Screen time—even before bed—has little impact on teen well-being: study

Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health. “Implementing best practice […]

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This Is the One Thing This Woman Wishes Someone Would Have Told Her Before Losing 336 Pounds

When Brittany May started her weight-loss journey over two years ago, she knew she would have loose skin when she reached her goal. Now she’s 336 pounds lighter—but she wasn’t prepared for just how heavy that extra skin would really be and how much pain it would cause her. “Nobody talked about the pain loose skin can cause and the discomfort and […]

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Responding to cholera before it strikes

Research by University of Maryland microbiologist Rita Colwell is enabling a new British-led international aid effort to predict and stop potential epidemics of the disease cholera before they happen. This international effort, which has already begun in Yemen, draws on decades of Colwell’s work to understand the water-borne bacterium Vibrio cholerae that causes the disease, and uses a computer model […]

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Chemoradiotherapy before surgery may extend lives of pancreatic cancer patients

Pancreatic cancer patients treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery may live longer than those who have immediate surgery, according to unpublished clinical trial results. The research, funded by the Dutch Cancer Society, looked at patients who had pancreatic cancer that could be removed by surgery because their cancer had not spread from the pancreas. Patients who had chemoradiotherapy before […]

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