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    1. 'Hands-Free' Devices Unsafe While Driving: Report

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers who think hands-free devices for talking or texting are safer than handheld cellphones are mistaken, a new report suggests. Instead, devices such as speech-based technologies in cars can overload drivers, taking the

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    2. Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Job stress increases the risk of heart disease, but living a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce that risk, a new study says. Researchers examined data from more than 102,000 men and women, aged 17 to 70, in the United Kin

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    3. Seriously Stressed? Hair Analysis Tells All, Study Finds

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Hair analysis can reveal if seniors have elevated stress hormone levels that may put them at increased risk for heart disease and stroke, a new study suggests. Unlike a blood test that provides information about stress hormo

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    4. Ranting on Websites May Just Make You Angrier

      By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- It's so tempting. You read something on a website about a hot-button issue that makes you mad and you've got to respond. Before you know it, you're verbally sparring with a stranger. But you may want to think twice befor

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    5. Hate Overhearing Cell Phone Calls? This May Be Why

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Adding to the list of "really annoying things," new research is pointing the finger at a technology that can turn public spaces into private misery for many: cellphones. The study suggests that cellphone calls, and the half-con

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    6. Hospital Pet Programs Unleash Healing Powers

      March 8, 2013 -- A small but growing number of U.S. hospitals are expanding their visitation policies to allow supervised visits from furry family members. Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the latest hospitals to adopt a visiting policy for pets, had its first patient-owned pet visi

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    7. Bosses Who Bully Poison the Workplace

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Abusive bosses not only cause misery for the employees they target, but they also poison the work environment for the victims' co-workers, a new study indicates. The "secondhand" effects caused by abusive bosses can lead to jo

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    8. Job Stress Doesn't Seem to Raise Risk for Cancer

      Feb. 8, 2013 -- Stress on the job may cause a lot of things, but at least you can rest safe knowing that cancer isn't likely one of them. A new study finds that overall, high job stress was unlikely to be an important risk factor for colorectal, lung, breast, or prostate cancers. It was also not ass

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    9. Young Adults Are Most Stressed Generation: Survey

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans between 18 and 33 years old -- the so-called millennials -- are more stressed than the rest of the population, according to a new report from the American Psychological Association. What's stressing them out?

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    10. Are Those Who Multitask Most the Worst at It?

      Jan. 24, 2013 -- Next time you see a driver talking on the cell phone and looking confident, you might want to change lanes. People who often talk on cell phones while driving may think they are experts at such multitasking, but they are typically not, says researcher David Strayer, PhD, professor o

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