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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

CDC Recommends Only Two HPV Shots for Younger Adolescents

Oct. 20, 2016 — The U.S. CDC is recommending that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused ... read more

Muscles Have Circadian Clocks That Control Exercise Response

Oct. 20, 2016 — Humans may be able to respond better to exercise during the daytime, suggests new research. Oxygen and the internal clock "do a dance together" in muscle cells to make energy, they say. The ... read more

Mismatched Cuisine Could Make Your Meal More Enjoyable

Oct. 20, 2016 — Ordering an Italian main course? According to a food science researcher, if you want to be certain you’ll enjoy your meal, you should probably get the spring rolls to ... read more

Music May Help Make High-Intensity Interval Training Viable Option for Average Person

Oct. 20, 2016 — Listening to music may make it easier for people to adopt short duration exercise regimens that could help them stay in shape, according to ... read more

Exchanging Sedentariness for Low-Intensity Physical Activity Can Prevent Weight Gain in Children

Oct. 20, 2016 — As little as 10 minutes of high-intensity physical activity per day reduces the amount of adipose tissue and enhances cardiorespiratory fitness in 6-8-year-old children, according to a new study. The ... read more

Exercise May Help Ward Off Memory Decline

Oct. 19, 2016 — Exercise may be associated with a small benefit for elderly people who already have memory and thinking problems, according to new research. The research involved people with vascular cognitive ... read more

Neu5Gc in Red Meat and Organs May Pose a Significant Health Hazard

Oct. 19, 2016 — A non-human sialic acid sugar molecule common in red meat that increases the risk of tumor formation in humans is also prevalent in pig organs, with concentrations increasing as the organs are ... read more

New Research Explores What It Means When a Child Loses a Pet

Oct. 19, 2016 — Given the relatively short lifespans of many pets, it’s not unusual for children to witness the realities of life played out in their homes. New research focuses on how children understand death in ... read more

Drinking an Ice Slurry/water Mix Helps Body Cope With Exertion in Hot Weather

Oct. 19, 2016 — Temperature of water consumed may be as important as the amount when trying to manage thermoregulation, indicates new ... read more

Going for a Run Could Improve Cramming for Exams

Oct. 19, 2016 — Ever worried that all the information you've crammed in during a study session might not stay in your memory? The answer might be going for a run, according to a new ... read more

Preschoolers Correct Speaking Mistakes Even When Talking to Themselves

Oct. 18, 2016 — One of the differences between adults and preschoolers when it comes to private speech is that adults typically talk to themselves in their heads, while preschoolers talk to themselves aloud, ... read more

Donald or Hillary? Tweetcast Predicts Your Vote

Oct. 18, 2016 — What you tweet says a lot about your politics and who you are going to vote for in this highly volatile presidential election, according to TweetCast, an online tool developed by Northwestern ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — If you type on your desktop or laptop computer's keyboard while participating in a Skype call, you could be vulnerable to electronic eavesdropping, according to ... read more

Race Influences Teachers' Referrals to Special and Gifted Education, Finds Study

Oct. 18, 2016 — Teacher referrals for special and gifted education testing are subjective and may be swayed by a student's race, finds ... read more

Oct. 18, 2016 — Walking briskly or cycling for the recommended 150 minutes a week can reduce a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 26%, according to new ... read more

Minimal Exercise Can Prevent Disease, Weight Gain in Menopausal Women

Oct. 17, 2016 — Minimal exercise may be all it takes for postmenopausal women to better regulate insulin, maintain metabolic function and help prevent significant weight gain, research shows. These findings suggest ... read more

Will Millennials Ever Get Married?

Oct. 17, 2016 — Millennials are getting married later in life and are on pace to stay unmarried at rates higher than previous generations, statistics ... read more

Oct. 17, 2016 — Remember dropping your milk teeth? After a lot of wiggling the tooth finally dropped out. But in your hand was only the enamel-covered crown: the entire root of the tooth had somehow ... read more

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