Health Rewind: Can Facebook Make You an Alcoholic?
Plus, chicken pox deaths and more.
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Facebook Found to Increase Anxiety and Alcoholism Rates - A recent study conducted at the University of Missouri School Of Journalism found that college students who were more emotionally connected to their Facebook social network than outside friends were more likely to experience anxiety and be influenced to use alcohol. Researchers believe that posting “drunk pictures” may pressure lonely students on Facebook to drink, says Red Orbit. (Photo: Courtesy Facebook)
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Why You Might Want the Chicken Pox Vaccine - When we think of chicken pox, we often think “harmless and itchy,” but the CDC warns that it can be deadly. In a new report, they highlight a 2009 chicken pox-related death of a 15-year-old teen that wasn’t vaccinated. They warn that those most vulnerable to chicken pox death are unvaccinated healthy people under the age of 20. Learn more about the chicken pox vaccine at cdc.gov. (Photo: Michael Williamson/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
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Black Parents and Spanking: Is It Out of Control? - In a recent article at The Root, Keli Goff weighs in on Ohio father Greg Horn, who was arrested for beating his two daughters for posting videos on Facebook of them twerking. Goff ponders when is spanking OK and why it is so prevalent in our community. Past studies show that African-American parents have the highest rates of child mistreatment and accidental spanking deaths. (Photo: Peter Glass/Getty Images)
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IUDs Proven Safe for Women and Teens - Despite popular belief that IUDs — hormonal contraception that is placed in the uterus — are unsafe, a new study’s findings trump this myth. Researchers from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston found that while older versions of IUDs may have caused serious complications, the newer versions are safe and effective for teens and women, says Science Daily.(Photo: Getty Images)
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Working Out Can Help Young Folks Quit Smoking - Want to kick your nicotine habit? A new study found that working out more often might help. Researchers from George Washington University found that teen smokers who on average smoked a pack a day greatly reduced the urge to light up by working out an extra 20 minutes a day, reported Time.com. Read about other ways to quit smoking at cancer.org. (Photo: Jim Cummins/Getty Images)