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Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Many teen drivers are earnest when they say they know the risks of drinking and driving or texting behind the wheel. But it seems many either ignore those dangers or don't fully understand what it means to drive safely.
About half of teens who say they never text while driving ...
Friday, March 14, 2014
When it comes to avoiding unhealthy food, it might be that out of sight means out of mind.
The more fast-food joints people encounter around their homes and workplaces, the likelier they are to be obese, according to a study published Thursday.
Researchers from the University of Cambridge ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Many of us have those friends who insist that they're coffee connoisseurs and drink exclusively drip brews. But really, there aren't many academic programs that train people in the taste and science of coffee.
That might all change soon. The University of California, Davis, recently founded a Coffee Center ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
We already know that cat memes and BuzzFeed lists spread around Facebook quicker than germs in a kindergarten classroom. But can emotions go viral as well?
Perhaps, researchers say. When your Facebook friends post happy things online, you're more likely to do so too, according to a study published Wednesday. ...
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
For the millions of people with allergies, spring can mean months of antihistamines, nasal steroids and avoiding nature.
So we were intrigued when we came across the concept of nasal filters – tiny devices that claim to block pollen and other allergens from ever entering nasal passages.
The devices are ...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Our post on sexual harassment in bars sure struck a nerve.
Earlier this week we covered a study from the University of Toronto that found that men who were sexually aggressive in bars weren't necessarily drunk, and that their actions usually weren't the result of miscommunication.
The researchers hired ...
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Monday, March 03, 2014
Young women are often the targets of aggression when they're out in bars, but the problem isn't that guys are too drunk to know better.
Instead, men are preying on women who have had too much to drink.
When researchers at the University of Toronto and the University of Washington ...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Eighty percent of college students say they drink, despite laws making it illegal for anyone under 21 to drink alcohol. Critics of that drinking age say that lowering it would reduce binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths.
But that might be wishful thinking, a study says. Researchers from Boston University reviewed ...
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Full body CT scans can save lives by helping detect cancer early. But the scans use high doses of radiation to create their detailed images, which means they also increase patients' risk of developing cancer later on in life.
Children and teenagers are at greatest risk, because they tend to ...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
We usually think of the flu as an illness that afflicts the elderly. But this season the virus seems to be hitting younger people hard.
This winter at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., the median age of people hospitalized with influenza was 28.5 years. Many of the worst ...
Monday, February 10, 2014
If you're happily in love, Mom and Dad may have helped.
Teenagers' relationships with their parents have a small but measurable impact on their romantic relationships up to 15 years later, according to researchers at the University of Alberta.
People who had a tumultuous relationship with Mom and Dad in ...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
The teenage years are a tumultuous time, with about 11 percent developing depression by age 18. Lack of sleep may increase teenagers' risk of depression, two studies say.
Teenagers who don't get enough sleep are four times as likely to develop major depressive disorder as their peers who sleep ...
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
If beer is the new wine, robots are the new beer snobs. Well, sort of.
Researchers in Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue that really knows the difference between a pilsner and a bock.
For now, it looks less like a slick, futuristic robot and more like a big of ...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Young people in their teens and early 20s probably aren't thinking about heart disease. But maybe it's time they did.
People who have slightly higher blood pressure when they're 18 to 25 are more likely to have high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries in their 40s, a study ...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A lot of us can agree that low-fat ice cream is a sad substitute for the real deal. It's not as creamy, and it just doesn't taste as good.
Now researchers are saying it may even smell different.
Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center have found that people ...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Drinking remains one of the biggest health risks for college students, with 80 percent of students drinking alcohol and more than one-third binge drinking.
This may seem like an inevitable part of student life. But there's actually a lot that schools can do to help students get their drinking ...
Friday, January 24, 2014
It's never easy making medical choices for family members who are too sick to speak for themselves. But researchers say families of the elderly should be ready to do so.
When people over 65 end up in the hospital, about half of them eventually need someone else in the family ...
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Mycenaean civilization, the forerunner to classical Greece and the backdrop for the Illiad and the Odyssey, is best known for its lavish palaces and treasure-filled tombs.
But thanks to one enterprising researcher, we've learned that the Mycenaeans also knew how to throw a pretty mean barbeque.
For a long time, ...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in ...