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Stanford Research: Video Surveillance Gives Glimpse Into Hand-Washing Behavior

Research has shown the best defense against infectious disease is to just wash your hands. Simple enough, right? Stanford researchers have found the word isn’t spreading enough in the developing world.

04/14/2014

Kristen Wiig & Rose Byrne in "Bridesmaids" (credit: Universal Pictures)

Could Being A Bridesmaid Strain A Friendship?

A UK study shows wedding stress to be the biggest factor in the demise of friendships.

04/09/2014

Cyclist Alberto Contador uses headphones during a professional race.  (PASCAL GUYOT/AFP/Getty Images)

Headphones Used As Excuse To Avoid Other People And Skip Workouts, Survey Finds

The survey of 1,001 adults found that 40 percent would not even start their exercise routine without being connected to their music. Some 66 percent said they would be less likely to complete their routine.

04/03/2014

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What a Child Learns From Positive & Negative Video Game Play

Children who repeatedly play violent video games learn thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older…

03/25/2014

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Study Finds Soda Taxes Have Little To No Benefit For Overall Health

A study released in the journal Health Economics casts doubt on claims that soda taxes are an effective way to combat obesity.

03/25/2014

Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Study Finds Tommy John Surgery Doesn’t Boost Pitcher Performance

On average, the number of innings pitched fell among the study group from 59 to 50 per season, while ERA’s swelled from 4.15 to 4.74 and WHIP ticked up from 1.40 before the operation to 1.48 after.

03/11/2014

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Twitter Knows When You Have A Hangover, Feel Sad

Is Friday really the happiest day of the week? Not according to your tweets. Twitter tracked comments from users and charted the frequency of different phrases to try and determine when we heel certain emotions.

03/11/2014

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Much Larger In SF, Oakland Than In San Jose

It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.

02/25/2014

An adult deer tick. (USDA)

Ticks Carrying Lyme-Like, Mystery Bacteria Found In Bay Area Parks

A newly-discovered mystery bacteria with unknown health effects is being carried by ticks and found in Bay Area parks, according to a Stanford University study.

02/18/2014

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Cost Of Raising A Child Continues To Rise, Bay Area Cities Among Costliest

According to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released on Wednesday, food, shelter and other child-rearing necessities will set a middle-class family back nearly a quarter-million dollars – or $301,970 when adjusted for future inflation.

08/14/2013

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