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Study Finds Unprecedented Levels of Stress in Children
A new study has found that young people are more stressed than ever.
The research, which was conducted by children's mental health non-profit YoungMinds, surveyed over 2,000 young people between the ages of 11 and 25. More than half said they believed they would be a "failure" …
Baby Wipes Linked to Itchy Skin
Itchy, allergic rashes in babies and adults are being linked to baby wipes.
Doctors have found a preservative in the moist towelettes may lead to acute contact dermatitis, a type of skin inflammation or rash.
Dr. Mary Chang of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine advises parents to minimiz…
Dr. Michael Langworthy on “Your Health Matters” Today
Dr. Michael Langworthy has joined Southcoast Physicians Group as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine.
He was on with us this morning as part of "Your Health Matters," our monthly feature with Southcoast.org.
Dr. Langworthy has come to New Bedford from Michigan and he told…
Chewing Gum Can Cause Headaches
If you suffer from headaches and also chew gum you may want to squash the gum chewing habit.
Researchers found that 86-percent of a group of gum-chewing headache sufferers saw significant improvement when they gave up gum for a month...
Study Show Reading Benefits the Brain
Reading a novel can benefit the brain.
Researchers at Atlanta's Emory University invited 21 students to participate in a study in which they all read the same novel over the course of three weeks.
After reading a section of the book, each student was given an MRI scan to see whether there were ch…
Meditation Just As Good as Anti-Depressants
Researchers claim a half-hour of meditation can be just as effective as popping a pill for anxiety, pain and stress.
A team at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore studied previously-published research involving 3500 people in 47 clinical trials...
Three Day Detox Plan From Boutique Fitness
Have a little too much bubbly ringing in the new year? Or maybe you've been eating like an inmate on death row throughout the holiday season.  Binging on stuff that's not great for you can have you feeling sluggish, lazy and tight in the pants...
Expert Gives New Year’s Fitness Tips
Fitness experts say anyone looking to get in shape in 2014 should develop a realistic plan and stick to it.
Personal trainer Jim Karas says frequency, duration, and intensity are the keys to getting results when you exercise. He also says strength training is just a part of an overall fitness plan...
Boston Researchers Find Way To Cut Medical Errors
Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital say they have devised a new system of shift-to-shift patient hand offs that significantly reduces medical errors.
The researchers announced Tuesday that after introducing the system on two inpatient units at the hospital, they found that preventable erro…
MA High Schools Reporting More Head Injuries
Massachusetts high schools reported more than 4,400 concussions and other head injuries suffered by students while playing sports during the last school year.
The injuries were reported to state public health officials by about 3,600 public and private schools...

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