Κυριακή, 8 Ιουνίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Multilingual or not, infants learn words best when it sounds like home

Posted: 04 Jun 2014 06:41 AM PDT

Growing up in a multilingual home has many advantages, but many parents worry that exposure to multiple languages might delay language acquisition. New research could now lay some of these multilingual myths to rest, thanks to a revealing study that shows both monolingual and bilingual infants learn a new word best from someone with a language background that matches their own.

Soda consumers may be drinking more fructose than labels reveal

Posted: 04 Jun 2014 06:39 AM PDT

Soda consumers may be getting a much higher dose of the harmful sugar fructose than they have been led to believe, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the chemical composition of 34 popular beverages, finding that beverages and juices made with high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr Pepper, Mountain Dew and Sprite, all contain 50 percent more fructose than glucose, a blend that calls into question claims that sugar and HFCS are essentially the same.

Vitamin D with calcium may prevent bone fractures for high-risk seniors

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 01:19 PM PDT

For seniors over the age of 65, taking a daily supplement of vitamin D with calcium -— but not vitamin D alone -— can offer some protection against the risk of common bone fractures, according to an updated review. Broken bones of the hip, wrist, or spine due to osteoporosis or low bone mass affect about 52 million Americans. About one in two women and one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to their declining bone health.

How UV rays may contribute to cataracts

Posted: 03 Jun 2014 01:19 PM PDT

A new study offers an explanation for how years of chronic sunlight exposure can increase the risk of cataract, a clouding of the eye lens that typically occurs with aging. The study firms up a link between the sun's damaging rays and a process called oxidative stress.

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