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Tis Better To Give - To Your Spouse

15 Feb 17:08 | SciTech

We've all heard that it's better to give than to receive. Now there's empirical evidence to show that being compassionate to a spouse is rewarding in and of itself. read more »

How Eating Less Can Slow The Aging Process

14 Feb 17:09 | SciTech

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper -- at a cellular level -- and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process.read more »

Study Finds Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn

10 Feb 16:03 | SciTech

Research has shown that naps play an important role in sustaining new learning in infants. A new study from the University of Arizona suggests naptime could have a similar effect on language learning in preschool-age children.read more »

Want To Help Your Mate Beat The Blues? Show Them The Love

9 Feb 17:23 | SciTech

The more depressed your romantic partner may be, the more love you should give them, according to new University of Alberta research.read more »

Toxic Metals Found In e-Cigarette Liquids

8 Feb 2017 | SciTech

A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found high levels of toxic metals in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they vape.read more »

Sitting Not Linked To Incident Diabetes: New Research

7 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research led by the University of Sydney ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.read more »

E-cigarettes Safer Than Smoking Says Long-Term Study

7 Feb 2017 | SciTech

E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to research published in Annals of Internal Medicine.read more »

Personality Traits 'Contagious' Among Children

6 Feb 2017 | SciTech

When preschoolers spend time around one another, they tend to take on each others' personalities, indicates a new study by Michigan State University psychology researchers.read more »

New Study Confirms Pregnant Women Should Avoid Liquorice

6 Feb 2017 | World

A new Finnish study supports food recommendations for families with children in that women should avoid consuming large amounts of liquorice during pregnancy. The limit for safe consumption is not known.read more »

Peroxide Ingestion, Promoted By Alternative Medicine, Can Be Deadly

3 Feb 2017 | SciTech

High-concentration peroxide, sometimes promoted in alternative medicine circles for cleanses or as a so-called "natural cure," can lead to numerous life-threatening ailments and death itself, according to a new paper.read more »

Food And Beverage Industry 'Marketing Kids To Death'

2 Feb 2017 | World

Heart & Stroke wants Canadians to know as far as nutrition is concerned, the kids are not alright; our children and youth are bombarded with ads for unhealthy products all day, every day, influencing their food and beverage choices. It says this is having a devastating effect on their health and setting up conflict at home.read more »

Fast Food Packaging Contains Potentially Harmful Chemicals That Can Leach Into Food

2 Feb 2017 | SciTech

The greaseproof packaging holding your burger and fries may contain potentially harmful fluorinated chemicals that can leach into food, according to a new peer-reviewed study.read more »

Physically Active Children Are Less Depressed

1 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Previous studies have shown that adults and young people who are physically active have a lower risk of developing depression. But the same effect has not been studied in children - until now.read more »

We Dislike Hypocrites Because They Deceive Us

31 Jan 2017 | SciTech

We're averse to hypocrites because their disavowal of bad behavior sends a false signal, misleading us into thinking they're virtuous when they're not, according to new findings read more »

Death Clocks Should Come With A Health Warning, Says Top Economist

30 Jan 2017 | SciTech

John Appleby, Chief Economist at the Nuffield Trust, uses online "death clocks" to calculate the date of his demise, but finds that his life expectancy varies depending on who he asks.read more »

Fat Shaming Linked To Greater Health Risks

27 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Body shaming is a pervasive form of prejudice, found in cyber bullying, critiques of celebrities' appearances, at work and school, and in public places for everyday Americans. read more »

Children's Menus Still Laden With Fat, Sodium And Calories

23 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Despite a 2011 pledge among United States chain restaurants to improve the nutritional value of children's menu options, a new study finds no significant improvements have been made to cut calories, saturated fat, or sodium. read more »

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

19 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary.read more »

Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them As 'Overweight'

17 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies. read more »

Exercise ... It Does A Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act As Anti-Inflammatory

13 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. read more »

Study Explains How Western Diet Leads To Overeating And Obesity

12 Jan 2017 | SciTech

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet" - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic.read more »

New Framework Could Help Online Addicts Reduce Their Usage

10 Jan 2017 | SciTech

A new model developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could help online addicts realize that their usage is a problem and reduce it.read more »

Children More Apt To Confess Misdeeds If They Think Parents Will React Positively

10 Jan 2017 | SciTech

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.read more »

Personality Differences Affect How We Use Email And What We Find Stressful

9 Jan 2017 | SciTech

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out - and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.read more »

Is There Such A Thing As An Emotional Hangover?

