Τρίτη, 10 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Distance from conflict may promote wiser reasoning

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 08:33 AM PDT

If you're faced with a troubling personal dilemma, such as a cheating spouse, you may think about it more wisely if you consider it as an outside observer would, according to research. "These results are the first to demonstrate a new type of bias within ourselves when it comes to wise reasoning about an interpersonal relationship dilemma," says a psychology researcher.

Accuracy of fitness bands tested; reserachers find way to correct self-report errors

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 07:26 AM PDT

Researchers tested eight different fitness bands to determine the accuracy of each model. The activity monitors make it easy for anyone to track their physical activity and calories burned, but researchers found not all devices are created equal. "People buy these activity monitors assuming they work, but some of them are not that accurate or have never been tested before. These companies just produce a nice-looking device with a fancy display and people buy it," said a researcher.

Iron supplements improve anemia, quality of life for women with heavy periods

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 06:38 AM PDT

Diagnosis and treatment of anemia is important to improve quality of life among women with heavy periods, researchers report. Findings suggest clinicians screen for anemia and recommend iron supplementation to women with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia).

Most breast cancer patients may not be getting enough exercise

Posted: 09 Jun 2014 06:38 AM PDT

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed. Moreover, African-American women were less likely to meet the guidelines than white women. The findings indicate that efforts to promote physical activity in breast cancer patients may need to be significantly enhanced.

Immune system molecules may promote weight loss

Posted: 05 Jun 2014 11:15 AM PDT

The calorie-burning triggered by cold temperatures can be achieved biochemically -- without the chill -- raising hopes for a weight-loss strategy focused on the immune system rather than the brain, according to a new study. The study results are likely to further fuel the quest to identify new ways to pharmaceutically tame obesity by targeting how much energy we burn, not just how many calories we ingest.

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