Author: Art Jahnke

Testosterone Surge Is For Losers, Too
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Testosterone Surge Is For Losers, Too

It’s called the “winner effect,” because trainers have long believed that winning athletic competition actually boosts testosterone levels. Now a new study by researchers at Emory University suggests that it should be called the “winner and loser effect.” The researchers analyzed saliva samples of male and female cross country runners […]

A Bad Marriage Can Kill You, Slowly
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A Bad Marriage Can Kill You, Slowly

It takes a while, but a bad marriage can kill you, especially if you’re a woman. Researchers at Michigan State University arrived at that conclusion after analyzing five years of data from about 1,200 married men and women who were aged 57-85 at the beginning of the study. A Michigan State […]

Jogging Keeps Our Bodies Young
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Jogging Keeps Our Bodies Young

Jogging, as contrasted with walking, really does keep us young.  That’s the verdict from researchers at Humboldt State University, where a recent study found that people who run at least 30 minutes, three times a week were less likely to experience age-related physical decline in walking efficiency than those who […]

Want Help? Wear High Heels. Want More Help? Wear Higher Heels
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Want Help? Wear High Heels. Want More Help? Wear Higher Heels

Can the style of shoes worn by women influence the behavior of men? The French think so. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the Université de Bretagne-Sud, where study author Nicolas Guéguen set up experiments in which he watched what happened when a woman in flat shoes asked people to complete a survey, […]

For Some, Soy Cools Hot Flashes
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For Some, Soy Cools Hot Flashes

The good news is that eating a soy-based diet can reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. The less good news is that the soy diet only works for women whose bodies naturally produce equol, which is metabolized from the soy isoflavone diazden by bacteria in the gut. What’s the […]

Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer
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Walnuts Slow Prostate Cancer

Yes, it appears to be true: walnuts slow the growth of prostate cancer, at least in mice. A UC Davis news release reports that researchers at the school had found, in a previous study, that walnuts reduced prostate tumor size in mice, but the researchers weren’t sure which parts of […]

Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions. It’s About Sex
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Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions. It’s About Sex

Ever wonder why men don’t ask for directions? According to researchers at the University of Utah, it’s about sex, maybe. A U of Utah news release reports that researchers at the school who studied two African tribes found that men evolved better navigation ability than women because men with better […]

Vitamin B For Memory? Forget About It
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Vitamin B For Memory? Forget About It

No, there is no evidence that vitamin B12 or folic acid supplements can improve our memory. That’s the verdict of researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where scientists measured the memory and thinking skills of nearly 3,000 people, average age 74. HealthDay reports that half of the study group took […]