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September 2, 2015

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September 2, 2015

Full-Time Professional to Full-Time Mother: A Choice Laden With Cost

Sep. 1, 2015 — Women leaving work to raise children have to redefine who they are, a study finds. After exiting professional and managerial occupations, mothers are engaged in an ongoing mother/professional ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — Vision researchers have discovered a gene that causes myopia, but only in people who spend a lot of time in childhood reading or doing other ... read more

Older People Getting Smarter, but Not Fitter

Aug. 31, 2015 — Older populations are scoring better on cognitive tests than people of the same age did in the past -- a trend that could be linked to higher education rates and increased use of technology in our ... read more

Predictor of Child Vocabulary in Early Speech

Aug. 31, 2015 — At 12 months old, your infant's ability to group objects according to the names associated with them -- as opposed to their appearance alone -- offers a glimpse into how his or her vocabulary ... read more

Exclusive Breastfeeding and the Effect on Postpartum Multiple Sclerosis Relapses

Aug. 31, 2015 — Women with multiple sclerosis who intended to breastfeed their infants exclusively for two months had a lower risk of relapse during the first six months after giving birth compared with women who ... read more

Watching More TV as a Young Adult Predicts Obesity

Aug. 31, 2015 — The more hours young adults spend watching television each day, the greater the likelihood that they'll have a higher body mass index and bigger waist circumference, a 15-year analysis ... read more

Close Friendships in Adolescence Predict Health in Adulthood

Aug. 31, 2015 — Teens are often warned to beware the undue influence of peer pressure, but new research suggests that following the pack in adolescence may have some unexpected benefits for physical health in early ... read more

Food May Be Addictive: Food Craving May Be 'Hard-Wired' in the Brain

Aug. 31, 2015 — An international group of researchers have found that food craving activates different brain networks between obese and normal weight patients. This indicates that the tendency to want food may be ... read more

Better Signs Could Help Reduce Friction Between Motorists, Bicyclists

Aug. 28, 2015 — A survey shows 'Bicycles May Use Full Lane' signs are better at communicating bicyclists' right to use the ... read more

Staying Safe in Sandy Beaches

Aug. 28, 2015 — Beach sand contains all kinds of microorganisms, including those that can harm human health. Yet current guidelines are focused exclusively on monitoring the levels of microbes in the water. Now, an ... read more

Aug. 28, 2015 — Dramatic research has shown that during pregnancy, cells of the fetus often migrate through the placenta, taking up residence in many areas of the mother's body, where their influence may ... read more

Four-Day School Week Can Improve Academic Performance, Study Finds

Aug. 27, 2015 — Shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on elementary school students' academic performance in mathematics, according to ... read more

Interrupting Sitting With Walking Breaks Improves Children's Blood Sugar

Aug. 27, 2015 — Taking 3-minute breaks to walk in the middle of a TV marathon or other sedentary activity can improve children's blood sugar compared to continuously sitting, according to a new ... read more

How the Mind Sharpens the Senses

Aug. 27, 2015 — A study conducted with experienced scholars of Zen-Meditation shows that mental focusing can induce learning mechanisms, similar to physical training. Researchers discovered this phenomenon during a ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Products labeled with a Fair Trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets. Participants were willing to pay on average 30 percent more for ethically produced goods, compared ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise -- according to new ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — The hierarchy in a group of dogs is not based on aggression but on submissiveness. A dog ranked lower in the hierarchy displays signals of submissive behavior towards dogs ranked higher. These ... read more

Political Polarization on Twitter Depends on the Issue

Aug. 27, 2015 — Twitter offers a public platform for people to post and share all sorts of content, from the serious to the ridiculous. While people tend to share political information with those who have similar ... read more

Covert and Overt Forms of Sexism Are Equally Damaging to Working Women

Aug. 27, 2015 — Frequent sexist wisecracks, comments and office cultures where women are ignored are just as damaging to women as single instances of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention, according to a new ... read more

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