Health Studies Timeline

Suicide Rates Doubled Among African-American Children Ages 5 To 11 Since 1993

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Researchers have found that rates of suicide among African-American children, specifically boys, have doubled since 1993, surpassing for the first time the rates among white children which dropped over the same period. The study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics Tuesday, was based on data obtained from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which… Read more »

Fracking May Affect Human Health And Air Quality, Study Finds

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Fracking may expose people living or working near active natural gas wells to pollutants. Higher levels of certain pollutants may increase the risk of respiratory ailments and cancer for people in the immediate area where fracking takes place, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Oregon and University of Cincinnati. A… Read more »

Ebola Virus Eye Infection Found In ‘Cured’ Dr. Ian Crozier

Ebola Virus Eye Infection Outbreak Found In 'Cured' Dr. Ian Crozier

Dr. Ian Crozier probably knows the worst of the Ebola virus. Eye infections can still linger even for months after being “cured,” and one of the oddest side effects is that his eyes turned a new color. In a related report by the Inquisitr, to give you an idea how long the Ebola virus can… Read more »

Being Slightly Overweight Improves Life Expectancy, Study Claims

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While most people are obsessed with losing weight, mainly due to the media’s portrayal of obesity as unhealthy, a new study has revealed that being slightly overweight may be a good thing. The study, published in a journal called Cell Metabolism, claims that an enzyme secreted by fat tissue controls energy levels in the brain… Read more »

Just One Hour Of TV Can Cause Childhood Obesity? Probably Not

Too Much Television Causes Obesity In Kids

Can just one hour of TV per day raise childhood obesity risks? That’s the startling new claim making its way around the Internet following a recent health study. Dr. Mark DeBoer, the lead author of the study and an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Virginia, claims that even a little television can… Read more »