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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017 — Organized sports don't provide children with nearly as much exercise as many parents might expect, according to a new ... read more

Parents' Reasons for Not Vaccinating Children Influence Public Attitudes Toward Them

May 23, 2017 — Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn't been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to ... read more

Critical Thinking Can Be Taught

May 23, 2017 — 10-12-years-olds can be taught how to think critically at school, even with few teachers and limited resources. Parents can also be taught to assess claims about health ... read more

People Perceive Attractive Scientists as More Interesting but Less Able, Studies Show

May 23, 2017 — A new study suggests that when it comes to judging scientists, we are more likely to find an attractive scientist interesting, but more likely to consider their less attractive colleagues to be ... read more

Moderate Drinking May Not Ward Off Heart Disease

May 22, 2017 — Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner -- or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol -- will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support ... read more

Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep

May 22, 2017 — High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new ... read more

Sleep Loss Affects Your Waistline

May 22, 2017 — Sleep loss increases the risk of obesity through a combination of effects on energy metabolism. This research will highlight how disrupted sleep patterns, a common feature of modern living, can ... read more

May 19, 2017 — A breathable workout suit with ventilating flaps that open and close in response to an athlete's body heat and sweat has now been developed by researchers. These flaps, which range from ... read more

‘Adopted’ Embryo Program Produces New Style Extended Families

May 19, 2017 — Scientists are researching the emergence of a new style of family creation that sees couples "adopt" embryos and, after the child is born, remain in contact with the donors and in many ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Infertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical ... read more

Customized, Frequent Emails Show Promise in Tobacco Cessation

May 18, 2017 — Smokers who received frequent, tailored emails with quitting tips, motivational messages, and social support had cessation rates rivaling that of the most effective medication available for ... read more

May 18, 2017 — It's a fat-burning secret anyone interested in bone health should know. For the first time, researchers show that exercising burns the fat found within bone marrow and offers evidence that this ... read more

Exposure to Alcohol Before Birth May Make Drinking More Appealing to Teens

May 18, 2017 — Fetal alcohol exposure (FAE) reduces the taste system’s responsiveness to the bitter flavor and burning sensation of many varieties of alcoholic beverages, new research shows. These factors make ... read more

Know Thyself to Understand Others

May 18, 2017 — Through targeted training, people can be guided to develop a better inner awareness about their own mental states, and to have a better understanding of the mental state of others. This helps us deal ... read more

Low Self-Esteem Partners Create Their Own Regret in Relationship Sacrifices

May 18, 2017 — People with low self-esteem end up regretting sacrifices they make, big or small, in relationships because they do not feel appreciated or supported by their ... read more

Sexual Satisfaction: Treating a Woman With Oxytocin Also Benefits Her Male Partner

May 18, 2017 — A new study showed that the sexual response of men, whose female partners had been treated with the "bonding hormone" oxytocin or a placebo, was enhanced – even to the extent of improving ... read more

Chance of Colon Cancer Recurrence Nearly Cut in Half in People Who Eat Nuts

May 18, 2017 — Something as simple as eating tree nuts may make a difference in the long-term survival of patients with colon cancer, a new study ... read more

There's More to Attraction Than What Meets the Eye

May 18, 2017 — Attractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, highlights a mini ... read more

May 18, 2017 — An ambitious study has investigated various factors that contribute to air pollution inside the house. Not surprisingly, cigarette smoke emerged as a major source of airborne particles in homes with ... read more

Toy Unboxing: It's a Thing; It's Lucrative but Sensitive

May 18, 2017 — The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address ... read more

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