Popular Music Inundated with References to Alcohol

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a54cb086bf.jpgpavelis/Thinkstock (PITTSBURGH) -- Young people exposed to numerous mentions of alcohol brands in the music they listen to tend to abuse booze more often than those who don’t tune in as much to the same kinds of songs. That’s the finding of Brian Primack, a University of Pittsburgh associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, who reviewed the listening habits of 3,400 males and females, aged 15 to 23.

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ED Drugs Linked to Greater Risk of Melanoma

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_3a23f05928.jpgJohn Foxx/Thinkstock (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Sildenafil, more commonly known as Viagra, is used by men to treat erectile dysfunction. However, a study out of Brown University is raising red flags about a possible side-effect from the drug: melanoma. Dr. Abrar Qureshi, co-author of the study involving 26,000 men, says that those who take Viagra have an 84 percent greater chance of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer than men who don’t use the medication.

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Unwanted Thoughts Not Necessarily an OCD Problem

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_bded1a9925.jpgRidofranz/Thinkstock (PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A definite sign of obsessive compulsive disorder is having intrusive thoughts that seem to linger. However, as one Concordia University researcher points out, you don’t have to be diagnosed with OCD in order to think about strange and sometimes, dangerous stuff. In fact, Adam Radomsky says that in a survey of 777 people from 13 countries, 94 percent admitted to having at least one unwanted thought during the last three months.

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Focus on the Fit, Less on the Fat, Doctor Advises

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_5881bd56f2.jpgDigital Vision/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Roger Juneau, 61, had a heart attack 20 years ago and now, at 191 pounds, he’s still overweight. But his doctor has advised him not to worry about shedding the pounds. “Fat isn’t always the devil,” said Dr. Carl Lavie, a New Orleans cardiologist who has written a book called The Obesity Paradox, which suggests focusing on fitness and not on being thin.

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Hide and Sweet: Surprising Places You'll Find High Fructose Corn Syrup

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_97b6c2d2ad.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- In some not-so-sweet news, the honey you spoon into your tea may contain high fructose corn syrup, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue new recommendations this week. If adopted, the new rules would prevent food companies from labeling anything "honey" that doesn’t come directly from the hive. Gooey sweet stuff padded with added sugars would be labeled "blend of sugar and honey" or "blend of honey and corn syrup," under the new rules.

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