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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

Online Braggers Don't Get Dates

July 21, 2016 — As online dating has become a widely accepted way to attract possible romantic partners, scholars have been taking a closer look at the practice. What makes an online dater successful? Do the same ... read more

July 20, 2016 — Many couples find that their sexual desire has dwindled over time. It's not unusual for partners who could not keep their hands off each to gradually lose interest. But new research indicates ... read more

Molecular Messenger Helps Mice Find New Friends

July 20, 2016 — Meeting new people can be both stressful and rewarding. New research suggests that a molecule involved in regulating stress in the brain may also help determine how willing we are to leave the safety ... read more

One Third of Women With ADHD Have Anxiety Disorders, Almost Half Have Considered Suicide, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Women with ADHD are much more likely to have a wide range of mental and physical health problems in comparison to women without ADHD, according to a new ... read more

People Estimate Their Own Abilities Based on Others' Performance

July 20, 2016 — Ratings of our own abilities are strongly influenced by the performance of others, according to a new study. Interacting with high performers makes us feel more capable in cooperative team settings, ... read more

Indoor Tanning Rates Among New Jersey Teens Remain Stable Following State Enactment of Under Age 17 Ban

July 20, 2016 — Research shows no significant decline in indoor tanning rates among children under age 17 following a ban on such use in New Jersey enacted in 2013. The authors say it’s a finding that underscores ... read more

New Sun Cream Compound Offers Unprecedented Protection Against UVA Radiation

July 20, 2016 — A new wonder compound offers unprecedented protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation in sunlight, which include photo-ageing, cell damage and ... read more

Dogs De-Stress Families With Autistic Children, New Research Shows

July 20, 2016 — Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has ... read more

Breastfeeding Alters Maternal Metabolism, Protects Against Diabetes for Up to 15 Years After Delivery

July 20, 2016 — An interdisciplinary team of scientists has studied the metabolism of women with gestational diabetes after giving birth. They were able to show that breastfeeding for more than three months brings ... read more

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beneficial for Both Mother and Child

July 19, 2016 — In 80 percent of cases, pregnant women who used nicotine patches or the drug Zyban successively quit smoking, a new study has shown. Even after stopping the use of these products, 60 percent of Zyban ... read more

Is Fiction Good for You? How Researchers Are Trying to Find out

July 19, 2016 — It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. A psychologist-novelist delves ... read more

In-Hospital Formula Feeding, Family History Help Explain Breastfeeding Gaps

July 19, 2016 — Demographic characteristics and in-hospital formula feeding explain breastfeeding gaps between black and white mothers, whereas demographic characteristics and family history of breastfeeding help ... read more

IVF Treatment Not Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016 — Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk of breast ... read more

Men More Aggressive on Dating Sites, Women More Self-Conscious

July 19, 2016 — Using data collected from Baihe, one of the largest dating websites in China, researchers developed a reciprocal recommendation system that better matches users who are mutually interested in and ... read more

July 19, 2016 — When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the ... read more

Beware of Antioxidant Supplements, Warns Scientific Review

July 19, 2016 — The lay press and thousands of nutritional products warn of oxygen radicals or oxidative stress and suggest taking so-called antioxidants to prevent or cure disease. Researchers have analyzed the ... read more

Milk Works Best to Extinguish the Heat from Chile Peppers

July 19, 2016 — The next time you bite off more than you can handle in regard to a hot chile pepper, your best bet is to drink some milk, according to new ... read more

Tiger Moms Are the Same Everywhere, Study Shows

July 18, 2016 — It doesn’t matter if you’re an American “tiger mom,” or a Chinese one, evidence shows that parents’ attempts to control children through psychological means (e.g., shaming children) are ... read more

Partially Automated Cars Provide Enough Benefits to Warrant Widespread Adoption

July 18, 2016 — Engineering researchers have concluded that the public could derive economic and social benefits today if safety-oriented, partially automated vehicle technologies were deployed in all cars. The ... read more

Soft Drink, Soft Price: Soda Prices Found to Be Significantly Low

July 18, 2016 — Researchers found a huge disparity between the price of soda, which is linked to the prevalence of health issues like diabetes, and milk -- a difference in price that could be narrowed by taxes like ... read more

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