UCLA researchers find that social media is just as addictive for teens as chocolate.

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UCLA Magazine

Ever wonder what’s going through teenagers’ heads as they stare at their phones? A group of researchers at UCLA’s Ahmanson-Lovelace Brain Mapping Center decided to find out. They scanned the brains of teens as they used a social media network similar to Instagram.

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US Uterus Transplant Trials Under Way

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Mats Brännström, MD, PhD, was beyond skeptical when a patient undergoing a hysterectomy for cervical cancer in 1998 asked him for a uterus transplant to restore her fertility.

Mats Brännström (right) and colleagues have conducted a clinical uterus transplantation trial, which produced the first successful live birth after uterus transplant.

Mats Brännström (right) and colleagues have conducted a clinical uterus transplantation trial, which produced the first successful live birth after uterus transplant.

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Germ Warfare

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UCLA Magazine

There is no fail-safe way to avoid catching the colds, flu and other illnesses that lurk all around us, but we can reduce the odds.

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4 ways to boost your energy naturally with breakfast

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HEALTHbeat Harvard Medical School

Healthful protein, slowly digested carbohydrates, fruit or vegetables serve up best morning mix

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Why So Many People Hate Scented Products

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TIME Health

Mar 10, 2017

You may not love the scent of your coworker’s hand cream, or the perfume wafting across the aisle on the train. But for some people, fragrances like those can trigger a range of very real symptoms, according to a new Australian study, from migraines to difficulties with breathing.

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B. Smith’s husband speaks about living with wife’s Alzheimer’s

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B. Smith doesn’t know the day, or the month or the year.

Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has robbed the former restaurateur, model, author and TV host of such luxuries.

But her devastating 2013 diagnosis has created a national platform to address the disease that plagues an estimated 5.5 million Americans.

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An Aging Brain shrinks Less on the Mediterranean Diet

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The aging brain is a shrinking brain, and a shrinking brain is, generally speaking, a brain whose performance and reaction time are declining: That is a harsh reality of growing older.

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The Best Foods for Sharp Eyesight

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Men’s Fitness

Start piling on the red, yellow, orange, and dark-green fruits and veggies. According to a new 25-year Harvard study on more than 100,000 patients, eating vibrant, nutrient-packed produce will cut almost in half (40%) your chances of developing macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss that robs people of the ability to read, drive, or even recognize faces—much less dresses—as they age.

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In Heroin Crisis, White Families Seek Gentler War on Drugs

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The New York Times

NEWTON, N.H. — When Courtney Griffin was using heroin, she lied, disappeared, and stole from her parents to support her $400-a-day habit. Her family paid her debts, never filed a police report and kept her addiction secret — until she was found dead last year of an overdose.

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Working to Older Age May Benefit Your Health

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The New York Times

Are there health benefits to staying in the work force longer?

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