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Less Sleep Leads to More Calories, Shows Study

For people with more to do and ever less time to do it in, poor sleep habits and a bad diet are almost an inevitability. Now, a new study has shown that those poor sleep habits might actually be driving …

Yelling at Kids Nearly as Bad as Hitting Them, Shows Study

It’s generally agreed upon in modern cultures that hitting children, even as punishment, is bad. The effects of physical abuse on children have been well-documented in recent decades. Now, it appears that another classic parenting technique is coming under fire. …

Fruits Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk

The common admonishment for children to eat their fruits and vegetables may have more truth behind it than most common food adages. A new study from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health has partially confirmed the saying, linking …

Women Who Drink Before Bearing Children Have Higher Breast Cancer Risk
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Drinking has become a pastime at some U.S. universities, but women who drink heavily in the years leading up to motherhood could be putting themselves at risk. A new study has linked drinking before childbirth to an increased risk of …

Human Brain-to-Brain Interface Demonstrated [VIDEO]

Last month, researchers at Harvard University revealed that they have developed a brain-to-brain interface that can allow humans to control the movements of rats. Now, researchers at the University of Washington are claiming to have gone a step further, creating …

Video Games Don’t Make Teens Violent, Shows Study
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Earlier this week, an 8-year-old in Louisiana shot and killed his grandmother. The incident has sparked new flames in the ongoing U.S. gun control debate, but the familiar scapegoat of violence in video games is also being connected to the …

U.S. School Health Policies Improving, Says CDC

The epidemic of obesity in the U.S. has reached even children. Though some signs are showing improvement in childhood obesity numbers across the country, parents and policy makers are still looking to schools to teach children healthy eating practices. This …

Genetic Markers Linked to Schizophrenia

The causes of mental illnesses are often obscured in a cloud of of environmental, genetic, and personal factors. Now, one study has uncovered a framework for the genetic portion of schizophrenia. The study, published this week in the journal Nature …

Teens’ Music Distracts From Driving, Shows Study

Teen drivers are notorious for higher rates of vehicle accidents and higher insurance premiums. Though assumptions might blame inexperience for this trend, a new study has shown that teens’ music choices could be influencing these statistics. The study, to be …

Eating Disorder Risk, Brain Size Linked in New Study

Earlier this week, a new study revealed evidence that certain eating disorders and alcoholism could share a genetic link. Now, another new study is showing that anorexia may be more prevalent in people with larger brains. The study, published in …

Alcoholism, Eating Disorders Genetically Linked, Shows Study
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Alcoholism and eating disorders have both been found to have a genetic component for those at risk. Now, a new study has shown that these diseases may actually be linked to each other genetically. The study, published in the Journal …

Coffee, Tea Linked to Liver Health
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Last week, a study found that excessive coffee consumption (four or more cups per day) could raise mortality risks for younger people. This week, another study is continuing the tradition of conflicting data about the healthfulness of coffee. The study, …

Soft Drinks, Problem Children Linked in New Study
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Soda is ubiquitous in the U.S. Restaurants, gas stations, and vending machines entice Americans with the inexpensive sugary drinks on a daily, if not hourly, basis. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), children and adolescents …

High Coffee Consumption Linked to Higher Death Risk

Many people across the world begin their day with a hot cup of coffee. Most people would agree that this is not a dangerous practice and may, in fact, have some benefits. However, a new study has now shown that …

ADHD Linked to Allergies, Asthma in Children

As the number of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rises, doctors are now searching for an answer to why diagnoses are becoming more common. Last year, a study linked low-level mercury exposure in pregnant women to the disorder. This week, …

Red Light Revenue And Safety At Odds, Shows Study
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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 …

Fifty Shades of Grey “Dangerous,” Says Researchers
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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 …

Cellphones May Not Cause Car Crashes, Show Study
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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …