More children and teens are having suicidal thoughts, but experts can’t pinpoint why
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(Arti Patel/ Global News) — A lot more children and teens are going to the hospital with suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, a new study suggests.

Published in JAMA Pediatrics earlier this week, researchers found these rates had doubled between 2007 and 2015.

Speaking with CNN, Dr. Brett Burstein, lead study author and a pediatric  …

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Even moderate drinking increases stroke risk, groundbreaking genetic study finds
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(Olivia Rosane/ EcoWatch) — A major genetic study has concluded that there is no healthy level of alcohol consumption, at least when it comes to stroke risk.

The study, published in The Lancet Thursday, contradicts some previous research suggesting that drinking one to two glasses a day might protect against stroke, though other studies  …

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Vitamins from food — not supplements — linked with longer life
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(Rachael Rettner/ Live Science) — There’s some good and bad news about vitamins and minerals: The good news is that intake of certain vitamins and minerals is linked with a lower risk of early death. The bad news is that this link is seen only when those nutrients come from food, not supplements, according to a new study.

“Our  …

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How sex at home makes you happy at work
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(James Adonis/ Sydney Morning Herald) — In my younger years, when conversations with colleagues were a lot less professional, it was not uncommon to hear a very specific comment whispered about an otherwise cranky manager who arrived at work surprisingly jolly. “Must have gotten some last night,” they’d mutter in jest.

Highly inappropriate,  …

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Alert: MUHC visitors may have been exposed to measles at Glen site
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(CTV Montreal) — The MUHC is warning people that visited its Glen site between March 23 and 27 that they may have been exposed to measles.

In a release, the hospital said that an employee with the virus worked at the site for that five-day stretch.

They are asking people who were present at the site during those dates to confirm their immunization  …

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One-time, universal flu vaccine may be on horizon, Australian researchers say
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(Mike Colagrossi/ Big Think) —A new treatment shows promise in becoming a one-time flu vaccine. In a recent study conducted by Professor Katherine Kedzierska at the University of Melbourne, researchers discovered a set of immune cells that have the ability to fight off all forms of the flu virus.

These “killer cells,”   …

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Forever young: Study uncovers protein that keeps skin youthful
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(Sara Hussein/ Agence France-Presse) — Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition.

The prosaically named COL17A1 might not sound like a fountain of youth, but the new study suggests it does the heavy lifting  …

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What we aren’t eating is killing us, global study finds
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(Sandee LaMotte/ CNN) — Which risk factor is responsible for more deaths around the world than any other? Not smoking. Not even high blood pressure. It’s a poor diet.

“In many countries, poor diet now causes more deaths than tobacco smoking and high blood pressure,” said Ashkan Afshin, an assistant professor  …

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Meat consumption is changing but it’s not because of vegans
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(The Conversation) — Meat consumption in North America is changing. Product developers and policy-makers need to understand the reasons for that change. It’s tempting to attribute the decrease in meat consumption to a rise in vegetarianism and veganism, but not all vegans are the same, and overall they play a relatively small role   …

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Just looking at things that remind us of coffee can arouse our minds
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(Science News) — Coffee and tea are two beverages commonly-consumed around the world. In Western societies, coffee is associated with greater arousal than tea. According to a new study, published in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, even looking at something that reminds of coffee can stimulate our brain, mimicking the physical  …

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