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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The Trace app turns a digital sketch that you draw on your smartphone screen -- heart, maple leaf, raindrop -- into a walking route that you can send to a friend. The recipient of the ... read more

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

First Evolutionary History of 50 Years of Music Charts Using Big Data Analysis of Sounds

May 6, 2015 — Evolutionary biologists and computer scientists have come together study the evolution of pop music. Their analysis of 17,000 songs from the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, 1960 to 2010, is the most ... read more

Do Online Comments Affect Your Medical Attitude and Decisions?

May 6, 2015 — A new study reveals that social media posts, product reviews, and word-of-mouth communication influences consumer’s attitudes and behaviors toward vaccinations and other health-related ... read more

May 5, 2015 — A pathologist and infectious disease expert offers symptoms parents should watch for if they suspect their child has the ... read more

May 5, 2015 — America's best teachers rap their algebra lessons, use music to teach Kafka and find other ways to use their own creative interests to teach their students, finds a new study. Examining the ... read more

Nonstop Shopping: Impact of Mobile Technology on Purchasing Patterns

May 5, 2015 — Customers who adopted mobile technology for their grocery shopping shopped more often and placed larger orders, research shows. The data was collected between 2011 and 2013 from an Internet-only ... read more

Young People Think Friends Are More at Risk of Cyberbullying

May 3, 2015 — Young people are aware of the risks of cyberbullying but perceive others as being more at risk than themselves. Young women are more vulnerable to this perception than young ... read more

Identifying Speech, Hearing Problems Early May Prevent Future Losses

May 1, 2015 — Experts share tips and tools that identify and prevent speech, voice, and hearing impairments. Such impairments affect 43 million Americans, they say, noting how important it is to diagnose these ... read more

Use Wipes in Kitchen to Reduce Risk of Food Poisoning by 99 Percent

May 1, 2015 — Consumers can reduce the risk of food poisoning by up to 99.2 percent by using disinfectant wipes in the kitchen after preparing poultry. Campylobacter infections are common, causing vomiting and ... read more

May 1, 2015 — New research has brought us closer to being able to understand the health benefits of ... read more

Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens

May 1, 2015 — School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the ... read more

Lifetime Intense Physical Activity May Lower Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

May 1, 2015 — Performing vigorous physical activity over one's lifetime may lower risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because not much is known about what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, identifying risk factors is ... read more

Substantial Benefits for Health, Environment Through Realistic Changes to UK Diets

Apr. 30, 2015 — Making a series of relatively minor and realistic changes to UK diets would not only reduce UK diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth, but could also extend average life expectancy ... read more

Replacing One Serving of Sugary Drink Per Day by Water or Unsweetened Tea or Coffee Cuts Risk of Type 2 Diabetes, Study Shows

Apr. 30, 2015 — Replacing the daily consumption of one serving of a sugary drink with either water or unsweetened tea or coffee can lower the risk of developing diabetes by between 14 percent and 25 percent, ... read more

Frequent Aspirin Use Reduces Risk of Cervical Cancer by Nearly Half

Apr. 30, 2015 — Long-term and frequent use of aspirin is associated with significantly decreased risk of cervical cancer, according to a study. According to the American Cancer Society, 12,900 new cases of cervical ... read more

Buyers With a Trade-in Get a Raw Deal

Apr. 30, 2015 — A consumer with a trade-in actually forks over more money to the dealer than consumers without a trade-in, new research shows. The research theorizes that sellers of durable goods for which dealers ... read more

Higher Levels of Inattention at Age Seven Linked With Lower Final High School Exam Grades

Apr. 30, 2015 — New research has shown that children who display increasing levels of inattention at the age of seven are at risk of worse academic outcomes in their GCSE examinations ... read more

Uterine Cooling Can Reduce C-Section Blood Loss, Study Reveals

Apr. 30, 2015 — A never-before-seen childbirth technique could help a woman's body heal itself through temperature changes, according to a pilot study. In a finding that could someday decrease global maternal ... read more

Vitamin D Toxicity Rare in People Who Take Supplements, Researchers Report

Apr. 30, 2015 — Americans have low vitamin D levels, research shows, and as a result, vitamin D supplement use has climbed in recent years. Vitamin D has been shown to boost bone health and it may play a role in ... read more

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