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Your Body: Where Do Teens Get Their Health Information?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Med­ical Con­trib­u­torI get ques­tions from teenagers every day — and not just in my own house from my own teenage chil­dren, but from my teenage patients. I’ll get a text, a Tweet, a Facebook …

 

Do Blue Eyes Mean a Greater Chance of Alcoholism?

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — Go ahead, have another drink — unless you’ve got blue eyes.  Then you might want to switch to soda, accord­ing to a new study that claims peo­ple with lighter-colored eyes have a greater chance of bec…

 

Artificial Sweeteners Aren't Fooling Your Brain

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — They may fool your tongue, but they’re not fool­ing your brain.  Arti­fi­cial sweet­en­ers, that is.  And it could mean they’re not as ben­e­fi­cial to los­ing weight as we may think.A new study pub­lished in the jou…

 

 

 

11-Year-Old Girl 'Allergic' to Sunlight

Savan­nah Fulk­er­son can­not spend time in the sun with­out caus­ing injury to her skin. (KABC-TV)(LOS ANGELES) — Around the time Savan­nah Fulk­er­son turned 4, she became unable to spend any length of time out­doors. “We’d be out­side about 20 min…

 

Study: Surgery May Beat Diet and Exercise for Diabetes

Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Recent research has pointed to the effec­tive­ness of weight loss surg­eries like gas­tric bypass and laparo­scopic band­ing in treat­ing dia­betes. Now, a new study sug­gests that these sur­gi­cal approaches may even be more eff…

 

Despite Warnings, Adults Using Indoor Tanning Beds Largely Undeterred

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In recent years, the media has been replete with warn­ings from med­ical author­i­ties con­cern­ing the dan­gers of indoor tan­ning beds — dan­gers that include skin can­cer, wrin­kles and poten­tially blind­ing eye con­di­tions. De…