Study: Take a yellow taxi cab for a safer ride

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SINGAPORE — If you decide to call a taxi, you may be better off asking for a yellow one to pick you up. A new study finds you’re less likely to be in an accident when riding in an industry-standard yellow cab compared to blue ones. Researchers at the National University of Singapore looked at …

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Long-term heavy drinking may prematurely damage arteries, study finds

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LONDON — There are a lot of reasons why heavy drinking is not suggested — from the toll on mental health to the risk of alcoholism and the dangers posed to others — but now a new study finds that engaging in frequent benders could prematurely damage the arteries, which could significantly raise the risk of heart …

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Using both marijuana and alcohol in college linked to lower GPA: Study

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Getting “lit” on a consistent basis may lead students to having a lower grade point average in college, a new study finds. Researchers from the Institute of Living, a Hartford, Connecticut-based hospital, looked at established data from the Brain and Alcohol Research in College Students (BARCS) study. Knowing that alcohol and marijuana …

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Traveling to Mars poses serious cancer risk for humans, study finds

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Traveling to Mars may be a real possibility for humans in the next decade or two with several organizations including NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX program seeking to be the first to execute the feat. But a new study could give a candidate pause about making the trek. Researchers from Wake Forest University …

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Study: Stressful day at work leads to poor sleep, less exercise

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — It’s no secret a good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but a new study finds our nightly slumber has a significant impact on our daily stress level and vice versa. Sharing their work in the Journal of Sleep Research, researchers at Penn State published two highly-related findings derived …

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