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Linda Poon

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Mental And Physical Toll Of Bullying Persists For Decades

Saturday, April 19, 2014

From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age, a large study suggests.

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Tasting With Our Eyes: Why Bright Blue Chicken Looks So Strange

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The color of food can affect how we perceive its taste, and food companies aren't afraid to use that to their advantage. An artist tests perceptions by dousing familiar foods with unorthodox colors.

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How A Person Can Recover From Ebola

Friday, April 11, 2014

The stricken are most likely to die within 10 days. But those whose bodies produce antibodies may survive — and be sent home with a clean bill of health. That's happening now in Guinea.

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This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You'll Feel Better Faster

Friday, April 11, 2014

When it comes to resetting your biological clock, calculus can help. Mathematicians say they've found a faster way to adjust to time zone changes, and they've used it to drive a smartphone app.

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Avoiding The Nursing Home Ups The Risk Of Unwanted Medical Care

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Two-thirds of older adults suffer from cognitive impairment or dementia in their last year of life, a study finds. That fact and being cared for at home increase the risk of aggressive treatment.

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Emergency Docs More Likely To Miss Signs Of Stroke In The Young

Saturday, April 05, 2014

About 13 percent of people admitted to hospitals with a stroke diagnosis had visited the ER weeks earlier with complaints of headaches and dizziness that doctors mistakenly thought benign.

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Tasting French Fries For A Living Can Be A Pain In The Mouth

Friday, April 04, 2014

Food industry "sensory panelists" spend hours chewing, swishing and analyzing food, sometimes to the point of pain. These tests ensure mass-produced products like frozen french fries hit the spot.

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Growing Evidence That A Party Drug Can Help Severe Depression

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Commonly used antidepressants don't work for many people. That's why scientists are experimenting with ketamine, a hallucinogenic club drug called Special K.

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Why Anthropologists Join An Ebola Outbreak Team

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

All the medical care in the world won't help if you don't know how to persuade the locals to take proper precautions.

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Why Is Guinea's Ebola Outbreak So Unusual?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The virus does not typically spread as far afield as it has in Guinea — and that makes it much harder to stop.

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A Third Of School-Age Kids May Have Risky Cholesterol Levels

Friday, March 28, 2014

High cholesterol isn't just a problem for adults; roughly 1 in 3 kids may have abnormal levels, too, a large study suggests. Kids as young as 9 or 11 should get a baseline check, pediatricians say.

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A Booming Economy Doesn't Save Children From Malnutrition

Thursday, March 27, 2014

It seems to make sense that economic growth automatically leads to better nutrition for children, and better health. But an analysis of 36 countries finds that's not true.

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Pollution From Home Stoves Kills Millions Of People Worldwide

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Air pollution causes 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, with half of the deaths caused by fumes from home stoves. Fixing the problem isn't as simple as providing more efficient stoves. Habits must change, too.

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Can Fear Of Cancer Keep College Kids From Binge Drinking?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?

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When Mothers Get Moving, Children Are More Active, Too

Monday, March 24, 2014

A child's activity level may be linked to how active busy moms are. Researchers in the United Kingdom say just small changes in how mothers engage with their children can get both parties moving.

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Gastrodiplomacy: Cooking Up A Tasty Lesson On War And Peace

Monday, March 24, 2014

An international relations scholar is using her students' love of food to teach them about global conflicts. It's a form of winning hearts and minds that's gaining traction among world governments.

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Most U.S. Women Wouldn't Know A Stroke If They Saw Or Felt One

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Acting fast can be key to preventing permanent damage from a stroke. But many women don't realize that face or arm numbness, speech trouble or abrupt, severe headache can mean it's time to call 911.

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Even If You Don't Have Symptoms, You May Still Have The Flu

Monday, March 17, 2014

Roughly 1 in 5 unvaccinated people had the flu between 2006 and 2011, but only a quarter of them had symptoms, a study found. That could affect how the virus spreads.

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Who Says Food Porn Has To Be Dominated By Junk Food?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Carrots don't stand much of a chance against cronuts when it comes to tweets and Instagrams about food. The new Food Porn Index aims to change the conversation by tracking our virtual cravings.

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Obesity Linked To Lower Grades Among Teen Girls

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The reason for the link isn't clear, but researchers say obesity's effect on self-image and self-esteem might be partly to blame.

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