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December 2016 Media News

Do the benefits of real friendships translate online? A person's Facebook activity might be a window into their health and even predict their odds of dying in the short term, a new study suggests. Reuters Health, 11/04/2016.

Adding music to pain meds may reduce pain. As a complement to traditional pain relief tools like medication, listening to music may lessen acute or chronic pain related to cancer and other conditions, according to a new review. Reuters Health, 11/04/2016. (Also see Pain Management)

Men’s long working hours, short sleep may harm health in old age. Working long hours and skimping on sleep in midlife may lead to poorer physical health in old age, according to a study from Finland. Reuters Health, 11/04/2016. (Also see Sleep Disorders and Illness)

How Sunlight Affects Your Mental Health. A new study suggests just how much sunlight really matters to our emotional and mental health, more than any other weather phenomenon. Time Healthland, 11/07/2016. (Also see Sunshine Exposure and Protection)

How Worrying Can Actually Make You Sick. An estimated 5–10% of people have health anxiety, meaning they’re obsessed with thoughts of having, getting or dodging illness. Time Healthland, 11/03/2016. (Also see Anxiety and Attitude)

This Common Processed Food Ingredient Causes Cancer in Mice. A new study shows that emulsifiers, which are added to many processed foods, can cause cancer in animals. Time Healthland, 11/07/2016. (Also see Cancer)

While Pregnant, Women Should Get Health Care 8 Times, W.H.O. Says. Women should see a doctor, nurse or trained midwife at least eight times during each pregnancy, with five of those visits in the last trimester, the World Health Organization said. New York Times, 11/07/2016. (Also see Pregnancy and Autoimmunity)

Smoking More Likely to Kill HIV Patients Than the Virus. Smoking is so deadly that it may be more likely to kill HIV patients than the virus, researchers reported. NBC News, 11/04/2016.

How to indulge your sweet tooth. Along with the approaching joys of fall and winter holiday come facts that are truly frightening – consuming more sugar. Washington Times, 11/04/2016.

7 Reasons You Can’t Stop Coughing. A short–term cough could be a sign of a bigger health issue that needs to be addressed by a doctor. Time Healthland, 11/10/2016. (Also see Lung (Pulmonary) Involvement)

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