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2019
June
25,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
A study of thousands of patients’ health records found that those who were prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins had at least double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. ...
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June
24,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Young people are less likely to be carded for cigarettes in certain types of shops, particularly in those that heavily advertise tobacco, a new study has found. ...
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June
19,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/New_York
Researchers were surprised to find that a migratory songbird that breeds in the eastern and central United States is concentrated during winter in just one South American country. ...
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June
17,
2019
| 09:01 PM America/New_York
Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world’s first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of the perils of modern urban living. Scientists studying the ancient ruins of Çatalhöyük, in modern Turkey, ...
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May
15,
2019
| 08:31 PM America/New_York
A new father’s views on his changing relationship with his wife or partner may depend in part on how much support he feels from her when he is caring for their baby, a new study suggests. Researchers found that a first-time father tended to feel c...
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May
06,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Extroverts are often seen as natural leaders in organizations. But a new study suggests that some leaders may have too much of a good thing. Researchers found that informal leaders were better liked and more sought after for advice when they hit a...
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May
01,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
These undergraduate and graduate students – most of them food scientists – want to clear the air when it comes to the bounty of information and misinformation surrounding what we eat, how it nourishes us and how it’s grown. ...
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April
30,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Scientists have long known that the support of friends and family plays a key role in protecting people’s physical health. But a new study suggests that the benefits don’t go to people who may really need it – those with low self-esteem. Result...
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April
29,
2019
| 09:01 PM America/New_York
Researchers at The Ohio State University will be among the first to have access to privacy-protected Facebook data to study social media’s impact on democracy in the United States. The Ohio State-led project was among 12 inaugural recipients of th...
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April
26,
2019
| 06:05 AM America/New_York
If you believe that great scientists are most creative when they’re young, you are missing part of the story. A new study of winners of the Nobel Prize in economics finds that there are two different life cycles of creativity, one that hits some p...
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April
25,
2019
| 05:33 PM America/New_York
New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world’s oceans, increasing the number of known virus populations tenfold. “This new understanding of viruses from the northern pole to the southern pole and fro...
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April
25,
2019
| 03:35 PM America/New_York
More than technological fixes are needed to stop countries from spreading disinformation on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, according to two experts. Policymakers and diplomats need to focus more on the psychology behind why citi...
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April
23,
2019
| 03:06 PM America/New_York
The tube-dwelling anemone is an ancient sea creature that resembles a prehistoric flower. The animals live slow, long and predictable lifestyles and look fairly similar from species to species. It’d be easy to use the word “simple” when considerin...
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April
22,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
There are a few things that will result in poor customer reviews of a restaurant: bad service, bad food – and bad weather. A study of 32 Florida restaurants found that customers left more negative remarks on comment cards on days when it was raini...
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April
17,
2019
| 11:00 PM America/New_York
Our system for protecting health data in the United States is fundamentally broken and we need a national effort to rethink how we safeguard this information, say three experts in data privacy. In a perspective article in the April 18, 2019, issue...
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April
17,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
With no hotline specifically designed for children and teens suffering abuse and neglect, some of these kids have been reaching out to a general crisis text line, researchers have found. In a new study, researchers found that about half of these c...
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April
09,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
The quest to keep plastic out of landfills and simultaneously satisfy the needs of the food industry is filled with obstacles. A biodegradable replacement for petroleum-based products has to meet all sorts of standards and, so far, attempts at via...
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April
04,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
New research is detailing how environmental stressors, including heavy metals, brought on by human activity are harming coastal green sea turtle populations – work that researchers hope will inform conservation efforts going forward. In a study th...
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April
04,
2019
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Young children whose parents read them five books a day enter kindergarten having heard about 1.4 million more words than kids who were never read to, a new study found. This “million word gap” could be one key in explaining differences in vocabul...
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April
01,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Not all strong females challenging gender roles in the comics were superheroes like Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman. Some were just regular girls with a bit of attitude and names like Little Iodine, Little Lulu and, yes, Nancy. And at least one – L...
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March
27,
2019
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
Social media had only a small influence on how much people believed falsehoods about candidates and issues in the last two presidential elections, a pair of new national studies found. And Facebook – which came under fire for spreading misinformat...
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March
26,
2019
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have identified a metabolic process in the heart that, if treated, could someday prevent or slow the progression of heart failure. T...
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March
21,
2019
| 02:39 PM America/New_York
A single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual-development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime, new research suggests. Female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy acted more characteristicall...
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March
14,
2019
| 05:01 AM America/New_York
Green tea cut obesity and a number of inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health in a new study. Mice fed a diet of 2 percent green tea extract fared far better than those that ate a diet without it, a finding that has prompted an upcoming st...
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March
07,
2019
| 08:13 PM America/New_York
New research shows just how powerful the United States’ and other countries’ influence can be on persuading other nations to ratify international treaties. The first-of-its-kind study shows the influence of countries in treaty ratification can ext...
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March
04,
2019
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment. Research led by Shan-Lu Liu of The Ohio State University demonstrates the important role of one protein in all...
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February
26,
2019
| 04:17 PM America/New_York
Two years after diagnosis, breast cancer survivors have four times more positive than negative thoughts about changes they experienced because of their illness, a new study found. And patients who went through a psychological intervention program ...
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February
25,
2019
| 08:42 PM America/New_York
While some Mexican immigrants give positive accounts about migrating to and living in the United States, their health status tells a different story. In a small study in Columbus, anthropology professors Jeffrey Cohen, Douglas Crews and their stud...
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February
20,
2019
| 03:49 PM America/New_York
Fans of a college football team that wins a big game could experience a boost in self-esteem that lasts at least two days after the event, a new study suggests. On the other hand, fans of the losing team won’t necessarily suffer a loss in their se...
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February
14,
2019
| 09:03 PM America/New_York
A woman whose boyfriend or husband regularly watches pornography is more likely to report symptoms of an eating disorder, new research suggests. The study is one of the first to look at how a romantic partner’s behavior might be linked to the like...
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