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Fewer U.S. Teens Smoke, Have Sex or Do Drugs, CDC says

By , June 17th, 2018

American teenagers are having less sex and doing fewer drugs than they ever have since 1991, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began surveying their habits. The percentage of teens having sex has dropped to 40 percent from 48 percent a year ago. And the those who have had at least four sexual […]


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Airbnb Cancels Bookings Under New Japan Law

By , June 9th, 2018

Airbnb was forced to cancel many tourists’ reservations in Japan, following the enactment of a law in that country requiring hosts to register for license numbers and list them on their on their Airbnb pages. However, the cancelations caused an uproar because Japan’s law actually states that all Airbnb hosts have until June 15 to […]


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Heavy Use of Social Media Linked to Mental Illness, Multiple Studies Confirm

By , May 20th, 2018

British teens between the ages of 14 and 24 believe social media increases anxiety and depression. This comes from a survey by the Royal Society for Public Health — and it’s merely the latest study to say so. It’s by no means the first. Much of this fear and anxiety may be due to FOMO, […]


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Low-Carb Diet Best for Managing Blood Sugar: Study

By , May 13th, 2018

A low-carbohydrate diet can help certain diabetes sufferers control their insulin levels, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This finding was only for type 1 diabetes patients who had been diagnosed between the ages of 14 and 16 years of age. Type 1 diabetes patients don’t produce insulin like they should. […]


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Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes and Tick Bites This Summer

By , May 10th, 2018

The number of Americans  who have contracted life-threatening illnesses from mosquito and tick bites has tripled in recent years — making it more important than ever to protect yourself. Mosquitoes are known to carry West Nile virus and, in some parts of the country, the Zika virus. As if these viruses themselves weren’t enough to […]


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Your Nail Biting Habit Could Kill You

By , May 6th, 2018

For many people, nail biting is something that mothers have nagged against, and partners have scolded, and it may be time to listen. Father of two and former nail biter, Luke Hanoman, nearly died due to his nail-biting habit after developing sepsis from a small cut on his hand. “I used to bite my nails all the […]


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44 Genes Linked to Depression: Revolutionary Discovery

By , April 29th, 2018

A revolutionary study has uncovered 44 genes linked to depression — a condition that costs the U.S. at least $210 billion annually. The study looked at the genomes of more than 135,000 patients with depression. More than 200 scientists in compared this data with the same data collected from 350,000 people without depression. The findings […]


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Vegetarian Diet Proven as Effective as Mediterranean Diet

By , April 22nd, 2018

Although the so-called Mediterranean diet has been hailed as the go-to for treating devastating (and costly) medical issues, such as heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, researchers have found a vegetarian diet may be just as effective. A recently published study compared the impact of the Mediterranean vegetarian diets on 107 obese individuals over the […]


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Your Next Vacation Destination: Space Hotel!

By , April 17th, 2018

The Houston-based Orion Span has begun work on Aurora Station, a luxury space hotel that will orbit 200 miles over the Earth. For an $80,000 deposit, you can be the first in your neighborhood to make a reservation for a 12-day stay at the Aurora, which is expected to launch in 2021 and receive guests […]


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Climate Change Warning: Gulf Stream Currents at 1,600 Year Low

By , April 15th, 2018

As if there weren’t enough reasons to be concerned about the environment, the Gulf Stream currents have slowed 15% in nearly 70 years, reaching their lowest level in 1,600 years. The ocean currents known as the Gulf Stream move billions of gallons of water around the globe. The flows start north of the equator, goes […]


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