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Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

Positive Outlook Powers Osteoarthritis Patients

People with osteoarthritis that wake up feeling enthusiastic about getting things done in their day end up exercising more and feeling less plagued by symptoms.

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Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression

Teen Marijuana Use Fosters Depression

Teens using marijuana have a higher risk of depression as young adults, and depressed young teens are more likely to be using marijuana by age 18.

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Eating Meat Raises Diabetes Risk

Eating red meat and poultry significantly increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes, Singapore scientists report.

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Toxic Effects of Lead on Reproductive Health

During their lead-tainted city water crisis, Flint, Michigan, residents experienced a 58 percent rise in fetal deaths and 275 fewer births.

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Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

Big Breakfast, Lower Body Mass

People that make breakfast their largest meal of the day have lower body mass, while those that make dinner the biggest meal are likely to weigh more, a recent study concluded.

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Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

Zinc Inhibits Throat Cancer

University of Texas researchers have found that zinc supplements can inhibit or slow the growth of esophageal cancer cells.

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Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

Moderate Exercise Guards Against Depression

A mere one hour of exercise a week reduced depression in 12 percent of Norwegian study participants.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Antidepressants in Pregnancy Linked to Autism

Children born to Swedish mothers that took antidepressants when pregnant had a slightly higher risk of autism compared to mothers with psychiatric conditions not taking the meds.

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Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Third-Person Self-Talk Aids in Emotional Control

Talking to oneself in the third person, such as “Why is John upset” instead of “Why am I upset”, improves emotional control, say Michigan State University researchers.

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Chocolate and Olive Oil Help Heart Health

Italians eating dark chocolate combined with olive oil had lower cholesterol and blood pressure in just 28 days.

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