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“They can better learn about ways to protect their sexual health and feel less alone…”

Teens on Grindr and similar apps aren't just there to hookup, research shows.
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Society as a whole will benefit from increased productivity and lower costs, but many individual workers will be adversely affected.

The rise of artificial intelligence and robots in the workplace will completely change a huge number of professions. What will happen to your job?
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“You can now easily detect when information is spreading virally, and who is responsible for its spread.”

In the seemingly endless battle against false information and fake news online, newly upgraded tools can help you sort fact from fiction.
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Blood type doesn't just matter for transfusions. It can also have major consequences for people with E. coli infections.

Scientists have figured why one kind of E. coli causes more intense illness depending on blood type. Their work could lead to life-saving vaccines.
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Implanting a microchip the size of the grain of rice makes life more convenient. But is it worth it? Read more: https://wef.ch/2IyAYmU

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Using this new migraine fix is as easy as injecting insulin.

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.
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“You’re not venturing out, you’re not trying new things, you’re not learning new information. You’re kind of on autopilot.” #chronicpain

The effects of chronic pain are more than just physical. A psychologist discusses how it can affect our ability to make decisions, too.
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Since 2008, more Mexicans have been leaving the US than entering. But the myth that undocumented Mexican migration is out of hand still lingers today, says historian Ana Raquel Minian.

Historian Ana Raquel Minian argues that many of the negative and untrue myths Americans hold about Mexican immigration took root in a period of increased immigration from between 1965 to 1986.
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Best wishes to Meghan and Harry for wedded bliss. These tips can help.

"Except in fairy tales, 'Happily Ever After' doesn't just happen," says the coauthor of a new book on long-term love.
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Yogurt, gummy worms, hummus with pretzels, Cheetos, and apple slices. Can you guess which snack teens chose?

"Having a health-oriented food rule at home may give kids a roadmap for making healthier food choices when they're out on their own."
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“Parents often overestimate their children’s cognitive abilities and underestimate their physical abilities.”

"Children are very curious—especially about things that they have been warned not to handle."
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Interesting take on a popular diet: “If [you're] looking for people to develop a healthy relationship with food, this is the worst thing possible."

Ultimately, it fails to address the root of many people’s food-related anxiety.
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“Going from no exercise to recommended activity levels over six years in middle age may reduce heart failure risk by 23 percent.”

The results of a new study suggest it may never be too late to reduce the risk of heart failure with exercise.
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😴 How melatonin makes you sleepy
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💛 What 6 years of exercise does to heart failure risk

Also in today's edition: How 6 Years of Exercise Affect Heart Failure Risk
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These study results are terrifying.

"Children are very curious—especially about things that they have been warned not to handle."
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Think of yourself as "visual learner"? You might want to read this article because there's a better way...

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.
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