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Twins Live Longer Than The General Population

Twins live longer than people who don’t have twins, says a new study published in PLOS ONE. Born with a companion seems to have its fair share of advantages, even to the extent of possibly having a longer lifespan. A new study based on data obtained from the Danish Twin Registry (one of the oldest

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Total Abstinence From Alcohol Is Better To Treat Alcohol-Dependent Patients

Total abstinence from alcohol might be the better way to treat people from alcohol dependence (as opposed to only drinking in moderation), says a new study published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. The study was conducted by researchers from Sweden‘s University of Gothenburg working in collaboration with London Business School, Shanghai Jiao

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There is A Season For Divorce, Suggests New Study!

A new study has revealed a seasonal pattern in divorce cases among couples. The findings show that March and August witness the greatest number of divorces. Apparently, divorces have a season too, just like mostly everything else! The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the 111th American Sociological Association; they have not been peer-reviewed

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Working More Than 25 Hours Per Week Is Killing You If You Are Above 40

Do you happen to be a working person who is also over 40? If so, you might want to consider this new study published for the Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series, arguing that more than 25 working hours can be detrimental to one’s cognition. Working too much is insalubrious for the health – this is a

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Human Activities Lead to Evolution of New Species

If human activities can lead to the premature extinction of species, they can also cause the appearance of new ones. While this might sound awesome, a team of scientists from the University of Copenhagen explain that this is not actually a good news. Their paper is published in Proceedings of Royal Society B. New species can

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Stress and Cancer Linked Through Special Routes

Stress has been linked with cancer in a number of studies. A new research provides further support to the possible association between the two: stress might be promoting the spread of cancer. Can stress cause cancer? The answer to this question remains an evasive one, in spite of the growing body of research on the

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The Use of a Condom Depends On How Hot A Man Finds His Girl

The more attractive is a woman to a man, the less interest will the latter show to use a condom, says a new study published in BMJ Open. Safe sex goes out the window when a man finds his female partner attractive, suggests a new study conducted by a team of researchers from the University

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People Who Value Time More Than Money Are Happier

Time or money? Choose time, if you want to be happier! The pursuit of happiness appears to lie in valuing time, according to a new study published recently. Time or money? Different people will, undoubtedly, be tempted by either — but who is happier? A new study published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science claims

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Let Babies Cry Themselves For Better Sleep – New Study Confirms

A new study suggests that letting a baby cry himself to sleep might be beneficial for both him and his parents. The paper is published in the journal Pediatrics. Should parents let their babies cry themselves to sleep or should they attempt to calm them? This is definitely one of the hottest debates that has

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Helping Old Brains Connect Related Memories

Probing into the brains of mice, scientists have found the pathway through which memories are linked over time; this has allowed the team to reconnect separate memories in older brains. The paper is published in the journal Nature. One of the greatest problems that comes with age involves memory. The human is but at the

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Air Pollution Linked With Weight Gain and Insulin Resistance

Air pollution is linked to weight gain, obesity and insulin resistance. Thanks to a new study, we now have yet another reason to hate it. The paper is published in FASEB Journal. Though air pollution has pervaded almost all of our planet, Beijing, the capital of China, remains the most affected one by far. According

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Spanking Children Linked With Mental Health Problems in Adulthood

Spanking is linked with increased risks of developing anti-social behaviour, mental health problems, aggression, and disrupted cognition, says a new study published in the Journal of Family Psychology. A meta-analysis of studies spanning over 5 decades has been conducted by researchers from the University of Texas and the University of Michigan to evaluate the effects of

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