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May 26, 2016

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May 25, 2016 — In a computational analysis of the words used by more than 65,000 consenting Facebook users in some 10 million messages, it was discovered that women use language that is warmer and more agreeable ... read more

May 25, 2016 — The benefits of eating fruit can begin as early as in the womb. A new study, using data from nearly 700 Edmonton children, demonstrates that infants do significantly better on developmental tests ... read more

Lung Function May Affect Vocal Health for Women

May 25, 2016 — Vocal fatigue is a common complaint among teachers and one of the most debilitating conditions that can lead to vocal damage. The typical symptoms include hoarseness, vocal tiredness, muscle pains ... read more

As Early as First Grade, Children With Severe Obesity Are More Likely to Be Ostracized

May 25, 2016 — As early as first grade, severely obese children are more likely to be rejected by peers and show signs of depression, new research indicates. Today, approximately one in 20 children in the United ... read more

Grill With Caution: Wire Bristles from Barbecue Brushes Can Cause Serious Injuries

May 24, 2016 — While many people view Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer grilling season, they may not be aware of the dangers of eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle ... read more

Depression Lowers Women's Chances of Pregnancy, Study Finds

May 24, 2016 — Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook

May 24, 2016 — A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby. The research concluded that those mothers who posted more on Facebook ... read more

Sugar Substitutes May Cut Calories, but No Health Benefits for Individuals With Obesity

May 24, 2016 — A new study had individuals report their diet over the previous 24 hours, after which they were categorized as consumers of artificial sweeteners (aspartame or saccharin), or high or low consumers of ... read more

Rates of Obesity, Diabetes Lower in Neighborhoods That Are More Walkable

May 24, 2016 — Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes between ... read more

Babies Fed Directly from Breast May Be at Less Risk for Ear Infections

May 24, 2016 — Feeding at the breast may be healthier than feeding pumped milk from a bottle for reducing the risk of ear infection, and feeding breast milk compared with formula may reduce the risk of diarrhea, ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Parents struggling to find and afford therapy for their child with autism may eventually be able to provide that therapy themselves with the help of telehealth training, a new report ... read more

Smoking During Pregnancy Associated With Increased Risk of Schizophrenia in Offspring

May 24, 2016 — Researchers report an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for schizophrenia in children. The paper evaluated nearly 1,000 cases of schizophrenia and matched controls among ... read more

Wearable Fitness Monitors Don't Motivate Exercise Says Study

May 23, 2016 — The results of a new study on physical activity have researchers asking what in the world will it take to get people moving. It looks like even wearing a fitness monitor isn't enough to do the ... read more

E-Cigarette Marketing Linked to Teen E-Cigarette Use

May 23, 2016 — Exposure to e-cigarette marketing messages is significantly associated with e-cigarette use among middle school and high school students, according to ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Even before infants understand their first words, they have already begun to link language and thought. Listening to language boosts infant cognition. New evidence provides even greater insight into ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Imagine, for a moment, you are a parent trying to limit how much dessert your sugar-craving young children can eat. "You can have cake or ice cream," you say, confident a clear parental ... read more

Tweeting Your Weight Loss? Is There a Link Between Microblogging, Eating Disorders?

May 23, 2016 — In a new study, investigators have explored the relationship between social media, eating disorders, and compulsive ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Whether it's paying the electric bill or taking the clothes out of the dryer, there are many daily tasks that we fully intend to complete and then promptly forget about. New research suggests ... read more

Rural, Low-Income Moms Rely on Nature Activities for Family Health but Don't Always Have Access

May 20, 2016 — Research shows that spending just 20 minutes in nature can promote health and well-being. Although the assumption may be that living in rural areas provides ample opportunities for recreation in ... read more

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