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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

Young Adults With Uncomplicated Epilepsy Fare as Well as Their Siblings

Apr. 24, 2017 — A 15-year follow-up study of young adults with epilepsy found that those with uncomplicated epilepsy who were seizure-free for five years or more did as well as their siblings without epilepsy in ... read more

Facing Nightmare Scenarios Before Discharge Lifts Confidence of Parents of Babies in NICU

Apr. 24, 2017 — The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new study found simulations of daily care and worst-case scenarios helped ... 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

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

Just Breathe: Mindfulness May Help Freshman Stress Less and Smile More

Apr. 20, 2017 — The first semester of college is a time of great transition for many students -- they often are living away from home for the first time, have a much more fluid schedule than in high school and are ... read more

Significant Connections Between Diet and Drinking During Pregnancy

Apr. 20, 2017 — It has been shown that both heavy and occasional drinking among the general population are linked to eating less fruits and vegetables, and eating more processed and fried meat. This is particularly ... read more

Students May Forget Relevant Information in Order to Protect Their Own Psyches

Apr. 20, 2017 — University students who identify as strong in mathematics quickly forgot much of the material from a mathematics course. The explanation: We tend to forget unpleasant experiences and memories that ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Medical complications of brown recluse spider bites are uncommon but they can be severe, particularly in children, researchers ... read more

How Can We Know Other People's 'True Selves? '

Apr. 19, 2017 — How can you ever really know someone? Researchers found our perceived knowledge of others' "true selves" is inherently tied to perceptions of their ... read more

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