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Thursday, October 16, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Gradual weight loss no better than rapid weight loss for long-term weight control

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 04:08 PM PDT

Contrary to current dietary recommendations, slow and steady weight loss does not reduce the amount or rate of weight regain compared with losing weight quickly, new research has found.

Risking your life without a second thought: Extreme altruism may be motivated by intuitive process

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 11:31 AM PDT

People who risk their lives to save strangers may do so without deliberation.

Simple steps can lead to safe sleep for infants

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 11:30 AM PDT

The number of infants who die each year from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased in recent decades as awareness of safe sleeping habits has increased. Yet each year, babies still die from sudden, unexplained causes.

Teens' science interest linked with knowledge, but only in wealthier nations

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 06:22 AM PDT

It seems logical that a student who is interested in science as an academic subject would also know a lot about science, but new findings show that this link depends on the overall wealth of the country that the teen calls home. The research suggests that individual science achievement may be influenced as much by broad national-level resources as it is by personal interest and motivation.

Partisan lenses: Beauty lies in your political affiliation

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 05:45 AM PDT

Have you ever noticed you find your candidate for political office more attractive than the opponent? New research shows you're not the only one.

Energy drinks may pose danger to public health, researchers warn

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:07 PM PDT

Increased consumption of energy drinks may pose danger to public health, especially among young people, warns a team of researchers. Energy drinks are non-alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, vitamins, and sometimes other ingredients such as taurine, ginseng, and guarana. They are typically marketed as boosting energy and increasing physical and mental performance.

Want whiter teeth? Fruit mixture is not the answer

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 09:37 AM PDT

It may seem like an all-natural way to whiten teeth, but a study shows that a strawberry and baking soda mixture does little beyond cleaning those choppers. The main reason: Strawberries lack the chemicals known to cause deeper, longer lasting teeth whitening, researchers say.

Fermented milk made by lactococcus lactis H61 improves skin of healthy young women

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 05:35 AM PDT

There has been much interest in the potential for using probiotic bacteria for treating skin diseases and other disorders. Japanese researchers have now found that milk that has been fermented using a probiotic dairy starter can also benefit the skin of young healthy women. Probiotics have been defined as "live microorganisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit to the host."

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