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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

'Here Comes the Sun': Does Pop Music Have a 'Rhythm of the Rain?'

July 7, 2015 — Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the ... read more

Emotion Knowledge Fosters Attentiveness

July 6, 2015 — Young children, who possess a good understanding of their own emotions and of those of their fellow human beings early on, suffer fewer attention problems than their peers with a lower emotional ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Over the same time period that multiple outbreaks of measles and whooping cough made headlines around the country, parents' views on vaccines became more ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Think you're a foodie? Adventurous eaters, known as 'foodies,' are often associated with indulgence and excess. However, a new study shows just the opposite -- adventurous eaters weigh ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A systematic review of 160 clinical trials of the cardiometabolic benefits of exercise shows which health indicators improve most with physical activity and for whom. For example, some of the ... read more

Bad Sleep Habits Linked to Higher Self-Control Risks

July 2, 2015 — Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals' personal and professional lives, according to researchers. Psychologists concluded a ... read more

Cooperative Driving Will Become Common: Data Exchange Between Vehicles and Road Network

July 2, 2015 — The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with ... read more

Health Information Causing New Moms Anxiety

July 2, 2015 — Pregnancy and motherhood are both wonderful and worrisome times -- could public health campaigns and social stereotypes be contributing to anxiety for mothers? Researchers suggest that perinatal ... read more

Simple Classroom Measures May Reduce the Impact of ADHD

July 1, 2015 — A systematic review has concluded that non-drug interventions in schools may be effective in improving outcomes such as performance in standardized tests for children with ADHD. However, the research ... read more

High Risks from High Heels

July 1, 2015 — A new study showing the negative effects of prolonged high heel use confirms expert consensus on the footwear. An expert says that there are ways to minimize the risk of injury, however, with ... read more

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin Really Say That?

July 1, 2015 — As Independence Day approaches, social media is lighting up with memes and quotes from the nation’s Founding Fathers. But did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin actually say ... read more

Make No Bones About It: Female Athlete Triad Can Lead to Problems With Bone Health

July 1, 2015 — Participation in sports by women and girls has increased from 310,000 individuals in 1971 to 3.37 million in 2010. At the same time, sports-related injuries among female athletes have skyrocketed. ... read more

Income-Tax Earnings Data Gives More Accurate Picture of Value of College Degree

July 1, 2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration's personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A self-contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones with the potential for use in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including those for detecting pregnancy or monitoring diabetes, has been ... read more

Benefits of Vitamin B12 Supplements for Older People Questioned

July 1, 2015 — Taking vitamin B12 supplements does not benefit neurological or cognitive function in older people with moderate deficiency of vitamin B12, research has shown for the first ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Three-quarters of the population will get an itchy red rash if exposed to the urushiol oil inside poison ivy's leaves, stem and roots. One-quarter of people will not have any reaction to ... read more

Initial Weight Loss Could Predict Long-Term Success

July 1, 2015 — New research using data from the reputable Look AHEAD study suggests doctors may want to look at results from a patient’s first two months of intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) to help predict ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A new pair of brain-imaging studies suggest that researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The ... read more

Helping Students Stick With Online Courses

July 1, 2015 — Researchers showed that a dropout-prediction model trained on data from one offering of a course can help predict which students will stop out of the next ... read more

Restaurant Meals Can Be as Bad for Your Waistline as Fast Food Is

July 1, 2015 — When Americans go out to eat, either at a fast-food outlet or a full-service restaurant, they consume, on average, about 200 more calories a day than when they stay home for meals, a new study ... read more

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