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Stronger early reading skills predict higher intelligence later

A new study of identical twins has found that early reading skill might positively affect later intellectual abilities. The study, in the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and King’s College London. “Since reading … Continue reading

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Later autism symptoms linked to low levels of initiating joint attention in high-risk siblings

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (July 24, 2014) — Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring … Continue reading

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Next time you and your spouse have a conflict, think what you said at the altar

Toronto – Aristotle said, “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study. Psychologists … Continue reading

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Warning: Birthdays can be bad for your health

New study finds more than double hospital admissions for alcohol-related events around birthdays New research has found that birthday-related drinking is associated with upsurges in hospital admissions among young people. This study of drinking behaviour in Ontario, Canada is published … Continue reading

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Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce

WASHINGTON, DC — For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer … Continue reading

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Shift work linked to heightened risk of type 2 diabetes

Shift work is linked to a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk seemingly greatest among men and those working rotating shift patterns, indicates an analysis of the available evidence published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. … Continue reading

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A cancer vaccine, for HPV, that is ‘safe and effective’ continues to be underutilized: CDC

CDC officials announced today that the number of girls and boys aged 13-17 years receiving human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine remains unacceptably low despite a slight increase in vaccination coverage since 2012, according to data from CDC′s 2013 National Immunization Survey-Teen … Continue reading

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More pleasure from moderation than indulgence: new Stanford study

“…how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life…” STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The next time you are tempted at the cocktail reception to gulp your wine before you head … Continue reading

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Are the motivations of a 5km runner defined by individual ability?

5.2 million US citizens participated in 5km races in 2011 and 12,500 5km events were held in the US during the same time period.  New research in Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events aims to find out … Continue reading

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BACKGROUND TV Can Be Bad for Kids: PBS, USDOE funded study

Newswise — Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning. That’s the advice arising from University of Iowa researchers who examined … Continue reading

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There is 4,000,000,000-year-old chemistry in cells today

Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge? Parts of the primordial soup in which life arose have been maintained in our cells today according to scientists at the University of East Anglia. Research published today in the … Continue reading

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New extended-release oxycodone with abuse-deterrent properties approved by FDA

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Targiniq ER (oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended-release tablets), an extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid analgesic to treat pain severe enough to require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which alternative treatment options … Continue reading

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A yogurt that shortens transit time

Effect of yogurt containing polydextrose, Lactobacillus acidophilus NCFM and Bifidobacterium lactis HN019: a randomized, double-blind, controlled study in chronic constipation Daniéla Oliveira Magro, Lais Mariana de Oliveira, Isabela Bernasconi, Marilia de Ruela, Laura Credidio, Irene K Barcelos, Raquel F Leal, … Continue reading

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For Preventing Diseases of Aging, a New Mindset is Needed

Newswise — Medicine focuses almost entirely on fighting chronic diseases in a piecemeal fashion as symptoms develop. Instead, more efforts should be directed to promoting interventions that have the potential to prevent multiple chronic diseases and extend healthy lifespans. Researchers … Continue reading

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Sleep deprivation may increase susceptibility to false memories

Not getting enough sleep may increase the likelihood of forming false memories, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. In a study conducted by psychological scientist Steven J. Frenda of the University … Continue reading

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