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Sleep Deprivation

Sleep Deprivation and Teen Pedestrian Accidents

In a virtual-reality setting in the university’s Youth Safety Lab, the scientists simulated a pedestrian street-crossing situation. Then they evaluated the behaviors of teens crossing the street based on the number of hours of sleep they had the night before. The teens were allowed either 4 hours or 8 ½ hours of sleep.

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Are Positive or Negative Health Messages Best for Young People?

Researchers at University College London, England, recently studied this question. For years, advertisements on harmful health habits have focused on the negative aspect of risky health behaviors, including smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, texting while driving or unsafe sex.

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New Strategies May Provide Relief From Tinnitus

CoupleListening177856917Medical professionals estimate that 50 million Americans suffer from tinnitus. Described as persistent ringing sounds in the ears, tinnitus often impacts people’s ability to concentrate, sleep or just enjoy living.

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Coping After a Traumatic Event

Traumatic experiences can be debilitating both physically and mentally, often creating scars that last throughout life, reinforcing the importance of knowing how to cope after a traumatic event.

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Where You Live May Impact Your Health

Americans are living longer, but many are sickly as they age and often are diagnosed with chronic health issues that could have been prevented, such as diabetes and heart disease.

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Eat Healthy While Traveling

Whether you’re taking a vacation, or traveling for work, it is possible to eat healthy while away from home.