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Study: Teens Who Sext Are Also Having Sex

Teens who sent “sexts” were nearly four times more likely to say they were sexually active, and those who reported receiving a text were also 23 times more likely to have sent one.

06/30/2014

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Researcher Says “Haters” Are Better At Focusing On Things They Really Like

Haters just don’t enjoy everything they encounter, and while you might think that’s not a good thing it might not be.

06/22/2014

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Study: FDA Warnings About Antidepressant Side Effects May Have Caused Spike In Suicide Attempts

Turns out putting warnings about the increased risk of suicide on the labels of antidepressants didn’t do much good. In fact, it may have actually done some harm.

06/19/2014

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Drexel Study: More Than Half Of Kids Have ‘Sexted’

Parents, you won’t like this one bit.

06/18/2014

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When It Comes To Jobs, Apparently Only The Narcissistic And Non-religious Need Apply

Two recent studies are helping to shed light on the job interview process, and the findings aren’t very encouraging for some.

06/18/2014

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Study: Angry Faces Might Help You Get What You Want

Have some tough negotiations coming up? You might want to start practicing your angry face.

06/17/2014

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Study: Cell Phone Use Could Negatively Impact Male Fertility

Men looking to have a child might want to cut down on their cell phone use – or at least refrain from putting their phone in their pants pocket.

06/11/2014

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Text Messages Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit

While researchers say more studies need to be done, they also say that text messaging programs can keep smokers accountable.

06/09/2014

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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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