People Who Use More Emojis Have More Sex and Get More Dates

People Who Use More Emojis Have More Sex and Get More Dates

In fact, the frequent use of emojis with potential dates is linked to not only having sex more often but also to a more active and successful dating life.Like the first study, frequent emoji use was linked to having more frequent sex.

Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

Researchers Weigh Benefits, Risks of PPIs

“There is a very significant body of evidence that suggests that these drugs (PPIs), when used for a long period of time, especially when they are not medically indicated, are associated with serious side effects and also associated with increased dying from specific causes -- namely dying from heart disease, kidney disease, and stomach cancer.”.

Understanding Fake Orgasms

Understanding Fake Orgasms

In our new study, we aimed to understand how (in)authentic orgasms related to relational quality indicators (e.g., trust, closeness, and commitment), and how trait affectionate communication might explain findings.

Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Blood Test May Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatment

Senior study author Dr. Muhammed Murtaza, from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) in Phoenix, said about one-third of women who have surgery after chemotherapy show no signs of residual cancer.

The New Neuroscience of Left-Handedness

The New Neuroscience of Left-Handedness

Another Dutch study from 2019 showed that different early life factors also influence whether we become a left-hander or a right-hander (de Kovel et al., 2019).If you want to know more about why these factors influence left-handedness, read my blog post on this study here.

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

A sympathetic parent has a stronger impact on a troubled child's educational performance than whether they eat regular family meals or live in a safe and well-kept neighborhood, said lead researcher Dr. Angelica Robles.

Neuroscientists Discover the Brain Circuity for Persistence

Neuroscientists Discover the Brain Circuity for Persistence

A new scientific study published on July 25, 2019, in Cell identifies the molecular underpinnings and brain circuity that constrain motivation when the effort increases to obtain a reward—a new discovery that is the first step towards developing novel treatments for those suffering from addiction , depression , eating disorders , psychiatric disorders, and other mental health conditions.

Sexting May Be Less Common Among Teens Than You Think

Sexting May Be Less Common Among Teens Than You Think

"Sexting is perceived as an epidemic because the news highlights extreme cases that involve tragic outcomes, and because it goes against standards of morality and decency that are historically entrenched," said study author Sameer Hinduja, a professor of criminology at Florida Atlantic University.

More and More Seniors Are Binge Drinking

More and More Seniors Are Binge Drinking

"Many organizations, such as the U.S. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism [NIAAA], recommend lower drinking levels as people get older or have more chronic diseases," said lead researcher Dr. Benjamin Han, an assistant professor of geriatric medicine at NYU Langone Health in New York City.

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

"Older parents-to-be may be reassured that their age is not necessarily a negative factor with respect to behavioral problems in their child," said study author Marielle Zondervan-Zwijnenburg. Zondervan-Zwijnenburg said that about 3% of the difference in children's "externalizing" behaviors were related to parental age.

Invulnerables: The Origins of Resilience

Invulnerables: The Origins of Resilience

To explore how competency develops, Garmezy studied other children who showed competence despite living in stressful situations and poverty.

'My husband was a victim of second-hand drinking'

'My husband was a victim of second-hand drinking'

She said both men and women seem to be affected by the second-hand effect of alcohol, even though men are more likely than women to drink excessively. "So it highlights a gender inequality of the second-hand effect of alcohol," Park said.

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

"Our research reveals that increased time spent using some forms of digital media in a given year predicts depressive symptoms within that same year," said senior study author Patricia Conrod, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Montreal.

Overweight Pet Owners Are Likely to Have Overweight Dogs

Overweight Pet Owners Are Likely to Have Overweight Dogs

The reason for this association between obesity in the dog and the owner's weight is not clear, although the authors obliquely suggest that this may have to do with the number of treats that a dog is given during times when the canine and human are both simply relaxing.

Real Reasons Athletes Need Regular Neurocognitive Checkups

Real Reasons Athletes Need Regular Neurocognitive Checkups

To address this concern, a recent study (2019) led by Steven Corman of Arizona State University examined various factors that drive NCAA male and female athletes who participate in basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, or field hockey to hide (or fail to report) severe head impacts (SHIs) and concussion symptoms.

