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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Thinking of Bagging Yourself a Black Friday Bargain?

Nov. 27, 2015 — Revealing the motives, characteristics and experiences of sale shoppers, a new article lends some information to would-be shoppers, advice that will be useful even long after Black Friday ... read more

Instrument to Measure Brand Embarrassment Developed by Economists

Nov. 27, 2015 — Whether people wear T-shirts with a big logo of a brand depends on a person's "brand embarrassment tendency" (BET). Embarrassment is an intense, negative emotion and it derives from ... read more

Contact With Nature May Mean More Social Cohesion, Less Crime

Nov. 25, 2015 — In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team tested social correlates of both objective and subjective contact with nature in a systematic way, revealing complex linkages between nature, ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers are studying whether plant sterols can be used as a natural alternative to drug therapy for pregnant women who have high cholesterol. While it’s normal for a woman’s cholesterol to ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI ... read more

European Folic Acid Policy Is Failing to Prevent Many Neural Tube Defects, Warn Experts

Nov. 24, 2015 — The prevalence of neural tube defects in Europe has not declined substantially in the past 20 years, despite long-standing recommendations for women to take folic acid supplements if planning a ... read more

The Myth About L-Trypophan in Turkey

Nov. 24, 2015 — Turkey itself doesn’t make you sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal. What makes you sleepy is eating very large quantities of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie. Turkey does contain tryptophan, but so ... read more

People Who Rely on Their Intuition Are, at Times, Less Likely to Cheat

Nov. 24, 2015 — In psychological studies, intuition, or 'gut instinct,' is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Now, a new study has determined that ... read more

Safety Last?

Nov. 24, 2015 — With the globalization of our food supply, food safety issues are a major concern for both public health and for the food industry. Media and industry warn consumers of major recalls and problems ... read more

Pre-Travel Advice Does Not Reduce the Risk of Falling Ill While Traveling

Nov. 24, 2015 — Traveling abroad involves risk of illnesses and carriage of antibiotic resistant bacteria, especially among students. Illnesses such as travelers’ diarrhea and respiratory tract infections are most ... read more

PMS as an Early Marker for Future High Blood Pressure Risk

Nov. 24, 2015 — In the first prospective study to consider premenstrual syndrome (PMS) as a possible sentinel for future risk of hypertension, epidemiologists report that women with moderate-to-severe PMS had a 40 ... read more

Complex Humor Is No Laughing Matter

Nov. 24, 2015 — Since the earliest times, laughter and humor have performed important functions in human interaction. Jokes give us control over laughter and are therefore a way to elicit these positive effects ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Online shopping is booming. Scientists examined the microbiological safety, packaging and labeling of a variety of raw milk cheeses sold online. Of 108 cheeses from seven different European ... read more

Mental Health Risk for New Dads

Nov. 24, 2015 — Anxiety around the arrival of a new baby is just as common as postnatal depression, and the risks for men are nearly as high as for women, researchers have found. A mental health researcher reviewed ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Several new molecules have been discovered by researchers, who suggest ways to avoid their formation. They have found that cooking with chloraminated water could put potentially harmful toxins in ... read more

Increase in Infant Deaths Attributed to Crib Bumpers, Study Suggests

Nov. 24, 2015 — The number of infant deaths and injuries attributed to crib bumpers has spiked significantly in recent years, prompting researchers to call for a nationwide ban on the bedding accessory. The findings ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to new ... read more

'Sport Shoppers' Bargain Hunt Simply for the Thrill of It, New Research Finds

Nov. 24, 2015 — A new type of shopper -- the 'sport shopper' -- has been identified by researchers, for whom shopping is akin to athletic competition. They describe the sport shopper as someone who can ... read more

Anti-Fat Attitudes Shaped Early in Life

Nov. 23, 2015 — Older toddlers -- those aged around 32 months old -- are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers, new research suggests. The study, involving researchers from New Zealand, Australia, ... read more

Association Between Stress Levels, Skin Problems in College Students

Nov. 23, 2015 — College is a stressful time in the lives of students, and a new study has found that heightened levels of psychological stress are associated with skin complaints.The study aimed to assess the ... read more

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