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April 1, 2020

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A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by the right hemisphere ... read more
Growing fruit and vegetables in just 10 per cent of a city's gardens and other urban green spaces could provide 15 per cent ... read more

'Stealth Transmission' Fuels Fast Spread of Coronavirus Outbreak

Undetected cases, many of which were likely not severely symptomatic, were largely responsible for the rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in China, according to new ... read more
Leaving an infant to 'cry it out' from birth up to 18 months does not appear to adversely affect their behavior development ... read more
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Consuming Extra Calories Can Help Exercising Women Avoid Menstrual Disorders

Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a new ... read more

How We Perceive Close Relationships With Others Determines Our Willingness to Share Food

Researchers said a better understanding of the links between attachment and food could potentially help inform efforts to extend help to people during the current coronavirus pandemic -- particularly ... read more

How Social Media Makes It Difficult to Identify Real News

There's a price to pay when you get your news and political information from the same place you find funny memes and cat pictures, new research suggests. The study found that people viewing a ... read more

Some COVID-19 Patients Still Have Coronavirus After Symptoms Disappear

Researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms ... read more

Interactive Product Labels Require New Regulations, Study Warns

Artificial intelligence will be increasingly used on labels on food and other products in the future to make them interactive, and regulations should be reformed now so they take account of new ... read more

Validation May Be Best Way to Support Stressed out Friends and Family

In uncertain times, supporting your friends and family can help them make it through. But your comforting words can have different effects based on how you phrase them, according to new ... read more

Engineers Find Ankle Exoskeleton Aids Running

Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of ... read more

Too Much Salt Weakens the Immune System

A high-salt diet is not only bad for one's blood pressure, but also for the immune system. Mice fed a high-salt diet were found to suffer from much more severe bacterial infections. Human ... read more

Diet, Nutrition Have Profound Effects on Gut Microbiome

A new literature review suggests that nutrition and diet have a profound impact on the microbial composition of the ... read more

To Stay Positive, Live in the Moment -- But Plan Ahead

A recent study finds that people who balance living in the moment with planning for the future are best able to weather daily stress without succumbing to negative ... read more

Study Shows How Diligent We Have to Be to Keep Surfaces Germ-Free

A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional ... read more

How to Break New Records in the 200 Meters

Usain Bolt's 200m record has not been beaten for ten years and Florence Griffith Joyner's for more than thirty years. And what about if the secret behind beating records was to use ... read more

Mother/infant Skin-to-Skin Touch Boosts Baby's Brain Development and Function

New research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term infants and their mothers, with important ... read more

Elections: Early Warning System to Fight Disinformation Online

A new project is an effort to combat the rise of coordinated social media campaigns to incite violence, sew discord and threaten the integrity of democratic ... read more

How Bacteria Form Communities on the Human Tongue

Using a recently developed fluorescent imaging technique, researchers in the United States have developed high-resolution maps of microbial communities on the human tongue. The images reveal that ... read more

Higher Daily Step Count Linked With Lower All-Cause Mortality

In a new study, higher daily step counts were associated with lower mortality risk from all ... read more

Regular Tub Bathing Linked to Lower Risk of Death from Cardiovascular Disease

Regular tub bathing is linked to a lower risk of death from heart disease and stroke, indicates a long term study, published online in the journal ... read more

Commonly Used Mouthwash Could Make Saliva Significantly More Acidic, Change Microbes

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva ... read more

Cannabis Helps Fight Resistant Bacteria

Bacteria are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics. By combining antibiotics with the cannabis compound, cannabidiol, researchers have found a way to enhance the antibiotic ... read more

More Men, More Problems? Not Necessarily

Men are more prone to competitive risk taking and violent behavior, so what happens when the number of men is greater than the number of women in a population? According to new research, the answers ... read more

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