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Study: Pets Could Help Lower Social Anxiety In Children With Autism

Researchers from Purdue University found that when children with autism were exposed to companion animals, their stress levels dropped.

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Study: Financial Incentives Help Smokers Quit

Are you trying to get a loved one to stop smoking? According to a new study, try paying them!

05/20/2015

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Study: Baby’s Gender Could Affect Mother’s Risk Of Developing Diabetes

The Mt. Sinai researchers say they studied just over 1,000 pregnant women at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

05/20/2015

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Study: Students Perform Better On Tests When Cell Phones Are Banned

Researchers say the findings suggest students may be distracted by having cell phones in class.

05/18/2015

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Study: Those Who Don’t Work 9-5 Shift Are Prone To Health Issues

The research looked at more than 1,500 workers and found nearly half of all shift workers are overweight, have sleep problems and are more likely to develop issues like diabetes.

05/18/2015

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Penn Study: Smokers Have Better Luck Quitting When Their Own Money Is Wagered

When it comes to offering cash to get smokers to quit, more people go for the carrots than the stick — but the stick gets better results.

05/14/2015

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Limp Handshake? Study Claims You Could Be At Increased Risk Of Death

The next time you visit the doctor, you might want to shake his or her hand.

05/14/2015

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Penn Study: Omega-3 Could Reduce Antisocial And Aggressive Behavior In Kids

While researchers say their work is still in the early stages, they also say it provides “reason to further examine omega-3’s role as a potential early intervention for antisocial behavior.”

05/11/2015

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CDC Report Sheds New Data On What Time Of Day Most Babies Are Born

The CDC says it examined 2013 birth certificate data from the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS), which encompasses 90% of U.S. births.

05/08/2015

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Study Claims Key To Fighting Drug-resistant Bacteria Could Be On Top Of Your Pancakes

While the scientists say more clinical trials are needed, they also say their findings are encouraging because they “suggest a potentially simple and effective approach for reducing antibiotic usage.”

05/06/2015

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Study: Is Milk Associated With A Higher Mortality Rate?

A large study out of Sweden examined whether high milk consumption is associated with mortality and fractures in women and men.

05/06/2015

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Study: Diabetes Could Cause Signs Of Aging, Cognitive Decline In Brain

Scientists say the findings should encourage doctors to screen diabetics for cognitive issues.

05/06/2015

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Study: Why Does Cheap Wine Taste Better If We Think It’s Expensive?

A new study claims the placebo effect is so strong it can actually change our brain chemistry.

05/05/2015

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Study: Smiley Faces, Prizes Encourage Kids To Make Healthier Food Choices

Kids might not like eating healthy, but here’s two things they do like: prizes and smiley faces.

04/29/2015

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Study: Binge Drinking In Your Youth Could Lead To Brain Issues Later

The study was done on rats and focused on the brain’s hippocampus, which is associated with learning and memory.

04/29/2015

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