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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

June 30, 2015 — The first study of its kind measuring the brain’s role in mediating caloric intake following alcohol consumption among women shows that alcohol exposure sensitizes the brain’s response to food ... read more

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

Genes Leave Some Kids Prone to Weakness in Wrist Bones

June 29, 2015 — Pediatric researchers have discovered gene locations affecting bone strength in wrist bones, the most common site for fractures in children. Children with these genetic variants could especially ... read more

'Drink When Thirsty' to Avoid Fatal Drops in Blood Sodium Levels During Exercise

June 29, 2015 — For hikers, football players, endurance athletes, and a growing range of elite and recreational exercisers, the best approach to preventing potentially serious reductions in blood sodium level is to ... read more

Car-Sharing Greens the City

June 29, 2015 — Sharing your neighbor's car may be the most climate-friendly way of getting to work. One shared car can replace as many as 13 privately owned ... read more

Is Marriage Good or Bad for the Figure?

June 29, 2015 — It is generally assumed that marriage has a positive influence on health and life expectancy. But does this "marriage bonus" also apply to the health indicator of body weight? Researchers ... read more

June 29, 2015 — Parents could banish their children’s fussy eating habits by following three simple steps, a new study suggests.               ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Pet owners are reluctant to face up to their cats' kill count, a new study suggests. Cat owners fail to realize the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new ... 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

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