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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

Keep Calm and Don't Carry on When Parenting Teens

Feb. 19, 2019 — In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their teens, and that fathers in ... read more

American Women Have Better Control of High Blood Pressure but Are More Obese Than Men

Feb. 19, 2019 — A study of more than 30,000 Americans since 2001 has revealed significant differences in management of heart disease risk between women and ... read more

No Evidence Tougher Policies Deter Adolescent Cannabis Use

Feb. 19, 2019 — A new study has found no evidence that teenage cannabis use is lower in countries with tougher ... read more

Children Carry Evidence of Toxins from Home Flooring and Furniture

Feb. 17, 2019 — Children living in homes with all vinyl flooring or flame-retardant chemicals in the sofa have significantly higher concentrations of potentially harmful semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in ... read more

Feb. 17, 2019 — While the polyester leisure suit was a 1970s mistake, polyester and other synthetic fibers like nylon are still around and are a major contributor to the microplastics load in the environment, ... read more

Drinking Contexts Associated With Early Onset of Alcohol Intoxication Among Adolescents

Feb. 16, 2019 — New research has begun to identify the circumstances by examining relationships between early age of first intoxication (less than 15 years), drinking in different contexts such as one's own ... read more

Exercise Might Improve Health by Increasing Gut Bacterial Diversity

Feb. 15, 2019 — Research has suggested that the efficiency with which we transport oxygen to our tissues (cardiorespiratory fitness) is a far greater predictor of gut microbiota diversity than either body fat ... read more

Interval Training May Shed More Pounds Than Continuous Moderate Intensity Workout

Feb. 14, 2019 — Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available ... read more

Brain Connections That Disadvantage Night Owls Revealed

Feb. 14, 2019 — 'Night owls' -- those who go to bed and get up later -- have fundamental differences in their brain function compared to 'morning larks,' which mean they could be disadvantaged by ... read more

Teens Living in US States Allowing Medical Marijuana Smoke Less Cannabis

Feb. 14, 2019 — According to a large-scale study of American high school students, legalizing medicinal marijuana has actually led to a drop in cannabis use among teenagers. The study used the results of an ... read more

Giving Keener 'Electric Eyesight' to Autonomous Vehicles

Feb. 14, 2019 — Autonomous vehicles relying on light-based image sensors often struggle to see through blinding conditions, such as fog. But researchers have developed a sub-terahertz-radiation receiving system that ... read more

Multitasking Increases in Online Courses Compared to Face-to-Face

Feb. 14, 2019 — The phenomenon of multitasking across three or four internet-connected devices simultaneously is increasingly common. Researchers were curious to know how often this happens during online education, ... read more

Oldest Americans Most Focused on Reducing Food Waste

Feb. 14, 2019 — The vast majority of Americans are paying attention to reducing food waste with the oldest being the most cognizant, according to the latest ... read more

Effective Self-Control Strategies Involve Much More Than Willpower

Feb. 14, 2019 — It's mid-February, around the time that most people waver in their commitment to the resolutions they've made for the new year. Many of these resolutions require us to forego a behavior we ... read more

The More the Merrier? Children With Multiple Siblings More Susceptible to Bullying

Feb. 14, 2019 — A child with more than one brother or sister is more likely to be the victim of sibling bullying than those with only one sibling, and firstborn children and older brothers tend to be the ... read more

What's Age Got to Do With It?

Feb. 14, 2019 — It's often said: it's not how old you are, it's how old you feel. New research shows that physiological age is a better predictor of survival than chronological ... read more

Cannabis Use in Teens Linked to Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Feb. 13, 2019 — Cannabis is the most commonly used recreational drug by teenagers worldwide. In Canada, among youth aged 15 to 19 years, the rate of past-year cannabis use is 20.6 percent, while in England, 4 ... read more

Feb. 13, 2019 — A large-scale analysis in humans suggests that the milk microbiota is affected by bacteria both from the infant's mouth and from environmental sources such as breast pumps, although future ... read more

Tick Tock: Commitment Readiness Predicts Relationship Success

Feb. 13, 2019 — New research shows how a person's readiness to commit predicts the success or failure of ... read more

Can Prenatal Exposures to BPA Impact Ovarian Function?

Feb. 13, 2019 — While previous studies have shown the adverse health effects of prenatal exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), there is little evidence surrounding effects specifically on ovarian ... read more

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