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Sunday, October 12, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Parental misconceptions about concussions could hinder treatment, recovery

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

With football season in full swing, there's no shortage of talk about young players -- from high school down to the pee wee levels -- suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies.

Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family and friends are least important, according to a study.

Counting pitches can save young players' arms but not always used consistently

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Guidelines on how many pitches young athletes should throw have been developed to stem the tide of injuries, but many coaches are not following the recommendations consistently, according to a study.

Some adolescents adept at media multitasking, Research by high school students reveals

Posted: 10 Oct 2014 12:50 PM PDT

Telling youths who are juggling multiple electronic devices to 'focus on the task at hand' may not always be good advice, according to research. Contrary to popular belief that multitasking leads to poor performance, researchers found the opposite is true for adolescents who spend a lot of time switching between media devices and tasks. "Maybe practice really does make perfect," one investigator said.

Does Facebook make you lonely?

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 01:34 PM PDT

Existing research on the impact of Facebook on loneliness has been examined in a recent study. The conclusion: Facebook didn't make people lonely, but lonely people were more likely to use the popular social media site.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals alter thyroid hormone activity during pregnancy, affect thyroid hormone activity

Posted: 09 Oct 2014 11:14 AM PDT

A new study in human placenta provides the strongest evidence to date that Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) can interfere with thyroid hormone action in pregnant women. The implication is that flame retardant chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can infiltrate the placenta during pregnancy and affect thyroid hormone activity at the cellular level, according to a new study.

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