Τρίτη, 24 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


BPA Substitute as bad as BPA? Exposure to BPA substitute causes hyperactivity and brain changes in fish

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 07:39 AM PDT

A chemical found in many "BPA free" consumer products, known as bisphenol S (BPS), is just as potent as bisphenol A (BPA) in altering brain development and causing hyperactive behavior, an animal study finds.

Sensitive? Emotional? Empathetic? It could be in your genes

Posted: 23 Jun 2014 06:18 AM PDT

Do you jump to help the less fortunate or cry during sad movie scenes? If yes, you may be among the 20 percent of our population that is genetically pre-disposed to empathy, according to a study. The results provide further evidence that highly sensitive people are generally highly tuned into their environment, and provide evidence that especially high levels of awareness and emotional responsiveness are fundamental features of humans characterized as HSPs.

Recreational soccer reduces high blood pressure in mature women

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 08:15 AM PDT

The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing soccer could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50. Women within this age group with mild high blood pressure achieve a significant reduction in blood pressure and body fat percentage through playing recreational soccer for 15 weeks.

Conclusive evidence that sunscreen use in childhood prevents development of malignant melanoma in adults

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 08:14 AM PDT

Unequivocally, in a natural animal model, researchers have demonstrated that the incidence of malignant melanoma in adulthood can be dramatically reduced by the consistent use of sunscreen in infancy and childhood. The research was driven by the fact that, despite the increasing use of sunscreen in recent decades, the incidence of malignant melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, continues to increase dramatically. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 75,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year.

Improving academic performance with physical fitness

Posted: 19 Jun 2014 06:59 AM PDT

Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that it may also play a key role in brain health and academic performance. In a new study, researchers studied the independent and combined influence of components of physical fitness on academic performance.

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