Σάββατο, 21 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Nearly four percent of U.S. babies born before full-term without medical reason

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 09:04 AM PDT

The first of its kind research is out showing who is having early elective deliveries between 37 and 39 weeks gestation, and whether these deliveries happen following labor induction or cesarean. Labor induction or cesarean delivery without medical reason before a baby is considered full-term at 39 weeks, or an 'early elective delivery,' is associated with health problems for mothers and babies.

Triggers, treatment of immediate-type allergic reactions

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 09:03 AM PDT

Sudden allergic reactions can be fatal. The most common triggers of such reactions, also known as anaphylaxis, are wasp and bee venoms, legumes (pulses), animal proteins, and analgesics (painkillers). The incidence of anaphylaxis is age-dependent. Now, researchers describe the causes and treatment methods for anaphylaxis.

Creating friendships between African-American and Caucasian couples can reduce prejudice

Posted: 20 Jun 2014 07:21 AM PDT

The physical presence of romantic partners in intergroup friendships -- friendships with different racial and ethnic groups, religious groups, or sexual orientations -- positively influences interactions with people who are perceived to be different from themselves.

Kids with strong bonds to parents make better friends, can adapt in difficult relationships

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 11:21 AM PDT

What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner? If he has strong bonds to his parents, the child is likely to be a positive, responsive playmate, and he'll be able to adapt to a difficult peer by asserting his needs, according to a new study. "Securely attached children are more responsive to suggestions or requests made by a new peer partner. A child who has experienced a secure attachment relationship with caregivers is likely to come into a new peer relationship with positive expectations," said one expert.

Haters spend more time ... hating?

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:54 AM PDT

We already know haters are predisposed to be that way. Now we see they also spend a lot of time at fewer activities than their non-hater counterparts. But in a twist of irony, that grumpy person at work may actually be pretty good at their job since they spend so much time on fewer activities, thereby giving them the opportunity to hone their skills in specific tasks.

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