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Food Texture Affects Calorie Perception And Portion Control

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — Previous research has revealed color, taste and smell all affect the way humans eat and enjoy food. But what role does texture play in our consumption habits? According to a new study led by Dipayan Biswas, a marketing professor at the University of South Florida, consumers perceive harder or more rough-textured […]

Across Cultures, Acting Extroverted And Outgoing Linked To Happier People

PULLMAN, Wash. (UPI) — Across cultures, people who act extroverted — energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability and stimulation seeking and talkativeness — feel happier. Timothy Church, a professor and associate dean of research in the College of Education at Washington State University, and his team used a “Big Five” personality trait survey to measure behavior […]

Children With Autism Bond With The Family Dog

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Man’s best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism providing a child who has trouble interacting with people companionship and unconditional love. Gretchen Carlisle, a research fellow at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, interviewed 70 parents […]

Pregnant Women Who Took Antidepressants Linked To Higher Autism Risk In Boys

BALTIMORE (UPI) — Boys whose mothers took antidepressants such as Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft while pregnant, were almost three times more likely to have autism spectrum disorder. Rebecca A. Harrington and Li-Ching Lee of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Rosa M. Crum of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Dr. Andrew W. […]

Postpartum Depression A Risk For Young Dads Too

EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — In analyzing health data on 10,623 young men, ages 24 to 32 — data collected as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health — researchers at Northwestern University found that depression symptoms went up by an average of 68 percent during the first five years of fatherhood. While most […]

The Most Dangerous Food

The Most Dangerous Food

If you want to protect your heart, shrink your waistline, enjoy a better brain and shrink your risk of diabetes, a growing chorus of experts agree that there’s one type of food you should eliminate from your diet. It’s not sugar, but it can be just as dangerous to your health.

Green Tomatoes May Help Maintain Strong Muscles

IOWA CITY, Iowa (UPI) — Tomatidine, a compound found in green tomatoes, not only boosts muscle growth and strength, it protects against muscle wasting caused by illness, injury or aging. Dr. Christopher Adams of the University of Iowa said muscle atrophy, or muscle wasting, caused by aging, injury, cancer and heart failure makes people weak […]

Women Who Spend A Lot Of Time On Facebook May Have Declining Body Image

STRATHCLYDE, Scotland (UPI) — Young women who spend lots of time studying “selfies” and comparing themselves to social media photographs may be more insecure about their bodies than if they were reading magazines or other mass media. Petya Eckler of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, said friends’ photos might be more difficult to […]

Those With Alzheimer’s May Be Less Likely To Die Of Cancer

MADRID (UPI) — A new study reveals that older people who have memory and thinking problems, but do not demonstrate dementia symptoms, may have a lower risk of dying from cancer. “Studies have shown that people with Alzheimer’s disease are less likely to develop cancer, but we don’t know the reason for that link,” study […]

No Point To ‘Faking It,’ A Sexual Partner Knows If A Partner Is Satisfied

WATERLOO, Ontario (UPI) — Men and women are equally perceptive of their partners’ levels of sexual satisfaction and develop what psychologists call a “sexual script,” which forms guidelines for their sexual activity. Erin Fallis, a Ph.D. candidate, and Uzma S. Rehman and Christine Purdon, professors at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, said the findings […]

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