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Article ID: 706334

Binge eating and smoking linked to bullying and sexual abuse

University of Adelaide

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, depression or severe anxiety, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

Released:
10-Jan-2019 7:05 PM EST
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    10-Jan-2019 3:00 AM EST

Article ID: 706094

Excessive social media use is comparable to drug addiction

Michigan State University

– Bad decision-making is a trait oftentimes associated with drug addicts and pathological gamblers, but what about people who excessively use social media? New research from Michigan State University shows a connection between social media use and impaired risky decision-making, which is commonly deficient in substance addiction.

Released:
7-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 706190

App Curbs Social Media Addiction Through Smartphone Vibrations

Cornell University

Cornell University researchers have developed an app that uses negative reinforcement, in the form of persistent smartphone vibrations, to remind users they’ve exceeded a predetermined time limit on social media — and help to jolt them free from the all too common social media vortex.

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9-Jan-2019 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 705958

Smoking During Pregnancy Increases the Risk that Your Baby Will Become Obese

University of Kentucky

Using discarded foreskins from circumcisions, researchers were able to identify a potential cellular mechanism that connects a mother's smoking while pregnant with an increased risk of offspring obesity later in life

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3-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 705878

Stop smoking without packing on the pounds

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Smoking is a hard habit to kick but when you do, the health benefits are almost immediate. As you re-invent yourself as a non-smoker, here are three straightforward ways to combat weight gain and keep you distracted while coming off that smoking habit.

Released:
31-Dec-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705875

Best of 2018: Expert advises regulation to curb teen vaping

Newswise

Expert quoted in the New York Times

Released:
31-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 705833

How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

As we age, we become more vulnerable to developing an alcohol use disorder, more commonly known as alcoholism. Your body processes alcohol less efficiently the older you get. Also, seniors may be drinking more to seek relief from the boredom, loneliness and grief that are common with aging.

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28-Dec-2018 9:00 AM EST

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