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Most Feel Compelled to Constantly Check Email, Texts and Social Media

A Saudi man explores social media on his mobile device as he sits at a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
A Saudi man explores social media on his mobile device as he sits at a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 24, 2016. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

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  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 photo, Matt Garlock, of Mansfield, Mass., poses for a photo in a bar in Somerville, Mass. The 29-year old has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Scientists have been finding evidence that loud noise, from rock concerts, leaf blowers, power tools and the like, damages our hearing in a previously unsuspected way. It may not be immediately noticeable, and it does not show up in standard hearing tests. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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    Matt Garlock has trouble making out what his friends say in loud bars, but when he got a hearing test, the result was normal. Recent... Read more

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    How High Heels Hurt Your Body

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    6 Tips to Treat Seasonal Dry Eye

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  • In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. This new kind of eye implant corrects presbyopia, the need for reading glasses that eventually hits all of us, usually starting in the 40s. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    New Help for That Bane of Middle Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

    Squinting while texting? Always losing your reading glasses? An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest in a... Read more

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    The Risks of Cellphone Radiation for Children—and How to Protect Them

    Kids today are using and owning cellphones at younger ages than ever before. While cellphones may be a great way to keep tabs on your... Read more

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  • All over the country, students are breathing in air pollution that can cause major health issues. And the problem isn't just big city schools. (AOL Screenshot)

    4.4 Million Children Breathe Dangerous Pollution at Schools (Video)

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  • A new study suggests more than half of Canadians, especially those with health conditions, are worried the foods they're buying are not what labels claim. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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