Feeling Cranky? It’s Time for a Snack

If you’ve ever blamed a bad mood on low blood sugar, you’re onto something.

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Overconfident People Are Viewed As More Talented

The idea of “fake it till you make it” is legit. Plus, what it means for people who underestimate themselves.

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So-Called ‘Half a Glass’ Rule May Prevent Drinking Too Much Wine

Pouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.

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States with Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdoses

States that have legalized medical marijuana tend to experience an unexpected benefit — fewer overdose deaths from narcotic painkillers, a new study suggests.

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How the Wii Balance Board Can Help People With MS

An exercise component of the popular Nintendo Wii video game may help multiple sclerosis patients improve their balance by rewiring their brains, a new study suggests.

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As Many As 1 in 7 People Experience ‘Sleep Drunkenness’

“Sleep drunkenness” is more common than previously thought, affecting about one in seven Americans, or 15 percent, according to a new study that looked at the sleeping habits of more than 19,000 adults.

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Indoor E-Cigarette Use Should Be Banned, World Health Organization Says

Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that “vaping” is harmless to bystanders.

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Fact-Checking The Knick: Were Doctors Really Deranged and Drugged Out?

The new Cinemax series “The Knick” paints a shocking picture of medicine in the early 1900s at the fictional Knickerbocker Hospital. It’s so wild-west that you can’t help but wonder: Is this for real?

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Knee Surgery May Not Help All People With Meniscus Damage

Compared to conservative treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery offers no apparent benefit for middle-aged people with age-related tears of the meniscus — the cartilage that cushions the knee joint, according to a new analysis.

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Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says

The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported Thursday.

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