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May 24, 2015

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May 24, 2015

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

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

Negative Findings for Children of Gay Parents Don't Hold Up to Scrutiny

May 20, 2015 — A 2012 study has been widely cited to argue that lesbians and gay men don’t make good parents. Now researchers have reanalyzed the same data and reached a very different ... read more

More Cycling With E-Bikes

May 20, 2015 — Electric bikes make people cycle longer and more often, a new study concludes, adding that the effect is best on women. A new study focused on how people use the electric bike and how the electric ... read more

Caffeine Intake Associated With Reduced Levels of Erectile Dysfunction

May 20, 2015 — Men who drink the equivalent caffeine level of two to three cups of coffee a day are less likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to researchers. Men who consumed between 85 and 170 ... read more

May 19, 2015 — As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak. Now a new study shows that people with similar views tend to more closely ... read more

Natural Sounds Improve Mood and Productivity

May 19, 2015 — Playing natural sounds such as flowing water in offices could boosts worker moods and improve cognitive abilities in addition to providing speech privacy, according to a new ... read more

Skipping Meals Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

May 19, 2015 — Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and ... read more

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