Tag: research finding

Can quality sleep prevent Alzheimer’s?

Can quality sleep prevent Alzheimer’s?

August 28, 2015

A good night’s sleep yields more than beauty—it also means a healthy brain.

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How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

How misconceptions over miscarriages cause needless guilt

August 17, 2015

Emma Robertson Blackmore of the University of Rochester Medical Center followed more than 13,000 women for three years after the birth of a healthy baby, and found that those who had previously miscarried were more likely to show symptoms of postpartum depression.

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Babies make predictions, too

Babies make predictions, too

August 12, 2015

In a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Richard Aslin of the University of Rochester and colleagues report on a new study of 6-month-old babies’ brain activity. (subscription)

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Menopause infographic: brain fog

Menopause infographic: brain fog

August 11, 2015

It’s not in your head: Menopausal memory loss is real. Many menopausal women have trouble with working memory, as well as keeping themselves focused.

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Social life in youth may impact health decades later

Social life in youth may impact health decades later

August 6, 2015

Having good social connections at age 20 can lead to improved well-being later in life, a new study suggests.

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Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

Ancient crystals show Earth’s magnetic field switched on early

August 5, 2015

To probe the origin of Earth’s magnetism, a team led by John Tarduno retrieved rock samples from the Jack Hills in Western Australia – home to some of the oldest rocks on the planet.

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Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

August 3, 2015

Turns out, your lifespan and overall happiness might depend on the number of friends and connections you make in your 20’s.

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Earth magnetic shield is older than previously thought

Earth magnetic shield is older than previously thought

July 31, 2015

The Earth’s magnetic field, which shields the atmosphere from harmful radiation, is at least four billion years old, according to scientists.

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Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is 500 million years older than previously thought

Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is 500 million years older than previously thought

July 30, 2015

Since 2010, the best estimate of the age of Earth’s magnetic field has been 3.45 billion years. But now the Rochester researcher responsible for that finding has new data showing the magnetic field is far older.

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Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

Suicide risk tied to women’s social connectedness

July 30, 2015

Among more than 70,000 women followed for almost 20 years, those who were the most socially connected were about 75 percent less likely than the least-connected to die by suicide.

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