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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Rates of Mental Illness?
Data from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Agency (SAMHSA) suggests 20 percent of American adults — 44.5 million people — experienced some sort of mental illness over the last year.
The report defines “mental illness” as any sort of diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder that ca…
Spending Time Outside Could Actually Protect Kids’ Sight
A new review of previous research indicates that there could be a correlation between the amount of time children spend outside and nearsightedness.
Researchers analyzed the results of eight different studies, involving more than 10,000 participants, and found that children who are nearsighted spend …
New Heart-Monitoring Device for Smartphones Could Save Your Life
Swiss researchers say new technology that interacts with smartphones could revolutionize the treatment of heart patients.
The device in question consists of four electrode sensors attached to the skin and linked to a radio module and computer chip that clips onto a patient’s belt. Data from the devic…

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