THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — People are more likely to be focused on themselves when they tweet from mobile devices than from other sources, a new study suggests.
Researchers gathered 235 million tweets sent over six weeks and analyzed the frequency…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports.
Such counseling is…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — Think Brad Pitt is as handsome as George Clooney? Why or why not?
A new study suggests your choice will be largely influenced by your personal experience.
Some aspects of attractiveness are common and may even be programmed…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — More Americans are under the influence of drugs while they drive, even as drunk driving rates decline, new research shows.
In the report, 38 percent of drivers killed in accidents who were then tested had drugs in their…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers.
But will these scans result in too many false-positive…
THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 — Regardless of severity, patients with the often disfiguring skin condition psoriasis face an elevated risk for depression, new research suggests.
The depression risk may be driven more by concerns about appearance than by…
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Talk Therapy for Depression Not as Effective as Believed: Study
The benefits of talk therapy for depression are overstated, according to…
– Carrying around too much weight can cause lots of problems in children, affecting the muscles, bones and joints.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says potential complications of childhood obesity include:
– It’s important to develop healthy habits before and during pregnancy — and to maintain them once your baby is born.
The Weight-control Information Network suggests:
If you exercised before pregnancy, speak to your doctor about continuing those…