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New technology on the horizon may soon render your glasses obsolete. Scientists have developed a new eye drop solution, which corrects vision without the need for glasses or surgery.

Eye Personality

We’ve all heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but new research shows that they are also an indication of our personality.

One team scientists found that a machine-learning algorithm was able to demonstrate the link between personality and eye movements.

Be Wise, Immunize

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of vaccinations and encourage people of all ages to make sure they are up to date on the vaccines recommended for them.

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Teens Say No

A CDC study reveals that today’s teens are saying no to sex, drugs, smoking and milk. The study, which was conducted last year, asked high school students about a wide range of heath topics which researchers compared to questionnaires going back more that 25 years. Here are some of the findings.

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Should We or Shouldn't We Screen?

Cancer screening tests can find disease in people who have no signs of sickness. But lately medical experts have been disagreeing about when to start screenings and how often they should be done.

Frozen Treats

The United States Postal Service is inviting its customers to tap into their sense of smell through its new series of stamps.  The Frozen Treats stamps, featuring a frosty collection of colorful, scratch-and-sniff, ice pops comes in a booklet of 20, and showcases artist, Margaret Berg’s, whimsical watercolor illustrations.

Summer Camp Bummer

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you're a kid. School is out, the sun is shining bright and it’s time for summer camp.

But along with flashlights, sleeping bags and bug spray, many kids will be packing their smart phones. According to one study, that may not be such a great idea.

Summer Sun Myths

Florida summers can be hotter than a firecracker! With all the skin cancer warnings, you'd think Americans would be getting fewer sunburns, not more. But you'd be wrong.

According to a report released by the CDC, the prevalence of sunburns in Americans continue to rise; and Researchers in a recent study published in JAMA Dermatology, concur.

Suicide and Youth

Suicide has become a major public healthcare concern. In fact, the number of kids who struggle with suicide is rising.

In a study published recently in the journal, Pediatrics, new research found children between the ages of 5 and 17 visited children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts- about twice as often in the year 2015 than they had in 2008.