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Air Pollution May Play Role in Autism
Autism was more prevalent among children in areas of high pollution
Parkinson’s Rx May Trigger Impulse Control Disorders
Dopamine agonists may spur pathological gambling, hypersexuality and compulsive shopping
Effects of Drinking on Blood Pressure Varied in Young Adults
Moderate alcohol consumption lowered risk for high blood pressure in young women, but binge drinking in young men raised risk
Women May Be More Prone to Post-Heart Attack Depression
Heart attacks among women tied to greater anxiety and depression than in men
Physical Activity May Combat Depression
Exercise may alleviate depression symptoms, but depression may keep patients from exercising
High Blood Pressure May Prompt Mental Decline
Prehypertension and hypertension in midlife may raise the risk of later cognitive decline
Exercise Early May Not Prevent Depression in Adolescents Later
Physical activity at age 14 not associated with reduced depression 3 years later
Millions of Medical Conditions Tied to Smoking
Cigarette smoking tied to COPD and other cases of millions of smoking attributable illnesses
Alcohol Often Involved in ER Visits for Prescription Abuse
Opioid pain reliever and benzodiazepine abuse emergency room visits and deaths also involved alcohol in many cases
CDC Reports Americans Living Longer Than Ever
Heart disease, cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease remained leading causes of death
Heart Problems May Start Early on in Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia patients showed risk factors for cardiovascular problems in early stages of mental illness
Researchers Find Possible Link Between Tobacco and Oral HPV
Oral HPV rate higher in tobacco users in new study of human papillomavirus type 16

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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.