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A Closer Look at Hair Products and Breast Cancer Risk

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Can use of hair products have an impact on breast cancer risk for women? That is a question explored by investigators from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers School of Public Health and other colleagues who examined use of hair dyes, hair relaxers and cholesterol-based hair products in African-American and Caucasian women.

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Is There a Link Between Infertility and Child Educational Outcomes?

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Findings from a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist's co-authored study suggest that involuntary childlessness prior to either a first or a second birth is associated with lower academic achievement— both test scores and grade point average— at age 16, even if the period of infertility was prior to a sibling's birth rather than the child's own.

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International Technology Companies Struggling to Balance Productivity with Worker Quality of Life

Researchers have completed an intensive four year study (funded by National Science Foundation) that addresses the conundrum between worker productivity and the need for work life balance. Although they studies the crucial global Information Technology (IT) workforce, the key findings apply to all workers.

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UL Professor Can Speak to Media on How Employers Can Offer a Better Work Life and Increase Efficiency

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Patients with Lung Disease Say Current Home Oxygen Delivery Systems Do Not Meet Their Needs, Increase Their Isolation

According to a new survey, patients with lung disease report that they are unable to obtain home oxygen equipment that meets their needs thereby forcing them to become isolated. The study was presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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When Your Spouse Calls and Interrupts Your Workday, Is That a Good Thing?

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A new Baylor University study shows that interruptions during work and family time come with consequences and benefits. Researchers offer strategies to build on the benefits.

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Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Fabric Softener Science

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Millions of consumers love the “softness” of their clothing after using liquid fabric softeners. Scientists from the Kao Corporation in Japan have unlocked the mechanism describing how these products work effectively on cloths and yarns, which could pave the way to more effective softening products. Their research was honored with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Distinguished Paper Award, recognizing the most outstanding research to appear in 2016 in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents.

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For Parents, ‘Empty Nest’ Is Emotional Challenge

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While “empty nest syndrome” is not a formal clinical diagnosis or a confirmed mental health disorder listed in the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, most psychiatrists agree it’s a legitimate emotional moment when a young adult leaves home and the parents are faced with an empty bedroom—and silence.







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