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Extra Points for Superior Snoozing: Students Who Meet '8-Hour Sleep Challenge' Do Better on Finals

Students given extra points if they met “The 8-hour Challenge” — averaging eight hours of sleep for five nights during final exams week — did better than those who snubbed (or flubbed) the incentive, according to Baylor University research....
3-Dec-2018 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites


‘Two Heads Are Better Than One’ — a New Way of Nursing Education — Gets High Marks from Students in Baylor University Study

A new “buddy system” of nursing education — in which two students work together as one nurse to share ideas, set priorities and make clinical decisions for patient care in the “real world” of nursing — is effective, according to a study...
15-Nov-2018 10:15 AM EST Add to Favorites


Combat Veterans with PTSD Report Better Mental Health After Therapeutic Horseback Riding Intervention

Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study.
29-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Adolescents Whose Religious Mothers Die Are Likely to Become Less Religious as Young Adults

Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than those who do not suffer a maternal loss. Conversely, youths whose late mothers placed no value on religion are more likely to...
11-Sep-2018 11:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


‘Reality’ Driver’s Ed Increases Teens’ Awareness of the Outcomes of Risky Driving

Teens who took a supplemental drivers’ education program — including tours of emergency rooms, ICUs and a morgue — showed more awareness of the consequences of risky driving and of how they can avoid dangers, but whether that will change their...
5-Sep-2018 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Children with Brain Tumors Who Undergo Radiation Therapy Are Less Likely to Recall Recent Personal Events than to Remember Happenings from Before Treatment

Children with certain types of brain tumors who undergo radiation treatment are less likely to recall the specifics of events they experienced after radiation than to remember pre-treatment happenings, according to a study comparing them to children...
15-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Grip Strength of Children Gives Clues about Their Future Health

Adolescents with a strong hand grip — an indicator of overall muscle strength — have better odds of being healthy over time, according to a two-year study of 368 elementary school children. A simple, non-invasive measure of grip strength can...
9-Aug-2018 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Stop, Look and Listen -- Maybe Even Taste -- Before Posting Adventures on Social Media

Quick! Snap a selfie and share the sensations! Or not. If you want to preserve the memories, process before you post, says a Baylor University psychologist.
23-Jul-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Baylor Expert Shares 11 Tips to Negotiate the Best Retail Price

10-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT


Hallucinations, Full Moons and Coffee? Baylor Sleep Expert Debunks Common Sleep Myths

On average, you will spend about a third of your life sleeping or attempting to sleep. For many, this means more than 25 years of your life will be spent in bed. Given this startling proportion, wouldn’t you like to know more about what helps,...
9-Mar-2018 10:05 AM EST


True Public Health Reform Must Address Poverty, Baylor University Epidemiologist Says

Despite the debate over the Affordable Care Act — “Obamacare” — and the perception that it transformed the nation’s public health system, the legislation did little to impact or advance public health, according to Baylor University...
26-Feb-2018 11:10 AM EST


#OscarNoms: "Positive Strides" & Missed Opportunities, Says #Baylor Entertainment Marketing #Expert

23-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST


Considering a New Year’s Resolution for 2018? Baylor University Experts Can Help

As 2018 approaches, many Americans are considering ways to improve themselves via New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s personal, like losing weight or clearing clutter, or it’s professional, such as being a better manager or breaking away from...
20-Dec-2017 12:05 PM EST


Black Gospel Music Expert Discusses Timelessness of Christmas Spirituals and How They Differ From Christmas Carols

A cherished parts of the holiday season is gathering to sing and listen to such Christmas carols as Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. But a Baylor University expert in black gospel music loves another Christmas tradition:...
8-Dec-2017 8:05 AM EST


Something to Chew On: Baylor University Nutrition Expert Exposes Five Myths About Food

When it comes to food, don’t swallow all that information online and on social media. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutrition experts are busting a lot of the myths with science-based...
20-Nov-2017 1:05 AM EST


Is Trump Addicted to Twitter? A Baylor Social Media and Smartphone Addiction Expert Has the Answer

President Donald Trump has said that Twitter is his way of communicating his thoughts directly with the world, bypassing the more traditional means of using the news media, which he tends to distrust. The president’s daily use of social media begs...
24-Oct-2017 12:05 PM EDT

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