Referral Banners

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Action video games bolster sensorimotor skills, study finds

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 08:11 AM PDT

People who play action video games such as Call of Duty or Assassin's Creed seem to learn a new sensorimotor skill more quickly than non-gamers do, psychology researchers have found.

Blinded by non-science: Trivial scientific information increases trust in products

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 07:12 AM PDT

Beware of trivial graphs and formulas, warns new research. The study found trivial graphs or formulas accompanying medical information can lead consumers to believe products are more effective.

Physicists sound warning to 'nail beauty fanatics'

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 06:31 AM PDT

The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions.

Major benefits for students who attend live theater, study finds

Posted: 16 Oct 2014 01:59 PM PDT

Field trips to live theater enhance literary knowledge, tolerance, and empathy among students, according to a study. The research team found that reading and watching movies of Hamlet and A Christmas Carol could not account for the increase in knowledge experienced by students who attended live performances of the plays. Students who attended live performances of the play also scored higher on the study's tolerance measure than the control group by a moderately large margin and were better able to recognize and appreciate what other people think and feel.

Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility, study shows

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 01:52 PM PDT

New research may shed some light on religion's actual influence on believers -- and the news is positive. Researchers hypothesized that being reminded of religious beliefs would normally promote less hostile reactions to the kinds of threats in everyday life that usually heighten hostility. Across nine different experiments with 910 participants, the results consistently supported the hypothesis for Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus alike. The religiously reminded were significantly less hostile.

Leisure time physical activity linked to lower depression risk

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 01:52 PM PDT

Being physically active three times a week reduces the odds of being depressed by approximately 16 percent, according to new research. The study found a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity. People who increased their weekly activity reported fewer depressive symptoms but those with more depressive symptoms were less active, particularly at younger ages.

How can we be effectively warned not to give away our information online?

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 01:50 PM PDT

Two professors are figuring out the most effective ways we're influenced to give away personal information online and what warnings would be most effective to get us to stop.

Change your walking style, change your mood

Posted: 15 Oct 2014 11:32 AM PDT

Our mood can affect how we walk -- slump-shouldered if we're sad, bouncing along if we're happy. Now researchers have shown it works the other way too -- making people imitate a happy or sad way of walking actually affects their mood.

Large Study Delivers Message to Expectant Mothers: Epidural, Spinal Anesthesia Safe Choices for Relieving Pain

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Women seeking pain relief during childbirth should be comforted to know that epidural and spinal anesthesia are extremely safe, suggests a study of more than 80,000 women that reviewed anesthesia complications during obstetrical care.

Moms-to-be with low vitamin d levels could have more painful labors

Posted: 14 Oct 2014 02:06 PM PDT

Pregnant women with low vitamin D levels experience an increased amount of pain during labor, according to a study. Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with depression and pain, but this is the first study to demonstrate its association with increased consumption of pain medication during childbirth.

No comments: