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Famous Story of Woman with Many Personalities Was a Fraud

A woman whose story of multiple personality disorder was told in a best selling book and two movies was faking all of her different "personas".

A new book says Shirley Mason, who was revealed to be the basis for the woman known to the world as Sybil, admitted that she was lying.

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Studies: Vitamin Supplements May Shorten Your Life

People who take over-the-counter dietary and vitamin supplements think they will be healthier and live longer.  Then again, maybe not. Supplements may not do either of those things.  In fact, recent studies indicate, as an old song goes, "it ain't necessarily so."

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Addiction Vaccines Will Potentially Cure Nicotine and Drug Dependencies

Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.

Dr. Kim D. Janda, a Scripps Research Institute professor, is one of the leading experts, having made addiction vaccines his main priority for the past 25 years. “We view this as an alternative or better way for some people,” he tells The New York Times in reference to rehab programs.

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Mom’s Love May Protect You From Diabetes and Heart Problems

New research acquired from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS) suggests that a nurturing mother can help insulate her children from a lifetime of health problems.

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Dude! Scientists Say Magic Mushrooms Make People More Open-Minded

A new study of 51 adults, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, found that just a one-time use of the hallucinogen psilocybin, the active ingredient in so-called “magic mushrooms,” brought about a lasting personality change in 60 percent of participants.

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NPR: Baby Boomers’ ‘Delusions’ About Health In Retirement

Most baby boomers say they're looking forward to a healthy and active retirement, according to a new poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.

But some experts worry that when it comes to the realities of their health, boomers are still woefully unprepared — or worse, in denial.

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Seniors’ Psychiatric Hospital Opening in Lufkin

Lufkin's medical industry is so large it could be the area's biggest employer.  Thousands of people work in Lufkin's hospitals, public and private clinics, doctor's offices, assisted living centers, nursing homes, home healthcare providers, pharmacies and retail medical supply outlets.

Lufkin also has a large and growing population of seniors and retirees, but, until now, it didn't have a hospital specifically created to treat the mental problems that afflict seniors. Now it does.

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ADHD Drug May Delay Puberty in Boys

It's reported that the active ingredient in ADHD medications such as Ritalin has been shown to delay the onset of puberty in male monkeys. This came in a study published online at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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