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Yelling at Kids Nearly as Bad as Hitting Them, Shows Study

It’s generally agreed upon in modern cultures that hitting children, even as punishment, is bad. The effects of physical abuse on children have been well-documented in recent decades. Now, it appears that another classic parenting technique is coming under fire. A new study published this week in the journal Child Development has shown that verbal discipline can also harm children. …

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Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding Yelp and the impact the online review service can have on small businesses. This has included everything from fake reviews to alleged extortion, with numerous businesses speaking out on the Internet, in the media and in the courtroom against the company and its policies. But a lot of businesses are finding success with …

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Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

The common admonishment for children to eat their fruits and vegetables may have more truth behind it than most common food adages. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has partially confirmed the saying, linking fruits to a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at the …

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Women Who Drink Before Bearing Children Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk

Drinking has become a pastime at some U.S. universities, but women who drink heavily in the years leading up to motherhood could be putting themselves at risk. A new study has linked drinking before childbirth to an increased risk of breast cancer. The study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, has shown that women who drink more …

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Human Brain-to-Brain Interface Demonstrated [VIDEO]

Last month, researchers at Harvard University revealed that they have developed a brain-to-brain interface that can allow humans to control the movements of rats. Now, researchers at the University of Washington are claiming to have gone a step further, creating a brain-to-brain interface to send signals between two humans. The researchers believe they have created the first noninvasive human brain-to-brain …

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Video Games Don’t Make Teens Violent, Shows Study

Earlier this week, an 8-year-old in Louisiana shot and killed his grandmother. The incident has sparked new flames in the ongoing U.S. gun control debate, but the familiar scapegoat of violence in video games is also being connected to the murder. With the release of Grand Theft Auto V only weeks away, discussions of the impact of video games on …

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U.S. School Health Policies Improving, Says CDC

The epidemic of obesity in the U.S. has reached even children. Though some signs are showing improvement in childhood obesity numbers across the country, parents and policy makers are still looking to schools to teach children healthy eating practices. This week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced some good news on that front. The agency has …

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Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature Genetics, has identified 22 different locations in the human genome that are linked to schizophrenia. The sites were narrowed down …

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Teens’ Music Distracts From Driving, Shows Study

Teen drivers are notorious for higher rates of vehicle accidents and higher insurance premiums. Though assumptions might blame inexperience for this trend, a new study has shown that teens’ music choices could be influencing these statistics. The study, to be published in the journal Accident Analysis and Prevention, shows that teens who listen to their preferred music are more likely …

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Eating Disorder Risk, Brain Size Linked in New Study

Earlier this week, a new study revealed evidence that certain eating disorders and alcoholism could share a genetic link. Now, another new study is showing that anorexia may be more prevalent in people with larger brains. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, specifically found that the insula and orbitofrontal cortex in …

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Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study

Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, shows that alcoholics are “more genetically susceptible” to some eating disorders, and that the …

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Coffee, Tea Linked to Liver Health

Last week, a study found that excessive coffee consumption (four or more cups per day) could raise mortality risks for younger people. This week, another study is continuing the tradition of conflicting data about the healthfulness of coffee. The study, to be published in the journal Hepatology, shows that coffee and tea could counter act non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). …

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