COLUMBIA, Mo. — For 5,000 years, the Chinese have used a system of medicine based on the flow and balance of positive and negative energies in the body. In this system, the appearance of the tongue is one of the measures used to classify the overall physical status of the body, or zheng. Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed computer software that combines the ancient practices and modern medicine by providing an automated system for analyzing images of the tongue.
A new psychological intervention has been shown to more than halve the trauma experienced by child victims of war, rape and sexual abuse.
Social Networking sites have changed their roles and significance among people ever since they have been launched. Initially just a way to keep in touch with pals, they have now grown to public discussion forums, a common platform for the world to come together and share information and news. Among other purposes that networking sites serve, business organizations are also slowly realizing its role in reaching customers. A recent IBM Global CEO study reveals that CEO's are finally realizing a...
79% of British workers cannot identify even basic sandwiches.
Peer evaluation is a touchstone of many business school classes. But does the process of rating the work of one’s classmates really shape better business people? A new study from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business, published in the journal Academy of Management Learning and Education, answers that question with a resounding yes.
Marriage intervention programs, which cost millions of dollars every year focusing on poor and colored couples, do not really work, a new study found.
A sound mind in a sound body is an old and accepted wisdom. However, a recent study suggests that the theory can work the other way too. It seems that having a sound mind and a good self esteem can boost one's immunity and health.
What do employees think of their boss when he or she makes a mistake? According to a new study, leaders who make mistakes are seen as less competent, less desirable to work for and less effective than leaders who do not. And if the leader is a man making a mistake in a man's world, he is judged more harshly than a woman making the same mistake in a man's world. The work by Christian Thoroughgood, from the Pennsylvania State University in the US, and his colleagues, is published online in S...
Many premature babies enter the world with a mountain of challenges in front of them. Even after they overcome any life-threatening issues, they face ongoing, and typically unpleasant, medical procedures, long hospital stays and increased chances of chronic health issues throughout their lives
When was the last time you sat down at the dining table and enjoyed your food? Do you really savor your food or simply gulp it down for the heck of refueling your body? A scientific research shows that 79% people cannot even identify the basic sandwiches and that only 28% claim to be savoring their food without hurrying. The causes could be hectic life styles, stress and work pressure. The survey conducted by MindLab on behalf of food brand GLORIOUS!, has revealed an alarming figure of 60% of 10...
Exercise clears the mind. It gets the blood pumping and more oxygen is delivered to the brain. This is familiar territory, but Dartmouth's David Bucci thinks there is much more going on.
"Gaydar," the ability to detect sexual orientation, could be real. A new study suggests that people unconsciously make gay and straight distinctions in less than a blink of an eye.
University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie, M.D., Ph.D., is interested in the effect of acid in the brain. His studies suggest that increased acidity or low pH, in the brain is linked to panic disorders, anxiety, and depression. But his work also suggests that changes in acidity are important for normal brain activity too.
CORAL GABLES, FL (May 14, 2012) -- A new University of Miami (UM) study shows that one in three children who have an older sibling with an Autism Related Disorder (ASD) fall into a group characterized by higher levels of autism-related behaviors or lower levels of developmental progress. The study will be presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in May, 2012. ASDs are developmental conditions characterized by problems with social interaction and communication. Previousl...
According to a recent study, the way to a successful life lies in your genes as genes are responsible for certain human traits like self-control, decision making, and sociability