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Swearing ‘can actually lessen pain’

swearingThe study, conducted by researchers at Keele University in Staffordshire, suggests that swearing may be a good recipe for coping with physical knocks. The research team, led by Dr Richard Stephens, wondered whether swearing might have a psychological effect that increased pain tolerance. To test the theory, they asked 66 volunteer students to submerge a hand into a tube of iced water for as long as possible while repeating a swear word of their choice. The researchers found that volunteers were able to keep their hands in the freezing water for significantly longer when they swore. Full Story : Thaindian.com….

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Coffee Drinking delays Alzheimer’s says new Study

cup-of-coffeeCoffee has been already linked to be of some sorts a protection against Alzheimer’s, but the new study actually shows that caffeine has more impact against this nasty disease. Researchers from the University of South Florida studied 55 mice that developed Alzheimer’s like dementia and then got feed with caffeine spiked water aka Red Bull. A test group of the mice got just water. The Coffee drinking mice were performing a lot better on tests of memory and thinking than mice given water. Translated to humans you should at least drive six espressos per day. Full Story : i4u.com….

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Planets Will Collide in 5 Billion Years, Says New Study

Planet MarsTwo French scientists have gone old school science, using mathematical formulas to predict the path of the universe, and it‚Äôs going to be a violent one. According to Jacques Laskar and Mickael Gastineau, an astronomer and computer engineer respectively at the Paris Observatory, in approximately 5 billion years the universe will go out the way it came in‚Ķwith a big bang. Full Story : Chattabox.com….

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New study describes risk of mobile phone virus attacks

android-g1 phoneA new study in the journal Science that is coauthored by University of Notre Dame physics doctoral student Pu Wang and researchers from Northeastern University suggests that the risk of mobile phone virus attacks will increase as a few operating systems gain more market share. The study also analyzes the pattern and speed of the spread of infection for Bluetooth and multimedia messaging services (MMS). Smart phones, which can share programs and data, could attract virus writers at a level more disruptive than computer viruses. Mobile viruses can be spread by either Bluetooth or MMS communications protocols. Bluetooth viruses can infect phones with the technology within a local area, comparable to the spread of contact-based disease. The infected phone must be moved into another tower‚Äôs range in order to infect a new set of phones. The slow spread provides time to develop protection from the virus. Full Story : Physorg.com…..

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Study Shows Healthy Eating Habits Lengthen Life

vegetable-juiceA new study from researchers in New York shows the value of an all-around healthy diet, even if people aren’t eating perfectly. If you eat a healthy diet, you’re likely to live longer. It might be trite advice, but a new study offers proof that it can make a difference in your longevity. Those with the best diets reduced their risk of death by up to 25% over a 10-year follow-up, said study author Ashima Kant, a professor of nutrition at Queens College of the City University of New York. Full Story : Skininc.com…..

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Study finds split in attitudes on religion, relationships; largest generation gap since ’60s

wheel-chairA new study released Monday by the Pew Research Center found Americans of different ages increasingly at odds over a range of social and technological issues. It also highlights a widening age divide after last November’s election, when 18- to 29-year-olds voted for Democrat Barack Obama by a 2-to-1 ratio. Almost eight in 10 people believe there is a major difference in the point of view of younger people and older people today, according to the independent public opinion research group. Full Story : Startribune.com….

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Does Marriage Make You Fat?

wedding-ringAccording to new research, within a few short years of getting hitched, married individuals are twice as likely to become obese than single people who are dating. Researchers tracked changes over a handful of years in the weight and relationship status of 6,949 individuals, and their findings don’t bode well for commitment: not only are married people more likely to become obese than those who are just dating, but young women who move in with their partner tend to pack on the pounds, too. Full Story : CBSNews.com…..

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New Study: Teens Expect to Die Young

teenagersAccording to a new study published in Pediatrics, 15% of teenagers anticipate an early death for themselves. This survey of 20,000 kids, may not be surprising looking at the rate of drug use, suicides, sexually transmitted diseases and rampant flus today, but it goes against the conventional understanding that young adults engage in risky behavior due to overconfidence and a notion of invulnerability. In the study, 15% of adolescents said they have a 50-50 or less chance of living till the age of 35, even though national statistics state that 96% of this generation will see their 35th birthdays. Full Story : Newsblaze.com….

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New Study Shows Clothes Don’t Make The Professor

suitA new study, which surveyed four psychology classes at North Hennepin Community College in Minnesota, concluded that the clothing instructors wear has little effect on how students perceive them over longer periods of time. The study, was presented at the Association for Psychological Science and is in the process of being written. The data suggested that the type of clothing made a small difference in the instructor’s perceived approachability on the first day, but the clothing made no difference in the perception of the instructor after the four weeks. Full Story : Dailycal.org….

