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‘Blue spaces’ cure the blues: Study shows walking along beach improves mood, well-being

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Jul 08, 2020 … BARCELONA — Picture a favorite fantasy place or getaway spot. Does your mind drift to a shoreline? If so, you already know something about the benefits of “blue spaces.” We hear a lot about spending time in green spaces, but a new study shows that going blue also brings uplift during hard times. Researchers with…

Oscar-Bound Or Bust? Mathematicians’ Model Predicts Actors’ Success In Hollywood

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Jun 10, 2019 … LONDON — Will your favorite new actor be a one-hit wonder or enjoy a long, prosperous career? It’s anyone’s guess, but mathematicians at the Queen Mary University of London say they’ve found a way to determine if a film star’s career has peaked or only just beginning to take off. By mapping the career arcs…

Study: Stress From Work, Finances Greatly Increases Risk Of Heart Attack

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Nov 15, 2017 … JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — People with high financial stress are 13 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, while the odds are nearly six times greater for people dealing with work frustrations, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa recruited 212 participants, half of whom had suffered from…

‘A golden opportunity’: COVID-19 being exploited by terrorist organizations, study warns

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Nov 02, 2020 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — We’re living in uncertain times. Now, a new study finds terrorist organizations are taking advantage of all the fear, anxiety, and confusion caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new international study states the coronavirus is being “widely exploited by terror groups for spinning a plethora of sinister schemes.” The end game? A…

Coronavirus pandemic caused historic drop in CO2 emissions around the world

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Oct 16, 2020 … POTSDAM, Germany — No matter where you are in the world, it’s likely you notice one thing every time you walk outside — it’s much quieter in the streets. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way the world works and lives in 2020. While the toll on human life has been devastating, a report finds the global…

Feathered Dinosaur Was Among Last Surviving Raptors, Paleontologists Say

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Mar 28, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — It is well known that modern birds are related to the dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago. Birds are the only feathered animals we know of, but it’s believed feathers are a trait they received from their prehistoric ancestors. A recent fossil discovery of a new type of feathered dinosaur…

Venom From Vampire Bats May ‘Revolutionize Treatments’ For Hypertension, Heart Failure, More

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Jan 17, 2019 … Scientists say their research efforts, however, are slowed by Mexican drug traffickers taking over regions that are home to field sites. QUEENSLAND, Australia — It turns out Dracula may have some good in him after all. Australian scientists say the venom from vampire bats may pave the road to new treatments for a slew of…

Study: Could those high-priced antioxidants actually be killing you?

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Dec 11, 2020 … BEIJING — Fear of mortality is one reason Americans spend so much on “antioxidant” products, including Vitamin C supplements and beta-carotene, which promise a longer healthier life. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of adults in the U.S. consume some kind of antioxidant product, spending $37 billion each year. But a study conducted…

Survey: Just A Quarter Of Americans Can Name All 3 Branches Of Government

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Sep 25, 2017 … PHILADELPHIA — A sizable portion of the American public seems to show little interest in the fabric of the country’s government and history, a new survey finds. Researchers at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) surveyed over 1,000 American adults, finding a shocking lack of knowledge as it pertains to U.S. politics among the general…

Honeybee venom contains chemical that kills breast cancer cells in minutes, study shows

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Sep 02, 2020 … NEDLANDS, Australia — A groundbreaking discovery in Australia is giving new meaning to the term natural remedy. Using hundreds of honeybees, a new study reveals the venom in these insects’ stingers quickly kills breast cancer cells. Dr. Ciara Duffy says honeybee venom destroys multiple types of breast cancer, even the hard to treat triple-negative variety. Her study…

Study Reveals Gigantic Tracks Belong To ‘Mega-Carnivore’ Dinosaur 4X The Size Of Lion

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Oct 30, 2017 … MASERU, Lesotho — They found the giant footprints near a dirt road between the villages of Ha Mokhosi and Ha Matobo in Lesotho, a small country encircled entirely by South Africa. Nearly two feet long, the size and spacing of the three-toed footprints allowed the scientists that discovered them to estimate the proportions of the…

Common Household Chemicals Linked To Chronic Disease In Men, Study Finds

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Jul 13, 2017 … ADELAIDE, Australia — Are common products inside our homes potentially the cause of serious health conditions? New research indicates that everyday chemicals are linked to chronic diseases in men. A team of researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian and Medical Research Institute carried out the research focusing on phthalates, which are common chemicals…

Study: Multivitamins, Other Common Supplements Have No Health Benefits

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May 29, 2018 … TORONTO — Taking multivitamins or other commonly consumed vitamin and mineral supplements won’t actually provide you any health benefits, but they won’t harm you either, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital conducted a review of 179 studies on popular vitamin supplements that were published between January 2012…

Study: Detroit Unhealthiest City In U.S., San Fran Healthiest

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Nov 21, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Detroit has been touted as being “America’s Comeback City” by some since declaring bankruptcy in 2013, but a 2017 study does The Motor City no favors in its revitalization efforts. According to WalletHub, Detroit is the unhealthiest city in America, as opposed to San Francisco, which got the top grade in a study of…