All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Study’

Red Light Revenue And Safety At Odds, Shows Study

Cameras at stop lights in the U.S. are becoming more common, and cities are relying more and more on the revenue those cameras can provide through tickets for running red lights. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Tennessee has shown that tuning red lights to increase revenue can actually increase the risk of traffic accidents. The …

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Fifty Shades of Grey “Dangerous,” Says Researchers

Fifty Shades of Grey was the most popular book of 2012. The E.L. James novel and it sequels topped Amazon’s charts and a movie adaptation is scheduled for release in August 2014. The novels tell the story of Anastasia Steele and her relationship with a man named Christian Grey. Grey eases Steele into his sexual proclivities throughout the novel, which …

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Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study

It’s now a given that talking on the phone while driving is dangerous. Public service announcements, ads from mobile providers, and laws in many states attest to that. However, a new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon is now calling into question this supposed fact. The study, published in the journal American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, shows that talking on …

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Chocolate Linked to Brain Health, Shows Study

Good news for chocoholics this week: a new study has found that chocolate could help the elderly keep their minds sharp. The study, published this week in the journal Neurology, found that two cups of hot cocoa per day improved some participants’ memory and thinking abilities while also increasing blood flow to the brain. 60 people with an average age …

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Children Are Eating More Magnets, Shows Study

Young children eating random objects is nothing new, but a new study has now shown that children are now eating far more magnets than they were a decade ago. The study, published in the journal Annals of Emergency Medicine, found that “foreigh body injuries” in children due to magnets was at a rate of 0.57 for every 100,000 children between …

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Breastfeeding Linked to Reduced Alzheimer’s Risk

Though there are many medical reasons why breastfeeding is widely recommended, researchers at the University of Cambridge have made an unlikely connection through a new study. The study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, found that breastfeeding could be linked to a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers interviewed 81 British women between ages 70 and 100, some of …

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Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study

In many cultures across the world, burning incense is ceremonial or a widespread pastime. A new study, however, has shown that the smoke produced by burning incense could be causing lung problems. The study, published in the August issue of Science of the Total Environment, showed that the types of incense most often used in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) …

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Study: Money Doesn’t Protect People From Toxicants, Just Changes Them

It’s a simple assumption that those with greater means will be able to live cleaner, healthier lives away from pollution with access to better foods. A new study, however, shows that even the rich are not immune to toxicants that build up in the body. The study, published in the journal Environment International, shows that harmful chemicals can affect the …

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New Study: A Pricier Burger could mean a Living Wage

The recent striking by fast food workers in many large cities has prompted an undergraduate student to publish a controversial study about McDonald’s food prices. The question has recently been repeatedly asked (particularly in the wake of a distressing financial advice packet given out to McDonald’s employees) if the company’s food would continue to be affordable if the wages of …

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Exercise Doesn’t Reduce Hot Flashes, Shows Study

Tough news today for women going through menopause. A new study conducted by researchers with the MsFLASH Research Network shows that exercise will not help to ease hot flashes. The study, published in the North American Menopause Society’s journal Menopause, looked at 248 women, both menopausal and postmenopausal. The women kept hot flash diaries describing their flashes, night sweats, and …

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Breast Reductions Improve Health, Shows Study

Though the reasons for a woman to undergo breast reduction surgery may vary, the surgery is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. Now, a new study has shown that breast reduction surgery is effective in improving patient health. The study, published in the August issue of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, shows that breast reduction surgery …

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Mathematicians Bring Numbers to the Gun Debate

The elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last December put gun control back in the American political spotlight. Since that time, passionate people on both sides of the gun debate have been arguing the merits of stricter gun laws. Now, two mathematicians have brought cold, hard math to bear on the debate. “It’s time to bring a scientific framework to …

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