Archive: 04/15/2011

Warning to breastfeeding mothers

While breastfeeding babies has numerous health advantages to both mother and child, mothers who breastfeed may find that other people look down on them and do not want to work with them. A recent study released by Personality an ...

Apr 15, 2011
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Molecular switch affects panic disorder

Panic disorder sufferers will tell you the attacks are some of the most sudden, frightening and uncomfortable experiences ever. But what makes some people susceptible to these attacks and others not? Studies of twins point ...

Apr 15, 2011
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Study documents PBDE flame retardant levels in children

(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of 264 Mexican-American children living in California had higher levels of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants in their blood serum than 283 counterparts living in Mexico, according ...

Apr 15, 2011
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Drug may help sickest patients

(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients in critical care have a larger risk for dangerous blood clots because they are immobile and usually have heart or breathing problems. However, an international study by McMaster University researchers ...

Apr 15, 2011
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Can nudging help fight the obesity epidemic?

With obesity rates soaring, the government has been promoting nudge – a strategy that does not tell people how to live but encourages them to make healthy choices in respect of diet and exercise.

Apr 15, 2011
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Neurological basis for embarrassment described

Recording people belting out an old Motown tune and then asking them to listen to their own singing without the accompanying music seems like an unusually cruel form of punishment. But for a team of scientists at the University ...

Apr 15, 2011
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