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May 26, 2015

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May 26, 2015

Can a Little Loving Kindness Improve Our Mental Health?

May 26, 2015 — Mindfulness - an ancient Buddhist approach to meditation - is attracting increasing attention in the 21st century as a non-invasive treatment for stress and depression. But can it improve mental ... read more

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... read more

Pliability, Elasticity of Skin Increase Following Wrinkle Treatment With Botox

May 21, 2015 — Human skin has three biomechanical features: strength, pliability (the ability to stretch) and elasticity (the ability to recoil). As people age, these properties change and the loss of skin ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, ... read more

Advertising: Most People Feel Alienated When Viewing Ultra-Thin Models

May 21, 2015 — Marketers and advertisers who default to the "thin ideal" -- the belief that thinner is better -- could be alienating up to 70 percent of their ... read more

May 21, 2015 — New research shows that high-heeled-shoe-related injuries doubled between 2002 and 2012. The frequency and severity of those injuries were sufficient to make the investigators suggest that wearing ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies ... read more

Personality Does Matter, Researchers Say

May 21, 2015 — Why do people behave the way they do? Why do people feel the way they do? In one of the largest studies to employ experience sampling methods to measure the effects of situations on human behavior in ... read more

Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Baby Teethers

May 21, 2015 — In laboratory tests, two out of ten teethers, plastic toys used to sooth babies' teething ache, release endocrine disrupting chemicals. One product contains parabens, which are normally used as ... read more

Study Questions Beneficial Effects of a Nordic Diet on Cardiovascular Events

May 21, 2015 — Although individual components of a healthy so-called Nordic diet previously have been linked to beneficial effects on cardiovascular health, as well as to other health effects, there is no evidence ... read more

Online Safety: If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself

May 20, 2015 — The end-user is often the 'weakest link' in the Internet safety chain according to experts. The team's conclusion: Internet users have to take personal responsibility for their safety ... read more

Drinking Chamomile Decreases Risk of Death in Older Mexican American Women

May 20, 2015 — Drinking chamomile tea was associated with a decreased risk of death from all causes in Mexican-American American women over 65, a new study has shown. Chamomile is one of the oldest, most-widely ... read more

Acetaminophen in Pregnancy May Lower Testosterone in Unborn Boys

May 20, 2015 — Prolonged acetaminophen (paracetamol) use by pregnant women may reduce testosterone production in unborn baby boys, research has found. Researchers say their findings could help to explain reported ... read more

Developmental Psychology: Sharing Doesn't Hurt

May 19, 2015 — Preschoolers already recognize what it feels like to be left out when goodies are being shared. In a new study, researchers show that 3-year-olds can anticipate negative feelings in others, and ... read more

Antidepressants Beneficial for Women With Postnatal Depression

May 19, 2015 — Antidepressants are associated with better rates of treatment response and remission for women with postnatal depression, when compared to a placebo, according to a new systematic ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Brown Dog Ticks can drive homeowners and their canines to extreme measures. But new research may help alleviate the problem: homeowners can use pesticides to control the ticks, but "the vacuum ... read more

Mothers of Sons More Likely to Develop Diabetes During Pregnancy

May 20, 2015 — Gestational diabetes occurs when a pregnant woman has higher levels of glucose, or blood sugar, in the bloodstream than normal. New research suggests that an unborn child’s gender can affect the ... read more

Mobile Phone Bans Lead to Rise in Student Test Scores

May 18, 2015 — Banning cellphones in schools reaps the same benefits as extending the school year by five days, according to a study. By comparing student exam records and mobile phone policies from 2001 to 2013, ... read more

Do You See 'the Self' in Your Brain or Your Heart? Decision-Making Differs

May 20, 2015 — Whether people locate their sense of self in the brain or the heart can have a major influence on people's decision-making, according to a new study by management and business ... read more

Study Findings Linking Ovulation, Racial Bias Questioned

May 20, 2015 — Is ovulation related to higher racial bias? Despite previous studies, researchers have been unable to find any evidence that there is an increase in racial bias related to conception ... read more

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