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Adderall addiction: Students misuse drug to gain boost while studying

The United States is 4 percent of the world’s population but produces 88 percent of the world’s legal amphetamine. Adderall, also known as the “study drug,” is in high demand across the nation and has increasingly become highly abused by college students who claim Adderall is the key to academic success.

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FDA: Energy drinks may be to blame for at least 18 deaths

FDA: Energy drinks may be to blame for at least 18 deaths

A recent incident report from the federal Food and Drug Administration said energy products like Monster and 5-Hour Energy may have caused up to 18 deaths

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Column: Sex ranks No. 1 when it comes to a fulfilling life

Breaking news here folks! A recent study discovered that sex/making love is the most pleasurable, meaningful, engaging and happy thing for people.

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Study shows activity increases life expectancy

Staying active and maintaining an average body weight can lead to a 7.2-year gain in life expectancy, according to a study released by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital last week.

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Redheads at risk of Melanoma

Scientists have long believed that redheads, with their fair skin and hair, are more sensitive to sunlight than others. Last week, a team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital strengthened the case with new findings suggesting that they have an increased risk of developing melanoma even in the absence of UV radiation.

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Is Facebook a crucial part of relationships?

A popular saying with students – “It’s not official until it’s on Facebook,” – may be more accurate than people realize.

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Vitamins cut cancer risk

A prevention trial performed on male physicians revealed that taking a daily multivitamin modestly reduced the occurrence of cancer in men, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Vitamins may not help HIV patients

Despite the assumption that vitamins are always beneficial, Harvard School of Public Health researchers asserted in a study released Tuesday that high doses of multivitamins may instead have adverse side effects for HIV patients taking antiretroviral drugs.

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Researchers discover “Fat switch”

A new breakthrough in cellular biology has revealed a biological “fat switch” that could help in the fight against the worldwide obesity epidemic, according to a study published by scientists at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute last week.

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American lifespans could shrink by 5 years

Although the prevalence of gyms and workout classes has increased over the past few decades, more Americans are leading sedentary lives than ever before. In “Designed to Move,” a report backed by Nike, the average lifespan of the younger generation is expected to be five years shorter than their parents.

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