Soccer Players With More Headers More Likely To Have Concussion Symptoms

MINNEAPOLIS–(Newswise)–Soccer players who head the ball a lot are three times more likely to have concussion symptoms than players who don’t head the ball often, according to a new study published in the February 1 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Players whose heads were hit in a […]

New Study Finds Extensive Use Of Fluorinated Chemicals In Fast Food Wrappers

(Newswise)–Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Researchers tested more than 400 samples of packaging materials, including hamburger and sandwich wrappers, pastry […]

Too Much Sitting, Too Little Exercise May Accelerate Biological Aging

(Newswise)–Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that elderly women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are less sedentary. The study, publishing online January 18 in the American Journal of Epidemiology, […]

How Safe Is That Driver Next To You? A Trucker’s Poor Health Could Increase Crash Risk

(Newswise)–As commuters shimmy past large, lumbering trucks on the road, they may glance over and wonder, “How safe is that driver next to me?” If the truck driver is in poor health, the answer could be: Not very. Commercial truck drivers with three or more medical conditions double to quadruple their chance for being in […]

$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 […]