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Facebook reflects the real you

[ad_1] Profiles on social networking site reflect reality By Bill HendrickWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD February 18, 2010 – The image you present to the world on Facebook is likely to reflect the real you. This finding comes from a study by psychologists who investigated whether people …

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Smoking increases the misery of the homeless

[ad_1] Latest news on prevention and wellness By Amy NortonHealthDay reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Smoking is common among homeless people, and it’s costing them much of the little money they have, according to a new study. The research, looking at more than 300 homeless adults who …

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Health Highlights: February 18, 2010

[ad_1] Here are some of the latest developments in health and medical news, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Expect health insurance rate increases, HHS warns Large increases in health insurance premiums are likely to be common in the coming years, warns a US Department of Health and Human Services …

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Pot smokers susceptible to other addictions, study results

[ad_1] Latest news on prevention and wellness By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Pot smokers may be at a much higher risk of developing addiction to other drugs or alcohol, according to a new study. Researchers found that adult marijuana use was associated with a …

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New aid in weight loss?

[ad_1] Latest news on diet and weight management THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – An amino acid called isoleucine may play an important role in weight loss, a new study suggests. Japanese researchers fed mice a diet high in fat (45% of calories from fat) for six weeks. After the …

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More Evidence Smog May Increase Stroke Risk

[ad_1] By Steven ReinbergHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – As air pollution levels rise, so does the risk of stroke, suggests a new study. The researchers used data from the United States and China. These two countries are the largest producers of greenhouse gases in the world …

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Screens, HPV vaccine less beneficial in older women

[ad_1] Latest news on sexual health THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – As women age, they receive fewer benefits from frequent human papillomavirus (HPV) screening and vaccinations to prevent the virus, new research shows. Although infection with certain types of HPV can lead to cervical cancer, there is a vaccine …

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1 in 4 breast cancer lumpectomy requires follow-up surgery

[ad_1] By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) – Women with early-stage breast cancer who opt for breast-conserving surgery known as lumpectomy have a one in four chance of needing a second operation within 90 days, the researchers report. “The chances of getting a second surgery have …

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Dogs and children are ‘in sync’, study finds

[ad_1] THURSDAY February 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) It’s a picture as heartwarming as any: young children laughing as the family dog ​​climbs up and licks their faces. But new research suggests the tie may be more than just fun. “The good news is that this study suggests that dogs pay …

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The device helps children with unilateral deafness

[ad_1] THURSDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) – Bone-anchored hearing aids significantly improve hearing in children and adolescents with single-sided deafness, according to a new study. Between 0.1% and 3% of children suffer from deafness on one side, which is often associated with poor academic performance, learning difficulties and behavioral problems. …

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