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HOW DOCTORS CAN GET LGBT TEENS TO OPEN UP

When doctors talk to teens about sex, only about three percent of them do so in a way that encourages LGBT teens to discuss their sexuality, a new study reports.

“Physicians are making their best efforts, but they are missing opportunities to create safe environments for teenagers to discuss sexuality and their health,” says lead investigator Stewart C. Alexander, an associate professor of consumer science at Purdue University who focuses on health communication.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/doctors-lgbt-teens-770892/

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WILL ‘VIP’ PROTECT US FROM THE FLU AND HIV AND MALARIA?

Efforts to develop broadly effective vaccines for HIV and malaria have had limited success. Now scientists are testing a totally different approach—one that so far seems very promising.

Unlike vaccines, which introduce substances such as antigens into the body hoping to illicit an appropriate immune response, the new method provides the body with step-by-step instructions for producing specific antibodies shown to neutralize a particular disease.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/vip-vaccines-hiv-flu-malaria-768232/

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CAN YOGA PLAY A ROLE IN TREATING BIPOLAR?

A recent survey suggests that yoga can be a substantial help for people with bipolar disorder, though the practice isn’t without risks.

“There is no scientific literature on hatha yoga for bipolar disorder,” says lead author Lisa Uebelacker, associate professor (research) of psychiatry and human behavior in the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a staff psychologist at Butler Hospital.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/yoga-bipolar-disorder-766992/

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Making cigarettes more expensive means we drink less alcohol – except when it comes to wine

Most drinkers call it a night when they’ve run out of cigarettes.
But not wine connoisseurs, who carry on drinking regardless, it seems.
A new study has found that making cigarettes more expensive and banning smoking indoors means people drink less beer and spirits – but not wine.

READ MORE:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2769413/Making-cigarettes-expensive-means-drink-alcohol-except-comes-wine.html

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U.S. Pledges Millions to Study Ways to Ease Soldiers’ Pain

Thirteen projects will look at alternative therapies, in hopes of lessening use of narcotic painkillers

READ MORE:http://consumer.healthday.com/alternative-medicine-information-3/mis-alternative-medicine-news-19/government-pledges-millions-to-study-ways-to-ease-soldiers-pain-692076.html

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CAN FRUIT AND VEGETABLES WARD OFF THE BLUES?

A new study links both high and low mental wellbeing with how many servings of fruit and vegetables a person eats each day.

More than 33 percent of respondents with high mental wellbeing ate five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day, compared with only 6.8 percent who ate less than one portion.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/fruit-and-vegetables-wellbeing-769792/

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BRAIN LINKUPS LAG IN KIDS WITH ADHD

Kids and teens with ADHD lag behind others of the same age in how quickly their brains form connections within, and between, key brain networks.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/brain-teens-adhd-767602/

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BACTERIAL ‘CHATTER’ TELLS CANCER CELLS TO DIE

Scientists can manipulate a molecule used as a communication system by bacteria to prevent cancer from spreading. This communication system can tell cells how to act—or even to die—on command.

READ MORE:http://www.futurity.org/bacterial-communication-cancer-771132/

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America’s Deadliest Parasite Outbreak

A highly infectious, and potentially deadly parasite that attaches itself to the lining of the small bowl, multiplies, and attacks the intestine.

WATCH VIDEO:http://www.discoveryfitandhealth.com/videos/americas-deadliest-parasite-outbreak.htm

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New stem cell surgery for dogs

Three dogs were on the operating table for a procedure, the first of its kind in north Alabama. Arthritis plagues many, but the arrival of new technology in could change lives. Doctors are using stem cells to rehabilitate the animals’ joints.

WATCH VIDEO:http://news.yahoo.com/video/stem-cell-surgery-dogs-192836721-cbs.html