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For Teenage Girls, Pressure to Be Perfect Carries Heavy Mental Health Toll

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EXETER, England — When you’re a teenager, making certain decisions can feel like life or death. Some teachers warn that grades will follow you around for the rest of your life, and parents can’t help but scrutinize every choice. Now, new research reports all of those expectations extract a heavy mental health toll on many…

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Plastic Snow? Study Finds Trillions of Plastic Particles Fall on the Swiss Alps Every Year

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DÜBENDORF, Switzerland — For those who love to catch the fresh falling snow on their tongues, beware, that might actually be plastic falling from the sky! Researchers from Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands estimate that close to 43 trillion miniature plastic particles land in Switzerland every year. The research focused on determining just how much plastic…

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Online ‘sextortion’ Rising During Pandemic: Men Twice As Likely to Receive Blackmail Threats

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MIAMI — More people are being sexually blackmailed online during the pandemic, a new study warns. Researchers add that men are the number one targets of these crimes — threatening to publish explicit images or videos of the victim, a cybercrime called sextortion. Other groups, including young people, black women, and members of the LGBTQ…

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Less Sugar May Actually Help Muscles Repair Themselves

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TOKYO, Japan — Blood sugar, or glucose, is usually an essential ingredient in cellular growth. However, a recent study finds having less sugar in the blood may actually help muscles repair themselves faster. Researchers in Japan say the cause of this connects to the behavior of a special type of stem cell which doesn’t seem to…

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