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Teenagers ‘can be corrupted’ by Hollywood sex scenes

Andrew Hough telegraph.co.uk Psychologists concluded that teenagers exposed to more sex on screen in popular films are likely to have sexual relations with more people and without using condoms. The study, based on nearly 700 popular films, found that watching … Continue reading

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Psychological Distance: 10 Fascinating Effects of a Simple Mind Hack

PsyBlog spring.org.uk This mind hack is simple: you imagine yourself way off in the future, or living in a different country or as a different person. The aim is to have that feeling of detachment, of stepping outside yourself, by … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Deficiency High Among Trauma Patients

PR Newswire New research presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that 77 percent of trauma patients had deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D. Researchers have linked a lack of vitamin D with … Continue reading

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Study indicates finding a positive parental balance is key

Jamie Hanlon EurekAlert Wondering why your toddler is acting up? University of Alberta researcher Christina Rinaldi says it may be time to take a look at your parental style—and your partner’s. Rinaldi’s study, which appears in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, … Continue reading

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UK biobank opens to researchers

BBC News The UK Biobank, the most comprehensive health study in the UK, is opening its doors to researchers. It has collated about 20TB (terabytes) of securely stored data, the equivalent of 30,000 CDs-worth, on 500,000 people. The aim of … Continue reading

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Obesity increases the risk of brain decline

Dae Hyun Yoon Press TV A recent study conducted by Korean scientists suggests that being overweight can increase the risk of brain decline and result in a poor cognitive performance. Researchers studied the relationship between being overweight and cognitive performance … Continue reading

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Learning Best When You Rest: Sleeping After Processing New Info Most Effective

Science Daily Nodding off in class may not be such a bad idea after all. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that going to sleep shortly after learning new material is most beneficial for recall. Notre Dame … Continue reading

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White rice increases risk of Type 2 diabetes

Stephanie Burns EurekAlert Research: White rice consumption and risk of Type 2 diabetes: A meta-analysis and systematic review. The risk of type 2 diabetes is significantly increased if white rice is eaten regularly, claims a study published today on bmj.com. … Continue reading

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What is the Bystander Effect?

Kendra Cherry About.com The term bystander effect refers to the phenomenon in which the greater the number of people present, the less likely people are to help a person in distress. When an emergency situation occurs, observers are more likely … Continue reading

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The Fruit Extract that Fights Cancer, Aging

Mike Barrett Natural Society You don’t need to resort to harmful cholesterol lowering pharmaceuticals like statindrugs in order to reduce your cholesterol. In fact, something as simple as fruit extracts have been shown to not only lower cholesterol, but provide … Continue reading

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