Monday, April 24, 2017

4 exciting advances in food and nutrition research

Chicago (April 22, 2017) - New discoveries tied to how food affects our body and why we make certain food choices could help inform nutrition plans and policies that encourage healthy food choices. Th..

Weight expectations: Context and distraction skew what we predict and remember

Credit: Sarah Bird, Michigan Tech Context may not be everything, but it's right up there with content when it comes to our memories. Kevin Trewartha, an assistant professor of both cognitive s..

Daring declaration

It all started with a one-line entry - "Manuscript copy, on parchment, of the Declaration in Congress of the thirteen United States of America" - in the catalog of a tiny records office in the town of..

New digital map shows changing racial diversity of America

Credit: Andrew Higley/UC Creative Services A geography professor at the University of Cincinnati repurposed NASA maps to show the changing racial diversity of every neighborhood in the continental Un..

Making bins more convenient boosts recycling and composting rates

Credit: University of British Columbia Want to recycle or compost more? Try moving the bins closer, new UBC research suggests. The study shows that placing bins 1.5 metres away from suite doors dr..

Economists price BP oil spill damage to natural resources at $17.2 billion

Credit: U.S. Navy The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was the largest maritime oil spill in U.S. history. Almost..

Opioid addiction increases likelihood of death tenfold in general healthcare settings

Credit: UCLA People who are addicted to opioids and receiving their medical care in a general health care setting were more than 10 times as likely to die during a four-year period than people with..

That’s what friends are for

Friendships play a vital role in helping people get through substantial challenges in life, according to a new study. Until now, little research has been carried out into the role friends and, in pa..

Fecal microbiota transplants improve cognitive impairment caused by severe liver disease

April 21, 2017, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: A study presented today found that faecal transplantation of bacteria from one healthy donor into patients that suffer from hepatic encephalopathy (decline ..

Risk of psychosis from cannabis use lower than originally thought, say scientists

The research, published in the journal, Addiction, also showed for the first time that there is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that for patients who already have schizophrenia, cannabis makes thei..