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Secondhand television exposure linked to eating disorders

Boston, MA (January 5, 2010) -- For parents wanting to reduce the negative influence of TV on their children, the first step is normally to switch off the television set. But a new study suggests that might not be enough. It turns out indirect m...

Black Americans especially mistrustful of medical research

If medical scientists sometimes find it hard to recruit enough volunteers -- especially blacks -- to participate in research studies, there may be a good reason, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. A surprisingly high percentage of Americans asked -- almost 80 percent of blacks and 52 percent of whites -- were suspicious that they might be used as "guinea pigs" without their consent

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