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Science Said 'Yes' to Nap Time for Adults
Napping may reverse hormonal and immune system effects of sleep deprivation
Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking may worsen treatment response in axial spondyloarthritis
Why Many Women May Struggle After Heart Attacks
Stress tied to worse heart attack recovery in young and middle aged women than in men
Preventing Painkiller Problems for the Public
Opioid painkillers may be overprescribed in the US, which could contribute to addiction and other health problems
No Raised ADHD Risk from Labor Rx
Oxytocin use during labor not tied to increased attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children
Got Money Worries? You've Got Company
Stress about money was common among Americans
Check Your ZZZs Against New Recommendations
New sleep guidelines include new age ranges and recommendations
What May Be Keeping Your Teen up at Night
Sleep quality in teens may decrease with electronic device use
Why Colorectal Cancer Survivors Shouldn't Smoke
Colorectal cancer survivors who smoked tobacco had worse health outcomes
Teen Nicotine Use: More Than Just Cigarettes
Teen nicotine use included cigarettes, hookah, cigars, electronic cigarettes and more
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Cognitive impairment was more severe in former NFL players who had started playing football before age 12
Don't Overdo the Gameday Drinking
Alcohol consumption on Super Bowl Sunday was higher among heavy drinkers, especially men

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Cutting on Campus
Purpously cutting yourself with a razor blade or knife may sound crazy, but many people find inflicting self harm to be a release of tension and an effective balm for feelings of depression. Here, a closer look at people who cut.
Sneaky Tips to Make You Smart
Ready for a corner-office? These tips are so simple, you can (and should) do them in the shower.
The Difference Between Fear and Phobia
Phobias are strong, irrational fears. Someone with a social phobia may be afraid of dating. A person with agoraphobia is scared of enclosed spaces. Some even fret over fear itself!
Warning Signs Your Fear is Caused by a Phobia
It's normal to be scared sometimes, but phobias are different.From agoraphobia to social anxiety, phobias can dominate a person's life. Luckily, learning about phobia symptoms is the first step toward recovery.
The Extreme Fear of Social Situations
Occasional social anxiety is something everyone can relate to. For people with a social phobia, everyday situations can feel unbearable. Here are the basic facts about this common fear.
The 9 Most Common Specific Phobias
Phobias are characterized by intense avoidance of things, from enclosed spaces to social situations. While debilitating, anxiety management and exposure therapy can help alleviate fear. Take a quick look at some common aversions.
Severe Social Anxiety: Understanding Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia, fear of enclosed spaces, is a common phobia. Agoraphobia symptoms can be so intense that a sufferer can undergo physical panic attacks. Some agoraphobics won't even leave their homes!
The World's Weirdest Phobias
Imagine living your life afraid of food, or scared of people. While these phobias may seem irrational to some, to others, they're debilitating. Check out this intriguing group of phobias.