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Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study Math Fears Could Be Genetically Influenced, Shows Study

A large portion of the human population knows the fear of math, that stomach-rumbling anxiety encountered when numbers blur into a jumble as the only correct solution to an equation is demanded. For many these fears may stem from early …

Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Explained by New Study Dark Chocolate Health Benefits Explained by New Study

The health benefits of dark chocolate, at least when consumed in moderate amounts, have been known throughout history. Exactly why this is the case, though, hasn’t been truly understood until now. New research presented at the 247th National Meeting & …

Love Imagery Can Hurt Sales, Shows Study Love Imagery Can Hurt Sales, Shows Study

Just one month ago stores, magazines, and television were filled with images of perfect couples celebrating Valentine’s Day with the perfect compliment of expensive flowers, jewelry, and chocolates. In the midst of the season, however, it is easy to forget …

Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study Math Anxiety Could Hurt Health Messaging, Shows Study

Though mathematics is one of the most important inventions in the history of humanity, many humans actually have an aversion to the subject. Researchers call this “math anxiety” and new research is showing that the condition can influence people in …

Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease Extra Calories Could Help Slow Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gherig’s disease) is a debilitating motor neuron disease that can make it difficult for those affected to move or even breathe. For decades now doctors and other researchers have been searching for …

American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study American Wealth Still Down Since the Recession, Shows Study

Though the U.S. was hit hard by the recession and the popped housing market bubble, generous infusions of government money have managed to begin turning the numbers around. Employment numbers are slowly rising, though income remains largely stagnant. Wall Street …

Breastfeeding No Better Than The Bottle, Shows Study Breastfeeding No Better Than The Bottle, Shows Study

New mothers are often under quite a bit of pressure to breastfeed. This isn’t possible for everyone, though, and so many women end up feeling like failures due to these social pressures. Good news, then, that a new study could …

Baby Reading Tools Don’t Work, Shows Study Baby Reading Tools Don’t Work, Shows Study

New parents eager to dote on their new arrival are often ambitious for their child. The large industry that has sprung up around teaching babies to read early is a testament to that. However, it now appears that such well-intentioned …

Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene Watching Violent Media Linked to a Gene

Though often used as a scapegoat during times of stress, its clear that violent movies, TV, and video games do not actually cause children or anyone else to become violent. Why, then, do people enjoy such entertainment? A new study …

New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified New Childhood Genetic Disorder Identified

Researchers with the U.S. National Institutes of health today announced the discovery of a new genetic disorder. The disease is known to affect young children, causing fever, rashes, and strokes that can cause severe disability. It has been dubbed DADA2 …

Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men Cortisol Linked to Depression, Especially in Young Men

Researchers today announced that the first biomarker for clinical depression has been identified. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has linked cortisol and depressive symptoms to clinical depression. This biomarker is especially strong …

Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing Americans Seen Turning Against Animal Testing

The gap in opinion between young and old in the U.S. can often be wide. The country has seen significant movement on political issues such as gay marriage and marijuana legalization in recent years, much of it due to the …

More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders More Chemicals Linked to Child Brain Disorders

A new study out of Harvard has identified six new chemicals that may be related to spikes in brain disorders in children. Researchers are concerned that toxic chemicals may be part of the rise in autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health Quitting Smoking Linked to Improved Mental Health

The benefits of not smoking are well-known and heavily publicized in the U.S. In addition to all of the physical health improvements, though, a new study has now shown that quitting smoking may actually lead to improved mental health. The …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

Fear Can Build Brand Loyalty, Shows Study Fear Can Build Brand Loyalty, Shows Study

It’s well-known anecdotally that horror can bring people together. A scary movie or haunted house trip can bring couples and friends closer than most communal activities as people cling to each other out of fear. It turns out, however, that …

Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana Poison Center Calls Increase in States With Decriminalized Marijuana

With public opinion shifting on the issue of marijuana and some states already beginning to legalize the drug, it now seems inevitable that weed is destined to become a major industry in the U.S. Along with legitimization, however, will come …

Energy Drinks Could Be Gateway Drugs, Shows Study Energy Drinks Could Be Gateway Drugs, Shows Study

Over the past decade energy drinks have risen to prominence with ads promising to give workers that extra boost they need after lunch or jack up customers’ mood to “extreme” levels. Teens a big market for such products, and now …

Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study Labeling Obesity a Disease Could Undermine Health, Shows Study

Last summer the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to officially define obesity as a disease. The AMA’s members hope that the reclassification will require medical professionals to more directly intervene with obese patients. The group’s intentions were to encourage a …

HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study HIV Viral Load Higher in Youth, Shows Study
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Advances in HIV research in the past two decades have enabled those with the disease to live more normal lives, keeping the virus in check and down to minimum levels within their bodies. This does note mean, however, that everyone …

Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study Paid Search Ads May Not be Worth Anything, Shows Study
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As advertisers have begun adapting to the internet, paid search ads have become a common way for businesses to advertise to potential customers. Specifically, Google has pioneered the paid search ad category for search engines, giving advertisers an easy way …