Facial Dimensions May Be Key to First Impressions

July 28, 2014

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists know it takes humans just milliseconds to look at someone’s face and judge them good-looking or trustworthy.
Now, a new study finds that certain facial features seem to trigger specific first impressions about a person’s character, too.
The shape and size of the mouth, for [...]

‘Fist Bump’ May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness

July 28, 2014

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — British researchers report that an alternative to the traditional handshake might spread far fewer germs around.
In their experiments, the scientists found that clasping hands transferred 10 times more germs from one person to the other than what is known as a fist bump. They suggest the more casual [...]

Healthy Habits May Help Childhood Cancer Survivors Avoid Chronic Ills

July 28, 2014

MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Following a healthy lifestyle may help childhood cancer survivors reduce their risk for chronic health issues, a new study indicates.
Researchers suggested that children with cancer and adults who survived childhood cancer should be educated about how their diet and certain behaviors could affect their health in [...]

Wives’ Higher Education May Not Affect Divorce Rate

July 27, 2014

SUNDAY, July 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Couples aren’t more likely to get divorced if the wife has more education than the husband, new research finds.
The study only looks at trends in marriage, it doesn’t prove that education levels play a direct role in affecting whether couples stay together or get divorced.
Still, “our results [...]

Distractions Seem More Troublesome With Age

July 25, 2014

FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seniors are more easily distracted during thinking and memory tasks than younger people, a new study finds.
“Almost any type of memory test administered reveals a decline in memory from the age of 25 on,” study co-author Randi Martin, professor of psychology at Rice University, said in a university [...]

Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia

July 22, 2014

TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — One of the largest studies ever conducted into the genetic origins of a psychiatric disorder has uncovered 83 new sites on chromosomes that harbor inherited genes tied to schizophrenia.
The findings, made by an international team of researchers, now bring the total number of common gene variants linked to [...]

Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too

July 22, 2014

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most therapies for autism focus on the child, but new research suggests the child’s stressed-out parents could benefit from treatments designed specifically for them.
Mothers of autistic children who took part in a coping skills program found they connected better with their child and felt less [...]

Good Schools May Be Good for a Teen’s Health, Too

July 21, 2014

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Low-income teenagers who get into a more rigorous high school may take fewer health risks than their peers at other schools, a new study suggests.
The study, of low-income Los Angeles teens, found that those who attended “high-performing” high schools were less likely to carry a [...]

Other Women Judge You For Your Sexy Facebook Selfies

July 18, 2014

Teen girls and young women who post sexy photos of themselves on social media sites are viewed negatively by their peers, a new study finds.

Redbull-Vodka Cocktails May Make You Want to Drink More

July 18, 2014

Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

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