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Thursday, October 2, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Intervention helps decrease 'mean girl' behaviors, researchers find

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 10:32 AM PDT

Relational aggression, or 'mean girl' bullying, is a popular subject in news and entertainment media. This nonphysical form of aggression generally used among adolescent girls includes gossiping, rumor spreading, exclusion and rejection. As media coverage has illustrated, relational aggression can lead to tragic and sometimes fatal outcomes. Researchers have now developed and tested an intervention that effectively decreases relational aggression among teen girls.

Acupuncture does not improve chronic knee pain, study finds

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 07:25 AM PDT

In patients older than 50 years with moderate or severe chronic knee pain, acupuncture did not provide any benefit, a study has concluded. Acupuncture is the most popular of alternative medical systems. Although traditionally administered with needles, laser acupuncture (low-intensity laser therapy to acupuncture points) is a non-invasive alternative with evidence of benefit in some pain conditions.

Fat chats: The good, the bad and the ugly comments

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 07:24 AM PDT

Cyberbullying and hurtful "fat jokes" are disturbingly prevalent in the social media environment, especially on Twitter, says the lead author of a study that analyzed well over a million social media posts and comments about weight matters. However, the researchers were also happy to find that the news was not all bad: many instances of support and advice were also observed, especially on blogs and forums.

What to anticipate after you've heard those dreaded words 'you have breast cancer'

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 07:20 AM PDT

A new article looks at breast cancer and provides insight on what a patient may anticipate. Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can invade other parts of the body. For American women, breast cancer is the second most common cancer (second only to skin cancer). About 12 percent of women in the United States will battle invasive breast cancer at one point during their lifetime.

Lift weights, improve your memory, study shows

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 07:20 AM PDT

Here's another reason why it's a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.

Pet foods: Not all brands follow meat regulations

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:03 AM PDT

Pet food mislabeling: the issue is a significant one when it comes to commercial pet foods marketed for dogs and cats. New research set out to identify meat species present as well as any instances of mislabeling. Of the 52 products tested, 31 were labeled correctly, 20 were potentially mislabeled, and one contained a non-specific meat ingredient that could not be verified.

Insight into challenges facing college athletes

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:03 AM PDT

A new study sheds light on how some collegiate student-athletes deal with uncertainties ranging from excelling in both school and sports to their career prospects outside of athletics, and urges university athletic programs to adopt new efforts to support student-athletes.

Keeping your eyes on the prize can help with exercise, study finds

Posted: 01 Oct 2014 06:03 AM PDT

The adage that encourages people to keep their 'eyes on the prize' may be on target when it comes to exercise. When walking, staying focused on a specific target ahead can make the distance to it appear shorter and help people walk there faster, psychology researchers have found.

Improving babies' language skills before they're even old enough to speak

Posted: 30 Sep 2014 02:14 PM PDT

In the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds "might" be language, accelerating the development of the brain maps which are critical to language acquisition and processing, according to new research.

Chefs at schools can increase school meal participation, vegetable intake among students

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:04 PM PDT

Gourmet pizza in school? According to a new pilot study, chef-made meals can increase participation in the National School Lunch Program by 9 percent and overall selection and consumption of vegetables by 16 percent.

Self-compassion key to positive body image, coping

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 03:04 PM PDT

Women who accept and tolerate their imperfections appear to have a more positive body image despite their body mass index and are better able to handle personal disappointments and setbacks in their daily lives. Research has found that this self-compassion might be an important means to increase positive body image and protect girls and young women against unhealthy weight-control practices and eating disorders.

What makes a song sing? Backup singers

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 12:39 PM PDT

What made Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 in 1983, and other songs, like Madonna's 1999 "Nothing Really Matters," flounder at 90 or below? New research suggests that back-up singers may finally be getting their due.

Calling 9-1-1 can be the difference between life and death, new study reconfirms

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 10:35 AM PDT

It's a simple message: call 911 at the first warning signs of a heart attack. Unfortunately, many still choose to either drive to the hospital, or wait to see if the symptoms disappear. New research reconfirms relying on emergency medical services helps heart attack patients avoid delays and expedite treatment.

New way to detox? 'Gold of Pleasure' oilseed boosts liver detoxification enzymes

Posted: 29 Sep 2014 09:40 AM PDT

Scientists have found compounds that boost liver detoxification enzymes nearly fivefold, and they've found them in a pretty unlikely place -- the crushed seeds left after oil extraction from an oilseed crop used in jet fuel. Oilseed crops, including rapeseed, canola, and camelina, contain some of the same bioactive ingredients -- namely, glucosinolates and flavonoids -- found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.

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