Hey Kids, Just Say No to Energy Drinks

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren’t safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading sports medicine organization warns. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) on Friday released an official statement about the beverages. “Energy drinks are extremely popular, and concerns about their…

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Autism, Bipolar and Schizophrenia Share Genetic Similarities

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — By examining brain tissue, researchers say they’ve found similarities in certain mental illnesses, including autism and schizophrenia. Specifically, some similar patterns of gene expression were found in people with autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the researchers say. Gene expression refers to cells’ conversion of genetic instructions into proteins.…

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Are Germs Falling From the Sky?

THURSDAY, Feb. 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As if you weren’t worried enough about the germs on surfaces around you, new research suggests that viruses and bacteria are literally dropping down on your head. Scientists report that large numbers of all manner of germs circulate in, and fall from, the Earth’s atmosphere. Not only that,…

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