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January 29, 2020

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A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects ... read more
Scientists have found evidence to support long-standing anecdotes that stress causes hair graying. Researchers found that in mice, the type of nerve involved in the ... read more
Biologists have explained for the first time why having a good night's sleep really could prepare us for the rigors of the ... read more

DNA Damage to Breast Cells from Chemicals in Some Cosmetics, Sunscreens

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose ... read more
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High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation Than ACT Scores

Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new ... read more

Hey Google, Are My Housemates Using My Smart Speaker?

Surveys show that consumers are worried that smart speakers are eavesdropping on their conversations and day-to-day lives. Now researchers have found that people are also concerned about something ... read more

Zinc Lozenges Did Not Shorten the Duration of Colds

Administration of zinc acetate lozenges to common cold patients did not shorten colds in a randomized ... read more

Walnuts May Slow Cognitive Decline in at-Risk Elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and ... read more

Fonts in Campaign Communications Have Liberal or Conservative Leanings

Yard signs for a local politician captured a researchers curiosity. The more people view a font as aligned with their ideology, the more they favor ... read more

Weight Loss and Health Improvements With Mediterranean, Fasting & Paleo Diets

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably ... read more

Living Near Major Roads Linked to Risk of Dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new ... read more

Skin-to-Skin Contact Do Not Improve Interaction Between Mother and Preterm Infant

Following a premature birth it is important that the parents and the infant quickly establish a good relationship. Researchers have studied the relationship between mothers and infants who have ... read more

US Households Waste Nearly a Third of the Food They Acquire

American households waste, on average, almost a third of the food they acquire, according to economists, who say this wasted food has an estimated aggregate value of $240 billion annually. Divided ... read more

Climate-Friendly Food Choices Protect the Planet, Promote Health, Reduce Health Costs

Increased uptake of plant-based diets in New Zealand could substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions while greatly improving population health and saving the healthcare system billions of dollars ... read more

What It's Like to Live Without a Sense of Smell

New research reveals the impact of smell loss. As many as one in 20 people live without smell. But until now there has been little research into the range of emotional and practical impacts it ... read more

Preventing, Healing Tooth Decay With a Bioactive Peptide

Cavities, or dental caries, are the most widespread non-communicable disease globally, according to the World Health Organization. Having a cavity drilled and filled at the dentist's office can ... read more

The Color of Your Clothing Can Impact Wildlife

Your choice of clothing could affect the behavioral habits of wildlife around you, according to a new ... read more

Researchers are challenging common espresso wisdom, finding that fewer coffee beans, ground more coarsely, are the key to a drink that is cheaper to make, more consistent from shot to shot, and just ... read more

Full Influenza Vaccination Among Children Cuts Hospitalization in Half

Fully vaccinating children reduces the risk of hospitalization associated with influenza by 54%, according to a new ... read more

New Study Debunks Notion That Salt Consumption Contributes to Weight Loss

Researchers found that reducing sodium intake in adults with elevated blood pressure or hypertension decreased thirst, urine volume and blood pressure, but did not affect metabolic energy needs. ... read more

Women Still Face Barriers to Breastfeed at Work

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new ... read more

Concussion Risk in Youth Football

For decades, there's been a widespread assumption among people with an interest in sports-related injury that youth football players are more vulnerable to concussion and other head injuries ... read more

Kids Rice Snacks in Australia Contain Arsenic Above EU Guidelines

Three out of four rice-based products tested have concentrations of arsenic that exceed the EU guideline for safe rice consumption for babies and toddlers. The research used European guidelines ... read more

Esports Organizations Look to Optimize Player Sleep

A study has used sleep tracking devices and mood measures (anxiety and depression) to determine how well esports athletes around the world sleep, and the effect this has on their mental health and ... read more

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