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Put Down The Bleach Wipes! Exposure To Allergens And Bacteria During Infancy Might Prevent Wheezing, Allergies

The presence of mouse and cat dander and (ugh) roach droppings within the first year of the child’s life actually seemed to offer that child protection from allergies.

06/09/2014

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Penn Study: Smoking Pot Could Impact Your Sleep

“The strongest association was found in adults who started marijuana use before age 15,” researchers say.

06/06/2014

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Study Shows Hurricanes Given Female Names More Deadly

Turns out gender bias even affects the weather. Sort of.

06/03/2014

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New Yorkers, Stop Whining: You Could Be Saving More Money Per Year Than Philadelphians

A new study claims residents of the Big Apple – one of the most expensive cities in the world – should find it easier to save than Philadelphians.

05/14/2014

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Put Down The Wine: Antioxidant Resveratrol Might Not Be So Beneficial After All

A glass of red wine a day might not actually keep the doctor away.

05/13/2014

BARNET, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04:  Elderly people take part in an exercise class at the Ann Owens CentreÊon December 4, 2013 in Barnet, England. AgeUk are a nationwide charity organisation that work with the growing number of elderly people throughout the UK. They run a number of activities for the elderly ranging from cookery classes to Tai Chi and try to improve the lives of pensioners from loneliness to fitness.  (credit: Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)

Study: Biggest Risk Factor For Heart Disease In Women Over 30 Is Inactivity

For women under 30, the biggest risk factor was smoking, but physical inactivity was the leading risk factor for heart disease in every other age group, from 30 to 80, outweighing even high BMI.

05/09/2014

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Study Seems To Confirm What Mom Always Told You: Trampolines ARE Dangerous

Researchers also say trampoline fractures usually involve the upper extremity and that the “financial burden to society is large.”

05/08/2014

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Study: Graduating From A Top College Won’t Make You Any Happier In Work Or Life

More than 30,000 students nationwide were surveyed for the poll, which is set to be released annually for the next five years.

05/07/2014

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Study: Your Half-hearted Haha (Probably) Isn’t Fooling Anyone

There are some things in life you just can’t fake, and apparently, laughter is one of them – at least most of the time.

05/06/2014

Movember: Wacky Mustaches

Bye, Bye Beards: Study Claims Facial Fuzz Less Attractive When Trendy

It’s a question we “mustache”: Are you over facial hair?

05/06/2014

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Study: Wide Hips, More One Night Stands?

Voluptuous ladies, prepare to be outraged: A new study claims that wide-hipped women are more likely to have one night stands and have had more sexual partners than their narrow-hipped cohorts.

04/25/2014

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Study: Legalizing Pot Does Not Increase Teen Use Of Drug

The research spans 20 years and looked at a sample of nearly 12 million students nationwide.

04/24/2014

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Percentage Of App Users Deemed ‘Mobile Addicts’ Growing Rapidly

Is there such a thing as mobile app addiction? If you base your answer on the results of some new data, the answer seems to be a resounding yes.

04/24/2014

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Project Underway To Document What Happened To Government Steamer Ship That Crashed 154 Years Ago

An effort is now underway to document the true story of the fate of the Robert J. Walker and why 21 men died aboard the vessel.

04/20/2014

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To Spoon Or Not To Spoon: What Does Your Sleep Position Say About Your Relationship?

Prefer to cuddle or need your space? Turns out the way you sleep with your partner could be about more than just comfort.

04/17/2014

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