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Nearly 30 percent of depression in adults can be traced to bullying by teens, study says

Nearly 30 percent of depression in adults can be traced to bullying by teens, study says

September 15, 2015


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By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (TNS) Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30 percent of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests. By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three tim...

Are e-cigarettes a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking?

Are e-cigarettes a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking?

September 15, 2015


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By Amina Khan Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES—Even though teenage smoking rates have plunged in recent decades, teen use of electronic cigarettes has been on the rise in the last few years. Now, a new study involving more than 2,500 students at 10 Los Angeles schools has found that teens who...

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

Trouble Swallowing Pills? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong, Study Says

November 25, 2014


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By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times (MCT) If you have trouble swallowing pills, it’s not your fault. You’ve just been doing it wrong. And now a group of German experts is ready to show you a better way. Two ways, in fact. The first is the “pop-bottle method,” and it makes tablets go down wi...

Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

Teens’ Use Of Electronic Cigarettes Worries Health Officials

November 25, 2014


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By Samantha Ehlinger McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON — More high school students are using electronic cigarettes, according to new findings, raising concerns among health officials that the growing diversification of tobacco products could get more young people addicted to nicotine. While a...

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

Tip #135: Improve Your Diet By Avoiding These 5 Food Additives

February 18, 2014


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By daily fitness tip The best way to improve your diet is by consuming whole foods. When this isn’t possible, do your best to avoid the following 5 food additives. Refined Sugar – This includes not only white sugar but also sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. Added sugars contain no nutritional value whatsoever...

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

Eating disorders plague teenage boys, too

January 30, 2014


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By Emily Alpert Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Bryan Piperno was just 9 years old when he began keeping his secret. The Simi Valley, Calif., youngster tossed out lunches or claimed he ate elsewhere. As he grew older, he started purging after eating. Even after his vomiting lande...

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