$10.5 Million Gift Funds Center For Human Milk Research At UC San Diego

SAN DIEGO–(USNewswire)–Breast milk is known to provide the best source of nutrition for newborns and infants, and for premature babies, it can be lifesaving. Yet much about the composition of human milk and what makes it so beneficial is still a mystery. To help scientists bridge this knowledge gap, the Switzerland-based Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation has […]

Image of ‘Typical’ Welfare Recipient Linked With Racial Stereotypes

(Newswise)–When thinking about a welfare recipient, people tend to imagine someone who is African-American and who is lazier and less competent than someone who doesn’t receive welfare benefits, according to new findings in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This mental image, and its association with specific racial stereotypes, influences people’s […]

Bad People Are Disgusting, Bad Actions Are Angering

(Newswise)–A person’s character, more so than their actions, determines whether we find immoral acts to be ‘disgusting,’ according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. “We wanted to know why moral transgressions can be disgusting even when they don’t involve the kinds of things that typically disgust us, […]

Infants Show Apparent Awareness Of Ethnic Differences

(Newswise)–Infants less than a year old, who have yet to learn language, appear to notice differences when looking at adult women of different ethnicities, a new study by UCLA psychologists shows. Researchers studied 40 Hispanic infants and 37 non-Hispanic white infants, all 11 months old. The researchers showed them the faces of 18 young women […]

Why We Walk On Our Heels Instead Of Our Toes

(Newswise)–James Webber took up barefoot running 12 years ago. He needed to find a new passion after deciding his planned career in computer-aided drafting wasn’t a good fit. Eventually, his shoeless feet led him to the University of Arizona, where he enrolled as a doctoral student in the School of Anthropology. Webber was interested in […]

Weight and Body Image Misperception Associated With Alcohol Use Among Teen Girls

BOSTON–(Newswise)–Among high school girls ages 14-18, those who report and act on body image misperceptions are more likely to have had at least one drink in their life, and more likely to have engaged in episodes of heavy drinking than girls of the same age without body image misperceptions, a new study has found. In […]

Study Highlights Need for Improved, Stable Eye Screening For Premature Babies

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–(Newswise)–Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow over the retina and may lead to blindness in premature babies. The eye disease is a concern as more babies are surviving due to advances in neonatal care. On the decline, though, are ophthalmologists available to offer sufficient care. A new national survey […]

Pomerado Hospital Announces New Name

ESCONDIDO–Palomar Health announced today that Pomerado Hospital is now Palomar Medical Center Poway. The new name better reflects the nature of our comprehensive healthcare system with medical centers across North County. “Pomerado Hospital has been an important part of the Poway community since 1977. The new name—Palomar Medical Center Poway—better reflects that it is part […]

Rhythm Of Breathing Affects Memory And Fear

CHICAGO–(Newswise)–Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered for the first time that the rhythm of breathing creates electrical activity in the human brain that enhances emotional judgments and memory recall. These effects on behavior depend critically on whether you inhale or exhale and whether you breathe through the nose or mouth. In the study, individuals were able […]

Protein And Salt Drive Post-Meal Sleepiness

(Newswise)–Sleepiness after a large meal is something we all experience, and new research with fruit flies suggests higher protein and salt content in our food, as well as the volume consumed, can lead to longer naps. Writing in the journal eLife, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, US, have for the first time found a […]