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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study -- this one involving patients with Parkinson's disease -- adds another layer of insight to the well-known "placebo effect." That's the phenomenon in which people's symptoms improve after taking an inactive substance simply because they bel

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Binge-watching television is linked with feeling lonely and depressed, a new study suggests.

    "Even though some people argue that binge-watching is a harmless addiction, findings from our study suggest that binge-watching should no longer be view...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Geriatrics:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says.

    Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Di...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Student loan debt is a major cause of stress for young adults, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at survey responses from adults aged 25 to 31 across the United States and found that those with higher student loan debt reported higher levels ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young women who regularly exercise may have more oxygen circulating in their brains -- and possibly sharper minds, a small study suggests.

    The findings, from a study of 52 healthy young women, don't prove that exercise makes you smarter, researche...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Age-related blood vessel leaks in the brain may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, according to a new study.

    The findings suggest it may be possible to use brain scans to detect such leaks and rep...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One way of dealing with nasty bosses may be to turn their hostility back on them, a new study suggests.

    Hundreds of U.S. workers were asked if their supervisors were hostile -- doing things such as yelling, ridiculing and intimidating staff -- ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain aspects of music have the same effect on people even when they live in very different societies, a new study reveals.

    Researchers asked 40 Mbenzele Pygmies in the Congolese rainforest to listen to short clips of music. They were asked to l...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Got your heart set on a career as a detective? Here's a clue that may help you crack that first big case.

    A new study suggests that asking eyewitnesses to close their eyes when trying to recall events may boost their memories.

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours may raise the risk for alcohol abuse, according to a new study of more than 300,000 people from 14 countries.

    Researchers found that employees who worked more than 48 hours a week were almost 13 percent more likely to drink to ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Accenting the positive may be good for your heart, with a large study suggesting that optimistic people seem to have a significant leg up when it comes to cardiovascular health.

    "Research has already shown a link between psychological pathology a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A woman may have the reputation of turning into a green-eyed monster when her man sleeps with someone else, but new research suggests a man gets even more jealous in the same scenario.

    In a poll of nearly 64,000 Americans, sexual infidelity was m...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mind can play a key role in maintaining muscle strength in limbs that are placed in a cast for a prolonged period of time, a new study suggests.

    The researchers said mental imagery might help reduce the muscle loss associated with this type of...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher alcohol taxes may help reduce binge drinking, a new study suggests.

    Binge drinking in men is defined as having five or more drinks on a given occasion; in women it's four or more drinks. Binge drinking causes more than half of the nearly 9...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That guy on Facebook posting dozens of "selfies" of himself -- at the beach, at work, partying -- might just be a narcissist, a new study suggests.

    "It's not surprising that men who post a lot of selfies and spend more time editing them are more ...Full Article