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Tori Linville

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Tori Linville is a freelance writer and editor from Clarksville, Tennessee. When she isn't writing or teaching, she's faithfully watching her alma mater, the University of Alabama, dominate the football field.

Scientists Create Sensor That Can Track What You Eat

Could this technology be the key to easier dieting?

Is Empathy in Our Genes?

Empathy is learned in many ways, but now, it could also be considered to be genetic.

Study Sheds Light on How Social Media Affects Real Social Situations

The long-term study used data from the Longitudinal Study of American Youth, a national sample of 2,774 individuals over a three year period.

FDA Says BPA Is Safe for Use in Packaging and More

Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, has often been considered a harmful substance found in plastics and resins by the general public.

New Blood Test Aims to Detect Autism Sooner

Scientists from the UK hope the test will not only help to detect autism spectrum disorder sooner, but also to reveal new causes.

Sibling Bullying May Lead to Psychotic Disorders in Adulthood

Even after adjusting the study, involvement in sibling bullying was associated with psychotic disorder.

Ingredient in McDonald’s Cooking Oil Could Treat Baldness

The chemical in question is used to stop cooking oil from frothing while frying McDonald’s fries.

Gluten-Free Foods Aren’t Necessarily Healthier Options, Study Says

Though the results weren’t universally consistent, the researchers said most gluten-free bread and flour products contained the higher fat and sugar contents.

Does Owning a Pet Make You Healthier?

Researchers looked at households with pets to see how the health and well-being of pet owners fared later in life.

Creative People Use Specific Brain Networks: Study

A new study sheds light on how creative people use their brains differently.

Could a Nasal Spray Help Treat Gambling Addiction?

For those who suffer from a gambling addiction, the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland is working on a treatment.

Woman Has Baby From Embryo Almost As Old As Her

The embryo was 24-years-old.

Eating Leafy Greens Daily Could Help Slow Cognitive Decline

Adding more greens to your diet could be the way to live a longer life with a sharper brain.

Brain Stimulation Studied as Possible Therapy for Autism

The study used mice to demonstrate how stimulating the cerebellum, a part of the brain that has been suggested as an area of interest in previous studies concerning autism, was able to amend social deficiencies for the animals.

Artificial Ovaries Could Mean Less Harmful Hormone Therapies for Women

The researchers hope to determine whether the engineered ovaries are successful for women.

Reading Aloud May Improve Memory Retention

If you have a tendency to forget things, you might want to read aloud what you want to remember.

Bright Light Therapy May Have Potential to Treat Bipolar Depression

The study showed that sixty-eight percent of of patients with bipolar depression improved with bright light therapy versus only 22 percent of patients on the placebo box.

Complex Mental Activity May Protect Against Anxiety

Participants were asked to answer memory-based math problems, view images of angry or scared facial expressions and to play a guessing game with rewards.

Drinking Alcohol May Boost Foreign Language Speaking Skills

Drinking that extra beer might not help you when adding up the tab, but it could help you in a foreign country.

Can Unwanted Thoughts Be Prevented?

The study found an interesting insight when looking at levels of GABA within the brain.

High-Fat Keto Diet May Influence Brain Inflammation

By copying the effects of the ketogenic diet, the study can affect patients who suffer from many health issues, including other inflammatory conditions.

Pollution Linked to 9 Million Deaths Worldwide

Pollution is a severe and underreported contributor to global disease.

Menopausal Women May Be More Likely to Develop Alzheimer’s Disease

Glucose metabolism, key to cellular functioning, was found to be lower in women who were transitioning into menopause and who were already menopausal.

Pricier Medication May Cause Worse Effects, Study Suggests

The study analyzed brain imaging to further understand how medication pricing can influence the nocebo effect.

Positive Mood May Strengthen Flu Shot Effectiveness

The vaccination day could be a particularly important time where one's positive mood influences the body’s immune response.

New Tech Allows Users to Pay With Their Veins

A new biometric payment system reads a customer’s finger veins to complete a purchase.

Children Praised for Being Smart Are More Likely to Cheat

The study observed that children as young as three years old who are praised for being smart change behaviors after the compliment.

Study Finds Fathers Play a Role in Determining the Sex of Their Children

A father has more to do with the sex of his offspring than you might think.

Heavy Alcohol Use Affects Young Men and Women’s Brains Differently

It’s no secret that long-term, heavy alcohol consumption alters brain function. In a recent study from researchers from Finland, young men and women who...

Exposure to Outdoor Light at Night Linked to Breast Cancer

The association between outdoor light at night and breast cancer was specifically found in premenopausal women and those who were smokers or had smoked in the past.

Smart Labels Could Tell You When to Throw Out Food

Scientists at Clarkson University in New York have created a smart label that detects whether a product, from food to makeup, is no longer viable for consumers.

Vitamin B3 May Prevent Birth Defects and Miscarriages: Study

To understand more about vitamin B3 and its role in pregnancy, researchers turned to the mice model.

Looking at Certain Body Parts Reveals the Type of Relationship We Desire

New research reveals why we tend to focus on certain parts of the body when looking at different people.

Does Drinking Alcohol Lower Diabetes Risk?

In the study, women who consumed nine drinks per week had a 58 percent lower risk for developing diabetes, while men who consumed 14 drinks per week had a 43 percent lower risk.

Talking to Ourselves May Help Us Control Our Emotions

The simple act of talking to ourselves may do wonders for dealing with our emotions in stressful situations.

Not so Sweet: High-Sugar Diets Linked to Depression

Researchers speculate there could be a variety of reasons sugar affects someone’s mental health.

Ketamine Could Be the Answer to Treatment-Resistant Depression

Although ketamine use isn't completely understood, a new study suggests it may prove helpful for treating older patients who struggle with depression.

Why Do We Lean to the Right When We Kiss?

The study suggests that couples instinctively try to avoid discomfort when kissing.

Researchers Study How Fat Content Affects Ice Cream Taste

It turns out that people can't tell the difference between low-fat and high-fat ice cream.

Are You Neurotic? Research Says You May Live Longer

According to a new study, being highly neurotic does have its health benefits.

Smartphones Are Draining Our Brains

Here's how our smartphones are actually making us stupid.

Is Forgetting Just as Crucial as Remembering?

Forgetting can do more for your brain than you might think.

Hairs Send Signals to Each Other About When to Grow

Researchers hope to use the study as a base to regulate the signals with drugs that could send waves of growth into balding areas.

Alcohol Before Bed Actually Messes With Your Sleep

Here's why you may want to rethink that glass of wine before bed.

Untreatable Gonorrhea Is Becoming a Problem

Even high-income countries with state-of-the-art healthcare are facing cases of gonorrhea that have become resistant to treatment via any known antibiotics.

Currents Pumped Through Headphones Could Mean Migraine Relief

A group of participants saw a reduction in migraine days of three days per month thanks to the treatment.

Vitamin D May Ease Sunburns by Reducing Skin Damage

It's summertime, which almost always means getting a sunburn. Here's why you may want to take some vitamin D.

Children Who Lose Sleep Age More

Researchers at Princeton found a link between children getting less sleep and shorter telomere lengths.

Extended Breastfeeding Could Cause Cavities

In a study, children who were breastfed for a minimum of two years had a higher number of decayed, missing or filled teeth.

Scientists Brew Probiotic Beer That’s Actually Good for You

The beer can neutralize toxins and viruses and even help to keep the immune system in check.

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