Montreal researchers are reported to have found that young children who receive most of their sleep at night have a better impulse control mechanism compared to those receiving most of their sleeping during the day time.
In addition, this new longitudinal study outlined that the former category performed better on tests of executive functioning, mental flexibility and working memory, compared with kids who sleep less at night.
The study conducted at the University of Minnesota, was recently published in the current issue of the journal Child Development.
Scientists are reported to have formed a high-tech dressing that works to introduce pathological changes in the skin. The dressing materials and plasters have been developed by scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Munich.
"We have developed an indicator dye which reacts to different pH values, and we have integrated it into a dressing and a plaster. Healthy skin and healed wounds usually show a pH value of below 5", outlined Dr. Sabine Trupp, scientist at the EMFT.
A recent study has revealed that increasing the age of teenagers regarding the consent to sex has not helped in reducing the chances of pre-teen children being exploited by adults. The study has informed that despite a ban on consensual sex for teenagers below 16, children below 12-years old, were still facing sexual exploitation.
New research from Sydney University's Nursing School has found that the experience of grief increases a person's risk of having a heart attack, especially if they have a pre-existing heart condition.
Researchers monitored the hearts of 80 participants for a 24-hour period within the first two weeks of their having lost a partner or a child. Researchers found that heart rate was higher during the two week period, but dropped significantly after six months. The later heart rate was the same as those of people who were not in grief.
A new research has revealed that the use of marijuana at an early age lead to harmful effects on brain.
The study led by researcher Staci Ann Gruber, PhD, of Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital, Boston suggests that young adults who start having marijuana before age 16 are more likely to get affected by cognitive impairment later in life. Also, those, who start smoking early, are three-times more likely to smoke more.
A new study has landed doctors in a trouble. The study has outlined that a trial that many physicians use as a guideline for prescribing cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to healthy adults is flawed, claiming the statin dose to be over prescribed.
The data proving the same was presented today at the meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago by the researchers hailing from Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The researchers claimed that prescribing the dose means a measure different to the one presently in use, doctors could be able to make a more accurate dose of statins.
Kansas officials on Tuesday outlined their citation that the construction and design of a new biodefense lab, which is in process, will remain undisturbed by politics. The new lab is reported to be established near Kansas State's Biosecurity Research Institute on the north end of campus near the football stadium.
A report published Monday by the National Research Council triggered several concerns related to the plans over constructing the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan.
A novel study unleashed recently has claimed women with stressful jobs that keep them a lot busy, offering little space for decision making or creativity are at a boosted risk of suffering from a heart attack compared to women with less stressful jobs.
However, the same link between strained jobs and cardiovascular diseases was already posited for men, outlined Michelle Asha Albert, a heart doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
According to a new research briefed at the American Heart Association meeting, an anticlotting pill Xarelto casts same effect as warfarin in preventing stroke and blood clots in patients suffering from atrial fibrillation.
Those affected with atrial fibrillation have their heart rhythms irregular. The study undertook 7,111 patients on Xarelto and 7,125 patients on warfarin with average age 73. The participants were analyzed for an average of 19 months.
Those given Xarelto, 1.7% of them suffered from a stroke or a blood clot, as compared to the figure of 2.2% taking warfarin.
The regular intake of highly caffeinated energy drinks by college students could make them addicted to alcohol, as found by a new study.
The study's author Amelia M. Arria, Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development in the department of family science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health suggests that those college students, who are accustomed to take energy drinks on weekly basis, they are more likely to be dependent on alcohol. This signals that the lovers of energy drinks possess an inability to cease alcohol usage despite of bearing harmful results.
A new research presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology has revealed that nearly half of the people find it difficult to visually recognize the nuts they are allergic to.
The study was led by Todd Hostetler, MD, of Ohio State University in Columbus. The findings are based on the experiment on 1,005 adults and children, who were shown a tray with 19 nuts and in different forms.
Scientists have reached the conclusion that the onset of Parkinson’s disease can be identified early by monitoring the speech patterns of people. The announcement, made on Wednesday, can help health authorities to conserve money and resources by diagnosing the disease early, if the finding holds true.
The study was teamwork of scientists from Britain and the United States, in which speech recordings of 42 people were examined to understand the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Following the examination of recordings, scientists made an algorithm to ascertain the severity of symptoms.
Apart from damaging the lungs of people world over, a new study has reached the conclusion that smoking during pregnancy can result in children having a criminal bent later on in life. The research has appeared in the publication, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.
The study also found that women, who smoked more than a pack of cigarettes everyday, were more likely to have children, who were arrested in their adulthood. It was also concluded that the likelihood of getting arrested during adulthood among children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy increased by 30%.