the most common allergy. In 2010 a study by the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology reported that 16.9 million adults and 6.7 million children were diagnosed with hay fever, and by 2014 the FDA estimated around 30 million people in the U.S. suffer from some form of h
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Dogs help kids with stress

A new study found that when kids have a dog by their sides, they feel less stressed out and even produce lower levels of cortisol: the primary stress hormone. Since pups have a known reputation as "great for kids," scientists from the University of Florida used that premise to see if th
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Rat research may help your ACL

Rats! It may be time to rethink your hatred for the creepy rodents, which may hold a key to saving your creaky knees. That’s the takeaway of a study said to be the first of its kind into adenosine, a biochemical known to be central to human cellular function. In the findings published in Na
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6 facts about the ‘Snatched’ tapeworm

Thank National Public Radio for the puke-y (SPOILER ahead, including your appetite) “Snatched” scene in which a massive tapeworm slithers out of Amy Schumer’s throat. The screenwriter of the sloppy comedy costarring Goldie Hawn got the idea from an NPR story about a woman who had a simila
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Yoga can help treat depression

Hatha yoga, a gentle, introductory form of basic yoga that promotes relaxation, showed, over time, to ease symptoms of major depression after patients engaged in a practice for about three to six months, a new study says. The research team randomly split volunteers who were taking antidepressan
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