Facebook Posts May Hint at Depression

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — People may rely on social media such as Facebook to showcase the highlights of their lives, like vacations. But new research suggests the language they use in posts might also help predict depression.
Using sophisticated…
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Your Gut May Be to Blame for Your Bloodstream Infection

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Bloodstream infections contracted during a hospital stay are usually caused by a patient’s own digestive tract, not a doctor’s dirty hands or another patient’s cough, a small new study suggests.
Stanford University…
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Preteens' HPV Shot Won't Encourage Early Sex, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Despite some parents’ fears, girls who get vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) do not see it as permission to have sex, a new study finds.
HPV is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause genital warts and…
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Hip-Hop Loaded With Pot, Cigarette References

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — Hip-hop music videos are rife with use of marijuana, e-cigarettes and traditional smokes, perhaps enticing young viewers to light up, researchers say.
“While there is no doubt that hip-hop artists have made many positive…
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Michael's Lingering Threat: Mold

MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 — In the flooding and devastation left by Hurricane Michael, Americans faced with the clean-up are facing a new health threat: mold.
Mold-related illnesses are a serious concern following severe flooding in the path of the…
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Health Highlights: Oct. 15, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Resistance From Residents Hampering Efforts to Contain Congo Ebola Outbreak
Attempts to thwart safe burials of Ebola victims in the Congo are…
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