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Heart risk raised by sitting in front of the TV, not by sitting at work, finds a new study (n=3,592 African Americans), which found TV-viewing of 4 or more hours a day had 50% greater risk of cardiovascular events and death compared to less than 2 hours a day, but not with more time sitting at work.

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Milk is the best drink to reduce burn from chili peppers, and it does not matter if it is whole or skim, suggests a new study that compared the effectiveness of five off-the-shelf beverages at reducing the burn after the consumption of capsaicin.

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Cannabis use associated with abnormal brain structure in region involved in processing facial emotion, suggests a new brain scan study, which found that teens and young adults who use cannabis weekly have abnormal brain structure in the region involved in processing and regulating emotions.

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There is altered gut microbiota in infants with food allergy, according to a new study in Nature Medicine, which found that giving an enriched oral formulation of five or six species of bacteria found in the human gut protected against food allergies and reversed established disease in mice.