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Bullied Teen Hangs Self After Writing She Loves ‘All My Haterz’

Bullied Teen Hangs Self After Writing She Loves ‘All My Haterz’

File photo. Hemera/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A 14-year-old girl whose Facebook page says she loves “all my haterz” has committed suicide after enduring two years of bullying by her female classmates, her family claims.Eden Wormer, an eighth grad…

You Are What You Type, or Something Like That

You Are What You Type, or Something Like That

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Most of us have become so adept at using keyboards that we rarely stop to think about whether we type more words on the left side of the QWERTY keyboard or the right.Well, researchers from the University College London an…

Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start of Iraq War, Study Finds

Army Suicide Rates Soar Since Start of Iraq War, Study Finds

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Since the start of the Iraq War in 2003, the rate of suicide among U.S. Army soldiers has soared, according to a new study from the U.S. Army Public Health Command.The study, an analysis of data from the Army B…

Examining Brain’s Joy May Produce More Effective Anti-Depressants

Examining Brain’s Joy May Produce More Effective Anti-Depressants

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Suppose you could actually feel what it’s like to be another animal—not just guess, after observing its actions and behavior from the outside, but actually break through the prison of subjectivity and know y…

We All Scream for Ice Cream, But Can We Become Addicted?

We All Scream for Ice Cream, But Can We Become Addicted?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Wash.) — There are people who say that for them, food is like a drug, and a new study suggests that high-calorie foods like ice cream can affect the brain in some of the ways drugs do.Researchers Kyle Burger and Eric Sti…

Drugs Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients

Drugs Raise Death Risk in Dementia Patients

Keith Brofsky/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — Elderly nursing home residents who take certain antipsychotic drugs for dementia have an increased risk of death, a new study found.The study of more than 75,000 nursing home residents with dementia, all of whom were…

Teen YouTube Videos Shed Light on Self-Esteem Issues

Teen YouTube Videos Shed Light on Self-Esteem Issues

Naomi Gibson(NEW YORK) — Naomi Gibson, who lives just outside Denver, always makes a point to tell her 13-year-old daughter, Faye, that she’s beautiful. So when she started getting calls from media asking to interview Faye about a video she had posted…

Spiders Appear Bigger When You Fear Them

Spiders Appear Bigger When You Fear Them

Duncan Smith/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS) — If you suffer from an irrational fear of spiders, you may perceive the critters to be much larger than they actually are, according to a new study published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders.Researchers from Ohio …

Shopaholic Says Shoplifting Arrest Was Her Wake-Up Call

Shopaholic Says Shoplifting Arrest Was Her Wake-Up Call

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LANSING, Mich.) — For most people, a trip to the mall is, well, just a trip to the mall. But for Ronnie Haring, it a place full of dangerous temptations because the 38-year-old mother of two is a shopaholic.”It’s less a feeling …

Why Would Rihanna Let Chris Brown Back Into Her Life?

Why Would Rihanna Let Chris Brown Back Into Her Life?

Chris Polk/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Rihanna debuted her sexually charged “Birthday Cake” remix Monday, and the man who bloodied and bruised her three years ago, Chris Brown, appears on the new version, rapping about how he wants to “…

Nice or Nasty? New Research Answers Human Nature Question

Nice or Nasty? New Research Answers Human Nature Question

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — New research is proving that humans are naturally pretty nice with “pro-social tendencies” and are not as “nasty” as previously thought, according to a top primate behavi…

Grief: Normal, Not A Mental Illness

Grief: Normal, Not A Mental Illness

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Grief following the death of a loved one isn’t a mental illness that requires psychiatrists and antidepressants, according to editors of The Lancet, who oppose “medicalizing” an often-healing response to overwhelming loss…

Restless Nights Linked to Signs of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

Restless Nights Linked to Signs of Alzheimer’s, Study Finds

Erik Snyder/Photodisc(ST. LOUIS) — Could disturbed sleep patterns be linked to early signs of Alzheimer’s disease? Researchers think so.Yo-El Ju, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues conducted a study in people w…

High-Calorie Diet Could Lead to Memory Loss, Study Suggests

High-Calorie Diet Could Lead to Memory Loss, Study Suggests

Comstock/Thinkstock(ROCHESTER, Minn.) — Researchers suggest there may be a link between memory loss and a high-calorie diet.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) can often be an early sign of dementia, and experts say it may help to determine who will event…

Cancer Drug Erases Alzheimer’s in Mice

Cancer Drug Erases Alzheimer’s in Mice

Comstock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — A drug typically used to treat skin cancer quickly reversed Alzheimer’s disease in mice, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science. Alzheimer’s researchers call the results exciting, bu…

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A new study suggests that driving electricity deep into the brain can boost memory, shedding light on a mysterious neurological process and opening the door for Alzheimer’s disease treatments.Researchers from t…

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A new study suggests that driving electricity deep into the brain can boost memory, shedding light on a mysterious neurological process and opening the door for Alzheimer’s disease treatments.Researchers from t…

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Memory

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A new study suggests that driving electricity deep into the brain can boost memory, shedding light on a mysterious neurological process and opening the door for Alzheimer’s disease treatments.Researchers from t…

Health and Human Services to Boost Alzheimer’s Research Funding

Health and Human Services to Boost Alzheimer’s Research Funding

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration plans to increase federal funding for Alzheimer’s disease research and caregiver support by more than 25 percent over the next two years, the Department of Health and Human Services a…

Sperm Test to Hit Drugstore Shelves

Sperm Test to Hit Drugstore Shelves

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A home sperm test is set to join dozens of female fertility predictors on drug store shelves this spring.Walgreen’s and CVS are already selling the sperm-counting kit, called SpermCheck Fertility, online. Now…

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