Time Spent in Nature Boosts Kids' Well-Being

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Whether camping, hiking or gardening, connecting with nature has many benefits for children’s well-being, a new study suggests.
“There is strong evidence that children are happier, healthier, function better, know more about…
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Sweet-Tooth Tendencies Change as Kids Get Older: Study

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Young people seldom say a food or drink is “too sweet.” A new study suggests that may be because they’re less sensitive to sugar than adults and prefer more of it.
Researchers found that compared to adults, kids and teens…
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Online Therapy, Coaches Help Ease Eating Disorders

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Most college students with an eating disorder never seek treatment, but more than 8 in 10 were willing to try a new treatment that combines digitally guided therapy with coaching assistance, a new study reports.
Even better,…
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Gun Licensing Laws Help Keep Murders, Suicides Down

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Handgun licensing laws in U.S. states lead to fewer gun-related homicides and suicides, a new study finds.
These laws go beyond federal background checks by requiring a prospective buyer to apply for a license or permit from…
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Scientists Use Gene Therapy to Tackle Oral Herpes in Mice

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Gene therapy has nearly eliminated the oral herpes virus in lab animals, researchers report.
Using a gene editing technique, they achieved at least a 90% reduction in latent herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) in mice, which…
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Most Americans Wear Masks, But Myths Linger: Poll

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Americans are generally well-versed about the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19, although knowledge gaps about face coverings persist, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals.
About nine in 10 Americans said they…
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Booze, Drug Use Common at Virtual Parties During Pandemic

MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2020 — Drug use is common among people taking part in virtual raves and happy hours during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds.
“We explored whether stay-at-home orders changed how people use drugs — and it appears that…
Source: Topamax