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CDC Press Release: CDC updates guidance for infants born to mothers with possible Zika virus infection during pregnancy

19 Oct 13:30 | U.S. News

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Learning and staying in shape key to longer lifespan, study finds

16 Oct 17:02 | World

People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra kilogramme of weight they carry, research more »

World's 'better' countries have higher rates of cancer

12 Oct 15:08 | World

The world's "better" countries, with greater access to healthcare, experience much higher rates of cancer incidence than the world's "worse off" countries, according to new research from the University of more »

Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

3 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

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Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk Of Dementia

2 Oct 2017 | U.S. News

A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could not identify at least four out of five common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five more »

Why Do We Fall Asleep When Bored?

2 Oct 2017 | World

As humans, we often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary, but also experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. The brain mechanisms governing the regulation of sleep by cognitive and emotional factors are not well understood. read more »

CDC Is Deactivating the Emergency Operations Center for the Zika Response

29 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Portland State study links cancerous toxins to cannabis extract

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Researchers at Portland State University found benzene and other potentially cancer-causing chemicals in the vapor produced by butane hash oil, a cannabis more »

New study shows Tdap vaccination during pregnancy can prevent whooping cough in babies

28 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine

27 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

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Violent Crime Increases During Warmer Weather, No Matter The Season, Study Finds

26 Sep 2017 | World

Among police officers, there's a maxim: Being a cop gets a whole lot busier when it's hot out. Now, a study by a pair of Drexel University researchers appears to back them more »

'Pay More, Smoke Less' Possible Effects Of Raising Tobacco Taxes Across EU

21 Sep 2017 | World

Raising tobacco taxes to increase cigarette prices could reduce cigarette consumption and smoking-associated deaths (SADs) in all 28 EU countries, according to a studyread more »

Early Guidance Can Help Future Moms Fight Fear Of Childbirth

20 Sep 2017 | World

Caesarean deliveries in most developed countries, including Canada, are at least 10 to 20 per cent higher than recommended by the World Health Organization, and many efforts to decrease unnecessary C-sections have more »

Flesh Eating Parasites Creeping Closer To United States

14 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

(Newsroom America) -- Parasites that ulcerate the skin, can disfigure the face, and may fatally mutilate its victim's internal organs are creeping closer to the southern edges of the United States. read more »

Suicide Attempts On The Rise In US, Finds Study

14 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

New data confirm that suicide attempts among U.S. adults are on the rise, with a disproportional effect on younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults with a history of mental more »

Kids Praised For Being Smart More Likely To Cheat, New Studies Find

13 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies has more »

Eat fat, live longer?

6 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

A recent mouse study at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine sheds light on those questions by demonstrating that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity but also improves physical more »

People Become More Economically Conservative When Angered

5 Sep 2017 | U.S. News

The motorist tailgating you on the highway might be doing more than just getting you upset -- they could also be influencing your political more »

Yawning - Why Is It So Contagious And Why Should It Matter?

4 Sep 2017 | World

Feeling tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Experts at the University of Nottingham suggest the human propensity for contagious yawning is triggered automatically by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex -- an area of the brain responsible for motor more »

Ringing in ears keeps brain more at attention, less at rest, study finds

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing in the ears, has eluded medical treatment and scientific understanding. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that chronic tinnitus is associated with changes in certain networks in the brain, and furthermore, those changes cause the brain to stay more at attention and less at more »

Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

28 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer's disease shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound more »

So-called 'bright girl effect' does not last into adulthood, study finds

24 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

New research challenges long-held assumptions about how men and women view their intelligence. The notion that young females limit their own progress based on what they believe about their intelligence - called the "bright girl effect" - does not persist into adulthood, according to new researchread more »

Clear Link Between Heavy Vitamin B Intake And Lung Cancer

23 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

New research suggests long-term, high-dose supplementation with vitamins B6 and B12 -- long touted by the vitamin industry for increasing energy and improving metabolism -- is associated with a two- to four-fold increased lung cancer risk in men relative to non-users. read more »

Feeling Bad About Feeling Bad Can Make You Feel Worse

11 Aug 2017 | U.S. News

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley more »

Being Bullied May Dramatically Affect Sleep

11 Aug 2017 | World

New research from McLean Hospital neuroscientists shows in an animal model that being bullied can have long-term, dramatic effects on sleep and other circadian rhythm-related functions, symptoms that are characteristic of clinical depression and other stress-induced mental illnesses. read more »

Using Tweets To Decrypt The Personality Of Powerful People

28 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

ery successful entrepreneurs and CEO's are often regarded as superstars in modern society because they generate jobs, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and thus change the more »

Talking To Yourself In The Third Person Can Help You Control Emotions

27 Jul 2017 | SciTech

The simple act of silently talking to yourself in the third person during stressful times may help you control emotions without any additional mental effort than what you would use for first-person self-talk -- the way people normally talk to more »

What Do Trump's Tweets Say About His Personality?

