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New Research: When it hurts to think we were made for each other.

Aristotle said, "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." Poetic as it is, thinking that you and your partner were made in heaven for each other can hurt your relationship, says a new study.

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Background TV can be bad for kids

University of Iowa study shows link between TV programming and children's learning and development

Obesity

Many overweight children think they are thinner

Most children and teens who are overweight perceive themselves to be much thinner than they actually are, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Obesity

Obesity Linked to Low Endurance, Increased Fatigue in the Workplace

U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH), workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts.

NewsWide-Faced Men Negotiate Nearly $2,200 Larger Signing Bonus

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Study finds men with wider face are successful when negotiating for themselves, but not so when the situation requires compromise and collaboration

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HealthSchizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new DNA study suggests

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In the largest study of its kind, researchers have learnt there are over 100 genes that play a role in the development of schizophrenia - one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting people around the world.

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ToddlerParent's death in childhood may increase risk of early death: Study

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People who experienced the death of a parent while they were children appear to be more likely to die prematurely themselves, according to new research.

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InfantPreschoolers Can Reflect on What They Don’t Know

China launches nationwide school inspections over unauthorized vaccines for kids

Contrary to previous assumptions, researchers find that preschoolers are able to gauge the strength of their memories and make decisions based on their self-assessments. The study findings are published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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HealthHow children categorize living things

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Linguistic, cultural forces shape children's understanding of the natural world

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HealthMissing sleep may hurt your memory

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Lack of sleep, already considered a public health epidemic, can also lead to errors in memory, finds a new study by researchers at Michigan State University and the University of California, Irvine.

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HealthScripps Florida Scientists Identify Gene that Plays a Surprising Role in Combating Aging

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It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? Even though genetic manipulations can, in fact, alter some cellular dynamics, little is known about the mechanisms of the aging process in living organisms.

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HealthNo evidence that California cellphone ban decreased accidents, says Colorado University Boulder researcher

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In a recent study, a researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder found no evidence that a California ban on using hand-held cellphones while driving decreased the number of traffic accidents in the state in the first six months following the ban.

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HealthNew study finds one-third of Alzheimer's cases are preventable

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Scientists have linked a new protein to Alzheimer's disease, different from the amyloid and tau that make up the sticky brain plaques and tangles long known to be its hallmarks.

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HealthSIDS main cause is sleeping with adults: Study

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A new study suggest that around 74 percent of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is caused by sharing the bed with adults. The study defines "bed-sharing" as "the infant sleeping on the same surface with a person or animal."

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HealthBrain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

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Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour - known commonly as sex addiction - similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the journal PLOS ONE. However, the researchers caution that this does not necessarily mean that pornography itself is addictive.

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HealthWeighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

A once healthy 11-year-old girl was suddenly diagnosed with anorexia that nearly killed her, after her family received a warning that said she was at risk of being overweight.

Study estimates daily effect could add up to nearly 11 pounds in a year

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HealthHIV detected in baby believed to have been cured: Report

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Federal officials announced Thursday that a nearly 4-year-old Mississippi girl, thought to have been cured of HIV, has detectable levels of the virus.

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HealthExercise is the best medicine: QUT study

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Women would benefit from being prescribed exercise as medicine, according to a QUT study that revealed moderate to high intensity activity is essential to reducing the risk of death in older women.

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HealthDo women perceive other women in red as more sexually receptive?

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Previous research has shown that men perceive the color red on a woman to be a signal of sexual receptivity. Women are more likely to wear a red shirt when they are expecting to meet an attractive man, relative to an unattractive man or a woman. But do women view other women in red as being more sexually receptive? And would that result in a woman guarding her mate against a woman in red? A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin sought to answer these questions.

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HealthThe bigger the better: Cigarette warning labels prompt quit attempts

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Cigarette warning labels can influence a smoker to try to quit even when the smoker is trying to avoid seeing the labels, according to a survey of thousands of adult smokers in four countries published by the American Psychological Association.

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Exercise

Want a higher GPA in college? Join a gym

For those students looking to bump up their grade point averages during college, the answer may not be spending more time in a library or study hall, but in a gym.

Obesity

Being extremely obese cuts a person's lifespan more than cigarettes

It's already common knowledge that obesity can cut life short by causing strokes, but a new study quantifies the toll: the most extreme cases cut a person's lifespan more than cigarettes.

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Adults with Special Needs See Gains, Challenges with Long Term Oral Care

A retrospective study conducted by researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and colleagues reports that among adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the likelihood of having cavities decreased as the number of years receiving dental care increased. The findings, published in the July/August issue of Special Care in Dentistry, may help improve interventions designed to address the oral health of individuals in this population.

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Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors

Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors.

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Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity risk

Having obese brothers and sisters is more revealing indicator of child obesity than having obese parents, according to new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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