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Today's Top Medical News - June 7,  2018

Young children who learn about the health effects of salt on-line are less likely to reach for the salt shaker. Australian researchers followed 100 seven-to-ten-year-olds who took online health lessons and found nearly one in four reduced their salt intake if a shaker was not on their dinner table, compared to 70-percent who salted their food if a shaker was available.  

A new study done for the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee suggests a person's response to caffeine is dependent on how fast their liver can metabolize it and whether they have a specific gene variation making them more sensitive to caffeine's stimulating effects.

And negative social media interactions are more likely to cause depression in young adults. A University of Pittsburgh survey of 1,200 college students and found those engaging in more negative than positive online interactions were at higher risk for depression. Women, non-graduates and people of color were most susceptible.

(Nikki Battiste, CBS News)
 


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