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11 May

Will The COVID-19 Lockdown Lead To A New Baby Boom?

Fears over potential pregnancy problems and the recession may postpone family planning, new study finds.

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12 Apr
Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

Making E-Cigs Cool: Singers, Models in Music Videos Get Teens Vaping

DJ Khaled, Halsey and other musicians are selling electronic cigarettes to young people through product placement in music videos that receive hundreds of millions of views, a pair of new studies report.

Overall, music videos identified as featuring e-cigarette product p...

07 Apr
Do You 'Wolf Down' Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More Pounds

Do You 'Wolf Down' Your Food? Speedy Eaters May Pack on More Pounds

Are you the type to linger over a meal, or do you tend to eat quickly without giving it much thought?

New research confirms that you're better off going the slow route, because fast eaters tend to consume more and be more vulnerable to gaining weight and becoming obese. ...

07 Apr
A Few People With COVID Went a Crowded Bar: Here's What Happened

A Few People With COVID Went a Crowded Bar: Here's What Happened

COVID-19 is so contagious that even a single breach of social distancing measures can have far-reaching consequences.

A case in point: An explosion of new COVID-19 cases traced to five people who joined in on a bar's opening night in rural Illinois in February.

F...

07 Apr
Regret That One-Night Stand? It Probably Won't Stop Another, Study Shows

Regret That One-Night Stand? It Probably Won't Stop Another, Study Shows

You might think regret has an upside — to help you avoid repeating a mistake — but new research shows it's just not so, especially when it comes to casual sex.

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology asked volunteers to fill out a question...

05 Apr
Forget the 'Lazy Stoner': Marijuana Users Don't Exercise Any Less

Forget the 'Lazy Stoner': Marijuana Users Don't Exercise Any Less

The stereotypical image of pot smokers has long been one of "stoners" parked on the couch, surrounded by snacks and glued to the television, but a new study dispels that notion.

Instead, people who use marijuana may exercise just as much as other people do, and perhaps e...

05 Apr
More Kids With Autism May Be Doing Well Than Thought

More Kids With Autism May Be Doing Well Than Thought

School-age children with autism may be faring better than commonly thought, with most "doing well" in at least some aspects of development, a new study suggests.

The study, of 272 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), found that nearly 80% were doing well in at l...

05 Apr
Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Got Your COVID Vaccine? Don't Stop Being Cautious, Experts Say

Just because you've had your COVID-19 vaccination doesn't mean you can stop taking steps to protect yourself and others, experts say.

So far, only about 16% of Americans have been fully vaccinated, and on March 24, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rep...

01 Apr
Boys Who Spend Lots of Time Online More Likely to Cyberbully

Boys Who Spend Lots of Time Online More Likely to Cyberbully

Here's yet another reason to keep your teenager from spending countless hours online and on popular social media: New research suggests it increases cyberbullying, particularly among teen boys.

"There are some people who engage in cyberbullying online because of the an...

01 Apr
Bored & Stressed, Smokers Smoked More  During Pandemic

Bored & Stressed, Smokers Smoked More  During Pandemic

Pandemic-related stress has prompted many smokers to light up more often, new research shows, while others smoked more because they could.

"Working at home allows me to smoke at will rather than being in a smoke-free environment for 8 hours per day," one study participan...

30 Mar
Even Before Lockdowns, Young Americans Were Having Less Casual Sex

Even Before Lockdowns, Young Americans Were Having Less Casual Sex

Despite being the dating-app generation, young adults are largely saying no to casual sex, and less drinking and more video games are two reasons why, a new study suggests.

Surveys in recent years have been finding that compared with past generations, today's young adult...

24 Mar
Why 'Night Owl' Women Might Be at Higher Risk During Pregnancy

Why 'Night Owl' Women Might Be at Higher Risk During Pregnancy

Women who develop diabetes during pregnancy have a higher risk of complications for themselves and their babies if they're night owls instead of early birds, a new study finds.

Gestational diabetes increases the mother's risk of premature delivery and preeclampsia (pregn...

23 Mar
Study Finds Growing Acceptance of COVID Vaccine by U.S. Health Care Workers

Study Finds Growing Acceptance of COVID Vaccine by U.S. Health Care Workers

Health care workers were just as uneasy as everyone else when COVID-19 vaccines were about to be approved in the United States, with large numbers hesitant to take the shot in early December, a new study reveals.

