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Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 06:24 AM EST

Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 06:29 PM EST

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure in New Guidelines

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a...

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017 at 12:16 AM EST

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Down 10 Percent in Mass.

Opioid-Related Overdose Deaths Down 10 Percent in Mass.

Opioid-related overdose deaths are continuing to fall in Massachusetts but one addiction expert says the new overdose numbers may be misleading.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 05:04 AM EST

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 01:28 PM EST

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Study Suggests Women Less Likely to Get CPR From Bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman's chest might be one reason. Only 39 percent of...

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 11:24 PM EST

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Why Men Force Women to Watch Them Masturbate: Experts

Power, control, and a pathological desire to elicit fear all play into why a man might engage in exhibitionism, sex therapists say, in the wake of bombshell revelations against comedian Louis C.K. Experts...

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM EST

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

How Sexual Harassment Damages a Person’s Health: Experts

Sexual harassment not only have negative mental effects on victims and survivors, it can also have physical effects as well, experts tell NBC News Better. Dr. Colleen Cullen, a licensed clinical psychologist...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017 at 01:34 PM EST

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Narcan Explained: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

Ninety-one people in the U.S. die every day from opioid-related overdoses, but there’s a tool that can reverse the effects of an overdose that more and more law enforcement agencies and paramedics are now...

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 at 07:31 PM EST

Authorities Urge People to Carry Narcan

Authorities Urge People to Carry Narcan

Authorities are urging people to carry Narcan after a weekend of three opioid overdose deaths in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Monday, Nov 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM EST

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Researcher: Aaron Hernandez's Brain Was Severely Impacted by CTE

Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said...

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