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First Evidence For Higher State Of Consciousness Found

20 Apr 17:17 | SciTech

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex.read more »

Eye Expressions Offer A Glimpse Into The Evolution Of Emotion

18 Apr 17:18 | SciTech

New research by Adam Anderson, professor of human development at Cornell University's College of Human Ecology, reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul.read more »

Understanding Money Reduces Worry About Old Age: Study

17 Apr 15:11 | Business

People who possess a greater understanding of finance are less likely to fret about life in their twilight years.read more »

Pet Exposure May Reduce Allergy And Obesity

7 Apr 2017 | SciTech

If you need a reason to become a dog lover, how about their ability to help protect kids from allergies and obesity?read more »

Humans Born To Love Superheroes

6 Apr 2017 | Entertainment

We recognize justice before we can talk, reports a research team. The Japanese study demonstrates that human infants recognize heroic acts from early stages of development, suggesting that our sense of justice -- and likewise, adoration for heroes -- is innate. read more »

Why We Remember Some Aviation Disasters And Forget Others

6 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Oxford University researchers have tracked how recent aircraft incidents or accidents trigger past events and how some are consistently more memorable than others.read more »

Deep Sleep May Act As Fountain Of Youth In Old Age

6 Apr 2017 | SciTech

As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth.read more »

The Secret To Staying Motivated

4 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?read more »

Being Overweight At Any Point In Adulthood Increases Risk For Death

4 Apr 2017 | SciTech

People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes. read more »

It's True - The Sound Of Nature Helps Us Relax

3 Apr 2017 | SciTech

The gentle burbling of a brook, or the sound of the wind in the trees can physically change our mind and bodily systems, helping us to relax. New research explains how, for the first time.read more »

Alcohol Abuse Even Before Pregnancy May Harm Offspring

3 Apr 2017 | SciTech

Mothers who binge drink before they become pregnant may be more likely to have children with high blood sugar and other changes in glucose function that increase their risk of developing diabetes as adults, according to a new study conducted in rats.read more »

Cold Symptoms Feel Worse When People Feel Lonely

31 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Having a cold is bad enough, but having a cold if you're lonely can actually feel worse, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.read more »

Dunedin Children's Exposure To Lead Linked To Lower IQ

29 Mar 2017 | World

Extremely high levels of lead in New Zealand cities in the 1970s and 1980s appear responsible for a loss of intelligence and occupational standing among today's adults.read more »

Parents Who Play Pokemon GO With Kids Report Side Benefits

29 Mar 2017 | Entertainment

Parents who regularly play "Pokémon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, according to new University of Washington research.read more »

Inactive Teens Develop Lazy Bones, Study Finds

24 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.read more »

Cooking Family Meals, Skipping TV During Those Meals Linked To Lower Odds Of Obesity

24 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Adults who don't flip on the TV during dinner and those who eat home-cooked meals are less likely to be obese, a new study has found. read more »

Boys Secure In Their Racial Identity Seek More Diverse Friendships

22 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Kids often seek answers from parents, friends and media to better understand their racial identity. Middle school boys who feel secure about their race during this ongoing information gathering will likely befriend diverse people, according to a new University of Michigan study.read more »

How Can A Legally Binding Agreement On Human Cloning Be Established?

22 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Since Dolly the Sheep was cloned in 1996, the question of whether human reproductive cloning should be banned or pursued has been the subject of international debate. read more »

People Remain Calm As The World Ends, Video Game Study Suggests

21 Mar 2017 | Entertainment

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing "Kumbayah" or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior?read more »

'No Fat' Or 'No Sugar' Label Equals No Guarantee Of Nutritional Quality

21 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Terms such as no-fat or no-sugar, low-fat or reduced-salt on food packaging may give consumers a sense of confidence before they purchase, but these claims rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food, according to a new study.read more »

For A Modest Personality Trait, 'Intellectual Humility' Packs A Punch

20 Mar 2017 | SciTech

"Intellectual humility" has been something of a wallflower among personality traits, receiving far less scholarly attention than such brash qualities as egotism or hostility. Yet this little-studied characteristic may influence people's decision-making abilities in politics, health and other arenas, says new research from Duke University.read more »

A Preference For Casual Sex Increases Risk Of Harassment

17 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Adolescents who sexually harass others have had casual sex more often than those who do not harass others. They also fantasize more about casual sex and find it more acceptable to have sex without any commitment or emotional closeness.read more »

Cause Of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Discovered

17 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Some people have an extreme fear of dirt or bacteria. As a result, they may develop a habit of compulsive washing and repeatedly cleaning their hands or body. They are trapped in a vicious circle, as the fear of new contamination returns quickly after washing. Sufferers see no way out. read more »

Better Sleep Feels Like Winning The Lottery

17 Mar 2017 | World

Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the University of Warwick.read more »

