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Facebook, Instagram Reduce Video Quality in India as Coronavirus Lockdown Brings Heavy Demand

Facebook, Instagram Reduce Video Quality in India as Coronavirus Lockdown Brings Heavy Demand

Netflix, Amazon, and YouTube recently lowered the quality of streaming video content on their respective platforms to tackle network congestion caused by a surge in the number of users owing to coronavirus-led lockdown. Facebook has also done something similar and has lowered the bitrate of content that can be streamed …

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Heavy Kids Exposed to Everyday Chemicals May Face More Heart Risks

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TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Overweight children exposed to high levels of certain household chemicals may be more likely to develop certain risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, according to new research. Scientists found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), used in stain and water repellants for carpets, …

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Vomiting Syndrome on the Rise in Heavy Pot Smokers

Statins May Be Linked to Diabetes Risk

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By R. Scott RappoldWebMD Health News Reviewed by Arefa Cassoobhoy, MD, MPH Feb. 21, 2017 — A small but growing number of heavy marijuana users around the world are getting a rare illness that causes vomiting and abdominal pain, and experts are at …

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Bleeding Strokes Take Heavy Toll on Brain

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Survivors of the most deadly type of stroke face a higher risk for developing depression and dementia, new research suggests. Often called “bleeding strokes,” hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel ruptures and leaks blood into the brain. Conversely, the more common ischemic …

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Drug Might Help Heavy Drinkers Limit Their Booze

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Latest Prevention & Wellness News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — An anti-epilepsy drug might help problem drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption, according to new research. The study of the drug topiramate (Topamax) included 138 heavy drinkers who were divided into two groups. About half took Topamax …

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Heavy Drinkers Put Themselves at Risk for Dementia

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THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The ills that are linked to heavy drinking now include dementia, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed data from more than a million adults in France who were diagnosed with dementia between 2008 and 2013. They found that chronic, heavy drinking was a …

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Heavy Kids May Suffer Worse Elbow Fractures

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TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese children who break their arm just above the elbow are more likely to suffer complex fractures and have complications after surgery than normal-weight children, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 350 children, aged 2 to 11, who underwent surgery …

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‘Dabbing’ Marijuana a Gateway to Heavy Use of Pot

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Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — “Dabbing” cannabis concentrate is the type of marijuana experimentation most likely to lead teens into frequent and heavy use of the drug, researchers say. “We really wanted to understand whether the type of cannabis that youth experiment …

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Do Young Adults Really ‘Age Out’ of Heavy Drinking?

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Latest Mental Health News By Rich HolmesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — During the late teens and early 20s, young people may booze it up a lot, but they eventually dial it back, right? A new study study confirms that drinking rates do tend to …

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