A study involving a staggering 2.4 million people has revealed that dying on your birthday is possibly more common than we might assume. Researchers in Switzerland determined that the effect may be due to something called the anniversary reaction hypothesis, and even cite stress surrounding the big day as a reason people are prone to kick it on their birthdays.
A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes. 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, while 18 percent said they had puffed cigarettes, reported the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A 69-year-old man presented with a 25-year history of gradual, asymptomatic thickening and wrinkling of the skin on the left side of his face. The patient reported that he had driven a delivery truck for 28 years.
In a study published in the journal Aging on May 21, researchers surveyed people who were over the age of 95 and found that most of them had positive personality traits, making them upbeat and relaxed about life. That suggests personality traits such optimism could be part of the longevity genes mix, they said.
Homeschooling is legal in many countries. Countries with the most prevalent home education movements include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Some countries have highly regulated home education programs as an extension of the compulsory school system; others, such as Germany, have outlawed it entirely.
Recent research suggests that the bigger your plate, the likelier it is you’ll overeat. The same logic may apply to fast food, where according to a new infographic by the Centers for Disease Control, portion sizes for popular items have increased dramatically since the 1950s.
A team of researchers led by the psychologists and neuroscientists at the University of Freiburg, Germany, examined in a study how men react in stressful situations. In the study, subjects who were under stress showed significantly more positive social behavior than control subjects who were not in a stressful situation. Negative social behavior, on the other hand, was not affected by stress.
It’s amazing how simple (and cheap) effective treatments can be. Meditation seems to be a widely applicable medication.
According to the 13th annual Mothers Report by Save the Children, Norway ranks highest across the globe for health, education, economic conditions and well-being of moms and their kids. Iceland comes in second, and Sweden rounds out the top three. The worst-ranked nation was Niger, followed by Afghanistan and Yemen.