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Oral sex and smoking increase men's risk of head and neck cancer
Men who smoke and have five or more partners with whom they perform oral sex have the highest risk of developing a type of head and neck cancer that is triggered by exposure to the human papilloma virus - known as HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer - according to research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1] today Friday . However, the study found that only 0.7 of men will ever develop oropharyngeal cancer in their lifetimes. The ri ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Scientists map monogamy, jealousy in the monkey mind
It s perhaps one of the most common emotions to feel in a relationship, but one that s virtually untouched when it comes to studying relationships in monogamous primate species. What scientists have recently discovered about jealousy in pair-bonded titi monkeys at the California National Primate Research Center CNPRC offers insight into human emotions and their consequences. Coppery titi monkeys are among the world s three-to-five percent of animals that f ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Infidelity can be forgiven -- but at a cost
Infidelity is very common. At least 20 per cent of couples - and perhaps many more, depending on where you set the limit - are unfaithful to their spouse. Being forgiven for infidelity is simply not easy. But many people whose spouse forgives them mistrust the signals and do not really believe that they are forgiven, according to a new study from NTNU. We have a strong tendency not to believe our partner when they tell us we are forgiven, says Mons Bendixe ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 20
Sleep and Social Stress: A Two-Way Street
Just as surely as a restless night can ruin the next day, a stressful day can keep you awake at all hours of the night. Which social skills go out the window when folks become groggy What stressors make for lousy sleep Psychological scientists Amie Gordon, Wendy Mendes, and Aric Prather of the University of California, San Francisco review the two-way relationship between sleep and our social interactions in a new article published online in Current Direct ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 20
Why Introverts Shy Away From Leadership
Every group, no matter how small or informal, needs a leader. If no chief is appointed, a temporary or long-term one will often emerge organically. Naturally enough, academics call these 8220 emergent leaders 8221 . Group dynamics researchers who study emergent leaders have found consistently that extraverts are more likely to rise as leaders than introverts. And the reason, new research suggests, is that introverts don t expect to enjoy being in charge ev ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 20
Biology Beats Calories in Matters of Weight
Calorie intake and energy expenditure do not explain body weight to the extent that scientists once thought, researchers write in an article in Perspectives on Psychological Science . Disproving this misconception, the authors said, comes down to simple math The average American eats 3,790 calories a day 1,590 more than the recommended intake for a sedentary adult male so if calories had a one-to-one relationship with weight, the average American would put ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 20
New Tools for Designing Powerful Studies
Why do studies fail to replicate There are several possible explanations but a notable one is that many studies are underpowered that is, they have sample sizes that are simply too small given the size of the effect under investigation. In an article in Psychological Science , researchers from the University of Notre Dame explain why many studies end up inadequately powered and offer open-source tools that can help researchers proactively avoid the problem ...
Psychological Science - Fri. Oct 20
Study calls for less shame and secrecy around menstruation in global conflict ...
A new study by researchers at Columbia University s Mailman School of Public Health and the International Rescue Committee IRC found that girls and women in emergency contexts have inadequate access to safe and private facilities and supplies for menstrual hygiene management MHM , and are provided with insufficient guidance by response teams on the basics of managing menstruation. Moreover, many staff have a limited understanding of what an improved respon ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Childhood poverty, poor support may drive up pregnant woman's biological age
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State University examined blood from pregnant women to evaluate the length of telomeres - structures at the end of chromosomes that are used by scientists as a measure of biological as opposed to ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Social media accounts promote skeletal images of women
Skeletal images of bodies featuring protruding bones and pencil-thin limbs are being shared and promoted on social media, new research shows. A study by the University of Exeter shows how Twitter and Instagram accounts are celebrating extreme thinness, with users invited to say they like images. This so-called bonespiration content features selfies by young women of their skeletal bodies featuring protruding collar bones, hip bones and spines in a variety ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Stress might be just as unhealthy as junk food to digestive system
We all know that a poor diet is unhealthy, but a new BYU study finds that stress may just as harmful to our bodies as a really bad diet. In a new paper published in Nature Scientific Reports , BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology Laura Bridgewater found that when female mice were exposed to stress, their gut microbiota -- the microorganisms vital to digestive and metabolic health -- changed to look like the mice had been eating a high-fat di ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
Sleep duration may affect the integrity of sperm DNA
A new study found a link between sleep duration and a measure of chromosomal health in sperm. The findings are published in the Journal of Sleep Research . In the study of 2020 semen samples provided by 796 male volunteers from colleges in Chongqing China from 2013 to 2015, volunteers with more than 9 hours per day of sleep and those with 6.5 hours or less per day sleep had 41 and 30 lower High DNA Stainability--an index that represents the proportion of s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 16
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