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August 29, 2016

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August 29, 2016

Aug. 29, 2016 — People are often excluded from social groups. Whether uninvolved observers find this acceptable or not may depend on the facial appearances of those excluded. The exclusion of cold and incompetent ... read more

'Multiplicative' Benefit of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure-Lowering on Cardiovascular Risk

Aug. 29, 2016 — Long-term exposure to the combination of even modestly lower LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) has the potential to "dramatically reduce" a person's lifetime ... read more

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Aug. 26, 2016 — Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart ... read more

'Coming Out' in the Classroom, but Not by Choice

Aug. 26, 2016 — In a first-of-its kind study, researchers found that active learning classrooms, which require more group work than traditional lecture courses, may create an unaccepting atmosphere for LGBTQIA ... read more

Men Perceived as Younger, More Attractive After Hair Transplant for Baldness

Aug. 25, 2016 — Does how much hair a man has matter in how he is perceived? The answer is yes, according to a new article, and this reality can play a role in workplace and social success, say the authors of a new ... read more

What Digital Divide? Seniors Embrace Social Technology

Aug. 25, 2016 — Contrary to popular belief, older adults enjoy emailing, instant messaging, Facebook and other forms of social technology. Not only that, but such online networking appears to reduce seniors' ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — New research suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness -- at least in ... read more

Study Strengthens Evidence That Cognitive Activity Can Reduce Dementia Risk

Aug. 24, 2016 — A formal bias analysis of previous studies finding that cognitive activities can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias concluded that any confounding factors in the earlier ... read more

Chew on This: How We Believe Our Meat Is Raised Can Influence How It Tastes

Aug. 24, 2016 — Our beliefs about how farm animals are raised -- whether on 'factory farms' or in more humane conditions -- can shape our meat-eating experience, from how we think it smells and tastes to ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — New research has been published on the emotional bonds between mothers and adolescent daughters. The study examined how well mother-daughter pairs were able to manage rapid transitions between ... read more

How Long Do You Want to Live? Your Expectations for Old Age Matter

Aug. 24, 2016 — Researchers have investigated how long young and middle-aged adults in the United States say they want to live in relation to a number of personal characteristics. The results showed that more than ... read more

For Teens, Feeling Safe at School Means Increased Academic Success

Aug. 24, 2016 — Parents across North America are prepping their teens to head back to high school, hoping they will study hard to get straight A's. But new research shows that good grades aren't just based ... read more

Aug. 24, 2016 — While even the best wines eventually peak and turn to vinegar, a new study suggests a paradoxical trend in the mental health of aging adults: they seem to consistently get better over ... read more

Direct and Active Parent Involvement Key to Healthy Living for Kids

Aug. 24, 2016 — Parents who directly and actively engage their children in healthy living behavior -- instead of passively 'supporting' the behavior -- are significantly more likely to see their kids meet ... read more

Evidence of Changes to Children's Brain Rhythms Following 'Brain Training'

Aug. 23, 2016 — New research questions the strong claims that have been made about the benefits of 'brain training' -- enhanced mental skills, a boost to education, improved clinical outcomes and sharper ... read more

Why Are We So Afraid to Leave Children Alone?

Aug. 23, 2016 — Leaving a child unattended is considered taboo in today’s intensive parenting atmosphere, despite evidence that American children are safer than ever. So why are parents denying their children the ... read more

Teachers Favor Middle-Class Behaviors by Students

Aug. 23, 2016 — Sociologists have found that teachers often inadvertently translate students' class-based behaviors into unequal opportunities in school. Teachers favor middle-class students in various ways, ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Too much manganese early in development causes lasting attention deficits and other impairments in rats. Studies of children and adolescents have associated excess manganese in the diet with ... read more

How Sleep Deprivation Harms Memory

Aug. 23, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a piece in the puzzle of how sleep deprivation negatively affects ... read more

Aug. 23, 2016 — Music can have important effects on the cooperative spirits of those exposed to music, researchers report. A new article describes two studies they conducted to test the effect of different types of ... read more

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