Regular Exercise Reduces Patient Anxiety By 20 Percent

The anxiety that often accompanies a chronic illness can chip away at quality of life and make patients less likely to follow their treatment plan. But regular exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety, a new University of Georgia study shows.

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Is An Animal's Agility Affected By The Position Of Its Eyes?

New research from scientists in Liverpool has revealed the relationship between agility and vision in mammals. The study, published in the Journal of Anatomy, sampled 51 species to compare the relationship between agility and vision between frontal eyed species, such as cats, to lateral-eyed …continue reading

Do Recreational Drugs Make Us Fail To Remember?

Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study from UK researchers suggests that for those who regularly use ecstasy or other recreational drugs, this kind of memory lapse is more common. Their research, …continue reading

Farmers' Markets Offer Different Strokes For Different Folks

Farmers’ markets are not created equal. Some sell only fresh produce while others offer entertainment and a wide variety of vendors. And each market’s unique personality attracts some people while repelling others. A University of Illinois study revealed that based on what they offer, …continue reading

More Efficient Methods Of Food Recall Notices Needed

Consumers need faster, more efficient ways of being notified when there is a recall of food products.

That’s the message Michigan State University’s Ewen Todd gave to a symposium at the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting being held in …continue reading

Local Social Dynamics Key To Success Of Tropical Marine Conservation Areas

As biologists and ecologists propose ever-larger conservation areas in the tropics, ones that encompass multiple countries, social scientists say it’s local people banding together with their community leaders who ultimately determine the success or failure of such efforts in many parts of the world.

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A Midday Nap Markedly Boosts The Brain's Learning Capacity

If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don’t roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, …continue reading

Geoengineering Takes A Ride In The Shipping Lanes

Ships blowing off steam are helping researchers understand how manmade particles might be useful against global warming. New results from modeling clouds like those seen in shipping lanes reveal the complex interplay between aerosols, the prevailing weather and even the time of day the …continue reading

The Philippines Triples Its Rice Yield

In the last fifty years, the Philippines has more than tripled its rice yield, while the world average rice yield has increased only about 2.3 times.

Despite being criticized as a poor rice producer because of its status as the world’s biggest rice importer, …continue reading

Influenza Vaccines: Poor Evidence For Effectiveness In Elderly

Evidence for the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccines in the over 65s is poor, despite the fact that vaccination has been recommended for the prevention of influenza in older people for the past 40 years. These are the conclusions of a new Cochrane …continue reading