Stress Of Major Life Events Impacts Women More Than Men, Shows Poll

16 Mar 2017 | SciTech

New research has highlighted the potential gender gap in stress, with women reporting higher stress from life events such as death of a loved one, illness, losing their smartphone and Brexit.read more »

Nation's Physicians Act Against Climate Change; 'It's Making Patients Sick'

16 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

More than half of the nation's physicians--including family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, allergists, geriatricians and internists--are launching a campaign to help patients, the public and policy makers understand the damage climate change is doing to people's health and what needs to be done to prepare and protect ourselves.read more »

Parenthood Linked To Longer Life

14 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Parenthood is associated with a longer life than childlessness, particularly in older age, when health and capacity may start to decline, finds new research.read more »

The Looming Threat Of Asian Tobacco Companies To Global Health

14 Mar 2017 | World

There are already one billion tobacco smokers worldwide, and this number is likely to rise further with Asian tobacco companies poised to enter the global market, according to SFU health sciences professor Kelley Lee.read more »

Poor Sleep In Early Childhood May Lead To Cognitive, Behavioral Problems In Later Years

13 Mar 2017 | SciTech

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital pediatrician finds that children ages 3 to 7 who don't get enough sleep are more likely to have problems with attention, emotional control and peer relationships in mid-childhood.read more »

Gene Found To Cause Sudden Death In Young People

10 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.read more »

People Who Trust Their Doctor Tend To Feel Better

10 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Confidence in doctors, therapists and nursing staff leads to an improvement in subjectively perceived complaints, satisfaction and quality of life in patients. This is the conclusion of a meta-analysis by psychologists at the University of Basel.read more »

Tooth Loss Linked To An Increased Risk Of Dementia

9 Mar 2017 | SciTech

In a study of 1566 community-dwelling Japanese elderly who were followed for 5 years, the risk of developing dementia was elevated in individuals with fewer remaining teeth.read more »

Playing Pokémon Go May Help People Reach 10,000 Daily Steps Goal

9 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Playing the popular smartphone game Pokémon Go may increase people's daily steps, especially among young adults with low physical activity levels or those who are overweight or obese.read more »

High Number Of Deaths From Heart Disease, Stroke And Diabetes Linked To Diet

8 Mar 2017 | SciTech

Nearly half of all deaths in the United States in 2012 that were caused by cardiometabolic diseases, including heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes, have been linked to substandard eating habits, according to a study.read more »

Ten Million Lives Saved By 1962 Breakthrough, Study Says

6 Mar 2017 | U.S. News

Nearly 200 million cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies and hepatitis A -- and approximately 450,000 deaths from these diseases -- were prevented in the U.S. alone between 1963 and 2015 by vaccination, researchers estimate. read more »

To Understand Others' Minds, 'Being' Them Beats Reading Them

3 Mar 2017 | SciTech

We tend to believe that people telegraph how they're feeling through facial expressions and body language and we only need to watch them to know what they're experiencing -- but new research shows we'd get a much better idea if we put ourselves in their shoes instead.read more »

Study Shows How Musical Cues Trigger Happy Or Sad Memories

1 Mar 2017 | Entertainment

Happy memories spring to mind much faster than sad, scary or peaceful ones. Moreover, if you listen to happy or peaceful music, you recall positive memories, whereas if you listen to emotionally scary or sad music, you recall largely negative memories from your past. read more »

Sleep Trackers Can Prompt Sleep Problems

1 Mar 2017 | SciTech

A 39-year-old man whom we'll call Mr. R received a sleep-tracking device from his girlfriend. Since starting a new job several years earlier, he sometimes had trouble getting a good night's sleep. Not surprisingly, the next day he'd feel tired, irritable and absentminded.read more »

More Mosquito Species Than Previously Thought May Transmit Zika

1 Mar 2017 | World

Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. read more »

Watching Birds Near Your Home Is Good For Your Mental Health

27 Feb 2017 | SciTech

People living in neighbourhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to research.read more »

High Levels Of Chemicals Found In Indoor Cats

27 Feb 2017 | SciTech

A study from Stockholm University has now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes. read more »

Tired Teens 4.5 Times More Likely To Commit Crimes As Adults

24 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Teenagers who self-report feeling drowsy mid-afternoon also tend to exhibit more anti-social behavior such as lying, cheating, stealing and fighting. read more »

Only One-Third Of Parents Think They Are Doing A Good Job Helping Kids Eat Healthy

22 Feb 2017 | SciTech

If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone.read more »

Child Obesity '35-40 Percent' Inherited From Parents, Study Finds

21 Feb 2017 | SciTech

Around 35-40 per cent of a child's BMI - how fat or thin they are - is inherited from their parents, a new study has found.read more »

Tis Better To Give - To Your Spouse

15 Feb 2017 | 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 2017 | 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 2017 | 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 2017 | 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 »

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