Maanvi Singh

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Teens Say They Don't Text Or Drink While Driving

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 ...


See More, Eat More: The Geography Of Fast Food

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 ...


A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

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 ...


Foul Weather Begets Foul Moods Online

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. ...


Tiny In-Nose Filters Aim To Keep Allergies At Bay

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 ...


Seeking Solutions For Sexual Aggression Against Women In Bars

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 ...


Our Supercomputer Overlord Is Now Running A Food Truck

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

These days, there's a lot of pressure on chefs to think up the most fantastical, cutting-edge dishes. We live in an age of cronuts, PB&J fries and pecan pie potato chips.

Yet even the greatest of culinary masterminds are merely human, at the end of the day. And ...


If He's Sexually Aggressive In Bars, It's Not Because He's Drunk

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 ...


Legal Drinking Age Of 21 Saves Lives, Even Though It's Flouted

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 ...


Tiny Iron Particles Help Find Cancer Without Using Risky Radiation

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 ...


With This Year's Flu, Young Adults Are Not So Invincible

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 ...


Young And In Love? Thank Mom And Dad, At Least A Little

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 ...


Less Sleep, More Time Online Raise Risk For Teen Depression

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 ...


Electronic Tongues Are The Beer Snobs Of The Future

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 ...


Higher Blood Pressure At 18 Means Hardening Arteries At 40

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 ...


Your Nose Knows Which Foods Are Fattiest

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 ...


College Students Can Learn To Drink Less, If Schools Help

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 ...


When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

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 ...


Turns Out The Ancient Greeks Were Quite The Grill Masters

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, ...


Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

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 ...