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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 10:14 AM PDT

Children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior. The study is the first evidence that younger toddlers are capable of using multiple cues from emotions and vision to understand the motivations of the people around them.

Students' religiosity more influential than education in views on evolution

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 10:12 AM PDT

College students' views on evolution are shaped significantly more by religiosity than education, according to a survey of Southern U.S. students. The study is said to be the first in-depth analysis on the acceptance of evolution in this region.

Liquid detergent pods pose risk to children's eye health

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Detergent pods may offer a simpler way to do laundry, but they represent a source of potential danger when in the hands of a young child. When squeezed or bitten into, these pods can burst and send detergent into the mouth, nose, and eyes.

Sharing makes both good, bad experiences more intense

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 07:34 AM PDT

Undergoing an experience with another person -- even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ago -- seems to intensify that experience, according to new research. The research shows that people who share experiences with another person rate those experiences as more pleasant or unpleasant than those who undergo the experience on their own.

Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says study

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 07:33 AM PDT

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study.

Sandwiches a major contributor to dietary sodium intake

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 06:24 AM PDT

Sandwiches make up a substantial part of the American diet and are a significant contributor to daily energy and sodium intake. By closely analyzing data from an American nationwide dietary intake survey, a team of researchers found that on any given day 49 percent of US adults eat at least one sandwich, and sandwiches account for one-fifth of total daily sodium intake.

Probiotics protect children, pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 06:23 AM PDT

Yogurt containing probiotic bacteria successfully protected children and pregnant women against heavy metal exposure in a recent study. Canadian and Tanzanian researchers created and distributed a special yogurt containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria and observed the outcomes against a control group.

Coffee in the Genes? New genetic variants associated with coffee drinking

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 06:23 AM PDT

A new, large-scale study has identified six new genetic variants associated with habitual coffee drinking. "Coffee and caffeine have been linked to beneficial and adverse health effects. Our findings may allow us to identify subgroups of people most likely to benefit from increasing or decreasing coffee consumption for optimal health," said the lead author of the study.

Talking to your car is often distracting

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 06:16 AM PDT

Two new studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to design them to be safer. Apple's Siri and Chevrolet's MyLink were most distracting, while Toyota's Entune was least distracting, the study showed.

Potty training before age two linked to increased risk of later wetting problems

Posted: 07 Oct 2014 06:16 AM PDT

Children who start toilet training before age 2 have a three times higher risk of developing daytime wetting problems later, according to new research. Additionally, in the current study, early trainers were three times more likely to complain of constipation than normal trainers. "Almost all of the children who had wetting also had constipation," the authors noted.

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