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Emotional Conflicts Fuel Concern About Not Having Enough Time

February 26th, 2015
A new study suggests that while many of us constantly feel pressed for time, the stress really has very little to do with time itself. "Beyond the number of activities actually competing for their time, emotional conflict between activities makes consumers feel that ...

Adults Prefer Partners with Playful Personalities

February 26th, 2015
Although we cherish playful personalities among children, new research suggest we value the same lightheartedness among the individual we chose to be our partner. Playful adults are fond of wordplay, like improvising, approach a challenge cheerfully, take pleasure in unusual things, deal with ...

Mouse Study Finds Brain Area That Triggers Deep Sleep

February 25th, 2015
When a particular area of the brain called the preoptic hypothalamus is switched on chemically, it triggers a deep sleep, according to scientists at Imperial College London in a new mouse study. The action is very similar to the way that sedatives work ...

Wellness Advice Often Lacking for Mentally Ill

February 25th, 2015
A new study finds health care providers often fail to provide dietary and exercise advice to patients with diabetes, or to those who display symptoms of mental illness. People with mental illness are often at high risk for diabetes as well as other "lifestyle" ...

Cyberbullying Often Goes Unchecked

February 25th, 2015
New research suggests people tend to avoid direct confrontation with a cyberbully, even when they have an opportunity to make a difference. In a new study, 221 college students participated in an online chat room in which they watched a fellow student get ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...

Intense Anger Can Spark a Heart Attack

February 25th, 2015
So angry you could explode? If so, be aware of chest pains that may develop in the next few hours. New research discovers the risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than ...

Researchers Call On FDA to End Statin Warnings

February 24th, 2015
A wide-ranging and systematic review of more than two dozen trials of statin drugs has found no link to cognitive problems, prompting researchers to call on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to no longer require such warnings on statin packaging. It is ...

Nearly 3 in 5 Pregnant Teens Have Used Drugs or Alcohol

February 24th, 2015
Many teenagers, especially younger teens, may not be getting the message about the risks of using alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy, according to a new study by the University of Texas at Austin. In fact, nearly three in five pregnant teens reported ...

Mice Study Suggests ‘Love Hormone’ Mitigates Effects of Alcohol

February 24th, 2015
New research finds that the hormone oxytocin appears to prevent some of the physical effects of alcohol, at least in rats. Oxytocin is often referred to as the “love hormone” as the chemical plays a vital role in social and sexual behavior and ...
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