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2011-09-20 05:06:24

  Though considered a mark of boredom or fatigue, yawning might also be a trait of the hot-headed. Literally. A study led by Andrew Gallup, a postdoctoral research associate in Princeton University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is the first involving humans to show that yawning frequency varies with the season and that people are less likely to yawn when the heat outdoors exceeds body temperature. Gallup and his co-author Omar Eldakar, a postdoctoral fellow in...

2011-06-16 13:03:04

Study of nearly 16,000 schoolchildren showed that 10 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys made themselves vomit Children as young as ten are making themselves vomit in order to lose weight and the problem is more common in boys than girls, according to a study of nearly 16,000 school pupils published online early, ahead of print publication, by the Journal of Clinical Nursing. The findings have prompted researchers to issue a warning that self-induced vomiting is an early sign that...

2011-05-05 04:35:00

SALT LAKE CITY, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Flatulence. Everyone has it. Common factors contributing to flatus production are swallowed air and digestion of certain foods in the intestine. Perhaps one of the most embarrassing aspects of flatulence is the smelly odor, but there is a remedy and it is called Devrom. Available without a prescription and FDA approved, Devrom is an internal deodorant that safely and effectively neutralizes flatulence and stool odor. The internal deodorant...

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2011-04-08 09:05:00

Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom. For chimpanzees, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.New research at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, may help scientists understand empathy, the mechanism thought to underlie contagious yawning, in both chimpanzees and humans. The research also may help show how social biases strengthen or weaken empathy.Scientists at Yerkes discovered chimpanzees yawn more after...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Horses that don't sweat "“ a condition called equine anhidrosis "“ run a serious health risk. Managing the symptoms is difficult for owners and trainers but now there's an effective, natural alternative that can prevent and treat anhidrosis or non-sweating: an electrolyte-balancing patch marketed under the trade name "Equiwinner". Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Horses that don't sweat not only perform poorly, they risk succumbing to heat stroke and dying, in extreme cases....

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2011-01-10 11:05:00

Little is known about the distances a cough or sneeze can travel, but researchers in Singapore are attempting to find out how airborne transmission of flu viruses takes place using a giant mirror and a high-speed camera. "It's really to inform infection control teams, because there is controversy now about which pathogens, e.g. flu, are airborne and if so, how significant this route is compared to others, such as direct contact," said team leader Julian Tang, a virologist and consultant with...

2010-10-18 08:33:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- After women exercise, they generally glow with radiance.  On the other hand, after men exercise, they usually look like he just got out of the pool.  A recent study in Japan looks at the differences between men and women's response to changes in exercise intensity and how men are more effective sweaters in those regards.  Regardless of the difference between sexes, researchers say women 'shouldn't sweat it.' Researchers that Osaka University and Kobe...

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2010-10-08 13:25:00

Women have to work harder than men in order to start sweating, while men are more effective sweaters during exercise, according to new research published in the journal Experimental Physiology. The study by Japanese scientists at Osaka International University and Kobe University looked at differences between men and women's sweating response to changes in exercise intensity. The researchers asked four groups of subjects (trained and untrained females, trained and untrained males) to cycle...

2010-09-27 15:35:14

Coughing episodes are closely related to gastroesophageal reflux symptoms in patients who experience chronic cough, irrespective of other diagnoses, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Institute. Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when the acid contents of the stomach back up, or reflux, into the esophagus. This typically produces heartburn, a burning sensation below the sternum where your ribs come together....

2010-09-15 17:14:24

If someone near you yawns, do you yawn, too? About half of adults yawn after someone else does in a phenomenon called contagious yawning. Now a new study has found that most children aren't susceptible to contagious yawning until they're about 4 years old"”and that children with autism are less likely to yawn contagiously than others. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Connecticut, appears in the September/October 2010 issue of the journal Child Development. To...


Word of the Day
bellycheer
  • Good cheer; viands.
  • To revel; to feast.
The word 'bellycheer' may come from 'belle cheer', "good cheer".
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