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Study finds children carry implicit bias towards peers who are overweight

Even children as young as 9 years old can carry a prejudice against their peers who are overweight, according to a new study led by Duke Health researchers. They might not even realize they ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Legalized pot may lead to more traffic crashes

(HealthDay)—Although states where recreational marijuana is legal may have experienced a slight bump in traffic collisions, the good news is that there wasn't an increase in crash-related fatalities ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Decades after the discovery of anti-obesity hormone, scant evidence that leptin keeps lean people lean, scientists say

Discovered more than two decades ago, the hormone leptin has been widely hailed as the key regulator of leanness. Yet, the pivotal experiments that probe the function of this protein and unravel ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Fewer U.S. kids binge drinking

(HealthDay)—A new federal report finds that fewer U.S. teens and young adults are indulging in frat-party style drinking because their levels of binge drinking have gone down over the past six ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Four memorable moments from Saturday at Arroyo Seco Weekend

The inaugural Arroyo Seco Weekend got off to a great start yesterday in Pasadena, Calif., with performances by the legendary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Alabama Shakes, Jeff ...

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Leisure activities lower blood pressure in Alzheimer's caregivers

Going for a walk outside, reading, listening to music—these and other enjoyable activities can reduce blood pressure for elderly caregivers of spouses with Alzheimer's disease, suggests a study ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Public health guidelines aim to lower health risks of cannabis use

Canada's Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines, released today with the endorsement of key medical and public health organizations, provide 10 science-based recommendations to enable cannabis users ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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1991-2014 saw minimal change in health spending per state

(HealthDay)—From 1991 to 2014 there was minimal change in health spending by state, according to a study published online June 14 in Health Affairs.

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquid

San Francisco city supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products—with city ...

Wed 21 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'

The Senate Republican health care bill would guarantee immediate assistance for insurance markets that are struggling in many states. Yet overall it would do the same thing as its House counterpart: ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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