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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

When Times Are Tough, Parents Favor Daughters Over Sons

June 29, 2015 — In tough economic times, parents financially favor daughters over sons, according to researchers. The study found participants preferred to enroll a daughter rather than a son in beneficial programs, ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Do you want to be seen as a better cook and a more loving parent? It's as easy as serving a vegetable at dinner, according to recent research. Families are most likely to consume vegetables at ... read more

June 26, 2015 — What impact can exercise done early in life have on the propensity for exercising during the adult years? Researchers did experiments on mice in the lab to find out. They found that early-age ... read more

Online Computer Game Can Help Shed Weight, Reduce Food Intake

June 26, 2015 — A simple new computerized game could help people control their snacking impulses and lose weight. Psychologists report that participants lost an average of 0.7kg and consumed around 220 fewer ... read more

Tests Vs. Fests: Students in 'Learning Celebrations' Rather Than Exams Scored Higher and Enjoyed Themselves

June 25, 2015 — A sociologist who reshaped "test day" in his class -- transforming it with balloons, streamers, treats and music -- found that students in "learning celebrations" scored higher ... read more

As Siblings Learn How to Resolve Conflict, Parents Pick Up a Few Tips of Their Own

June 25, 2015 — When children participated in a program designed to reduce sibling conflict, both parents benefited from a lessening of hostilities on the home front. But mothers experienced a more direct reward. As ... read more

Commenters Exposed to Prejudiced Comments More Likely to Display Prejudice Themselves

June 25, 2015 — Comment sections on websites continue to be an environment for trolls to spew racist opinions. The impact of these hateful words shouldn't have an impact on how one views the news or others, but ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Augmented-reality head-up displays (AR-HUDs) that present digital images on windshields to alert drivers to everything from possible collisions to smart phone activity, are meant to make driving ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A new study outlines how a good appetizer can make people enjoy the main course less, and a mediocre appetizer can make them enjoy the main course ... read more

Women on the U.S. $10? These Eight Women Could Fill the Bill

June 25, 2015 — Some notable but lesser-known women in American history might be overlooked as possibilities for the soon-to-be redesigned 10 dollar ... read more

Eating in the Absence of Hunger: A Recipe for Expanding Waistline

June 25, 2015 — Snacking when you're not hungry can cause weight gain as much as overly large portion sizes and energy-rich foods, a researcher ... read more

Supportive Close Friendship Helps Boys, Girls Overcome Adversity

June 24, 2015 — Young people from low-income areas typically face substantial challenges to good physical health, mental health, academic achievement and employment. A single supportive close friendship can help ... read more

In ERs, UTIs and STIs in Women Misdiagnosed, Even Mixed Up Nearly Half the Time

June 24, 2015 — Urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections in women are misdiagnosed by emergency departments nearly half the time, according to research. These misdiagnoses result in overuse of antibiotics, ... read more

Disgust Dampens Women's Sexual Arousal More Than Fear

June 24, 2015 — Being disgusted is a bigger passion killer for women than fear, according to new research. This study is the first to compare how sexually aroused women are after being exposed to disgust and other ... read more

Exploring Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

June 24, 2015 — Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. A new study reveals specific online conditions under which ... read more

Color of Urine to Be Valid Gauge for Hydration in Children, Researcher Finds

June 24, 2015 — More than half of American children are dehydrated, and a researcher has found an easy way for children to gauge hydration using established protocols already in place for athletes. The research also ... read more

Study Examines Cesarean Section Delivery, Autism Spectrum Disorder

June 24, 2015 — The initial results of a study suggested that children born by Cesarean section were 21 percent more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder but that association did not hold up in ... read more

New Zealand Blackcurrants Good for the Brain

June 24, 2015 — New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, researchers report, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, ... read more

June 24, 2015 — When it comes to overuse injuries in high school sports, girls are at a much higher risk than boys, a new study shows. Overuse injuries include stress fractures, tendonitis and joint pain, and occur ... read more

June 23, 2015 — Be careful when choosing your next passport photo or profile image as a new study suggests we are so poor a picking good likenesses of our face that strangers make better ... read more

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