26 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic more »

Dog Walking Could Be Key To Ensuring Activity In Later Life

25 Jul 2017 | SciTech

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the more »

Study Finds 90 Percent Of American Men Overfat

25 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

Does your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be part of the global overfat more »

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

24 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming more »

CDC Press Release: Protect Against Measles, More Than 100 Americans Have Diabetes, CDC Awards $12 Million to Fight Opiod Overdose Epidemic

24 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Why Some Women Are More Likely To Feel Depressed

20 Jul 2017 | SciTech

It's no secret that the risk of depression increases for women when their hormones are fluctuating. Especially vulnerable times include the menopause transition and onset of postmenopause. There's also postpartum depression that can erupt shortly after childbirth. But why do some women feel blue while others seem to skate through these transitions?read more »

Individualistic Practices And Values Increasing Around The World: Study

18 Jul 2017 | World

Individualism is thought to be on the rise in Western countries, but new research suggests that increasing individualism may actually be a global phenomenon. read more »

Programs That Teach Emotional Intelligence In Schools Have Lasting Impact

13 Jul 2017 | SciTech

Social and emotional learning programs for youth not only immediately improve mental health, social skills, and learning outcomes but also continue to benefit children years later, according to new research from UBC, University of Illinois at Chicago and Loyola more »

Generous People Live Happier Lives

12 Jul 2017 | SciTech

Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier. This is what UZH neuroeconomists found in a recent study. read more »

Drinking Coffee Reduces Risk Of Death From All Causes, Study Finds

11 Jul 2017 | SciTech

People who drink around three cups of coffee a day may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, a landmark study has more »

Your Hands May Reveal The Struggle To Maintain Self-Control

10 Jul 2017 | SciTech

It takes just a few seconds to choose a cookie over an apple and wreck your diet for the day. But what is happening during those few seconds while you make the decision? read more »

CDC Press Release: New CDC Director Named, Cancer in Rural America and Vitalsigns: Opioids

10 Jul 2017 | U.S. News

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Researchers find link between food allergies and childhood anxiety

30 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Research results have shown children with a food allergy had a significantly higher prevalence of childhood more »

No Detectable Limit To How Long People Can Live

29 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human more »

MMWR News Synopsis for June 29, 2017

29 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

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How To Stay Sane When Your Child Can't Sleep

28 Jun 2017 | U.S. News

Your child's sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor Wendy Hall. The good news is you can turn the situation around. read more »

Persistent mental distress linked to higher risk of death in heart patients

27 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Persistent moderate to severe mental distress is linked to a significantly heightened risk of death among patients with stable coronary heart disease, finds new more »

Eating your feelings? The link between job stress, junk food and sleep

23 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful more »

Uncomfortable Summer Heat Makes People Moody And Unhelpful, New Research Finds

23 Jun 2017 | World

Researchers conclude in a new study, that when when it's uncomfortably hot, we're less likely to be helpful or "prosocial."read more »

Familiar Faces Look Happier Than Unfamiliar Ones

20 Jun 2017 | SciTech

People tend to perceive faces they are familiar with as looking happier than unfamiliar faces, even when the faces objectively express the same emotion to the same degree, according to new more »

Excessive exercise may damage the gut

7 Jun 2017 | SciTech

A review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut more »

What motivates parents to protect children from cell phone addiction?

6 Jun 2017 | SciTech

A new study examined the role parental mediation can play in protecting children from the potential negative effects of smartphone use, comparing the perceived risk and different types of mediation and parenting styles. read more »

Social jet lag associated with worse mood, poorer health

5 Jun 2017 | SciTech

Preliminary results of a new study show that social jet lag has emerged as an important circadian marker for health more »