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Using headphones may be dangerous
Serious injuries of listening to headphones have increased significantly in 6 years, researchers from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore say. In many cases, the cars or trains are sounding horns that the pedestrians cannot hear, triggering to fatalities in nearly three-quarters of cases.
"Everybody is aware of the risk of cell pho...
Cocaine and the teen brain: new insights into addiction
The new studies show that key genes that manage response to cocaine increase a mouse's sensitivity to cocaine.
By means of this research scientist explain why risk of drug abuse and addiction increase so badly when tens use cocaine.
Studies show that predisposition to cocaine is much higher in teen age, when the brain is shifting from an explosive and plastic growth phase to more settle...
Celebration of Spring Break can lead to damage of brain
Annually thousands of teenagers and young adults celebrate Spring Break and drink large amounts of alcohol. While young people still make the final choice to drink or abstain, the role of parents in helping them make healthy decisions is crucial, says Dr. Alicia Ann Kowalchuk, medical director, Harris County Hospital District's InSight, an early alcohol and drug intervention program, and assistant profes...
Ineffective ways of losing weight
Scientists found out that weight loss supplements are not so effective as they have to be. They proved that pills that supposed to help you to lose weight do not exist. Melinda Manore reported that hundreds of weight loss supplements are not effective.
Some products such as green tea, fiber and low-fat dairy supplements, can have a modest weight loss benefit of 3-4 pounds, but it is important to ...
If you want your child to lose weight, do it yourself!
Studies show that a key to the success of a child's weight loss in family-based treatment of childhood obesity, is an example of parents.
"We looked at things such as parenting skills and styles, or changing the home food environment, and how they impacted a child's weight," said Kerri N. Boutelle, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospit...