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How Belief In Our Limited Supply Affects Our Willpower
January 19, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Richardson
Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts -- an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, a new study suggests.


Extracting Electricity From Temperature Differences
January 18, 2018 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun's heat during a warm summer's day? With advancements in thermoelectric technology, this sustainable solution might one day become a reality.


Flawed Research Methods Exaggerate The Prevalence of Depression
January 17, 2018 | MentalHealth | M.Torres
The common practice of using patient self-report screening questionnaires rather than diagnostic interviews conducted by researchers has resulted in overestimates of the prevalence of depression, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)


Being Bilingual Helps Autistic Children
January 16, 2018 | ChildHealth | M.Chan
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.


How Effective is Punishment To Promote Cooperation?
January 8, 2018 | Consciousness | J.Battaglia
Punishment has been questioned for hundreds of years when it comes to getting members of society to cooperate for the common good. For example children who are spanked over the long term tend to be more difficult and noncompliant, have various behavior problems, can develop anxiety disorders or depression, and later develop antisocial behavior. A game to study human behavior has shown punishment is an ineffective means for promoting cooperation among players.


Another 40 Million People In The U.S. Now Have Access To The Medicinal Wonders of Marijuana
January 6, 2018 | Freedom | M.Torres
On January 1st, the most populous state in the U.S. became the sixth to make marijuana legally available for recreational use. The move could now accelerate the legalization of cannabis as accessibility to the medicinal herb becomes widespread.


Dropping Specific Proteins in Meat, Eggs, Soy and Dairy May Be One Key To Weight Loss
December 31, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Forget counting calories New research suggests that a diet low in BCAAs may help weight loss and combat the metabolic problems that occur in diabetes and obesity.


There's Only One Resolution Necessary In The New Year...Treat Your Bacteria Well
December 20, 2017 | YourWeight | K.Foster
At one point or another, we've all made a long list of New Year's resolutions to improve our health and lost weight. Most of these resolutions will fail because support systems are not in place from the start. However a different type of resolution, one for your gut bugs is far more effective than any strategy for weight loss.


Death By Heart Disease Linked To Low Vitamin K - Top 10 Foods Rich In Vitamin K
December 19, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
There is a strong link between poor vitamin K status and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, say researchers who warn that around a third of people may be deficient.


Eating Together Results In Long-Term Physical and Mental Health Benefits
December 18, 2017 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Eating out has been shown to be generally associated with poor food choices, bad health and fewer family meals. A new Canadian study shows that children who routinely eat their meals together with their family are more likely to experience long-term physical and mental health benefits.


It's Time To Retire Cholesterol Testing - There's No Such Thing As Bad Cholesterol
December 14, 2017 | JunkHealthcare | M.Torres
Today, it is estimated that 50 percent of the American population have cholesterol levels that fall outside the accepted healthy range, but who defines this range and under what testing protocols? Many medical professionals are starting to question the current standard of care when it comes to statin therapy, as these cholesterol-lowering medications may not benefit patient populations at all, and in fact may be harming them.


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