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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Slowing the biological clock: neutralizing immune system gene could improve success of fertility treatments

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 11:48 AM PDT

Difficulty in conceiving a child is a major challenge for one in seven couples in America, especially for those over the age of 35. Now a new discovery could boost the chances of conception in women undergoing in vitro fertilization treatments. Their new research reveals a linkage between the genes of the innate immune system -- immunity with which human beings are born, rather than immunity they acquire during their lives -- and ovarian longevity.

Menopausal symptoms may be lessened with young children in the house

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 09:04 AM PDT

The timeless, multicultural tradition of grandmothering might have an unexpected benefit: helping some women temper their hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, researchers say. Their study focused on the relationship between mid-life women and young children, and found that women who underwent rapid menopause, caused by the surgical removal of ovaries, had fewer hot flashes and night sweats when young children lived in their homes.

Group classes teach parents effective autism therapy, study finds

Posted: 27 Oct 2014 09:04 AM PDT

Parents can learn to use a scientifically validated autism therapy with their own children by taking a short series of group classes, a new study has found. The study is the first randomized, controlled trial to test whether group classes are a good way to train parents on using an autism therapy.

Receiving gossip about others promotes self-reflection, growth

Posted: 24 Oct 2014 05:26 AM PDT

Why are individuals interested in hearing gossip about others' achievements and failures? Researchers studied the effect positive and negative gossip has on how the recipient evaluates him or herself.

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