Category Archives: Science Daily


Dec

18

2017
Junk food, energy drinks may pose unique risks for teens, new data shows

Junk food, energy drinks may pose unique risks for teens, new data shows

The popularity of energy drinks and junk food might have unique risks for teenagers who consume too much of them during the later stages of brain development. These are just two of the factors potentially affecting teen brain development examined in a new special issue of Birth Defects Research: The Teenage Brain, published by the Teratology Society with John Wiley & Sons.


Dec

18

2017
Juggling bills may be key at-risk indicator for food insecurity

Juggling bills may be key at-risk indicator for food insecurity

Pawning family valuables or paying one bill while letting another bill slide may be warning signs that someone is at risk for being food insecure. A new study uses data collected from people who visit food pantries to show that these financial coping strategies can help identify people who are very food insecure or at risk for becoming food insecure.


Dec

18

2017
Teens who help strangers have more confidence

Teens who help strangers have more confidence

A new study found that adolescents who exhibited prosocial behavior toward strangers had higher self-esteem a year later. The same was not true for prosocial behavior solely to friends and family.


Dec

06

2017
When a common cold may trigger early supportive care

When a common cold may trigger early supportive care

A new study shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease.



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