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Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

Across cultures, extroverts have more fun Happy is as happy does, apparently—for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to...

Stimulating brain cells stops binge drinking, animal study finds

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which...

Flipping fish amphibious mangrove rivulus adapts to life on land

Researchers have found that the amphibious mangrove rivulus performs higher force jumps on land than some other fishes that end up on land. This...

Non-alcoholic energy drinks may pose ‘high’ health risks

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Highly-caffeinated energy drinks -- even those containing no alcohol -- may pose a significant threat to individuals and public health, say researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health and Wake Fo...

Peptide delivers 1-2 punch to breast cancer in pre-clinical study

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Researchers at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) have discovered what may become a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer. For the first time, a peptide found in blood and tissue has been shown to i...

What to do if you are bitten by a snake

Rosemont, Ill. -- Should you be the victim of a snakebite, the best thing you can do is get to a hospital as quickly as possible, according to a new review article from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). Current me...

Arsenic early in treatment improves survival for leukemia patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 -- Arsenic, a toxic compound with a reputation as a good tool for committing homicide, has a significant positive effect on the survival of patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), when admin...

Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults

Winston-Salem, N.C. -- Researchers for the first time have shown that drinking beet juice can increase blood flow to the brain in older adults -- a finding that could hold great potential for combating the progression of dementia. The research f...

Possible alternate therapy for adults with poorly controlled asthma

A drug commonly used for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) successfully treats adults whose asthma is not well-controlled on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, reported researchers supported by the National Heart, Lung...

The science to landing your first job out of college

With many new college graduates struggling to land a job, incoming seniors should act now to avoid falling into the same trap, says Ladd...

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