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CDC Nutrition Research Flawed, Shows Study CDC Nutrition Research Flawed, Shows Study

For decades now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been funding research on the nutritional habits of Americans. A new study, however, is claiming that those studies could all be invalid due to seriously flawed data …

Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics
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People that see the world in a dark light and focus on the negatives in life could have that outlook partially due to their genetics. A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a genetic …

Marital Satisfaction Linked to Gene in New Study Marital Satisfaction Linked to Gene in New Study
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As humans we would like to think that we’re in control of our emotions. That disagreements with loved ones are settled completely on our terms. It turns out, however, that we may be heavily influenced by genetics when it comes …

Weight Loss Apps Need Work, Shows Study Weight Loss Apps Need Work, Shows Study
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Calorie-counters and workout trackers have become big business in mobile app stores. The weight loss industry is shifting quickly into the new mobile world. However, a new study is showing that these new weight loss apps may need improvement before …

Too Many Food Pics Can Ruin Appetites, Shows Study Too Many Food Pics Can Ruin Appetites, Shows Study
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Though there are many things to brag about over social media, one of the most popular seems to be dinner. Pictures of well-prepared meals grace the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds of almost anyone with a social media account. However, …

Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has discovered a gene link in rats selectively bred to prefer alcohol. Researchers believe the new findings could eventually help reveal the genetic component of alcoholism in humans. The study‘s …

Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing Bing: We Don’t Track The ‘Bing It On’ Results Because Of Privacy, Have No Idea If People Are More Likely To Select Bing
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Bing has no idea if people are more likely to select Bing results when using its Bing It On challenge, and has admitted as much in a blog post defending its campaign. Despite being over a year old, the Bing …

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity

Though recent data has shown that childhood obesity numbers are falling in a number of U.S. states, health officials in the country are still referring to obesity as an epidemic. This week, a new study has shown that expectant mothers …

Incidence of Infants Sharing a Bed Rising, Says NIH Incidence of Infants Sharing a Bed Rising, Says NIH

The NIH this week revealed results from the National Infant Sleep Position Study that show that the incidence of infants sharing a bed with an adult or another child has more than doubled over the past two decades. Nearly 14% …

Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Tomorrow, Fewer Than Half of Americans Know Health Insurance Marketplaces Open Tomorrow, Fewer Than Half of Americans Know

Tomorrow one of the biggest changes in U.S. healthcare in decades is scheduled to take effect. Millions of Americans who have never had access to health insurance will be able to shop health insurance marketplaces in advance of the coming …

Do You Google Yourself? If So, You’re in the Majority Do You Google Yourself? If So, You’re in the Majority
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If you say that you never give in to temptation and Google yourself, well, there’s a pretty strong chance that you’re lying. According to new research from Pew, a majority of American adults admit to looking themselves up online – …

Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study Stroke Risk Cut by Vitamin B, Shows Study

A new study published recently in the journal Neurology has shown that vitamin B supplements could help cut the risk of stroke. The study found that vitamin B could lower the risk of stroke by up to 7%, though several …

Insulin Pump Sensors Reduce Hypoglycemia, Shows Study Insulin Pump Sensors Reduce Hypoglycemia, Shows Study

A new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that certain sensors on insulin pumps can significantly decrease hypoglycemic episodes in those with type 1 diabetes. The sensors in question detect when blood sugar …

Video Game Addiction Risk-Factors Pinpointed by New Study Video Game Addiction Risk-Factors Pinpointed by New Study

Do you obsessively collect gaming achievements or often 100% games with tons of mindless collectibles? Do you find it hard to let your guild down by taking a week off of raiding? Can’t wait to get off work and step …

Wide-Faced Selfishness Influences Others, Shows Study Wide-Faced Selfishness Influences Others, Shows Study
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A new study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE shows that wide-faced men can influence other people to act selfishly. Researchers from the University of California at Riverside have now shown that the behavior of others around wide-faced …

Almost Half of U.S. Births are Paid For by Medicaid Almost Half of U.S. Births are Paid For by Medicaid

According to a new report out from George Washington University, 45% of births in the U.S. in 2010 were paid for by Medicaid, up slightly from 43% in 2008. That amounts to 1.8 million of the estimated 4 million births …

Obesity, Insulin Resistance Linked to Body’s Fructose Obesity, Insulin Resistance Linked to Body’s Fructose

Over the past few decades, Americans have gotten larger. So large, in fact, that health authorities are now referring to obesity in the U.S. as an epidemic as they battle even childhood obesity numbers. While researchers are searching for a …

New Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful, Says CDC New Anti-Smoking Campaign Successful, Says CDC

Anyone who watched TV, or even just YouTube last spring has seen the ads. Men and women giving “tips” from their personal experiences with smoking and second-hand smoke. The most infamous of the spots would undoubtedly be Terrie, the woman …

Less Sleep Leads to More Calories, Shows Study Less Sleep Leads to More Calories, Shows Study

For people with more to do and ever less time to do it in, poor sleep habits and a bad diet are almost an inevitability. Now, a new study has shown that those poor sleep habits might actually be driving …

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

Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study Yelp Will Help Your Business, According To This Study
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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 …