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Guns Do Not Make a Nation Safer,” Say Doctors

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. Countries With Lower Gun Ownership Are Safer than Those with Higher Gun Ownership, Reports The American Journal of Medicine A new study reports that countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those […]

Former missile-tracking telescope helps reveal fate of baby pulsar

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. A radio telescope once used to track ballistic missiles has helped astronomers determine how the magnetic field structure and rotation of the young and rapidly rotating Crab pulsar evolves with time. The […]

Evaluating mobile weight loss apps on use of evidence-based behavioral strategies

Research finds most are significantly lacking in helping users change lifestyles WORCESTER, MA — In a new study published by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, UMass Medical School behavioral psychologist and weight loss expert Sherry Pagoto, PhD, and colleagues find that mobile apps to help people lose weight are lacking when it comes to strategies […]

Genetic identification of a neural circuit that suppresses appetite

Seattle, WA—Scientists at the University of Washington have used genetic engineering to identify a population of neurons that tell the brain to shut off appetite. Their study, “Genetic identification of a neural circuit that suppresses appetite,” was published in Nature. To identify these neurons, or cells that process and transmit information in the brain, researchers first […]

Fertility treatment outcomes can be significantly influenced by mother's ethnicity

Maternal ethnicity is a significant determinant of successful outcomes after fertility treatment, suggests a new study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Researchers, from Nottingham University’s Research and Treatment Unit in Reproduction (NURTURE), conducted a study to assess the relationship between the ethnicity of patients and the clinical success of their fertility […]

Human gut microbes alter mouse metabolism, depending on diet

Study identifies human bacterial species that promotes leanness and metabolic health Germ-free mice that received gut bacteria from obese humans put on more weight and accumulated more fat than mice that were given bacteria from the guts of lean humans, according to a new study. This finding, which demonstrates the transmission of physical and metabolic […]

No evidence of planetary influence on solar activity

The Sun is a magnetically active star. Its activity manifests itself as dark sunspots and bright faculae on its visible surface, as well as violent mass ejections and the acceleration of high-energy particles resulting from the release of magnetic energy in its outer atmosphere. The frequency with which these phenomena occur varies in a somewhat […]

Sober drinking knowledge often fails 'in the moment' of intoxication

Approximately one-third of all fatal crashes each year in the U.S. involve an alcohol-impaired driver. New research compares individuals’ perceived dangerousness of driving after drinking while intoxicated with those perceptions while sober. Results show that sober knowledge does not necessarily translate into responsible judgment while intoxicated.  Approximately one-third of all fatal crashes each year in […]

Older drinkers may experience fewer hangovers due to less intense drinking

While hangovers may be a source of humor, their effects can be debilitating, costly, and even dangerous. A new study of hangovers across the lifespan has found that the tendency to experience hangovers decreases as age increases. Study authors speculate that older adults who binge drink do so to a lesser intensity than younger adults.  […]