But that hesitancy dwindled over the next few weeks, as he...

23 Mar
Ultra-Processed Foods Are Ultra-Bad for Your Heart

Ultra-Processed Foods Are Ultra-Bad for Your Heart

More than half of the food Americans eat is "ultra-processed" -- and it's making them sick.

Higher consumption of these highly processed foods is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a new study, and yet they account for 58%...

23 Mar
Lockdowns Gave Boost to Type 1 Diabetes Control in Kids

Lockdowns Gave Boost to Type 1 Diabetes Control in Kids

Blood sugar levels in youngsters with type 1 diabetes improved during Britain's first national COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, researchers say.

"Children and families found it easier to manage this disease when they were forced to stay at home. This helps us to understand th...

19 Mar
Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Does Too Much 'Screen Time' Have Your Preschooler Acting Out?

Preschoolers who spend a lot of time watching movies and shows on TVs and other screens are more likely to develop emotional and behavioral problems by age 5, a Finnish study warns.

But despite their reputation, video games did not appear to promote any emotional problem...

19 Mar
Virtual Learning Has Taken a Toll on Kids' & Parents' Mental Health

Virtual Learning Has Taken a Toll on Kids' & Parents' Mental Health

A new government report confirms what many moms and dads already know: Parents and kids are struggling mightily to cope with the stresses of distance learning.

A survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of parents of children aged 5 to 12 f...

19 Mar
You've Had Your Vaccine, What Can You Safely Do Now?

You've Had Your Vaccine, What Can You Safely Do Now?

The U.S. COVID-19 vaccination program is proceeding apace, with more than one-fifth of adult Americans having received at least one dose and eligibility opening up for everyone by May 1, under orders from President Joe Biden.

That means the fully vaccinated now have one ...

19 Mar
Lockdowns Are Putting People With Eating Disorders in Crisis

Lockdowns Are Putting People With Eating Disorders in Crisis

At Eating Recovery Center, which offers treatment and services for people who have eating disorders, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs were switched to virtual when the pandemic began.

But that didn't sit well with people who were working on their...

18 Mar
Some Folks Do Age Slower Than Others

Some Folks Do Age Slower Than Others

People really do vary in how fast they age, and the divergence starts in young adulthood, a new study suggests.

The researchers found that by the tender age of 45, people with a faster pace of "biological aging" were more likely to feel, function and look far older than ...

18 Mar
Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

Adult ADHD Can Mean Fewer Jobs, Worse Pay

A new study finds that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) continues to hamper people long after childhood ends. Researchers found that adults with ADHD often have a harder time holding their own in the workforce.

High school graduates with ADHD earn about 1...

12 Mar
How Bad Was COVID in Your State? Governor's Party Affiliation Was Key

How Bad Was COVID in Your State? Governor's Party Affiliation Was Key

Could whether your governor is a Democrat or a Republican have influenced how many coronavirus cases and deaths your state has seen during the pandemic?

Yes, claim researchers who discovered a strong link between the two -- by late last summer, the odds of dying from COV...

11 Mar
Clocks 'Spring Forward' on Sunday: Be Prepared

Clocks 'Spring Forward' on Sunday: Be Prepared

Many people dread the switch to daylight saving time. When you're losing an hour of sleep, it can be hard to actually feel like springing forward.

Dr. Rachel Ziegler, a sleep medicine physician from the Mayo Clinic Health System in Fairmont, Minn., offers some tips for e...

10 Mar
Many More Older Americans Willing to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

Many More Older Americans Willing to Get COVID Vaccine: Poll

Older Americans are far more willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine than they were last fall, a new survey shows.

The survey was conducted in late January. It found that 71% of adults aged 50 to 80 said they're ready to get vaccinated when a dose is available to them, or that...

09 Mar
COVID Lockdowns Got People Smoking More

COVID Lockdowns Got People Smoking More

The pandemic's spring lockdowns last year triggered an unwelcome side effect: New research shows more Americans turned to tobacco and nicotine as they struggled with boredom, anxiety and the disruption of regular routines.

Between April and May 2020, the study authors co...

