Τρίτη, 1 Ιουλίου 2014

ScienceDaily: Living Well News

ScienceDaily: Living Well News


Are you seen as a jerk at work? Many people are oblivious to how they come across to counterparts and colleagues

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 09:48 AM PDT

New research shows that many people seen by others as under-assertive or over-assertive think they're appropriately assertive. The study also reveals that people seen as getting assertiveness right often mistakenly think they've gotten it wrong.

Doctors urge caution with Fourth of July fireworks

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 08:34 AM PDT

Nothing says "Fourth of July" like fireworks, but doctors at Vanderbilt University Medical Center urge caution with consumer fireworks and suggest leaving these displays to the experts. Vanderbilt doctors annually treat burns and eye injuries and even see patients with hearing loss due to fireworks usage.

Father's ethnic background influences birthweight, study finds

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:48 AM PDT

A father's ethnic background can influence a child's birthweight, a new study has found. Current birthweight curves -- graphs used to plot how one baby's weight compares to others of the same age -- assume that the parents are of Western European descent. That means many babies of an East Asian or South Asian mother may be classified as underweight, when in fact they are "normal" for their ethnic groups. The new study shows the same is true when the father is of Asian descent.

No link between fertility drugs and breast, ovarian, uterine cancers, study finds

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:47 AM PDT

There is 'little evidence' that the use of conventional fertility hormones used for ovarian stimulation in the treatment of infertility increases the long-term risk of breast and gynecological cancers, according to the results of a substantial 30-year follow-up study. The study was a retrospective investigation involving 12,193 women treated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 at five US sites. A total of 9,892 women were successfully followed for cancer outcomes.

Children born to women after fertility treatment at greater risk of psychiatric disorders

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:47 AM PDT

Children born to women with fertility problems have a higher risk of psychiatric disorders than naturally conceived children, Danish research suggests. The increase in risk was described as 'modest' by researchers, but was found to persist throughout childhood and into young adulthood. Research suggests that 1.9% of all diagnosed psychiatric disorders in Denmark are associated with the mother's infertility.

Family worries can cause conflict at work

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:46 AM PDT

Worrying about family problems during work time increases conflict with work colleagues, which can lead to spousal arguments at home in the evening. "These findings may help us to better understand how family-work conflict affects our relationships with others both at work and at home and on a daily basis," said researchers.

Almonds reduce the risk of heart disease, research shows

Posted: 30 Jun 2014 06:45 AM PDT

Eating almonds can reduce the risk of heart disease by keeping blood vessels healthy, research has shown. Research found that they significantly increase the amount of antioxidants in the blood stream, reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow. These findings add weight to the theory that Mediterranean diets with lots of nuts have big health benefits.

Women with migraines experience more headaches during the menopausal transition

Posted: 24 Jun 2014 06:58 PM PDT

Migraine attack frequency is higher in women during peri-menopause and menopause than in pre-menopause researchers have foun. During pre-menopause, periods are typically regular. During the menopausal transition or "peri-menopause" menstrual periods become irregular and at menopause, menstrual periods stop.

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