Latest Jason Carroll Stories

Does Materialism Harm Marriage?
2011-10-14 10:05:33

Couples who rank money and material goods as important in their lives might be worse off in their relationships than those who aren´t as materialistic, says a study published today in the Journal of Couple & Relationship Therapy. The survey of 1,734 married couples across the US, asked about attitudes toward relationship values and issues such as materialism, compassion, communication and the importance of marriage. The results revealed that being financially successful did not...

2011-10-13 10:15:26

New research to be published Oct. 13 confirms The Beatles' lyrical hypothesis and finds that "the kind of thing that money just can't buy" is a happy and stable marriage. Scholars at Brigham Young University studied 1,734 married couples across the country. Each couple completed a relationship evaluation, part of which asked how much they value "having money and lots of things." The researchers' statistical analysis showed that couples who say money is not important to them score about...

2009-11-17 09:50:00

A new study in the Journal of American College Health finds that students placed by their universities in coed housing are 2.5 times more likely to binge drink each week than students placed in all-male or all-female housing. More than 500 students from five college campuses around the country participated in the study: - 42 percent of students in coed housing reported binge drinking on a weekly basis. - 18 percent of students in gender-specific housing reported binge drinking weekly. While...

2008-11-13 08:49:02

Scientists in the UK published a study on Wednesday claiming they have figured out why some women develop resistance to the most commonly used breast cancer drug, something that raises the risk their tumors will return. Jason Carroll of Cancer Research UK in Cambridge, who led the study published in the journal Nature, said the findings could lead to new tests to determine which women are not likely to benefit from tamoxifen and who should be given other drugs. Carroll said the information...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.