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  1. Young Cell Phone Users Drive Like the Elderly

    Feb. 3, 2005 - Talking on a cell phone while driving can turn a normally attentive young driver into a virtual senior citizen behind the wheel, according to a new study. "If you put a 20-year-old driver behind the wheel with a cell phone, their reaction times are the same as a 70-year-old driver who

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  2. Pro Football Players Pass Staph Infections

    Feb. 2, 2005 -- Staph infections may pose a bigger risk to some professional football players than a tackle or quarterback sack, and the best defense may be better hygiene on the field and in the locker room. New research shows a fall 2003 outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRS

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  3. Viagra May Help Severe Altitude Sickness

    Feb. 1, 2005 -- A new use for Viagra may be in the works. The erectile dysfunction drug may help protect against lung problems resulting from high altitudes, say French researchers. High altitude can sometimes cause illness, especially in people with existing heart and lung problems. The thinner air

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  4. Male Body Images Suffer in Western Societies

    Jan. 31, 2005 -- Western men have a much more distorted view of their own bodies than men in Taiwan, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings suggest that there's an East-West divide in terms of male body image, which may explain why body image disorders, such as muscle dysmorphia, and

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  5. Good Behavior May Start in the Genes

    Jan. 7, 2005 -- The outpouring of generosity and compassion to tsunami survivors could trace back to the givers' genes. Humans seem to be wired to help each other, new research shows. Researcher J. Philippe Rushton works in the University of Western Ontario's psychology department. He's fascinated b

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  6. Leadership Role Improves Performance

    Dec. 22, 2004 -- Leadership may be more of a blessing than a burden. At least, it is in the National Hockey League (NHL). If the same is true off the ice, it could help groom tomorrow's leaders. NHL players performed best when they captained their teams, says Pennsylvania State University's David Da

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  7. Is Democracy Good for Your Health?

    Dec. 16, 2004 -- Next time you belt out the old patriot lyric "let freedom ring," consider this: Freedom really does make you feel better. A new study in the British Medical Journal shows that people who live in democratic societies are physically healthier than those governed by repressive regimes.

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  8. Why Your Poker Face May Not Work

    Dec. 13, 2004 - Reading others' emotions may not require good eyesight, according to new research that may explain why it's so hard to fool someone by using a poker face. The results suggest that the brain may be able to "read" people's emotions even when we don't realize what we're seeing. In their

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  9. Holiday Decorating Can Land You in the ER

    Dec. 9, 2004 -- About 5,800 people spend part of their winter holidays in emergency rooms, tending to fall-related injuries sustained while decorating. So says the CDC, based on data from the 2000-2002 winter holidays. According to their estimates, two to three people every hour were treated in emer

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  10. HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson Resigns

    Dec. 3, 2004 -- Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson announced his resignation Friday, but not before weighing in on several controversial policy issues in Washington. Thompson announced he would resign his cabinet post effective Feb. 4, 2005, or sooner if Congress confirms a rep

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