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Why stairclimbing is avoided by some people

Psychon Bull Rev. 2014 Feb;21(1):71-7. doi: 10.3758/s13423-013-0463-7. Is there any Proffitt in stair climbing? A headcount of studies testing for demographic differences in choice of stairs. Eves FF. Author information School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, … Continue reading

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Colic in infants may be reduced by probiotics

TORONTO – Babies cry. And as many new parents quickly learn, sometimes feeding, changing a diaper, adjusting the temperature or cuddling won’t make the wee one stop wailing. As days roll into weeks, baby’s excessive and inconsolable crying, with bouts … Continue reading

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Runners in their forties dominate ultra-marathons

Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2014 Mar;69(3):203-11. doi: 10.6061/clinics/2014(03)11. Runners in their forties dominate ultra-marathons from 50 to 3,100 miles. Zingg MA1, Rüst CA1, Rosemann T1, Lepers R2, Knechtle B3. Author information 1University of Zurich, Institute of General Practice and for Health … Continue reading

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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

“A powerful argument, swept along by Katznelson’s robust prose and the imposing scholarship that lies behind it.”—Kevin Boyle, New York Times Book Review A work that “deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions” (David Kennedy), Fear Itself … Continue reading

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Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere, new Rutgers study finds

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.   But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation … Continue reading

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Two days later: Adolescents’ conflicts with family spill over to school, vice versa

The lives of adolescents at home and at school may seem quite separate, but recent research has highlighted important connections. Family conflict and problems at school tend to occur together on the same day and sometimes even spill over in … Continue reading

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Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence

For teenagers, learning to establish a healthy degree of autonomy and closeness in relationships (rather than easily giving in to peer pressure) is an important task. A new longitudinal study has found one reason adolescents struggle with balancing autonomy and … Continue reading

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Mother’s gestational diabetes linked to daughters being overweight later

OAKLAND, Calif., October 23, 2014 – Women who developed gestational diabetes and were overweight before pregnancy were at a higher risk of having daughters who were obese later in childhood, according to new research published today in Diabetes Care. Based … Continue reading

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Sunshine may slow weight gain and diabetes onset, study suggests

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a study suggests. Scientists who looked at the effect of sunlight on mice say further research will be needed to confirm whether it has the same … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones May Be Linked to Bone Fracture Risk

Newswise — Washington, DC (October 23, 2014) — People who develop kidney stones may be at increased risk of experiencing bone fractures, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of … Continue reading

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Homeless people’s health: the hidden truth

As many as 4 million Europeans and 3.5 million Americans experience homelessness every year, and the numbers are rising. Homeless people ‘are the sickest in our society,’ but just treating ill health might not be enough to help get people … Continue reading

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‘Swingers’ multiple drug use heightens risk of STDs

These so called ‘swingers’ need to be offered more tailored interventions by sexual health services to help encourage safer sexual practices and prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Swingers are described as heterosexuals who, as a couple, practise … Continue reading

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Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection and growth

Gossip is pervasive in our society, and our penchant for gossip can be found in most of our everyday conversations. Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others’ achievements and failures? Researchers at the University of Groningen in the … Continue reading

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