05 Mar
When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen

When Facebook, Twitter Flag Posts as 'Unverified,' Readers Listen

Readers pay attention when social media sites label an article as "unverified" or "suspicious," a new study suggests.

But how an article is presented -- including author credentials and writing style -- doesn't affect readers' views about its credibility.

The findi...

04 Mar
Is Your Teen Unmotivated at School? That Might Change

Is Your Teen Unmotivated at School? That Might Change

If your teen seems disinterested in school, new research suggests there's a good chance that things will get better over time.

"Our results point to a more hopeful picture for students who start out with lower levels of motivation," said study senior author Kui Xie, a pr...

03 Mar
Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Social Media, Binge Eating Often Go Together for Kids

Could endless hours spent scrolling through social media and watching TV trigger binge eating in preteens?

Apparently so, new research suggests.

"Children may be more prone to overeating while distracted in front of screens. They may also be exposed to more food ad...

02 Mar
Stressed and Distracted, Kids and Their Teachers Say Virtual Learning Isn't Working

Stressed and Distracted, Kids and Their Teachers Say Virtual Learning Isn't Working

For Morgan Compton, 7, who has attended school remotely for nearly a year, the stress of the pandemic manifests itself in meltdowns.

On one particular day, Morgan "threw a fit and decided to go upstairs," said her mother, Tracy Compton. Hearing the sound of his daug...

01 Mar
Want Less Violent Prisons? Plant More Trees

Want Less Violent Prisons? Plant More Trees

It's already known that green space offers significant benefits in institutional settings, such as hospitals and schools, but new research suggests it may also reduce violence in prisons.

In the new study, researchers compared the amount of trees, lawns and shrubs at pri...

26 Feb
Education Level Now Prime Driver of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Poll

Education Level Now Prime Driver of COVID Vaccine Hesitancy: Poll

In the early weeks of the U.S. vaccine rollout, race looked like it would determine who was willing to get a shot in the arm, but education level now plays the most powerful role in that decision, new research shows.

More than three-quarters of adults with at least a bac...

25 Feb
Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms, Studies Show

Masks Vital to Stopping COVID at Gyms, Studies Show

If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken.

Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not we...

24 Feb
'Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds

'Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds

"Early to bed, early to rise" may be good advice for your career. New research finds that, compared to night owls, folks with earlier bedtimes perform better at work and are less plagued by disabilities that lead to early retirement.

Overall, "night owls" were twice as l...

23 Feb
Many Older Adults Confused About Proper Use of Antibiotics: Poll

Many Older Adults Confused About Proper Use of Antibiotics: Poll

Many older Americans lack knowledge about antibiotics, with some admitting to using leftover medication, a new survey reveals.

More than 2,200 adults, aged 50 to 80, were questioned. Nine out of 10 said they're cautious about using antibiotics, and nearly that number kne...

23 Feb
From Sourdough to Sacrifice, How COVID Is Changing Americans' Values

From Sourdough to Sacrifice, How COVID Is Changing Americans' Values

As the COVID-19 pandemic transformed everyday lives in 2020, Americans began dwelling on a few key topics, sourdough bread among them.

But we were also tweeting about and researching sacrifice, survival and death, according to new research on online trends.

Researc...

22 Feb
Short Course of Psychotherapy Can Help Ease Panic Disorder

Short Course of Psychotherapy Can Help Ease Panic Disorder

New research offers up hopeful news for the millions of people struggling with panic disorder. Two relatively brief types of psychotherapy can help alleviate the often-debilitating symptoms of this anxiety disorder.

Fully 70% of people showed improvements in panic disord...

19 Feb
Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

Lockdowns Are Leaving Kids With ADHD in Crisis

When clinical psychologist Maggie Sibley thinks about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on children and adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, she worries most about the older teens who may drop out of high school and those kids who may be experiencing...

16 Feb
Philly Study Finds Lockdowns Linked to Spike in Gun Violence

Philly Study Finds Lockdowns Linked to Spike in Gun Violence

After the coronavirus pandemic forced the city of Philadelphia to go into lockdown, gun violence rapidly escalated, a new study finds.

It's known that many U.S. cities saw a spike in gun violence in 2020, a year marked not only by the pandemic but also widespread protest...

