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Sibling Effect on Obesity Stronger Than Parental Influence

July 9th, 2014
Noteworthy research discovers that in normal size families, a child’s risk of obesity is strongly influenced by siblings. Investigators discovered among two-child families that having an obese sibling was associated with more than double the obesity risk than if there was an obese ...

Healthy Lifestyle Can Add 10 years to Life Expectancy

July 9th, 2014
Simply put, "A healthy lifestyle can help you stay 10 years' younger," said Swiss researcher Eva Martin-Diener, M.Sc., M.P.H. While chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis are on the rise, these can be controlled by improving lifestyles. In ...

Health, Money Woes Top Stressors in U.S.

July 9th, 2014
New research investigates the burden of stress in America, with some striking findings. In an NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)/Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) poll, researchers discovered that about half of the public (49 percent) reported that they had a major stressful ...

Book Smarts + People Skills = Workplace Success

July 8th, 2014
New research suggests it takes more than just smarts to climb the corporate ladder. University of California, Santa Barbara economist Dr. Catherine Weinberger found that the two qualities essential for success in the workplace are book smarts and social adeptness. The folks who do well ...

Abusive Coaches Linked to Cheating by Players

July 8th, 2014
Provocative new research suggests that college athletes who have abusive coaches are more willing to cheat in order to win than players with more ethical coaches. The study is derived from a survey of almost 20,000 student athletes at more than 600 colleges ...

Short Smartphone Breaks May Improve Employee Mood

July 8th, 2014
Emerging research suggests employers may want to consider letting employees take short breaks to play on their smartphones. Investigators from Kansas State University found that allowing employees to take smartphone microbreaks may be a benefit rather than a disruption for businesses. Microbreaks are ...

Dead Ends in Alzheimer’s Research Expose Need for New Drug Studies

July 7th, 2014
A review of existing research for pharmacological answers to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) catalogs a litany of failures and calls for an aggressive re-dedication to increase the AD drug development pipeline. The first of its kind research study is published in the journal Alzheimer's Research & Therapy. "Our ...

Evidence-Based Guidelines Aid Menopause Diagnosis

July 7th, 2014
Australian researchers have created a toolkit to help primary care physicians diagnose and manage menopausal conditions. The researchers say the toolkit has the potential to help manage menopausal conditions for women globally. Titled the "Practitioner Toolkit for Managing the Menopause," the resource manual is ...

Female Veterans at Higher Risk for Partner Violence

July 7th, 2014
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans. However, until recently little has been known about women’s perception of the care they have been receiving. Now, a new study discovers that ...

Do Social Media Foster Self-Centeredness or Empathy?

July 7th, 2014
The growth of social networking websites is believed to have shifted the nature of our social relationships, as well as how we present and perceive ourselves. But experts disagree on whether social media, like Facebook, allows us to connect, or become more self-centered and ...
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