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E-Readers May Harm Quality of Sleep

Dec 26, 2014 AM EST New research suggests that e-readers could be harming your quality of sleep.

Smartphones May Give Thumbs Superpowers

Dec 26, 2014 AM EST Touchscreen smartphones may change the way people's thumbs and brains work together, according to a recent study.

Christmas Colors Disguise Gliding Lizards in the Rainforest

Dec 24, 2014 PM EST Bornean lizards avoid falling prey to birds whilst gliding by mimicking the red and green colors of falling leaves, according to a recent study.

High-Fat Diet, Obesity During Pregnancy May Harm Stem Cells in Developing Fetus

Dec 24, 2014 PM EST A high-fat diet and obesity during a pregnancy could compromise the blood-forming, or hematopoietic, stem cell system in the fetal liver responsible for creating and sustaining lifelong blood and ...

Young Smokers Are More Likely to Use Cocaine, Ecstasy

Dec 24, 2014 PM EST Teenagers who smoke contraband cigarettes are more likely to use illicit drugs, according to a recent study.

Marijuana Use Could Be Avoided By Activating Natural 'High'

Dec 24, 2014 AM EST Encouraging some people to pursue their natural "high" could relieve mood and anxiety disorders and enable some people to quit using marijuana, according to a recent study.

Premature Deaths More Likely to Occur In Neighborhoods With A Lot of Check-Cashing Places, Liquor Stores

Dec 23, 2014 PM EST A new study links the density of both check-cashing places and alcohol outlets in a given neighborhood and the risk of premature death in people ages 20 to 59 years.

Studying Music Could Improve Kids' Brains

Dec 23, 2014 PM EST New research suggests that children who play the violin could be learning more than just Mozart.

Strong Neighborhood Ties May Help Reduce Gun Violence

Dec 23, 2014 PM EST A new study suggests that the bonds that tie a neighborhood together can help shield community members from gun violence.

Many Overweight Teens Lose Weight for Right Reasons, Not to Impress Peers

Dec 23, 2014 PM EST Many heavy teens lose weight for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents, according to a recent study.

Friends University Addresses Affordability Challenge With Tuition-Lock Program

Dec 23, 2014 AM EST Friends University will launch an initiative that will allow student to lock in their tuition for four years in an effort to make college more affordable, school officials announced.

WellCare Donates $2,500 To The School District Of University City’s GrandFamilies Program

Dec 23, 2014 AM EST The WellCare Community Foundation has awarded $2,500 to the School District of University City's GrandFamilies Program to support grandparents within the school district who are raising or helping to ...

University of Central Arkansas Receives $3 Million Gift to Renovate Science Center

Dec 22, 2014 PM EST The University of Central Arkansas has received a $3 million donation from Conway Corporation to renovate their science center, school officials announced.

Light-Emitting E-Readers May Harm Quality of Sleep

Dec 22, 2014 PM EST New research suggests that e-readers could be harming your quality of sleep.

Suicide Risk Linked to Insomnia, Alcohol Use

Dec 22, 2014 PM EST New research suggests that insomnia symptoms mediate the relationship between alcohol use and suicide risk, and that this mediation is moderated by gender.

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