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    Most women feel relief and happiness after having an abortion, study finds

    It’s a commonly held belief among anti-abortion advocates that women who choose to terminate a pregnancy are likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and regret. But a new study from researchers at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) suggests this narrative may be flawed. Published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, the study originated with UCSF’s research group, […]

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    ‘Normal’ Human Body Temperature Has Changed in the Last Century

    Whether you have a stomachache, a wrist sprain or a chronic disease, one of the first things doctors and nurses will do at an appointment is take your temperature. A normal temperature means your body is humming along the way it should. A higher temperature means you have a fever, and shows your body could […]

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    Study says flirting at work reduces stress: ‘Enjoyment is key’

    Stressed out at work? A little so-called harmless flirting with co-workers might actually help, according to a new study published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. In the study, researchers looked at “non-harassing social sexual behavior in the workplace” and found that mutual, light flirting among co-workers that’s not perceived as “demeaning or humiliating” lowered stress levels […]

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    Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke

    Chili peppers aren’t for the faint of heart, but maybe they should be. Scientists in Italy say the spice slashes the mortality rate from heart attack and cerebrovascular disease (which restricts blood flow to the brain and includes strokes and aneurysms). The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology on December 24, […]

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    Teen acne tips dermatologists recommend trying: Minimize dairy, stop overwashing your face and more

    It’s pretty much assumed that nearly every teen will deal with acne at some point. But, even though teenage acne is incredibly common, it can be hard to know how to help your child when they’re going through it. Before you panic and assume your child is doomed to spend their teen years with acne, know this: Dermatologists say there’s a lot you […]

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    How birth control pills may be affecting women’s brains

    Oral contraceptives — one of the most popular forms of birth control in the U.S. — appear to be changing an important part of the brain, according to a new study presented at the Radiological Society of North America. In the small study, 50 women — 21 of whom were taking birth control pills — all underwent brain MRIs […]

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    Doctors say this is what happens when teens don’t get enough sleep

    Once upon a time, it seemed like all you wanted was your baby to sleep past 6 a.m. Fast-forward 15 years later and you’ve gotten your wish: in fact, you’re now dragging your teen out of bed every morning (and their kicking and screaming rivals their toddler years). What happened? Blame it on puberty. “When kids go through […]

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    Contigo Kids Cleanable Water Bottles Recalled for Posing Potential Choking Hazard

    Contigo has recalled millions of water bottles for posing a potential choking hazard to children, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. On Tuesday, the agency revealed that the Chicago-based company has recalled their Contigo Kids Cleanable water bottles after they received 149 reports of the spout detaching from the bottle, with 18 […]

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    Sugary drinks linked to breast cancer in new study — experts weigh in

    Juice and soda lovers might have been concerned this week to see the release of a study in the British Medical Journal which found the consumption of sugary drinks to be “positively associated with the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.” The study, which spanned over 100,000 people in France, included both sugary sodas and 100 […]