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March 22, 2019

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March 22, 2019

Stricter US State Gun Laws Linked to Safer High Schools

Mar. 21, 2019 — Adopting stricter state gun laws is linked to a safer school experience for students, a new study has found. Strengthening gun laws at state level was associated with teens being less likely to ... read more

C-Sections Are Seen as Breastfeeding Barrier in US, but Not in Other Global Communities

Mar. 21, 2019 — A new study finds that indigenous mothers in farming communities in Yucatán, Mexico, breastfeed for about 1.5 months longer following cesarean deliveries than they do following vaginal deliveries. ... read more

Seeing Through Food and Drug Fakes and Frauds

Mar. 20, 2019 — A simple new technique developed by engineers can detect fake drugs from a video taken as the sample undergoes a disturbance. Called 'chronoprinting,' the technology requires only a few ... read more

How Attention Helps the Brain Perceive an Object

Mar. 19, 2019 — The ability of the brain to ignore extraneous visual information is critical to how we work and function, but the processes governing perception and attention are not fully understood. Scientists ... read more

Trigger Warnings Do Little to Reduce People's Distress, Research Shows

Mar. 19, 2019 — Trigger warnings that alert people to potentially sensitive content are increasingly popular, especially on college campuses, but research suggests that they have minimal impact on how people ... read more

Emotionally Attuned Managers Are Better at Judging Workgroup Effectiveness

Mar. 19, 2019 — Experts show for first time that -- even on the fly -- a manager who can read emotions in others well can better evaluate a working group's ... read more

Many Pet Owners Keen to Have Vegan Pets

Mar. 19, 2019 — A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based ... read more

People Choose Healthy and Sustainable Lunches If Given the Green Light

Mar. 19, 2019 — People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system, according to new ... read more

Go for a Run or Eat Chocolate: A Choice Dictated by the Cannabinoid Receptors

Mar. 19, 2019 — A study reveals that the cannabinoid type 1 (CB1) receptors play an essential role in the choice between running and eating chocolatey ... read more

A Nutty Solution for Improving Brain Health

Mar. 19, 2019 — Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new ... read more

Eating Fish May Help Prevent Asthma

Mar. 19, 2019 — An innovative study has revealed new evidence that eating fish can help prevent ... read more

Social Environment Helps Determine Attitudes Toward Risk

Mar. 18, 2019 — Studies have shown women are more risk-averse than men, a trait experts say could help to explain the persistent wage gap between men and women. New research suggests those gender differences are ... read more

Breastfeeding Can Erase Effects of Prenatal Violence for Newborns

Mar. 18, 2019 — Researchers found that breastfeeding through the first six weeks of life acts as a protective factor, effectively negating the risk of IPV the mother experienced during pregnancy on early infant ... read more

Fertility App 'Dot' Found to Be as Effective as Other Family Planning Methods

Mar. 18, 2019 — Results of a first-of-its-kind prospective study with a family planning app find it to be as effective as other modern methods for avoiding an unplanned pregnancy, according to ... read more

Lowering Blood Pressure Prevents Worsening Brain Damage in Elderly

Mar. 18, 2019 — Elderly people with high blood pressure, or hypertension, who took medicine to keep their 24-hour systolic blood pressure around 130 mm Hg for three years showed significantly less accumulation of ... read more

Most Teens Report Using Marijuana Less Often After Legalization

Mar. 18, 2019 — Only one group of teenagers used marijuana more often after retail sales were legalized in Washington than they did before -- high school seniors who work 11 or more hours per week, according to new ... read more

Mar. 18, 2019 — A team of scientists spent six months co-designing robots with informal caregivers for people with dementia, such as family members. They found that caregivers wanted the robots to fulfill two major ... read more

Higher Consumption of Sugary Beverages Linked With Increased Risk of Early Mortality

Mar. 18, 2019 — The more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) people consumed, the greater their risk of premature death--particularly death from cardiovascular disease, and to a lesser extent from cancer, according to ... read more

Reattaching to Work Is Just as Important as Detaching from Work, Study Finds

Mar. 18, 2019 — Employees who mentally reattach to work in the morning are more engaged at work, according to a new ... read more

Early Sports Specialization Tied to Increased Injury Rates in College Athletes

Mar. 16, 2019 — Sixty million kids participate in organized athletics each year with ever increasing amounts of children specializing in one sport before the age of 14 with hopes of a college scholarship or ... read more

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