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What friends' genes say about you
January 17th, 2011
04:59 PM ET

What friends' genes say about you

There's a lot of focus these days on tailoring treatments for diseases to individuals based on their genes, but friends' genes might be just as relevant, scientists argue.

It turns out that there are genetic correlations among people in the same social group, a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds.

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Teens who saw tobacco ads more likely to smoke
January 17th, 2011
03:53 PM ET

Teens who saw tobacco ads more likely to smoke

A study of German teens finds that those who were exposed to more cigarette advertisements during a nine-month observation period were more likely to take up smoking. The study is published in the journal Pediatrics.

Researchers looked at the role that any kind of advertising, including cigarette advertising, plays in influencing teens to begin smoking. Researchers showed advertisements to 2,102 German teens who had never smoked. The ads included six cigarette advertisements, and eight ads for other products including candy, clothes, cell phones and cars.

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What we know about Steve Jobs' medical journey
January 17th, 2011
02:31 PM ET

What we know about Steve Jobs' medical journey

Apple mogul Steve Jobs’ latest medical leave set off more questions about the world’s most famous tech CEO’s health issues.

In typical, tight-lipped fashion, Jobs, 55, released little detail in a three-paragraph letter to Apple employees.

For years, Jobs’ health has been the subject of speculation and worry due to how directly the company's success  appears to be tied to Jobs. FULL POST


January 17th, 2011
08:35 AM ET

Is it safe to fly with a 2-week-old?

Every weekday, a CNNHealth expert doctor answers a viewer question. On Mondays, it's pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Shu.

Question asked by Jasmine, of San Diego, California:

Is it safe to fly with a 2-week-old? FULL POST


Excess gaming linked to depression, bad grades
January 17th, 2011
12:01 AM ET

Excess gaming linked to depression, bad grades

When it comes to playing video games, it seems moderation is important to a child's mental health. A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics finds excessive gaming may lead to depression, anxiety, and poor grades in school.

Researchers in the U.S. and overseas looked at more than 3,000 elementary and middle-school children in Singapore and found that almost 9% of them were considered pathological or "addicted" to gaming – similar percentages were found in other countries.

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