Τετάρτη, 14 Μαΐου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Get it over with: People choose more difficult tasks to get jobs done more quickly

Posted: 13 May 2014 11:21 AM PDT

Putting off tasks until later, or procrastination, is a common phenomenon -- but new research suggests that pre-crastination -- hurrying to complete a task as soon as possible -- may also be common. The new findings suggest that people often opt to begin a task as soon as possible just to get it off their plate, even if they have to expend more physical effort to do so.

Preschool teacher depression linked to behavioral problems in children: Unhealthy classroom climate is contributing factor

Posted: 13 May 2014 11:20 AM PDT

Depression in preschool teachers is associated with behavioral problems ranging from aggression to sadness in children under the teachers' care, new research suggests.

Letting it go: Take responsibility, make amends, forgive yourself

Posted: 13 May 2014 10:26 AM PDT

Forgiving ourselves for hurting another is easier if we first make amends, giving our inner selves a 'moral OK,' according to research. The study is significant because previous studies show that inability to self-forgive can be a factor in depression, anxiety and weakened immunity.

Forgiving a wrong may actually make it easier to forget

Posted: 13 May 2014 08:36 AM PDT

We're often told to 'forgive and forget' the wrongs that we suffer -- it turns out that there may be some scientific truth behind the common saying. A new study shows that the details of a transgression are more susceptible to forgetting when that transgression has been forgiven.

Diets rich in antioxidant resveratrol fail to reduce deaths, heart disease or cancer

Posted: 12 May 2014 06:41 PM PDT

A study of Italians who consume a diet rich in resveratrol -- the compound found in red wine, dark chocolate and berries -- finds they live no longer than and are just as likely to develop cardiovascular disease or cancer as those who eat or drink smaller amounts of the antioxidant.

Try this allergy test: Three little-known facts about indoor allergies

Posted: 12 May 2014 10:48 AM PDT

Outdoor pollen might have you running for cover behind closed windows and doors, but allergists say indoor allergens are just as much trouble. One expert discusses 3 allergy misconceptions that could be making things worse.

Birth by c-section, early antibiotic use put kids at risk for allergic esophagitis

Posted: 12 May 2014 09:41 AM PDT

Children delivered by cesarean section and those given antibiotics during early infancy appear more prone to developing allergic inflammation of the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach — according to results of a study. Eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE, is an emerging allergic disease, the causes of which remain unclear. While still relatively rare, EoE appears to be on the rise in both children and adults, research shows.

Why exercise may not help obese shed much weight: Exercise can elevate stress response and make it more difficult to become slim

Posted: 12 May 2014 07:14 AM PDT

The obese are advised to do physical exercise. But this can increase their physiological stress responses, and thereby make it more difficult to slim, according to a new study. This research may provide an explanation for the difficulties which many people encounter in losing weight despite energetic keep-fit efforts.

Lowering cholesterol naturally with nondigestible, chemically modified wheat fiber

Posted: 06 May 2014 04:05 PM PDT

The saying, "we are what we eat," has never been more true. Nutritionists increasingly emphasize that the nutrients in the foods we consume can potentially create health and reduce disease. Now, researchers have studied the effects of a special nondigestible, chemically modified wheat fiber called resistant starch on metabolic syndrome. The research project, conducted in two 12-week sessions over a 26-week period, involved 86 adults in two Hutterite colonies in eastern South Dakota.

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