Julie A. Fast

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.

    Surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 found that far fewer retirees who said they used the Internet for communication...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be number

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,970 heterosexual Am...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

    In fact, reminding them of the consequences of doing poorly on an exam could result in lower scores, the British researchers added.

    The study included 347 studen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

    "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making cr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for women to sound sexy, but men just don't have what it takes, a new study says.

    When they want to sound sexy or attractive, women lower their pitch and boost their hoarseness. Men aren't able to do the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

    The study included two groups of participants with different ambient temperature preferences, one co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says.

    Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines and Venezuela. Overall, those who felt o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

    Researchers asked more than 1,000 people about their preferred position at night and to rate their relationship qual...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests.

    Personal endeavors after-hours help employees recover from on-the-job demands and improve skills such as problem-solving, the researchers report in t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices.

    "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.

    For the research, 107 middle-age...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they're toddlers than are "easier" babies, new research finds.

    It's not clear just what this finding means. Parents could be tryin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mental health problems are common among civilians who work for the U.S. military in war zones, a new study finds.

    There are a large number of civilians who provide support services in war zones. For example, the U.S. Army had more than 6,000 c...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's "bedside manner" seems to have a real effect on patients' health, a new research review suggests.

    The review, of 13 clinical trials, found that when doctors were given training to hone their people skills, patients typically fared be...Full Article