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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

Causal Pathway May Link Job Stress, Sleep Disturbances

June 30, 2015 — There may be a reciprocal, causal pathway between job strain and disturbed sleep, implying that interventions to treat sleep problems may improve work satisfaction, researchers have ... read more

Talk Is Cheap: New Study Finds Words Speak Louder Than Actions

June 29, 2015 — When it comes to the art of persuasion, you can attract more followers if you turn conventional wisdom on its head and stress what you like, not what you do. The researchers found that people conform ... 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

Feeling Impulsive or Frustrated? Take a Nap

June 29, 2015 — It's becoming increasingly common for people, especially adults, to not sleep an entire night. This can negatively impair a person's attention span and memory, as well as contribute to ... read more

Most Plastic Surgeons Now Use Fat Grafting as Part of Facelift Surgery

June 29, 2015 — In recent years, a large majority of US plastic surgeons have adopted fat grafting techniques as part of their approach to facelift surgery, reports a study. Fat grafting—transferring small amounts ... 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

Muscadine Grape Seed Oil May Help Reduce Obesity

June 29, 2015 — Most of the seeds and skin from grapes used for wine production winds up in waste streams. But scientists have found that the oil extracted from Muscadine grape seeds produces a form of Vitamin E, ... 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

Umbilical Cord 'Milking' Improves Blood Flow in Preterm Infants

June 29, 2015 — A technique to increase the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into the infant's circulatory system improves blood pressure and red blood cell levels in preterm infants delivered by Cesarean ... 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

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