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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 …

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

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

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

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

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 …