Author: Art Jahnke

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 […]

Study: Books Make Us As Happy As Life Itself
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Study: Books Make Us As Happy As Life Itself

There’s life, and there’s art that imitates life, and then there are studies about which of the two makes us happier. One such project comes out of the psychology department of San Francisco State University, where researchers asked consumers about a recent purchase and how happy that purchase made them. […]

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Should Large Sodas Be Banned?

To halt the continuing and medically expensive march of obesity, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has taken a step that other politicians are afraid to even mention: he has proposed a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts. The […]