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We Are All ‘Wired’ For Addiction, Says Texas A&M Researcher

Drug addicts and non-addicts may have more in common than ever thought, according to a researcher at Texas A&M University who found that to some degree, everyone’s brain is “wired” to become addicted.
24-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Standing Desks Lead To Improved BMI In Children


Texas A&M researchers have shown, for the first time, evidence that standing desks in classrooms can slow the increase in elementary school children’s body mass index (BMI)—a key indicator of obesity—by an average of 5.24 percentile points....
23-Aug-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A Faster Method of Rebuilding Destroyed Homes


Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program developed with recommendations from Texas A&M University’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center (HRRC), that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes...
18-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Dangers of Pokémon Go Similar to Texting


It’s taking over headlines around the world – people being injured playing Pokémon Go, a location-based augmented reality game. Conrad Earnest, a research scientist at Texas A&M University’s Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab, says much of the...
17-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chew on This: August Is National Sandwich Month


If you are like most people, you will consume about 200 sandwiches this year. Add it all up and it means -- this is no baloney. Americans will eat about 45 billion sandwiches in 2016.
17-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Dogs Became Our Friends


New findings show that dogs became man’s best friend earlier than believed and have been domesticated at least twice in different locations, according to a study from an international team that includes a Texas A&M University researcher.
16-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas A&M Study Finds Media Fuels Anti-Muslim Attitudes


People who rely on the media for information on Muslims have greater negative emotions toward Muslims, according to a study co-authored by Texas A&M Professor Srividya Ramasubramanian. The study found direct contact with Muslims has the opposite...
5-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pets: A Positive Impact on Kids


Although welcoming a pet into your home is a big commitment, children can learn responsibility by learning to care for pets with adult supervision. In addition, childhood pets can also introduce children to friendship and family bonding.
4-Aug-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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