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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Humiliation from Stares Are Worse Than Tiny Seats for Obese Air Travelers, New Study

May 25, 2016 — Feelings of shame and humiliation bother obese air passengers more than tight seat belts and tiny seats, according to a new ... read more

Humans Less Likely to Return to an Automated Advisor Once Given Bad Advice

May 25, 2016 — The ubiquitous Chat Bot popping up on websites asking if you need help has become standard on many sites. We dismiss, we engage, but do we trust the algorithm that is aiding our experience? Giving us ... read more

Investigating How 'Chemo Brain' Develops in Cancer Patients

May 25, 2016 — During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed 'chemo brain.' Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a ... read more

Consumer Knowledge Gap on Genetically Modified Food

May 25, 2016 — While consumers are aware of genetically modified crops and food, their knowledge level is limited and often at odds with the facts, according to a newly published ... read more

More Lines Are Usually Better When It Comes to Worker Speed

May 25, 2016 — When customers wait in one long line and go to the next available server, those servers work more slowly than when servers each have their own queue, new operations management research ... read more

Could Wearable Technology Impact Our Healthcare, Fashion, and Even Sport?

May 25, 2016 — With the rapid proliferation of smart mobile devices, and the subsequent increase in data that is being gathered, the challenge is: how do we harness ... read more

Will Heart Medication Help Treat Alzheimer's Disease?

May 25, 2016 — Heart medication reduces the build-up of plaque in the brain’s blood vessels in mice, new research shows. The question is if this is true also in humans; if the answer is yes, it might bring ... read more

Speech-Language Pathologists Can Help Kids Who Struggle to Read

May 25, 2016 — Classroom teachers may not employ the strategies that can help students master complex written language, according to speech-language pathology ... read more

Zika Virus May Be Linked to More Eye Problems in Brazilian Babies With Microcephaly

May 25, 2016 — Researchers studying babies with a Zika virus-related birth defect say they have found previously unreported eye problems possibly linked to the virus. In three Brazilian infants with microcephaly, ... read more

Study Shows Area Undamaged by Stroke Remains So, Regardless of Time Stroke Is Left Untreated

May 25, 2016 — A new study looked at a group of untreated acute stroke patients and found that there was no evidence of time dependence on damage outcomes for the penumbra, or tissue that is at risk of progressing ... read more

Family Size, Education Levels: The Right Support Could Reverse Long-Held Theory

May 25, 2016 — More kids in your family, less education. This pattern isn't new, but a team of researchers has studied why that educational dip occurs and found that there are exceptions to the ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Children raised in poverty may have been mistakenly labeled as 'maladapted' for what appears to be a lack of self-control, new research suggests. The new study finds that what looks like ... read more

Depression Lowers Women's Chances of Pregnancy, Study Finds

May 24, 2016 — Women with severe depressive symptoms have a decreased chance of becoming pregnant, while the use of psychotropic medications does not appear to harm fertility, a study ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are ... read more

Study Shows Which New Moms Post the Most on Facebook

May 24, 2016 — A study shows which psychological characteristics of some new mothers may affect how they use Facebook to show off their baby. The research concluded that those mothers who posted more on Facebook ... read more

Lipid Testing Underutilized in Adults Taking Antipsychotic Medications

May 24, 2016 — Too few adults taking antipsychotic medications are being screened for abnormalities in lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides, new research finds. The biggest gap in screening is among ... read more

Canadian Military Personnel More Likely Than Civilians to Think About Suicide but Also to Seek Help

May 24, 2016 — Canadian military personnel have higher rates of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts, but they are also more likely to access mental health support than civilians, found new ... read more

Distinguishing Differences in Dementia Using Brain Scans

May 24, 2016 — Neuroscientists are now able to distinguish two different forms of dementia using advanced imaging techniques. This is the first step towards early recognition of dementia in patients on the basis of ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Our romantic choices are not just based on feelings and emotions, but how rich we feel compared to others, a new study has ... read more

PET Imaging With Special Tracer Can Detect, Diagnose Early Alzheimer's Disease

May 24, 2016 — Recognizing that the use of biomarkers has led to advances in the detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD), researchers reviewed a PET amyloid imaging agent, finding that imaging with PiB provides ... read more

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