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Checking Your Own Facebook Profile May Boost Self-Esteem

Checking Your Own Facebook Profile May Boost Self-EsteemPhoto Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- When you think of things to do to improve your self-esteem or self-image, you probably don't think about heading to Facebook. It might actually be the last place you think of, given that a...

Study: Fame Isn’t Fleeting

Study: Fame Isn’t FleetingPhoto by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC(NEW YORK) -- True fame lasts far longer than 15 minutes, according to a new study. The study, published in the American Sociological Review, found that the vast majority of people who become "truly famous" stay famous for ...

Facebook Users Unwittingly Share More Personal Information, Study Finds

Facebook Users Unwittingly Share More Personal Information, Study FindsDaniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Facebook users may try to guard their privacy, but they're unwittingly sharing more personal information online than ever, according to a seven-year study from Carnegie Mellon University.As the soc...

Educational TV Can Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study Finds

Educational TV Can Improve Kids’ Behavior, Study FindsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Young adults who spent more time in front of a TV during their childhood are significantly more likely to be arrested and exhibit aggressive behavior, a new study found.Researchers followed more than 1,000 young peop...

Study: Everyday Activities Can be Just as Beneficial as Going to Gym

Study: Everyday Activities Can be Just as Beneficial as Going to GymiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study reveals that everyday activities can be just as beneficial as going to the gym, Health Day reports. Researchers discovered that an active lifestyle appeared to be just as effective as structured exercise ...

Emotionally Exhausted Women More Sensitive to Sounds, Study Says

Emotionally Exhausted Women More Sensitive to Sounds, Study SaysGoodshoot/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study indicates that emotionally exhausted women are much more sensitive to sounds when they are stressed, Health Day reports. Swedish researchers found that even a normal conversation can be painful for some of ...

Children in Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to be Obese, Study Says

Children in Poor Neighborhoods More Likely to be Obese, Study SaysDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study indicates that children in poor neighborhoods are more likely to be obese than children in middle-class or wealthy neighborhoods, Health Day reports. Researchers compared over 17,500 5-year-old childre...

New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain Damage

New Study Shows Soccer Players in Danger of Brain DamageComstock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- MedPage Today reports that a new study analyzing soccer players found that non-traumatic but repeated hits to the head could cause significant brain damage. The study, headed by Dr. Inga Koerte of Harvard Medical School's...

Facebook, Email More Irresistible Than Sex

Facebook, Email More Irresistible Than SexJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- You may want to ask your date to turn off his or her phone. A new study suggests Facebook and email trump sex in terms of sheer irresistibility.The German study used smartphone-based surveys to probe the daily ...

Envy Outweighs Greed in New Investment Study

Envy Outweighs Greed in New Investment Study Digital Vision/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) -- “It is not enough that I succeed,” the late Gore Vidal once noted. “Others must fail.”Vidal, who also famously admitted that “a little something” in him dies whenever a friend...

Sexual Arousal Dampens ‘Ick’ Factor

Sexual Arousal Dampens ‘Ick’ FactorEyecandy Images/Thinkstock(GRONINGEN, Netherlands) -- If you're turned on, you're less likely to be grossed out, at least according to a new study.The small study published Wednesday in the journal PLoS Online asked a total of 90 European women to perf...

Study: Overweight Children at Higher Risk for Gallstones

Study: Overweight Children at Higher Risk for GallstonesDigital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study indicates that overweight children are more prone to gallstones, Health Day reports. After analyzing the health records of over 510,000 children in California, researchers found that overweight childre...

Sleep Loss Common Among Children with Asthma Who Live in Cities, Study Finds

Sleep Loss Common Among Children with Asthma Who Live in Cities, Study FindsSpike Mafford/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows that sleep loss is common among children with asthma who live in cities, and is a significant factor in missed school days, emergency room visits and lower levels of involvement in sports, Health...

Study: Grateful Teens Have More Positive Mental Health

Study: Grateful Teens Have More Positive Mental HealthiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study suggests that helping teenagers learn to be grateful can play a significant role in positive mental health, Health Day reports. The findings of the study revealed that life satisfaction, happiness, positi...

Study: Authoritative Parenting by Dads Teaches Perseverance in Kids

Study: Authoritative Parenting by Dads Teaches Perseverance in KidsJupiterimages/Polka Dot(NEW YORK) -- A new study says that children learn persistence from their fathers, and the acquired skill can lead to a reduced risk of criminal behavior and better performance at school, Health Day reports. For the study, resear...

Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About Studies

Not a Joke: Government Issues Study of a Study About StudiesDigital Vision/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon was inundated with so many studies in 2010 that it commissioned a study to determine how much it costs to produce all those studies. Now the Government’s Accounting Office (GAO) has reviewed t...

Study: Americans Crave Sleep More than Sex

Study: Americans Crave Sleep More than SexBananaStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new national survey reveals a good night’s sleep is more valued than sex. A survey by the Better Sleep Council reveals 61 percent of Americans would rather get a good night of sleep than have sex. Seventy-nin...

Study: Parents with Poor Math Skills More Likely to Give Incorrect Dosages of Medication

Study: Parents with Poor Math Skills More Likely to Give Incorrect Dosages of MedicationiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study reveals that parents with poor math skills are more inclined than others to give the wrong dosages of medicine to their children, Health Day reports. Out of the study's 289 parents, who had children young...

Study: American Teens Live Fast and Die Harder than Worldwide Peers

Study: American Teens Live Fast and Die Harder than Worldwide PeersIngram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new study of teenage behavior in developed, higher income countries published in the British medical Journal Lancet indicates that U.S. teens tend to live faster and die harder than kids of the same age in ot...

Sad Movies Make People Happier, Study Finds

Sad Movies Make People Happier, Study FindsiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – A recent study concluded that sad movies ultimately make people happier, Health Day reports. A lead author of the study said it’s because tragic stories usually focus on themes of undying love, forcing vie...
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