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Requests to the Right Ear Are More Successful Than to the Left

earIt‚Äôs the latest in a series of studies that show that sound from both human ears is processed differently within the brain. Researchers have noted that humans tend to have a preference for listening to verbal input with their right ears and that given stimulus in both ears, they‚Äôll privilege the syllables that went into the right ear. Brain scientists hypothesize that the right ear auditory stream receives precedence in the left hemisphere of the brain, where the bulk of linguistic processing is carried out. Full Story : Wired.com…..

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Toyota Tops Quality Study

Toyota PriusTHE initial quality of vehicles has continued to improve, according to the 2009 Initial Quality Study by J. D. Power & Associates that was released last week. In fact, it improved 8 percent when compared with 2008, with Toyota models topping this year‚Äôs study. The study, which grades automakers on the number of problems per 100 vehicles, found that the industry average for all vehicles was 108 problems per 100 vehicles, down from 118 in 2008. Full Story : NYtimes.com….

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Women feel the best about their bodies at 28

Hyperactive girlAt the age of 28, women feel best about their bodies, skin and love lives, a new study has shown. According to the survey, which asked 4,000 women, 28-year-olds are most likely to feel most confident and happiest. They also seem to enjoy sex much more and are well on their way to career happiness, which, apparently, peaks at 29, reports The Daily Express. However, by 30, ladies start worrying about ageing as well as their financial and romantic futures. Full Story : Zeenews.com…

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Rating attractiveness: Study finds consensus among men, not women

laughing-indianactressMen’s judgments of women’s attractiveness were based primarily around physical features and they rated highly those who looked thin and seductive. Most of the men in the study also rated photographs of women who looked confident as more attractive. As a group, the women rating men showed some preference for thin, muscular subjects, but disagreed on how attractive many men in the study were. Some women gave high attractiveness ratings to the men other women said were not attractive at all. More than 4,000 people participated in the study. Full Story : Machineslikeus.com…

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Napping Linked to Better Daytime Functioning in Children

pc-sleep-keyboardPreschool children who take naps may function better during the day, according to research presented at SLEEP 2009, the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. The researchers found that, based on actigraphy data, 77 percent were classified as nappers, taking naps on an average of 3.4 days per week. The two groups had similar amounts of total sleep time based on actigraphy. The authors further note that non-napping children, based on caregiver reports, had higher scores on the hyperactivity, anxiety, and depression subscales of the BASC-II. Full Story : Modernmedicine.com….

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Green Tea May Slow Progression of Prostate Cancer in Men

hot-teaAccording to the results of a new study, green tea maybe the next big weapon against prostate cancer. Green tea is very popular in Asia due to its medicinal properties, some of which we are just beginning to find out about in our part of the world. Green tea has already been linked to reduced risk of strokes and heart disease, making it a great option as a beverage. Results of this new study suggest that a chemical found in green tea may actually slow down the progression of prostate cancer. Full Story : Smartabouthealth.net….

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Users Spend More Time on Social Networks Than Ever Before

computer-userAccording to a new study from Nielsen, Internet users spend more time on social networks and blogs in May 2009 than ever before. The total number of minutes increased 82% year-over-year. Unsurprisingly, Twitter saw the largest gain in total new users among social networks, with a 1,448% increase in visitors from May 2008 to May 2009. Users also started to spend far more time on Twitter in recent months. In May 2008, the average user spent about 6 minutes on Twitter.com, while this number has now grown to more than 17 minutes. Full Story : Readwriteweb.com…..

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India to have 771 Million Mobile Connections By 2013

IndiaIndia’s mobile connections are forecast to top 771 million by 2013 after growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 14.3 percent from 452 million connections in 2009, research firm Gartner said on Thursday. India is expected to remain the world’s second largest wireless market after China in terms of mobile connections, according to Gartner. A number of multinational mobile service providers including Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo, and Telenor have invested in Indian mobile services joint ventures. Full Story : Cio.com…

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Study Indicates Wind Speeds Are Slowing in the U.S.

offshore-windfarmThe wind appears to be dying down across the United States, according to a first-of-its-kind study that indicates that average and peak winds have been slowing since 1973, particularly in the Midwest and the East. The study‚Äôs lead author, Sara Pryor, an atmospheric scientist at Indiana University, also noted in the article that there has been a jump of low or no wind days in the Midwest. Full Story : Environmentalleader.com….

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People think bottled water is healthy

Bottled waterA small study has shown that people tend to believe that bottled water is somehow healthier than water from the tap. However, the research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also shows that people are unsure exactly what these benefits might be and that they are rarely the main reason for choosing bottled. Bottled water was described as being more ‘pure’ than tap water, and was also described as containing more ‘minerals’. The most commonly cited reason for purchasing bottled water was convenience. Full Story : EurekAlert.org…

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Sleep apnea occurring during REM sleep linked to type 2 diabetes

diabetesObstructive sleep apnea (OSA) episodes occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Results indicated that the adjusted odds ratio for type 2 diabetes was 2.0 times higher in patients with REM-related OSA, defined as having an REM apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) of 10 or more breathing pauses per hour of REM sleep. The study gathered data from 1,008 consecutive patients who were evaluated for OSA. Full Story : Taragana.net…..

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