16 Feb
Health Care After COVID: A New Focus on Infectious Diseases

Health Care After COVID: A New Focus on Infectious Diseases

When New York City was the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic last spring in the United States, nearby Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital was treating more than 400 COVID-19 patients at one time, remembers Dr. Aaron Glatt.

Infectious disease experts had warned for...

15 Feb
Handgun Ownership Raises Odds for Gun Suicide

Handgun Ownership Raises Odds for Gun Suicide

Owning a handgun increases a person's risk of firearm-related suicide more than owning a shotgun, a new study finds.

Researchers surveyed surviving loved ones of 121 gun owners who had died by suicide, including 93 who died by a firearm and 28 by other means.

The s...

12 Feb
Daytime Napping May Be in Your Genes

Daytime Napping May Be in Your Genes

If you like to take a snooze in the afternoon, your genes may explain your love of daytime naps, researchers say.

For their study, investigators analyzed data from the UK Biobank, which contains genetic information from nearly 453,000 people who were asked how often they...

12 Feb
Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Is Any Amount of Coffee Safe for Baby During Pregnancy?

Too much coffee during pregnancy could lead to kids with behavior problems later on.

That's the key takeaway from new research that examined 9,000 brain scans from 9- and 10-year-olds as part of the largest long-term study of brain development and child health.

"Th...

12 Feb
AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

AHA News: Hoping to Find Out Her Baby's Sex, She Learned of a Serious Heart Defect

Latisha Wilborne was excited. She and her husband had tried for a year to get pregnant, and now, 20 weeks pregnant, she was at a doctor's visit with her two sisters where an ultrasound would determine if she was having a girl or boy. A party to celebrate the news was just days...

12 Feb
Dating on V-Day? Why Some Are Better at a Good First Impression

Dating on V-Day? Why Some Are Better at a Good First Impression

Valentine's Day is Sunday and even amid a pandemic the search for love continues. When dating, will potential suitors think you're a prince or a frog?

That may depend on how genuinely happy you are with yourself and how well you present yourself, new research shows.

08 Feb
As Mask-Wearing Prevails, People Are Adapting to Understanding Speech

As Mask-Wearing Prevails, People Are Adapting to Understanding Speech

As face masks have become the norm during the coronavirus pandemic, people have learned to communicate more clearly with their mouth covered, new research finds.

For the study, researchers asked participants to record sentences in three speech styles -- casual, clear and...

04 Feb
When Kids Misbehave, 'Verbal Reasoning' Can Sometimes Backfire

When Kids Misbehave, 'Verbal Reasoning' Can Sometimes Backfire

Most parents know that child behavior experts recommend against spanking, but new research suggests that so-called "positive" discipline methods don't always work either.

For example, the common tactic of "verbal reasoning" with an unruly child "was associated with a mix...

01 Feb
Pandemic May Be Affecting How Parents Feed Their Kids

Pandemic May Be Affecting How Parents Feed Their Kids

There have been good and bad changes to U.S. children's diets during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers say.

"Providing healthy meals and snacks to our kids can be a challenge even when we're not experiencing a pandemic," said senior study author Susan Carnell. She's an ...

29 Jan
Is There a 'Risk-Taking' Center in the Brain?

Is There a 'Risk-Taking' Center in the Brain?

Why does one person take a lot of risks and another proceed with more caution?

Researchers came closer to that answer with a new study that shows risk-taking behavior may be related to characteristics in the brain.

The study found there is no one risk area in the...

28 Jan
Very Smart Dogs Learn Words Quickly, Study Shows

Very Smart Dogs Learn Words Quickly, Study Shows

Think your dog is smart? New research suggests one way to find out.

Most dogs can't learn words without extensive training, but a few with exceptional abilities learn words without any formal training, researchers report. They learn words simply by playing with their own...

27 Jan
First People in the Americas Probably Brought Their Dogs

First People in the Americas Probably Brought Their Dogs

The relationship between humans and man's best friend is an enduring one.

New research suggests that not only did dog domestication likely happen sometime before 23,000 years ago, but the first people to enter the Americas more than 15,000 years ago probably brought thei...

26 Jan
Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies

Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies

In findings that may ring true to parents, a new government survey shows that a paltry 2% of U.S. high school students are eating enough vegetables.

The study is the latest look at teenagers' eating habits by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And exper...

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