Monthly Archives : January 2015

Personality change

Looking to Change Your Personality? – Blaine Pollock

People don’t change – or do they?  For years, it has been believed that personality is the ingrained set of traits that establish our behavior and decisions is deep-rooted and virtually unalterable. In the late 1990s, psychologists acknowledged five traits…

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Does the Colour of the Mug Influence the Taste of the Coffee?

Does the colour of the mug influence the taste of the coffee? Background: We investigated whether consumers’ perception of a café latte beverage would be influenced by the  colour (transparent, white or blue) of the mug from which it was…

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Prostate cancer

Breakthrough in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Radiation plus hormone therapy prolongs survival for older men with prostate cancer  

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Flu 43 states

CDC Alert: Flu Widespread in 43 States

Flu Activity Worsens Nationwide  

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New antibiotic

Amazing New Antibiotic Without Common Side-Effects

Modified common antibiotic may beat risk of hearing loss, reveals new study

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Long-Term Consequences of Neonatal Nicotine Exposure

Effect of tobacco smoke exposure during pregnancy and preschool age on growth from birth to adolescence: a cohort study Background: There is strong evidence of an association between maternal smoking during pregnancy and restriction of intrauterine growth, but the effects…

0 Comments / 8 View / January 4, 2015

Food advertising

Discover the Influence of Food Advertising On Your Health

The effects of food advertising and cognitive load on food choices Background: Advertising has been implicated in the declining quality of the American diet, but much of the research has been conducted with children rather than adults. This study tested…

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Medical innovations

Most Promising Medical Innovations for This Year

From reversing aging to new cholesterol drugs  

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Pulmonary embolisms

A Simpler Way to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolisms

The new model, which factors in a patient’s age, more accurately identifies a patient’s risk of the often-deadly blood clots and can more easily rule out the need for additional, more invasive tests, helping to reduce unnecessary costs.  

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Quit smoking

Interesting News About Smokers Who’ve Never Tried to Quit

Characteristics of smokers who have never tried to quit: evidence from the British Opinions and Lifestyle Survey  Background: An understanding of the characteristics of smokers who have never tried to quit may be useful to help identify and target these…

0 Comments / 28 View / January 3, 2015