All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Study’

Driving Restrictions, Campus Interventions Curb Underage Drinking, Shows Study

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) today announced that the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommended strategies to curb underage drinking may actually be working. The institute has issued a new report published in this month’s Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The report shows that methods such as young driver curfews, license suspension laws, physician screenings, and …

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Children May Not Affect Life Satisfaction, Shows Study

Though parents around the world are likely to believe their lives have been enhanced by their children, studies have found that the stress of parenting can put a strain on marriages. Now, a new study has found that having children may not affect life satisfaction one way of the other. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National …

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School Drug Testing Doesn’t Work, Shows Study

Though states such as Colorado and Washington are easing up on marijuana, the war on drugs is still in full force throughout the U.S. As part of the drug war, many high schools across the country test students for drugs. New research, however, shows that such programs are not only not effective, but could have the opposite of their intended …

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Weight Linked to Heart Health More Than Fitness, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that fitness was more important to health than a bit of excess fat, research is now beginning to show that weight may be even more important than fitness. A study last last year found that being overweight itself is a risk factor for heart disease and heart attack. This week, a new study published …

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People Are Living Longer – Especially Women

It has long been the case that the average life expectancy for women has been higher than for men. Whatever the cause for this discrepancy, a new study has once again confirmed that women tend to be longer-lived. The study, published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, shows that women could make up over 85% of those …

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Supervolcano Study Yields Unnerving News

What’s ashen, dark, and dead all over? Earth, potentially – if a supervolcano ever explodes! The truth is, if a supervolcano were to actually erupt, it could indeed be an extended winter for us – a volcanic winter, that is. Forget about frostbite and mittens; it might pretty much be curtains for civilization. That’s not really news, though. So, why …

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Drivers Distracted Around 10% of the Time, Shows Study

Proponents of driverless vehicle technology have argued that such technology could be much safer than human drivers, who are often distracted while on the road. A new study is now back in up this assertion, showing just how inattentive most drivers really are. The study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has found that on average drivers …

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Social Factors Heavily Influence Food Habits, Shows Study

It’s often pointed out anecdotally that food portion sizes in the U.S. are larger than those in other countries, which could contribute to the country’s increasing obesity epidemic. Now a new study has shown that this and other social factors might actually contribute to the food choices made by everyone. The study, published in the Journal of the Academy of …

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Antibiotic Overuse Could Create Global Health Crisis, Shows Study

For years now, the medical community, including the U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), have been warning that antibiotic-resistant bacteria are on the rise. The problem is becoming serious as antibiotic use has become widespread and commonplace, with bacteria evolving resistances at an ever-greater rate. A new study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine has …

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New Autism Checklist More Accurate, Says NIH

When it comes to autism, diagnostic speed is key. Treatments for the condition rely on early intervention therapies and the sooner in the life of a child with autism they begin, the better. This week a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has shown that a revised Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers is now more accurate that previous …

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Almost All Chicken Breasts Shown to Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and poultry, showing that nearly all of the U.S. chicken breasts it tested were contaminated with some sort of harmful bacteria. …

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Virgin Birth Claims Examined in New Study

The Christian story of the birth of Jesus may be the most well-known virgin birth claim in history, but it turns out that such claims are not as rare as we might think. A new study published in this year’s Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal has examined modern virgin birth claims, finding some interesting trends in those women …

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