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The UK’s most sugary drinks may surprise you

The UK’s most sugary drinks may surprise you

  Dusty, white, dangerous and mountainous in quantity, sugar is to the fizzy drink industry what cocaine is to Tony Montana’s office. Last year, the UK managed to…

Low back pain attacks: One pill may be enough

Low back pain attacks: One pill may be enough

Adding muscle relaxers or narcotic pain relievers to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) naproxen (Aleve) did not improve pain or function for people who went to emergency rooms seeking…

Controlling parents create mean college kids

Controlling parents create mean college kids

College students whose parents lay on the guilt or try to manipulate them may translate feelings of stress into similar mean behavior with their own friends, a new study by…

When it comes to newborns, age matters

When it comes to newborns, age matters

Knowing if an infant was born on time or prematurely can make all the difference in deciding what medical care the baby needs. In the United States, obstetricians can accurately…

Playground paints should be monitored to reduce potential danger to public health

Playground paints should be monitored to reduce potential danger to public health

Playground equipment should be monitored more regularly to ensure toxic metals contained within paints do not present a danger to public and child health, a study recommends. Environmental scientists from…

Flashing lights, music turn rats into problem gamblers

Flashing lights, music turn rats into problem gamblers

Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making — even if you’re a rat. In research published in the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at UBC…

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to poorer behavioral function in children

Prenatal exposure to flame retardants linked to poorer behavioral function in children

New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine suggests that prenatal exposure to flame retardants and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) commonly found in the environment may have a…