Παρασκευή, 20 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Children consuming a Mediterranean Diet are 15% less likely to be overweight

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:58 AM PDT

Children consuming a diet more in line with the rules of the Mediterranean one are 15% less likely to be overweight or obese than those children who do not.

Fireworks, construction, marching bands can cause permanent hearing loss

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 01:42 PM PDT

One in 10 Americans has hearing loss that affects their ability to understand normal speech. Exposure to excessive noise also can damage hearing in higher pitches. "Hearing loss due to excessive noise is totally preventable, unlike hearing loss due to old age or a medical condition," one expert says.

For patients with sickle cell disease, blood donors are a matter of life and death

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 01:41 PM PDT

Every six weeks for the past nine years, Mawasi Belle has been donating blood, totaling nearly 80 trips to the medical institution and thousands of pints of blood collected. But for Belle, this selfless act is merely a part of her lifestyle. "My decision to give is easy. If I do not donate, patients with serious blood diseases, like sickle cell anemia, will die." And Belle is right: Patients with sickle cell disease and other serious blood conditions rely on donors to keep their blood flowing and hearts beating.

Hand shiatsu treatment explored as sleep aid

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 09:19 AM PDT

Self-administered shiatsu is being explored as sleep treatment for patients with chronic pain. Researchers are exploring the traditional Japanese massage practice called shiatsu as a potential treatment to help patients with chronic pain find slumber -- and stay asleep. A small pilot study followed nine people living with chronic pain as they self-administered shiatsu pressure techniques on their hands at bedtime.

Consumers like a 'partner in crime' whether they buy or resist temptation

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 08:18 AM PDT

People are natural accomplices who like to conspire together to enjoy a small indulgence, whether it be tied to eating or spending, and conversely people like to resist temptation together when the stakes are higher.

Soccer-related facial fractures examined

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 07:24 AM PDT

Fractures of the nose and other facial bones are a relatively common and potentially serious injury in soccer players, reports a Brazilian study. Through their analysis, researchers report that he nose and upper jaw (maxilla) accounted for 35 percent of fractures and the cheekbone (zygomatic bone) for another 35 percent. Most of the remaining fractures were of the lower jaw (mandible) and eye socket (orbit). Eighty-seven percent of the injuries were caused by collision with another player; the rest occurred when the player was struck by the ball.

Self-motivated participation in learning activities increases well-being of adults

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 06:32 AM PDT

Non-vocational adult education drawing on a person's own motivation comes with a variety of benefits that are also reflected on the person's close friends, family and work. Studying boosts self-confidence and well-being, and expands social networks. Furthermore, motivation to pursue other studies also increases. Thanks to participation in adult education, tolerance towards and confidence in other people grows, and adult learners pay increasing attention to their health.

Teenagers learn about modern life through celebrity culture, says academic

Posted: 17 Jun 2014 06:29 AM PDT

Teenagers interested in celebrity culture are more likely to have a well-rounded knowledge of modern life and awareness of issues relating to politics, economics and the media, a leading Media Arts academic has said. Many intelligent young people have a desire to learn about celebrities' lives, which can help them develop informed opinions on topical debates such as the role of the media and the importance of good role models, he contends.

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