A study by researchers from Wellcome Trust reveals how the brain assesses confidence in its decisions. Through the findings, the researchers explain why some of us are more insightful and confident about the choices we make in life, while some of us are not. Every day we need to make various decisions to get through in life and we are constantly accumulating and analyzing information in the process of doing so. However, how confident we are while making these choices certainly has its consequences.
While most young people dread even the idea of aging, a new study suggests that it might not be that bad after all. The research suggests that aging may come with a few perks too. Typically, aging is viewed as a sign of weakness and is often associated only with physical and mental decline. However, a comprehensive study of 1,006 older adults in San Diego by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Stanford University contradicts this view with its findings.
A new study suggests that obese women could perhaps cut down their risk for postmenopausal breast cancer by taking measures during perimenopause to prevent weight gain and to therapeutically control the metabolic effects of their obesity, Medical Xpress reports. "Obese postmenopausal women have increased risk for breast cancer and poorer clinical outcomes compared with postmenopausal women who are lean," said Paul S. MacLean, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colo.
A new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University has linked childhood abuse to the adult onset of asthma in African-American women. According to the study, those who reported being abused before age 11 were more likely to contract asthma as adults when compared to women who were not abused either in childhood or during their teenage years. For the study, researchers followed 28,456 African-American women. They were asked to answer health questionnaires and were also asked about physical and sexual abuse during childhood up to age 11 or during adolescence, between ages 12 and 18.
A new study emphasizes the benefits of 'water clubs' in care homes for the elderly. 'Water club' is where members of the care home come together to discuss about the benefits of drinking more water and encourage each other to increase their water intake. Researchers through a new study claim that apart from the benefits of drinking water itself, the fact that it is done in a group, and the social nature of the activity is very beneficial for the residents' wellbeing.
For all those people who are on the lookout for a life partner, here is something useful for you. If your girlfriend or boyfriend is really good as a partner, you can be sure that they are also going to make a wonderful parent for your child. A new research reveals that the same set of skills that makes us a good partner, is what we use to nurture our children too. The study aimed at examining how caregiving works out in families. The researchers wanted to check how one relationship in the family affects another.
Events like marriage and children are pushed further by more and more women who are perhaps more inclined towards building a career before reaching these milestones in life. Also with the continued increase in IVF treatments, women are delaying motherhood may be waiting for the right partner.
Children who are physically in the best shape, not only outshine others in sports, but are also more likely to be the best performers in class, a new research suggests.
A study suggests that for those patients with depression who do not respond to medicines, perhaps a good counseling may be the answer. Researchers say that talk therapy may benefit as a helpful supplemental treatment for depression patients, unable to benefit from medication.
Contrary to the earlier beliefs that in order to set a healthy metabolism rate, one must eat smaller meals several times a day, a new study suggests that for obese women, this formula might not work. "Our data suggests that, for obese women, eating fewer, bigger meals may be more advantageous metabolically compared to eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day," said the study's lead author, Tim Heden, a doctoral student in University of Missouri's Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
A new study suggests that consumption of large quantities of a key ingredient found in beer can combat winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children. The report comes from Japanese brewers who cite a scientific study for the claims, Medical Xpress reports. Apparently, a chemical compound in hops, the plant used by brewers to give beer its bitter taste, is effective in fighting virus that can cause severe forms of pneumonia and bronchitis in youngsters, Sapporo Breweries said.
While for some people, their day cannot pass smoothly unless they've had some gossip about a colleague or a friend, there are a few others who frown upon gossiping in the workplace. Not just women, even men are known to indulge in gossiping, be it about a neighbor or a colleague. But for those who think of gossiping as a waste of time, a new research says that gossiping should indeed be encouraged because it helps isolate shirkers and turns the work place into a more efficient one.
A new study suggests that sleeping an hour earlier every day could help lower down high blood pressure.
A new study suggests that youngsters who go for casual sex may be at higher risk for depression when compared to those who are dating and are sexually active within a committed relationship.
An increasing number of children are harming themselves either with knives or drugs, a report released by a leading charity stated. The growing number of self-harmers has been blamed on the deepening family problems.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.