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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

The Myth About L-Trypophan in Turkey

Nov. 24, 2015 — Turkey itself doesn’t make you sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal. What makes you sleepy is eating very large quantities of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie. Turkey does contain tryptophan, but so ... read more

Should Pools Ban Certain Risky Dives? It May Be Pointless in Curbing Kids' Injuries

Nov. 23, 2015 — Diving restrictions do not protect divers from injuries, new research suggests. Somersault and backward facing dives, for instance, may be safe, because divers generally self-regulate based on their ... read more

The Complex Sneeze, Caught on Tape

Nov. 23, 2015 — From the daintiest sleeve-stifled 'shoo to the mightiest head-whipping howl, a sneeze is as unique to an individual as a laugh -- we all do it, but everyone seems to do it differently. We know ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Adding seaweed to processed foods such as frozen pizzas, hot dogs and dried pasta will reduce cardiovascular diseases, concludes a new scientific article. One suggestion is to replace 5 percent of ... read more

Out of School and Into Debt? Calls for Teens to Better Understad on Money Matters

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new study has found school leavers and first-year university students don't know how to manage a car loan, repay credit cards or figure out mobile phone ... read more

New Biomarker Predicts Development of Preeclampsia at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

Nov. 20, 2015 — Preeclampsia is generally diagnosed later in pregnancy, but new research reports that the protein copeptin can predict the development of preeclampsia as early as six weeks of gestation. The findings ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Women with multiple tattoos report higher self-esteem than anyone else in a recent study, and escalating acquisition of body art does not correlate with increased depression or suicide ideation. ... read more

Moderate Amounts of Caffeine During Pregnancy Do Not Harm Baby's IQ, Study Suggests

Nov. 19, 2015 — Women drinking and eating moderate amounts of caffeine during pregnancy should be reassured that they are not harming their child's intelligence, according to a new ... read more

To Feed or Not to Feed: Researchers Engage Citizen Scientists in Reducing Bird-Window Collisions

Nov. 19, 2015 — Getting in touch with nature in an urbanized world can be as simple as putting a bird feeder in your backyard. However, what are the potential consequences of this act? Bird-window collisions are one ... read more

Children Born to Women After Bariatric Surgery at Higher Risk of Obesity, Diabetes

Nov. 19, 2015 — Weight-loss surgery can boost fertility in women and reduce the risk of pregnancy complications that commonly occur in obese women. However, a new study in rats suggests that weight-loss surgery ... read more

New Study Assesses the Impact of Exposure to E-Cigarette Ads on Young Adults

Nov. 19, 2015 — Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements may enhance curiosity and usage among young adults, according to a study. Promotional expenditures for e-cigarettes across all media channels have rapidly ... read more

Ethical Issues Analyzed Regarding Social Media, Healthcare

Nov. 19, 2015 — Social media has become ingrained into almost every area of our life, but should you really be Facebook friends with your doctor? A new article uses five case studies to highlight possible ethical ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Ever wonder why that diet didn't work? A new study tracking the blood sugar levels of 800 people over a week suggests that even if we all ate the same meal, how it's metabolized would ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — The simple act of running may be sufficient to prevent long-term cognitive impairments caused by prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs, according to a study. The findings revealed that prenatal ... read more

Walking Faster or Longer Linked to Significant Cardiovascular Benefits in Older Adults

Nov. 19, 2015 — Even among Americans in their mid-70's and older, being more active, including walking at a reasonable pace or distance, is linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular events, researchers show in ... read more

Seven Minutes of Meditation Can Reduce Racial Prejudice, Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2015 — A popular meditation technique that's intended to create feelings of kindness can also reduce prejudice, according to new research. The study found that just seven minutes of Loving-kindness ... read more

Children from Chaotic Homes Benefit from Time in Child Care, Study Finds

Nov. 19, 2015 — Full-time child care was associated with cognitive, behavioral and social benefits for children in poverty who live in chaotic homes. Children from highly disorganized homes showed better executive ... read more

Improving Fitness May Counteract Brain Atrophy in Older Adults, Study Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain's cortex, the outer layer of the brain that typically atrophies with ... read more

Closing Low-Performing New York City High Schools Had Positive Effects, Study Shows

Nov. 19, 2015 — New York City's policy of closing very low-performing high schools during the last decade produced notable benefits for the middle schoolers who likely would have enrolled in these schools, ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — A simple test using a raisin can predict how well a toddler will perform academically at age eight, according to new ... read more

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