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Hannah Nichols
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Head Lice: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) are tiny, wingless parasitic insects that live in human hair. They are particularly common among preschool and elementary school-age children, members of their households, and caretakers.

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Tattoos may cause years of infection, itching and swelling

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York find that as many as 6% of New Yorkers who get a tattoo have experienced tattoo-related rash, severe itching or swelling that has lasted more than 4 months and for some, many years.

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Researchers discover brain area that digests speech timing

While cutting and reassembling recordings of speech, scientists from Duke University in Durham, NC, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge have located an area of the brain that is sensitive to the timing of speech.

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Kids 'inactive most of the time during dance classes'

If you are a parent and think sending your child to youth dance classes is keeping them healthy and active, think again. A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests most of the time kids spend at youth dance classes is inactive.

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More highly educated women are having children, study says

An increasing share of highly educated women in the US are having children and bigger families, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.

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Temptation to text proves too much for students, even when inappropriate

According to psychologists from The Pennsylvania State University, college students are fully aware that texting in the shower or at a funeral is inappropriate, but many do it regardless.

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HIV progression 'spreads like Internet malware' and requires early treatment

New findings by HIV specialists and network security experts at the University College London, UK suggest that the method that HIV spreads through the body mimics that of how computer worms spread to infect multiple computers and that ultimately HIV should be treated earlier to stave off AIDS.

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Alcohol-dependent hospital patients die earlier from multiple morbidities

Scientists from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the University of Bonn Hospital, together with British colleagues, have discovered that alcohol-dependent hospital patients die from multiple morbidities 7.6 years earlier than patients without a history of alcohol addiction.

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Peanut consumption benefits vascular function, study finds

Peanuts can often be found on coffee tables, at baseball games, tossed in salads, stir fried with vegetables and topped on sundaes. There is now emerging evidence that peanuts, which play an integral role in our culture, may benefit vascular health.

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Higher coffee consumption may protect against liver cancer

Coffee is the morning pick-me-up of the millions every day to increase wakefulness and improve concentration and focus. A new report has shown that regular coffee intake could also reduce liver cancer risk caused by daily alcohol consumption.
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