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Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

Study finds stress does give you gray hair, but there’s a way to reverse it

The public has long associated stress with the development of gray hairs, an observational link so common that it spawned phrases like, "You're giving me gray hair." A new study has confirmed that yes, indeed, experiencing too much stress may cause some of your hair to lose its youthful color -- but this isn't a permanent change and you can, with some relaxation, reverse the color loss.

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Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

Cannabis and suicide issues linked in young users, but a big question remains

A new study has found a link between cannabis product use and issues related to suicide, including thinking about and attempting to commit suicide. The research focused specifically on young users below the age of 35, noting that though this link was found, the findings don't necessarily mean that cannabis use is the cause of the observed association.

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All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

All the dog food recalls in effect for 2021 – so far

Today we're taking a look at each of the dog and cat food recalls announced by the FDA in the USA in the year 2021. We've previously reported on most of these recalls in the past, soon after they were initially tipped by the FDA through the first months of this year. Today we're making absolutely sure you are up-to-date on all the recalls as such, just in case any were missed during this tumultuous time.

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White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

White House says it’ll take a few extra weeks to hit Biden’s vaccine goal

After reaching multiple goals related to the nation's COVID-19 vaccination effort, it seems likely the Biden administration will miss its upcoming July 4th milestone. The president previously said his administration was hoping to reach a 70-percent COVID-19 vaccination rate among adults ages 18 and older in the US by July 4, but now the White House says it'll take a few extra weeks to hit that goal.

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Mild homophobia paves way for long-term health issues in LGB people

Mild homophobia paves way for long-term health issues in LGB people

According to a new study from George Washington University, even mild homophobia can be enough to trigger changes in the body that may put some lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people at risk of long-term health issues like heart disease. The health issues may result from the increase in cortisol, blood pressure, and heart rate triggered by exposure to prejudice and discrimination.

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WHO says Ebola outbreak in Guinea is officially over

WHO says Ebola outbreak in Guinea is officially over

The Ebola outbreak that appeared in the West African nation Guinea back in February is officially over, according to the World Health Organization and the Republic of Guinea Ministry of Health. The outbreak occurred in the N’Zérékoré Prefecture where the previous 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak happened. A total of 16 cases resulted from this recent outbreak.

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US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

US hits 300 million COVID-19 vaccine shots, but will it reach July 4 goal?

In a tweet this week, President Biden announced that the US has hit (and surpassed) its latest COVID-19 vaccine milestone: 300 million shots have been administered during the president's first 150 days in office. More than 65-percent of adults in the US have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose, with more than 55-percent fully vaccinated. However, some remain skeptical over whether the US will reach Biden's July 4 vaccination goal.

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Insulin syringes recalled across the globe over risk of injecting wrong dose

Insulin syringes recalled across the globe over risk of injecting wrong dose

Multiple batches of fixed-needle insulin syringes have been recalled around the world over the potential risk of skewed lines on the syringe barrels. This issue, according to the recall notice, may result in some diabetic patients injecting too much or too little insulin for their needs, potentially putting them at risk of severe adverse effects as a result.

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California digital COVID-19 vaccine card launches (but don’t call it a vaccine passport)

California digital COVID-19 vaccine card launches (but don’t call it a vaccine passport)

California is the first US state to launch a digital COVID-19 vaccine record, a system tracking coronavirus healthcare that's likely to be as controversial as it is useful. The system, which went live today, allows residents of California to prove their vaccine status without having to carry around a physical card.

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Fortnite gameplay among kids linked to friendly and positive behaviors

Fortnite gameplay among kids linked to friendly and positive behaviors

Certain pockets of society have been demonizing video games for decades, accusing them of everything from making kids stupid to increasing rates of violence. Actual research into gameplay among kids tends to turn up the opposite, however, with past studies linking video games to increased motor skills, improved problem-solving skills, and other positive things.

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Study finds money can make you happier, but there’s a limit

Study finds money can make you happier, but there’s a limit

The common saying goes, "Money can't buy you happiness." That may be a popularly known phrase, but it's not necessarily a popular idea, with many people arguing that lack of money can cause a variety of issues that impact one's happiness and, therefore, having more money would logically make a person feel happier. A new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science explored this debate, finding that money can, in fact, buy you happiness, but only to a certain extent.

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Another study finds intermittent fasting for weight loss may backfire

Another study finds intermittent fasting for weight loss may backfire

Fasting, including intermittent fasting, has been linked to many potential health benefits, including lower blood pressure, improved brain health, and similar. However, more controversy exists when it comes to fasting for weight loss, a controversy that has expanded with a new study published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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