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Cat Domestication Traced to China, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that cats were domesticated by the Egyptians, researchers have now discovered that the animals were first tamed into pets at least one thousand years earlier. A new study, published in the journal Proceedings of …

New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the …

Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks
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Its been known for years now that pregnant women smoking and imbibing other harmful substances can put their fetus risk. A new study today shows just how serious that risk can be. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & …

Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study

Many of the concepts taught in science classrooms are inherently difficult to explain in a classroom or through a book. Physics in particular is hard to illustrate beyond the mathematics of it. Newer technology seems poised to help with this …

Google’s ‘Proof’ That Search Ads Boost Offline Sales Google’s ‘Proof’ That Search Ads Boost Offline Sales
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Google is showing what it says is “proof that online search ads can boost offline store sales” on its Think Insights site. This proof comes in the form of an article written by Kirthi Kalyanam, Ph.D., Professor of Marketing and …

Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be Ecommerce Sites Aren’t Utilizing Site Search Data Like They Should Be

SLI Systems has put out a report finding that most eCommerce sites are missing out on a big opportunity to use data from their internal site search tool to improve the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns. The firm surveyed 160 …

Video Games Could Increase Cognitive Skills, Shows Study

A new study has shown that playing video games could increase the health and social skills of children. The research is set to be published in the journal American Psychologist. The study was a review of research into the possible …

ADHD Diagnoses Still Rising, Shows Study
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A new study has found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses are still on the rise in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 6.4 million American children had been …

Gene Sequence For Freckles May Have Been Found

A new study published today in the journal Cell shows that researchers may have isolated a genetic sequence that promotes both sun sensitivity and freckles. The study looked thousands of Icelandic citizens, comparing their DNA to determine where traits may …

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower Death Rates

A new study has found that eating nuts can significantly lower the risk of death for all causes. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at two large, long-term study databases from the Nurses’ Health Study …

Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health
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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention, obesity has become an epidemic in the U.S. The dangers of obesity have traditionally been lumped in with metabolic syndrome, a group of health issues that include high blood pressure, …

PG-13 Gunplay Way Up Since The 80s
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Since the PG-13 rating was introduced in the mid-80s, the movies carrying the rating have changed substantially. PG-13 used to indicate non-family flicks that weren’t quite adult enough to deserve an R rating. Now, the rating is filled with movies …

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial Begins
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With the HPV vaccine a success for preventing cervical cancer, doctors are now turning to the treatment of an even more common sexually transmitted infection – herpes. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) this week announced that it is …

Televised Presidential Debates Do Matter, Shows Study

Ever since John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon appeared in a televised debate in 1960, TV debates have been powerful moments in U.S. presidential campaigns. In recent years, however, the purpose and influence of presidential debates has come into question …

Eye Contact Could Predict Autism in Infants

A new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that children as young as six months old may show signs of autism. Researchers observed that for infants between the age of two and six months a decline in …

Pre-K Behavioral Problems Could Have Genetic Link
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It’s sometimes seen that children who are sent to daycare or preschool begin to develop behavioral problems. Though parents might jump to blaming the setting or new experiences, a new study has shown that such children may be genetically predisposed …

Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in New Study

Though the health repercussions and costs of binge drinking have been known for years, researchers are just now coming to grips with how the practice can affect the human body. A new study has now revealed that binge drinking, even …

Racially Diverse TV (Both On and Off Camera) Drives Higher Ratings [STUDY] Racially Diverse TV (Both On and Off Camera) Drives Higher Ratings [STUDY]

Although racial minorities and even women are “woefully underrepresented” on TV as leads, writers, and creators, a UCLA study has found that the key to higher ratings is employing a racially diverse team – both on screen and in the …

Eating Popcorn at the Movies Makes You Impervious to Advertising, Says Study Eating Popcorn at the Movies Makes You Impervious to Advertising, Says Study
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You may spend more up front buying your butter-soaked, 6-dollar vat of popcorn next time you hit the theater. But new research suggests that it may make you spend less in the long run on any products marketers throw at …

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
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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 …