Use Digital Gear? You've Got iPosture

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_40d7f72fe4.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- According to the creators of a back care app, 84 percent of 18-24-year-olds have reported back pain in the past year caused by their use of iPhones, iPads and other digital devices.  It's becoming so common that doctors have coined an appropriate name for the condition: iPosture.

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Porn Addiction Is Real and Destructive

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_b386bebb8a.jpgPhotodisc/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new movie Don Jon is about a young man with an unhealthy fixation on Internet pornography. While the story is fictional, there’s no question that people can get hooked on pornography as easily as booze or drugs, says Dr. Valerie Voon of Cambridge University.  In turn, this addiction to smut can cause problems with interpersonal relationships.

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Reading Romance Novels May Have Hidden Benefits

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_06b8c59a9e.jpgFogStock/Thinkstock (TORONTO) -- Romance novels aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but those who are attracted to reading them may be better at empathy than anyone realized. Psychologist Katrina Fong and her research team at York University wanted to pursue this theory so they asked 328 students, the vast majority of them women, if they recognized the names of various novelists.

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Tuesdays and Fridays Hardest Days to Get Doctor's Appointment

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_680521ab51.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Ever try making a doctor’s appointment on a Tuesday or Friday morning?  Tough, isn’t it? The doctor-booking website ZocDoc says Tuesday is the most desirable appointment day while Friday at 10 a.m. ranks as the most popular appointment request. Finishing second is Monday at 2 p.m. By examining data from its 2.5 million monthly users over a year’s time, ZocDoc found that given the choice, patients will generally pick either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. no matter what the day. 

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‘Angelina Jolie Effect’ Still Having an Impact on Breast Cancer

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_2d6d868b21.jpgChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- In May, actress Angelina Jolie stunned the world when she revealed that she’d undergone a preventive double mastectomy after genetic testing showed she was at a high risk for developing breast and ovarian cancer. Since her disclosure, there has been a marked increase in genetic testing at treatment centers across the country, according to the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

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