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Unlike Less Educated People, College Grads More Active on Weekends Than Weekdays

People’s educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study whose authors include two University of Kansas researchers.

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Men Viewed More Favorably Than Women When Seeking Work-Life Balance

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.

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Sharing Housework Doesn't Mean Less Sex, Research Finds

A research study by Georgia State University sociologists has found an equal division of labor in the home does not lead to a decrease in sexual frequency and satisfaction.

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“I’m So OCD About My Room Being Clean:” Jennifer Welbel, LPC, On the Myths of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Rooting Out Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury 


As most countries try to rid themselves of mercury pollution, some people are massaging creams containing the metal directly onto their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most at risk, scientists are reporting today that they can now identify these creams and intervene much faster than before. They’re speaking at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Offers 10 Back-to-School Tips for 2014-15 School Year

Sharpened pencils: check; notebooks and paper: check; school schedule: check. As a parent, this check list may seem familiar to you. It is a clear indication that back-to-school season is here and that means preparing your child for the school year as best as you can. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is helping you and your child finalize the list by providing top 10 expert tips on keeping your child healthy and safe all year round.

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“Phone Home” Not First Option for Today’s College Students

Parental advice once given to college-bound students that they should “Phone home” may not be followed by today’s busy students. Their fundamental communication question today: Do I call or text? New communication research at North Dakota State University, Fargo, investigates how college students decide which method to use when contacting their parents. Study results show most students in almost daily contact with parents and efficiency is a determining factor when it comes to technology choice.

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Making Cashews Safer for Those with Allergies


For the millions of adults and children in the U.S. who have to shun nuts to avoid an allergic reaction, help could be on the way. Scientists are now developing a way to process cashews — and potentially other nuts — that could make them safer for people who are allergic to them. They’re presenting their work at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Pregnant Women and Fetuses Exposed to Antibacterial Compounds Face Potential Health Risks 


As the Food and Drug Administration mulls over whether to rein in the use of common antibacterial compounds that are causing growing concern among environmental health experts, scientists are reporting today that many pregnant women and their fetuses are being exposed to these substances. They will present their work at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Happier Consumers Can Lead to Healthier Environment, Research Reveals

The pursuit of true happiness can lead people to lifestyles that will not only be satisfying but will be better for the environment, according to an overview of psychological research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

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