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How Much Time You Should Spend On Social Media
A new study has found there’s a limit to the number of minutes you should spend on social media, which can make you feel less lonely and depressed.
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This Is How Much Time You Should Spend On Social Media Per Day
New research suggests there's a limit to the number of minutes you can scroll without hurting your mental health.
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A Meat Tax Could Get America To Ditch Bacon And Burgers
New research says a tax on meat could help offset its health consequences.
Don’t Hug Me
Scientists may have found the reason why some people hate hugs.
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FOOD & DRINK
Study Wants To Pay You To Eat An Avocado Every Day For Science
The Hass Avocado Board is funding the study, though researchers say this will not affect the findings.
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DNA Testing Company Teams With Pharmaceutical Giant GlaxoSmithKline
It's 23andMe's latest collaboration to develop new drugs with genetic data from customers who volunteered to participate.
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Regions With Highest Opioid Use Strongly Backed Trump In 2016, Study Finds
Trump won about 60 percent of the vote in these areas, far exceeding his overall count.
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Scientists Turn To DNA Technology To Search For Loch Ness Monster
The researchers plan to scour the Loch Ness next month for evidence of its supposed inhabitant.
People With Allergies And Asthma Have A Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disorders
By Abby Haglage, Yahoo Lifestyle
A robust new study out of Taiwan has found evidence that people who suffer from allergies are more likely to develop a psychiatric
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Alcohol Companies Are Funding Research To Convince You Drinking Is Healthy
We don't trust nutrition studies funded by soda companies. Why would we trust alcohol studies funded by the booze industry?
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You're Not An Idiot For Speaking To Your Dog In A Baby Voice, Study Suggests
Your dog may actually appreciate that high-pitched “dog speak.”
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Proponents Of 'Abortion Reversal' Feel Vindicated By A New Study. They Shouldn't.
But states continue to promote the theory to women as fact.
What Gun Violence Researchers Would Study If Congress Would Fund Their Efforts
Lawmakers have refused to invest in this field of study, leaving gun policy to operate on dogma, not science.
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Medicine Has A Sexism Problem, And It’s Making Sick Women Sicker
, Guest Writer
“We literally know less about every aspect of female biology compared to male biology.”
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Trump Supporters Consume And Share The Most Fake News, Oxford Study Finds
Fifty-five percent of all junk news traffic on Twitter can be linked to Trump supporters, researchers said.
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German Carmakers Paid For Studies That Tested Toxic Fumes On Humans And Monkeys
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have distanced themselves from the studies or apologized.
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The Conventional Wisdom On How Long 'Normal' Labor Takes Is All Wrong
It can take a long time, and that's perfectly healthy.
121 Members Of Congress Call For End Of Restrictions On Gun Violence Research
"We should all be able to agree that our response should be informed by sound scientific evidence," they wrote.
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To Fight The Opioid Crisis, Health Experts Recommend Safe Places To Shoot Up
Safe injection sites are research-backed. Why aren't we talking about them?
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New Study Casts Doubt On Effectiveness Of Police Body Cameras. But Is That Fair?
Research suggests body cameras have made no difference in police behavior in Washington, D.C., leading some to question their worth.
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An Australian Tobacco Plant May Help Us Finally Eliminate Polio
It could lead to a less-risky polio vaccine that doesn't require the actual virus to work.
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Older Chinese-Americans Who've Faced Bias Are More Likely To Have Suicidal Thoughts
They're twice as likely to think about ending their lives, a study found.
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