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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Growing Body of Evidence Supports Use of Mind-Body Therapies in Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing ... read more

Financial Strain Tied to Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Apr. 24, 2017 — A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study ... read more

Recommendation Against Inhaled Flu Vaccine Is Good -- For Now

Apr. 24, 2017 — Recent federal recommendations against offering the inhaled nasal influenza vaccine due to lack of effectiveness could lead to more flu illness in the US if the inhaled vaccine becomes effective ... read more

Alternating Skimpy Sleep With Sleep Marathons Hurts Attention, Creativity in Young Adults

Apr. 24, 2017 — Skimping on sleep, followed by 'catch-up' days with long snoozes, is tied to worse cognition -- both in attention and creativity -- in young adults, in particular those tackling major ... read more

Little Kids' Regular Bedtimes and Ability to Regulate Emotions May Lessen Obesity Risk

Apr. 24, 2017 — Family structure including regular bedtimes, mealtimes and limited screen time appear to be linked to better emotional health in preschoolers, and that might lower the chances of obesity later, a new ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers find that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and the physical activity of school children. These findings could help schools make policies that promote ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new research suggests. The study shows that placing bins 1.5 meters away from suite doors drastically boosts recycling and composting ... read more

Oral History in History Lessons: More Fun, Less Learned

Apr. 21, 2017 — Working with oral histories in schools has become very popular in Germany, the United States and many other countries. Eyewitnesses of the past are able to deliver authentic accounts of events in ... read more

Apr. 21, 2017 — Sunflower seeds are frequently contaminated with a toxin produced by molds and pose an increased health risk in many low-income countries worldwide, researchers have ... read more

Spermidine-Rich Foods May Prevent Liver Cancer, Extend Lifespan

Apr. 21, 2017 — Spermidine—a compound found in foods like aged cheese, mushrooms, soy products, legumes, corn and whole grains—seems to prevent (at least in animal models) liver fibrosis and hepatocellular ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Excess sugar -- especially the fructose in sugary drinks -- might damage your brain, new research suggests. Researchers found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Looking to improve your overall life satisfaction? Try regularly hiking in a forest or otherwise engaging with the natural ... read more

Alcohol Consumption Increases Rosacea Risk in Women

Apr. 20, 2017 — Increased consumption of alcohol, particularly white wine and liquor, is associated with a higher risk of rosacea in women, new research ... read more

That's What Friends Are for

Apr. 20, 2017 — Friendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in ... read more

Want to Stay Mentally Healthy in Older Age? Stimulate Your Brain in Early Life

Apr. 20, 2017 — Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new ... read more

Mindfulness Class Helped Women, but Not Men, Overcome 'Negative Affect'

Apr. 20, 2017 — Few studies have looked at whether mindfulness meditation is equally effective among men and women in addressing mood, but a new study in a college setting found a substantial ... read more

Tired? Try Walking Up Stairs Instead of Soda

Apr. 20, 2017 — Ten minutes of walking up and down stairs was more likely to make participants feel energized than ingesting 50 milligrams of caffeine, new research ... read more

Phonics Works: Sounding out Words Is Best Way to Teach Reading, Study Suggests

Apr. 20, 2017 — New research has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension. There has been ... read more

Sexist and Anti-Gay Jokes: It's All About Men Feeling Threatened

Apr. 20, 2017 — Why do some men crack sexist and anti-gay jokes or find them funny, while others do not? According to a new study, such disparaging jokes are a way for some men to reaffirm their shaky sense of self, ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Children up to early teenagers lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to safely cross a busy road consistently, new research concludes. Children placed in realistic, simulated environments ... read more

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