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Eye Contact Could Predict Autism in Infants

A new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that children as young as six months old may show signs of autism. Researchers observed that for infants between the age of two and six months a decline in eye contact is associated with a later autism diagnosis. This is compared to most infants, who tend to focus on …

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Pre-K Behavioral Problems Could Have Genetic Link

It’s sometimes seen that children who are sent to daycare or preschool begin to develop behavioral problems. Though parents might jump to blaming the setting or new experiences, a new study has shown that such children may be genetically predisposed to such problems. The study, published this week in the International Journal of Behavioral Development, shows that genetically-inherited traits such …

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Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Stroke Risks in New Study

Though the health repercussions and costs of binge drinking have been known for years, researchers are just now coming to grips with how the practice can affect the human body. A new study has now revealed that binge drinking, even relatively rarely, can have serious health consequences. The study, published in the Journal of Neurology, showed that middle-aged men who …

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CDC Nutrition Research Flawed, Shows Study

For decades now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been funding research on the nutritional habits of Americans. A new study, however, is claiming that those studies could all be invalid due to seriously flawed data collection methods. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, claims that the data gathering in the CDC’s National Health …

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Glass Half Full? It Could Be Your Genetics

People that see the world in a dark light and focus on the negatives in life could have that outlook partially due to their genetics. A new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia has uncovered a genetic predisposition to vividly perceiving negative emotional events. The study, published recently in the journal Psychological Science, shows that the deletion …

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Marital Satisfaction Linked to Gene in New Study

As humans we would like to think that we’re in control of our emotions. That disagreements with loved ones are settled completely on our terms. It turns out, however, that we may be heavily influenced by genetics when it comes to how much stock we put in the emotional world. A new study, published this week in the journal Emotion, …

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Weight Loss Apps Need Work, Shows Study

Calorie-counters and workout trackers have become big business in mobile app stores. The weight loss industry is shifting quickly into the new mobile world. However, a new study is showing that these new weight loss apps may need improvement before they are effective at helping people stay slim. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, shows that …

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Bigfoot Gets Caught on Camera Again

Well, it looks like old Bigfoot is at it again, walking around and parading himself like some animal. In case you don’t know who Bigfoot is, he’s a big bi-pedal hairy ape-like creature made famous by a short video filmed by Robert Gimlin and Roger Patterson back in October 20th, 1967. Bigfoot also goes by the name “Yeti”, or “Sasquatch”, …

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Too Many Food Pics Can Ruin Appetites, Shows Study

Though there are many things to brag about over social media, one of the most popular seems to be dinner. Pictures of well-prepared meals grace the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds of almost anyone with a social media account. However, a new study shows that those same pics could be ruining the enjoyment of those foods for friends and followers. …

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Alcohol-Preferring Gene Found in Rats

The National Institutes of Health this week announced that it has discovered a gene link in rats selectively bred to prefer alcohol. Researchers believe the new findings could eventually help reveal the genetic component of alcoholism in humans. The study‘s findings have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study looked at special breeds of …

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Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity

Though recent data has shown that childhood obesity numbers are falling in a number of U.S. states, health officials in the country are still referring to obesity as an epidemic. This week, a new study has shown that expectant mothers may have more direct, biological influence on the size of their children than previously thought. The study, published Monday in …

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Incidence of Infants Sharing a Bed Rising, Says NIH

The NIH this week revealed results from the National Infant Sleep Position Study that show that the incidence of infants sharing a bed with an adult or another child has more than doubled over the past two decades. Nearly 14% of infant caregivers surveyed in 2010 stated that their baby regularly shared a bed with another person. This is up …

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