The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

The Happiness Dividend: Longer, Healthier Lives

The new study is "one of many that are pointing in the same general direction, that people who are happier and more optimistic and have a higher degree of life satisfaction, they tend to be healthier and they tend to live longer," said James Maddux, a professor emeritus of clinical psychology with George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. He had no role in the study.

Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others

Millions Hurt by 'Secondhand' Alcohol of Others

"Heavy drinkers should be aware of how they might be impacting the lives of people around them," said study co-author Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, a senior scientist with the Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute in Emeryville, Calif.

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

'Secret Shopper' Study Shows How Easily Teens Can Buy E-Cigs

MONDAY, June 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite federal and state age restrictions on the sale of tobacco and vaping products, a new "secret shopper" study found that IDs were checked only about half the time.

Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

Study: Tough State Gun Laws Help Keep Kids Safe

States that had laws in effect for five years or longer requiring universal background checks for firearm purchase had 35% lower rates of gun-related deaths among young people, according to the study published online July 15 in the journal Pediatrics .

Baby sign language basics: When to start and how to teach it

Baby sign language basics: When to start and how to teach it

Rebelo suggests that interested parents begin using sign language when their baby is 6-8 months old but says not to worry if your child is older since there isn’t a magical window that closes.

Good News About Gossip

Good News About Gossip

I had a sense that inherent in all of their questions was stigma surrounding the word “gossip.” Despite having just sat through my 30-minute presentation on how gossip is very common, how it often doesn’t portray the subject negatively, and that it can serve positive functions, audience members were still asking questions that seemed to be seeking permission to not call their behavior “gossip.”.

Yes, You Should Aim for 10,000+ Steps

Yes, You Should Aim for 10,000+ Steps

The authors of this study described relationships between the average number of daily steps among women wearing an accelerometer (a high-quality activity tracker often used in research) for 4-7 days and their risk of dying over a 4.3-year follow-up period.

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today

The Better-Than-Average Effect from 1985 to Today

Now considered a classic, this study revealed not only the immense variability in the perceived social desirability of common traits but also laid the groundwork for the popular egoistic result that most people tend to think of themselves as having more “good” (and fewer “bad”) traits than the average person.

Parents and Children May Suffer If States Outlaw Abortion

Parents and Children May Suffer If States Outlaw Abortion

A longitudinal cohort study observed that women who were denied an abortion reported significantly more anxiety symptoms as well as lower self-esteem and life satisfaction than those who received abortions, who were found to report increased mental health markers (Biggs MA, Upadhyay UD, McCulloch CE, Foster DG 2017).

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky

Putting Your Child to Sleep in a Car Seat is Risky

Over a decade, nearly 12,000 babies in the United States died while sleeping -- about 3% of them while in an "infant sitting device," such as a car seat, stroller, swing or infant seat, according to the study of U.S. National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention data.

Do American Parents Overreport Symptoms of ADHD?

Do American Parents Overreport Symptoms of ADHD?

A study published last week in the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology found that parents in Australia and the United States were more likely than parents in Norway and Sweden to report ADHD symptoms in their young children.

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

U.S. Youth Suicide Rate Reaches 20-Year High

TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide rates among teens and young adults have reached their highest point in nearly two decades, a new study reports. Suicide rates for 15- to 19-year-olds and those between 20 and 24 are at their highest level since 2000, Miron said.

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard?

Could 3-D Mammograms Soon Be the Standard?

In this study, Yale University researchers analyzed data on millions of claims filed with private health insurance plans and Medicare over three years. Between 2015 and 2017, DBT use rose from 13% to 43% of breast-cancer screening exams, and the increase was similar among privately insured women and those with Medicare.

Do you need to kid-proof your beauty products? How to prevent emergencies

Do you need to kid-proof your beauty products? How to prevent emergencies

An eye-opening study found that personal care products sent nearly 65,000 children under the age of 5 to emergency rooms nationwide between 2002 and 2016. Since most personal care products don’t come in child-resistant containers, McAdams stresses the importance of practicing safe storage.

Could Coffee Be A Help in Weight Loss?

Could Coffee Be A Help in Weight Loss?

That's the suggestion from a British study that finds coffee stimulates the human body's "brown fat," a heat-generating form of fat that literally burns calories in a process called thermogenesis. But can brown fat be stimulated into calorie-burning activity by something you eat or drink?

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