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19-year-olds are as sedentary as their grandparents, study finds

The average teenager is no more physically active than sexagenarians, and the only time of life that activity levels will increase for most people is between the ages of 20 and 35, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins…

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New drug can give you a tan without getting any sun

Building upon work they completed more than a decade ago, a team of researchers has come up with a new drug that can mimic the effects of tanning in humans without the need for exposure to harmful ultraviolet radiation –…

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One-third of the planet is now overweight, study finds

More than one-third of the global population is now considered overweight, and approximately 10% of men and women worldwide are clinically obese, according to a new report compiled by researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and…

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Report: heroin epidemic costs the US $50 billion per year

Heroin use in the US has reached its highest levels in more than two decades, and the annual cost of treating the drug epidemic have risen accordingly, soaring well past the $50 billion mark as of 2015, according to new…

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Maternity leave catch-22: People see women as bad workers or bad moms

Women who take time off to care for their newborn children are believed to be less committed and less competent at work, while those who continued performing their job-related duties after the birth of their kids are considered to be…

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Eggs help your children grow big and strong, study finds

All kinds of weird and not-always-wonderful things have been tried to help people grow taller, but the fact is that after the first two years of life stunting is mostly irreversible. Regularly eating eggs during those critical years has been…

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Your baby should sleep in their own room, study finds

Despite American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations to the contrary, new research published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics indicates that babies will likely get more sleep and remain asleep for longer periods of time if they have their own…

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Living in a city is giving you heart disease, study finds

Individually, the air pollution and noise pollution typically found in cities have been linked to a variety of health issues, but new research published recently in the European Heart Journal has found that together, they could increase a person’s risk…

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Artificial virus could be the cure for cancer

One of the primary reasons that cancer is difficult to treat is that tumor cells often go unnoticed by the immune system, but doctors at the University of Geneva and the University of Basel may have found a way to…

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Researchers discover why disturbed sleep hampers learning

It seems obvious that a poor night’s sleep would hamper a person’s ability to learn new skills or information, but now researchers from the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have for the first time scientifically…