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Residents of Snowier States Sleeping Away the Winter?

Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- This blasted winter will come to an end eventually, but until then, Americans will just have to make the best of things, particularly in the nation’s snow belts.Actually, some folks may have gotten something out of this unseasonable season and that’s more sleep.According to smartphone app Sleep Cycle, people in Southeastern states slept an average of seven hours and seven minutes -- or 13 minutes fewer than residents of Northwestern states, which typically get pounded with more snow.The...
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2008 Recession Likely Contributed to Suicide Surge

Wavebreakmedia Ltd/Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Past research has indicated that middle-aged suicide rates affecting Americans between 40 and 64 years old have increased by 40 percent since 1999, with the sharpest rise shortly after 2007, coinciding with the 2008 recession. Researchers at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research have now looked at further data from the National Violent Death Reporting System in a new study published Friday in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.  Specific external circumstances...
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Statins May Lower Liver Cancer Risk

rogerashford/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans take statins to help lower their cholesterol, but that daily statin may also cut their risk of liver cancer, according to a new study. Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at nearly 1,200 people with liver cancer and compared them to 4,600 similar people without liver cancer, according to the study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.Researchers also compared each group in terms of their statin use. What they found was that not only did...
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DIY Braces">Woman Uses Rubber Bands, Hair Elastics as DIY Braces

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Instructional videos for do-it-yourself braces have become popular on YouTube, but dentists say people considering them should think twice.A Washington State woman claims she closed her tooth gap in 44 days using $5 worth of hair elastics. She posted six videos to YouTube chronicling the process, garnering hundreds of comments and more than 100,000 views."I've got some news for you," Washington-based Jamila Garza says into the camera, beaming. "My gap is officially closed."Then, she did a little dance. Sitting down with...
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