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Insomnia in teens causes depression and anxiety

Insomnia in teens causes depression and anxiety

Teen mood swings are nothing new, but new research out of the University of Adelaide has directly linked sleep deprivation among adolescents to a significantly increased risk of depression and anxiety.
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US hospital to receive Ebola patients

US hospital to receive Ebola patients

Two American aid workers who have contracted Ebola in west Africa are reportedly being flown home to the US for treatment.
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Breast is best, say Kiwi mums

Breast is best, say Kiwi mums

World Breastfeeding Week gets under way with some mass latch-on events around the country again.
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US scientists move toward suicide test

US scientists move toward suicide test

Scientists in the US say they may be able to stem suicide rates by identifying people at risk who have a chemical change in a single gene.
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Pacific islanders battle the bulge

Pacific islanders battle the bulge

The Pacific Islands Forum has been told junk food has become a blight on island communities, leading to epidemic rates of heart disease and diabetes.
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Morning sickness means a healthier and smarter baby: study

Morning sickness means a healthier and smarter baby: study

There's an upside to being struck down by nausea and vomiting in pregnancy – it could mean your baby is healthier and more intelligent.
Why your workout could be giving you cavities

Why your workout could be giving you cavities

The health benefits of running are many and varied but the popular endurance training technique could increase the risk of tooth erosion and cavities, German...
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Worldwide fears increase over Ebola outbreak

Worldwide fears increase over Ebola outbreak

An international aviation group has held talks with global health officials on potential measures to halt the spread of the Ebola virus globally.
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Gamers 'hear sounds after play': study

Gamers 'hear sounds after play': study

Playing video games "intensively" - such as for long sessions - appears to be associated with experiencing sounds from games in the real world.
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Babies can smell mother's fear

Babies can smell mother's fear

Animals release a subtle "fear odour" when they're frightened, which babies can detect on their mother and US scientists believe the same could be true in...
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Cutting out sugar is impossible: experts

Cutting out sugar is impossible: experts

A group of scientists are warning dieters to not cut out their sugar intake completely, despite the recent health warnings released by the UN.
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DNA computer could curb virus spread

DNA computer could curb virus spread

A Queensland researcher has developed a molecular computer which could more quickly detect and contain the spread of deadly viruses such as Ebola.
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Ebola alarm soars with three more victims

Ebola alarm soars with three more victims

Ebola has claimed three more victims in west Africa, with an American doctor and a missionary contracting the disease and a woman dying.
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Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes

Fist bumps more hygienic than handshakes

Scientists have found a handshake transfers 10 times as much bacteria as a fist bump.
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Nurse used same needle for two women

Nurse used same needle for two women

Two women were injected with the same contraceptive injection, and the nurse who was to blame failed to tell her patient for five days.
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Quick, short runs pack health benefits

Quick, short runs pack health benefits

Running as little as five to 10 minutes a day can significantly cut the risks of getting heart disease and dying young, a study says.
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Watching TV at night causes depression

Watching TV at night causes depression

Channel surfing after a big day at the office encourages feelings of guilt and anxiety, according to European researchers who said wrapping up the day with...
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Cancer rates in 9/11 responders skyrocket

Cancer rates in 9/11 responders skyrocket

Cancer rates among those who responded to the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in September 2001 have skyrocketed, with more than 2500 cases diagnosed...
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Social media users 'feel jealous': survey

Social media users 'feel jealous': survey

UK charity Scope says 62 per cent of Facebook and Twitter users it interviewed felt their achievements were inadequate compared to the posts of others.
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New ways of detecting autism risk in babies

New ways of detecting autism risk in babies

The earlier autism can be diagnosed and treatment can begin, the better children fare, and researchers around the world are working tirelessly for new ways of...
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