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Studying the effects of food ads on childhood obesity

Food advertisements targeting kids can encourage poor eating habits that contribute to obesity, however not all children are susceptible. Penn State researchers are exploring the factors that protect children from

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New study explores healthcare experiences of people with body dysmorphic disorder

Researchers from Swinburne’s Center for Mental Health have launched a survey to better understand the healthcare experiences of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder in Australia. The anonymous online survey is

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Bedtime with a pet won’t harm your kid’s sleep—and might help

Does your teen have the family cat or dog as a nighttime sleep mate? Is that even good for a child’s sleep? In a new study, sleeping with a four-footed

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Can TV shows help teens navigate bullying, depression and other mental health issues?

Popular television shows and movies can bolster teenagers’ mental health and help them cope with bullying, sexual assault, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse and depression when these issues are depicted with

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Clinical trial repurposes cancer drug for treatment of vascular malformations

Beth Drolet, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, is motivated by the stories of the pain and disfigurement that

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Narcissism linked to aggression in review of 437 studies

A comprehensive analysis of 437 studies from around the world provides the best evidence to date that narcissism is an important risk factor for both aggression and violence, researchers said.

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Study confirms efficacy of olamkicept in patients with ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the large intestine usually characterized by acute episodes with recurring bouts of diarrhea, intestinal bleeding and colic. It is estimated that more

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