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Study finds key psychological trait linked to happier families

Study finds key psychological trait linked to happier families

What makes some families and couples happier and more cohesive in their relationship? Many factors play a role, but a new study from the University of Rochester finds that one particular personality trait is a key element of this positive outcome -- and, on the flip side, the study also identified a psychological tendency that may strain relationships and home life.

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CDC study warns COVID-19 cases in US may be close to 100 million

CDC study warns COVID-19 cases in US may be close to 100 million

Researchers with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a new study warning that actual COVID-19 case numbers in the United States may be drastically higher than reported. The potentially true number of cases was determined using a probabilistic multiplier model and existing data on infections.

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Study details how certain daily activities can be used to boost energy

Study details how certain daily activities can be used to boost energy

If you find yourself feeling sluggish during the day, there may be certain daily habits you can modify to get a boost in energy and alertness, according to a new study. Though deliberate exercise has been linked with positive effects on mental health and energy levels, this new study is different: it focuses on daily activities and how they can be used to increase alertness and a sense of wellbeing.

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Groundbreaking study finally explains how the Sun shines

Groundbreaking study finally explains how the Sun shines

Italy's Borexino detector has confirmed a decades-old theory, finding the first-ever evidence of a carbon-nitrogen-oxygen (CNO) cycle that produces neutrinos in our Sun. The researchers call this a historic achievement, one confirming an 80-year-old theory about the star and shedding light on the 'dominant channel in the universe for hydrogen burning.'

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Soccer player head injuries could be reduced by adjusting the ball

Soccer player head injuries could be reduced by adjusting the ball

Over the last several years, a lot of focus has been put on the significance and consequence of head injuries involved in sports. Researchers at Purdue University say that up to 22 percent of soccer injuries or concussions that result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. Researchers say that to reduce the risk of injury, their study recommends preventing how hard the ball hits the head by inflating balls to a lower pressure and swapping them when they get wet.

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Study finds vegans may face greater bone fracture risk than meat eaters

Study finds vegans may face greater bone fracture risk than meat eaters

A study published over the weekend has reported that vegans and others who generally avoid animal products in their diets may face a greater risk of bone fracture compared to people who eat meat. The study focused on all varieties of plant-based diets, including vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian, finding that the bone fracture risk increased as the animal products in the diet decreased.

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Study shows pandemic could end – face masks lower the ERN

Study shows pandemic could end – face masks lower the ERN

A study conducted this year using COVID-19 outbreak and containment data showed that consistent use of facemasks could potentially end the pandemic. The study's focus was fluid flow behavior of respiratory droplets and aerosols through facemasks with a special focus on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.

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Psilocybin study offers hope for chronic migraine sufferers

Psilocybin study offers hope for chronic migraine sufferers

Budding research into the potential use of psilocybin, a psychedelic, to treat migraine disorders has returned positive results. The new study from Yale School of Medicine is the first of its kind to investigate this potential use for psilocybin using a double-blind placebo-controlled cross-over study. The results, though preliminary, are promising.

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Diet study has good news for older adults trying to lose weight

Diet study has good news for older adults trying to lose weight

Many people claim that weight loss becomes more difficult the older you get, but a new study led by the University of Warwick finds that this claim is a myth. The research was conducted at University Hospitals Coventry, where experts found that adults over the age of 60 can lose weight just as effectively as younger people.

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Diet study finds many vegans may severely lack iodine, but not B12

Diet study finds many vegans may severely lack iodine, but not B12

Plant-based diets, including vegan ones, are growing in popularity as the public becomes more conscious of dietary impacts on the environment and health. The trend away from animal-based products has raised some questions and concerns about the potential health consequences of plant-based diets, ones mostly revolving around nutrients and the struggles one may face when only consuming plant foods.

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Mediterranean diet may be a surprising way to deal with stress

Mediterranean diet may be a surprising way to deal with stress

The Mediterranean diet may be a surprising way to reduce stress and improve your wellbeing, according to a new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. This is the first preclinical trial to evaluate the long-term effects of Mediterranean and Western diets on stress using controlled conditions, according to the researchers, who used animals fed specially formulated diets for this work.

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Rabbit-sized poisonous rats leverage the same toxins as poison arrows

Rabbit-sized poisonous rats leverage the same toxins as poison arrows

A giant rodent known as the African crested rat is, despite its adorable appearance, deadly. The rat is the only known mammal to harvest plant toxins -- the same kind traditionally used in poison arrows -- to protect itself from predators. While researching this unique aspect of the rat's existence, scientists with the University of Utah found unexpected social behavior among the rodents.

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