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People-Pleasers More Likely To Overeat
2012-02-02 13:33:22

A recent U.S.-based study indicates that people who aim to please others are also more likely to overeat at parties or social gatherings. On account of an acute sensitivity to the feelings of others, the report found that these people tend to eat, and eat not because they´re hungry but because they believe it will put others at ease. As the study´s lead author Julie Exline, a psychologist at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, explained: “They don´t...

2012-02-01 11:11:04

If you are a people-pleaser who strives to keep your social relationships smooth and comfortable, you might find yourself overeating in certain social situations like Super Bowl watch parties. A new study from Case Western Reserve University found that, hungry or not, some people eat in an attempt to keep others comfortable. "They don't want to rock the boat or upset the sense of social harmony," says Julie Exline, a Case Western Reserve psychologist and lead author of the study....

2012-01-26 12:53:33

Case Western Reserve Theorist Develops Incomparable Model that Unifies Physics, Chemistry, and Biology The earth is alive, asserts a revolutionary scientific theory of life emerging from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The trans-disciplinary theory demonstrates that purportedly inanimate, non-living objects–for example, planets, water, proteins, and DNA–are animate, that is, alive. With its broad explanatory power, applicable to all areas of science and...

2012-01-23 21:56:53

A spoonful of medicine goes down a lot easier if there is a dog or cat around. Having pets is helpful for women living with HIV/AIDS and managing their chronic illness, according to a new study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. “We think this finding about pets can apply to women managing other chronic illnesses,” said Allison R. Webel, instructor of nursing and lead author of the article, “The Relationship Between Social...

2012-01-14 08:00:00

Council of Small Enterprises (COSE) Announces Top Weatherhead 100 Companies Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 14, 2012 EnviroScience, Inc. of Stow, Ohio, has been named one of Northeast Ohio´s fastest growing companies and is the recipient of the 2011 Weatherhead 100 award. EnviroScience is a nationally recognized ecological consulting firm that has experienced significant sales growth over the past five years. “We are honored to have been recognized by COSE and the Weatherhead...

2012-01-06 14:43:53

Case Western Reserve University scientists take step toward cyborg An insect's internal chemicals can be converted to electricity, potentially providing power for sensors, recording devices or to control the bug, a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University report. The finding is yet another in a growing list from universities across the country that could bring the creation of insect cyborgs — touted as possible first responders to super spies — out of science...

2012-01-05 16:26:53

A potential target for schistosomiasis vaccine In the complicated life cycle of ancient flatworms that cause schistosomiasis, Case Western Reserve University researchers have identified a gene activator crucial to development of the parasites within humans — a potential target for a vaccine. A description of the activator, which turns on rapid growth, is in the online journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Schistosomiasis, which causes organ damage and failure, afflicts more...

2012-01-05 14:48:03

Normal everyday life for parents requires organization. Parents of children who require ventilators, oxygen, IVs and other tools to live, those day-to-day tasks can be time-consuming, difficult and stressful on the family. But researchers from Case Western Reserve University found that mothers who successfully integrate the care of the technology-dependent child into family life have families that function better. “It´s about the perception of the child´s illness,”...

2011-12-15 14:35:06

A common oral bacteria, Fusobacterium nucleatum, acts like a key to open a door in human blood vessels and leads the way for it and other bacteria like Escherichia coli to invade the body through the blood and make people sick, according to dental researchers at Case Western Reserve University. Yiping Han, professor of periodontics at the Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine, made the discovery in her continued work with the Fusobacterium nucleatum bacterium, one of the most...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.