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Cat Domestication Traced to China, Shows Study

Though it had long been assumed that cats were domesticated by the Egyptians, researchers have now discovered that the animals were first tamed into pets at least one thousand years earlier. A new study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, traces cat domestication to the Chinese villiage of Quanhucun some 5,300 years ago. Researchers believe …

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New Study Focuses on Blood Vessels For Alzheimer’s Treatment

Researchers this week revealed new research showing that blood vessels in the brain may be associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The new study has shown that specific brain blood vessel cells could prove useful for the diagnoses and/or treatment of the disease. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, looked at the connection between Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Where …

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Smoking, Drug Use Doubles Stillbirth Risks

Its been known for years now that pregnant women smoking and imbibing other harmful substances can put their fetus risk. A new study today shows just how serious that risk can be. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, shows that smoking and illegal drug use more than doubles the risk of a stillbirth. This applies not just …

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Tablets Help Students Learn Science, Shows Study

Many of the concepts taught in science classrooms are inherently difficult to explain in a classroom or through a book. Physics in particular is hard to illustrate beyond the mathematics of it. Newer technology seems poised to help with this problem, though, as more and more classrooms adopt tablet devices running a variety of interactive learning software. A new study …

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Video Games Could Increase Cognitive Skills, Shows Study

A new study has shown that playing video games could increase the health and social skills of children. The research is set to be published in the journal American Psychologist. The study was a review of research into the possible positive effects of video games. Researchers found that video games may increase cognitive skills in children, including spatial navigation, reasoning, …

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ADHD Diagnoses Still Rising, Shows Study

A new study has found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder diagnoses are still on the rise in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that 6.4 million American children had been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011 to 2012. This represents a 42% increase (around 2 million more) from the number …

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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 be encoded in genes. The researchers found a specific genomic variant in the non-coding portion of a gene associated with …

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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 and the Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study. By parsing data on over 100,000 men and women taken between 1980 and 2010, …

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Obesity Increases Heart Risks, Regardless of Health

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, high cholesterol, and diabetes in addition to obesity. Though obesity is often viewed as a side-effect of metabolic syndrome, doctors …

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PG-13 Gunplay Way Up Since The 80s

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 made to appeal to young teens or movies that studios have censored down from an R rating to gain a …

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New Genital Herpes Vaccine Trial Begins

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 sponsoring a clinical trial of a genital herpes vaccine. The trial will be led by the National Institute of Allergy …

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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 as the events have become ever more staged. This week, a new study has shown that such debates are still …

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