Τρίτη, 13 Μαΐου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Low rate of adverse events associated with male circumcision

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:40 PM PDT

A low rate of adverse events was associated with male circumcision when the procedure was performed during the first year of life, but the risk was 10 to 20 times higher when boys were circumcised after infancy. "Given the current debate about whether male circumcision should be delayed from infancy to adulthood for autonomy reasons, our results are timely and can help physicians counsel parents about circumcising their sons," the researchers concluded.

Underage college men discount dangers of driving after marijuana use

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:40 PM PDT

The researchers say their findings probably reflect the widespread myth that driving after marijuana use is safe. The researchers suggest that developing strategies to combat this belief could help to change social norms and encourage using a designated driver not only after alcohol use, but after a driver has used any risky substance. Results are not surprising, but this study quantifies the prevalence, which is useful in setting priorities for public health action.

Improve grades, reduce failure: Undergrads should tell profs 'don't lecture me'

Posted: 12 May 2014 12:48 PM PDT

A significantly greater number of students fail science, engineering and math courses that are taught lecture-style than fail in classes incorporating so-called active learning, according to the largest and most comprehensive analysis ever published of studies comparing lecturing to active learning in undergraduate education.

Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to new research. The research has clear implications for promoting positive aging and adult development, says the lead researcher.

Pregnancy significantly increases risk of serious traffic crashes

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:43 AM PDT

Pregnancy is associated with a significant risk of a serious car crash requiring emergency medical care during the second trimester, according to a new research. Traffic mishaps place mother and baby at risk of fetal death, chronic disability and complicated emergency medical care. Statistically, about 1 in 50 pregnant women will be involved in a motor vehicle crash at some point during pregnancy.

Entering adulthood in a recession linked to lower narcissism later in life

Posted: 12 May 2014 08:25 AM PDT

We often attribute the narcissistic tendencies of others to parenting practices or early social experiences. But new research reveals that economic conditions in the formative years of early adulthood may also play a role. The research shows that people who entered their adulthood during hard economic times are less narcissistic later in life than those who came of age during more prosperous times.

Listening to bipolar disorder: Smartphone App detects mood swings via voice analysis

Posted: 08 May 2014 05:43 AM PDT

A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder. While the app still needs much testing before widespread use, early results from a small group of patients show its potential to monitor moods while protecting privacy.

Self-defense training should be part of a college's sexual assault prevention, education programs, expert says

Posted: 07 May 2014 08:46 AM PDT

Multiple studies have shown that a woman's resistance to sexual assault reduces the likelihood of a completed assault while creating no risk of additional injury for the woman. "A lot of people assume that self-defense training only helps individual women, one-by-one, prevent sexual assault," said the author. "But self-defense goes much further than that."

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