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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Millennials uneducated on important clothing care skills, study finds

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 01:04 PM PDT

A significant gap exists in the amount of 'common' clothes repair skills possessed by members of the baby boomer generation and millennials, research has found. The study found that many more of the baby boomer generation possess skills such as sewing, hemming, button repair and general laundry knowledge than Americans 18-33 years of age.

Fish oil supplements have little effect on irregular heartbeat

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 01:04 PM PDT

High doses of fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, do not reduce atrial fibrillation, a common type of irregular heartbeat in which the heart can beat as fast as 150 beats a minute, results from a clinical trial indicate.

Testing parents' patience, while treating kids' problem behavior

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Researchers are studying delay discounting as it applies to parents' decision-making, when it comes to engaging in treatment for their children's problem behavior.

Seniors run for the suburbs in their golden years

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 11:29 AM PDT

Census data has been used to map seniors' moving habits. What emerges is a clear pattern: individuals over the age of 65 have been increasingly moving to the suburbs.

Older women more likely to have multiple health conditions

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:52 AM PDT

In the context of an aging population, the number of cases of people with multimorbidity, or multiple health conditions, is increasing, creating significant healthcare challenges. Now, the first comprehensive systematic review in this field has found higher levels of multimorbidity in women.

More physical activity improved school performance in Swedish study

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:47 AM PDT

Just two hours of extra physical activity each week can improve school performance, researchers report. This has been shown by a study of approximately 2,000 twelve-year-olds.

Diet, exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 06:47 AM PDT

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers.

Memories of pain during childbirth tied to intensity rather than length of labor

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Childbirth is physically intense and, for many women, it is the most painful experience they will have. And yet, new research shows that the amount of time a woman spends in labor doesn't seem to impact how she remembers her labor pain afterwards. The research reveals that the peak and end levels of pain women experienced, and whether they received an epidural, impacted their recall of labor pain afterward.

Teenage baseball pitchers at risk for permanent shoulder injury

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:51 AM PDT

Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at risk for a newly identified overuse injury that can impede normal shoulder development and lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears, according to a new study.

Side effects of cancer prevention surgery can be helped with a single-day education program, study finds

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:33 AM PDT

More women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of sexual or psychological side effects of the procedure. A new study shows a half-day educational program can help successfully deal with these issues by educating women on how to address them.

Living near major roads may increase risk of sudden cardiac death in women

Posted: 13 Oct 2014 04:06 PM PDT

Living near a major road was associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death in women. Environmental exposure may increase heart disease risk as much as smoking, poor diet or obesity.

Youth sports injury rates examined in study

Posted: 13 Oct 2014 12:26 PM PDT

The patterns of youth sports injury rates, such as top 5 most common sports and recreation injuries, have been explored by researchers. The study suggests that tailoring safety regulations more closely by age could impact the incidence of injury.

Parents' perception of teens' experiences related to mental health

Posted: 13 Oct 2014 12:26 PM PDT

Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment, suggests a study. "These results provide preliminary evidence that parental accuracy regarding their adolescent's daily experiences may be one specific daily parent factor that plays a role in adolescent health and well-being," according to the study's researchers.

Price check: Cost doesn't signal quality

Posted: 13 Oct 2014 07:41 AM PDT

Though many consumers look to the price tag when determining quality, they may not get what they paid for, according to new research. So, if you are thinking of basing a purchase on price alone, think again, the authors say.

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