Study: Height May Increase Cancer Risk

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A study out of Sweden says your height may be linked to your risk of getting cancer.

While the researchers say there’s no proof being tall causes the disease, their study of more than five million Swedish men and women found this: for every four additional inches of adult height the cancer risk was linked to an 18 percent increase in women and 11 percent in men.

Taller women had a 20 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer.

For both men and women, the risk of developing melanoma increased by about 30 percent for every four inches of height.
Staying up late on weeknights may increase a teen’s risk of becoming overweight.

A University of California study looked at data from more than 3,300 teens in the U.S.

Researchers found that each extra hour of late bedtime was associated with a more than two-point increase in body mass index.

The study does not prove that night owls are destined to be overweight.

The findings only show an association between bedtime and weight.

The American Academy of sleep medicine says teens need a little more than nine hours of sleep a night.
Are you spending too much time with your phone and not enough time with your partner?

If so, experts say it could lead to a higher chance of depression for the person across from you.

Phone snubbing or ‘phubbing’ may create conflict among partners reportedly leading to lower levels of satisfaction.

The study found more than 46 percent of survey participants reported being ‘phubbed’ by their partners and 22 percent said it caused a conflict in their relationship.

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