29 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of New York University scientists has found. read more »

Helping Pays Off: People Who Care For Others Live Longer

23 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Older people who help and support others are also doing themselves a favor. An international research team has found that grandparents who care for their grandchildren on average live longer than grandparents who do not.read more »

Children Can 'Catch' Social Bias Through Non-Verbal Signals Expressed By Adults

22 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Research from the University of Washington shows that preschool-age children can learn bias through nonverbal signals displayed by adults and are likely to generalize that learned bias to other people.read more »

Got To Remember Them All, Pokémon

20 Dec 2016 | Entertainment

"Gotta catch them all, Pokémon!" Or in this case -- got to remember them all, Pokémon.read more »

Researchers Uncover Why Morning People Should Not Work At Night

19 Dec 2016 | World

It has been known for a long time that early risers work less efficiently at night than night owls do. But researchers from the Higher School of Economics and Oxford University have uncovered new and distinctive features between the night activities of these two types of individuals. read more »

Bad People Are Disgusting, Bad Actions Are Angering

16 Dec 2016 | SciTech

A person's character, more so than their actions, determines whether we find immoral acts to be 'disgusting,' according to new research.read more »

Depressed Children Respond Differently To Rewards Than Other Kids

16 Dec 2016 | SciTech

For many children, December often is linked to presents and excitement, but when a young child doesn't seem all that enthused about getting gifts, it could be a sign that something is wrong. read more »

Research Shows People Can Control A Robotic Arm With Only Their Minds

15 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The research has the potential to help millions of people who are paralyzed or have neurodegenerative diseases.read more »

True Lies: People Who Lie Via Telling Truth Viewed Harshly, Study Finds

15 Dec 2016 | SciTech

The ability to deceive someone by telling the truth is not only possible, it has a name -- paltering -- it's common in negotiations and those who palter can do serious harm to their reputations, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.read more »

Switching To Daylight Saving Time May Lead To Harsher Legal Sentences

15 Dec 2016 | U.S. News

Judges in the United States tend to give defendants longer sentences the day after switching to daylight saving time compared with other days of the year, according to research.read more »

CDC MMWR News Synopsis for December 16, 2016

15 Dec 2016 | U.S. News

*MMWR- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report*

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Pessimists - You Aren't Alone In Feeling Down

14 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Waiting for those tests results? Waiting to hear who won the election? And while waiting, does the feeling of dread start to creep in? Turns out bracing for the worst comes as second nature to optimists and pessimists alike.read more »

Beans And Peas Increase Fullness More Than Meat

12 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Sustainable eating Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. read more »

How Your Parenting Tactics Influence Your Teen's Problem Behaviors

8 Dec 2016 | SciTech

Yelling. Screaming. Slamming of doors. Sneaking out. Sound familiar? Perhaps you're a parent with a teenager at home who partakes in "problem behaviors." Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, may be able to help.read more »

Do Thoughts Of Death Change Our Shopping Habits?

8 Dec 2016 | Business

Researchers say reports of plane crashes, terrorist attacks, fatal car accidents and deadly fires may lead shoppers to think more about their own mortality than buying that new holiday sweater for Uncle Dave.read more »

Early Life Stressors Adversely Influence Brain Development

8 Dec 2016 | SciTech

New brain imaging evidence is supporting the long-held belief that stressful early life experiences, such as preterm birth, poverty and lack of familial support, adversely affect brain development.read more »

CDC MMWR News Synopsis for December 9, 2016

8 Dec 2016 | U.S. News

*MMWR- Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report*

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Past Misdeeds Haunt Relationships When They Feel Recent, Study Finds

7 Dec 2016 | SciTech

If a partner's past transgression feels like it happened yesterday, even if it didn't, you are more likely to remember it during new, unrelated arguments, according to a new study.read more »

Study Examines Family Relationships That May Affect Children's Disruptive Behavior

6 Dec 2016 | SciTech

A new study has examined the interaction between coparenting and coercive parenting in predicting children's disruptive behaviour.read more »

Narcissistic Individuals Use Social Media To Self-Promote

2 Dec 2016 | SciTech

A new statistical review of 62 studies with over 13,000 individuals found that narcissism has a modest but reliable positive relationship with a range of social media behaviors. read more »

Portions Of The Brain Fall Asleep And Wake Back Up All The Time, Researchers Find

2 Dec 2016 | SciTech

New research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when awake. The cycles shift toward 'awake' when that part of the brain pays attention to a task.read more »

Swimming, Racquet Sports And Aerobics Linked To Best Odds Of Staving Off Death

1 Dec 2016 | SciTech

In terms of exercise, swimming, racquet sports, and aerobics seem to be associated with the best odds of staving off death from any cause and from heart disease and stroke, in particular, suggests research.read more »

Relationship Between Online Social Networking And Depression "Complex"

29 Nov 2016 | Entertainment

Frequency and duration of online social networking may have a negative effect on mental health outcomes such as depression, but a new systematic review suggests that the relationship between online social networking and depression is more complex. read more »

When Judging Other People, First Impressions Last

29 Nov 2016 | SciTech

A well-known saying urges people to "not judge a book by its cover." But people tend to do just that - even after they've skimmed a chapter or two, according to Cornell University research.read more »

Pre-Teens Whose Dads Embrace Parenthood May Be Less Prone To Behavioral Issues

23 Nov 2016 | SciTech

Kids whose dads adjust well to parenthood and feel confident about their new role may be less likely to have behavioural problems in the run-up to their teens, indicates new research.read more »

Sexism May Be Harmful To Men's Mental Health

22 Nov 2016 | SciTech

Men who see themselves as playboys or as having power over women are more likely to have psychological problems than men who conform less to traditionally masculine norms, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.read more »

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