The study not only found that a high proportion of infants do not sleep through the night by the time they are 6 or even 12 months old, it also found that interrupted sleep had no effect on the babies’ cognitive or physical development.
The findings suggest that “people infer personality traits from body shapes in systematic and reliable ways,” researchers say, even though those inferences have no basis in fact.
Despite all the benefits of exercise, only 26 percent of men in the U.S., 19 percent of women and 20 percent of adolescents meet the recommended levels of physical activity.
Dietary supplements are a multibillion-dollar industry in the United States, and both vitamin D and fish oil have been hyped as preventive cures for a host of medical ailments.
Fortunately, corporal punishment is losing favor among parents in the United States.
Researchers decided to investigate Goop’s claim that jade eggs were used in ancient China. They found no evidence for the claim.
People who had the surgery were 67 percent less likely to die from any cause during the five years after their surgery, the study found.
These startling findings underscore the widespread lack of scientific literacy among Americans.
Researchers found that the incidence of heart attack was higher on days with lower air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity and fewer hours of sunshine.
Getting people to eat more fruits and vegetables has long been a major goal of health officials.
This study is one of the first to look at how children under 10 perceive experiences of discrimination and how those perceptions affect their development over time.
The researchers recommend that residential neighborhoods take specific measures on Halloween to lower the risk of pedestrian injuries.
Higher levels of cortisol were also associated with less volume in certain areas of the brain. Cortisol’s production in the body increases in response to stress.
All three parts of “The Experiments” will be shown Monday, Oct. 29, at the U’s Coffman Memorial Union Theater. The documentary’s director, Bosse Lindquist, will be on hand for a discussion following the showing.
In Minnesota, 10.4 percent of young people aged 10 to 17 are obese, well below the national average of 15.8 percent, a new survey finds.
Such campaigns are being increasing used to raise money for bogus treatments that offer no benefit to the patient — and may actually do harm.
The misconceptions include beliefs that the greatest danger is to people living in urban areas and that that they themselves are not personally at risk.
Researchers at McGill University in Canada analyzed global data collected on more than 400,000 adolescents (aged 13 to 17) in 88 countries.
Americans will be living longer by 2040, but that improvement in lifespan will not be as great as that of many other countries around the world.
Teen pregnancies have also been at historic lows in recent years, including in Minnesota.