home
RSS
5 studies you may have missed
January 17th, 2014
12:28 PM ET

5 studies you may have missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that can give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation – so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

Drink up - you'll remember it later
Journal: Nature Neuroscience

If you're worried that drinking alcohol is hastening your memory loss, fear not. A new study suggests any caffeine you inhale the morning after will have the opposite effect.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University gave study participants 100 to 300 milligrams of caffeine after they looked at some images. Twenty-four hours later, those who got 200 or 300 milligrams of caffeine remembered the images better than participants who took a placebo.

The researchers concluded that caffeine can help strengthen our long-term memories.

Read more from The Atlantic

We may live longer because our metabolism sucks
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Guess the monkeys will have to give up those bananas after all. An international team of scientists has discovered that primates burn about half the calories other mammals burn on a daily basis.

While the study was done on primates, researchers believe the findings translate to humans as well.

"The results were a real surprise," said lead study author Herman Pontzer, an anthropologist at Hunter College in New York. "To put that in perspective, a human – even someone with a very physically active lifestyle – would need to run a marathon each day just to approach the average daily energy expenditure of (another) mammal their size."

The researchers believe this slow metabolic rate may be the reason primates, including humans, live much longer than, say, dogs or hamsters. When the body expends energy, it ages. So slow growth may be linked to a long life.

Read more from Smithsonian Magazine

Stand up. We're serious this time
American Journal of Preventive Medicine

You've heard before that sitting all day is killing you. This study provides more evidence to back up that claim.

Researchers examined data from more than 92,000 postmenopausal American women. Those who reported more than 11 hours of sedentary time each day died earlier than peers who only reported four hours of inactivity. The sedentary group increased their risk of death due to cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease and cancer by 13%, 27% and 21%, respectively, according to the study authors.

“In general, a use it-or-lose it philosophy applies,” said lead study author Rebecca Seguin. “We have a lot of modern conveniences and technologies that, while making us more efficient, also lead to decreased activity and diminished ability to do things. Women need to find ways to remain active.”

Read more from Cornell University

Choose wisely before giving birth
Journal: BMJ Open

Having a kid is expensive, but HOW expensive really depends on which hospital you choose, this study suggests.

Researchers analyzed the cost of more than 109,000 uncomplicated, vaginal and Caesarean section deliveries that took place in California hospitals in 2011. They found the cost for a vaginal birth can range anywhere from $3,296 to $37,227 and C-sections could cost you anywhere from $8,312 to $70,908.

The differences in price were "not well explained by observable patient or hospital characteristics," the study authors wrote.

Read more from Health.com

Don't name your kids Jayden, Jason and Jamie
Journal: PLOS ONE

Did your mom or dad accidentally call you by your sibling's name a lot as a kid? Did you feel like they loved your brother or sister more?

Psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin have learned it's not a Freudian slip that makes parents mistakenly call the wrong child's name. Couples with children whose names sound alike, either at the beginning or the end - think Amanda and Samantha - are more likely to make the switch.

It's all part of the brain's information-retrieval process, says lead study author Zenzi Griffin, and is more likely to happen if the siblings are closer in age or look alike.

Just be glad you weren't one of the 20 respondents who said they were called by the name of the family pet.

Read more from ScienceDaily


soundoff (201 Responses)
  1. Mirtha Madrid

    This was great! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yusufhanafy

    June 1, 2021 at 00:01 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ligia Kube

    Hiya! Quick question that's completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My weblog looks weird when browsing from my iphone 4. I'm trying to find a template or plugin that might be able to correct this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Cheers!

    https://writeablog.net/elder-caregiver25/boston-massachusetts-senior-home-care-finding-the-right-solution

    June 1, 2021 at 12:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. drive tumbler

    Various other short articles where Manganese steel is gone over: steel: Wear-resistant steels: Manganese steels are commonly called Hadfield steels, after their creator, Robert Hadfield.

    https://www.cnet.com/profiles/r1rfwvb417/

    June 1, 2021 at 13:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Umiro Hack Tool

    Do you want to take your favorite adventure mobile game to the next level? We have wonderful news for you! With our absolutely free mobile game cheats & hacks now you too can obtain a limitless amount of resources in just 10 minutes or less. Our completely free game hacks will provide you with infinite resources to enjoy mobile gaming with no limit. By employing our completely free game cheats, you will definitely obtain all desirable items in your adventure game without spending a dime.

    https://gamecheatz.netlify.app/umiro-hack-cheat/

    June 2, 2021 at 06:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Superheater tubing

    Various sorts of stainless steel are produced depending on the amount of nickel and chromium in the alloy. Chrome, brief for chromium,

    https://p2mmjzz505.doodlekit.com/blog/entry/15000912/pros-cons-of-galvanized-steel-pipe

    June 2, 2021 at 18:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. a fantastic read

    My partner and I stumbled over here different website and thought I may as well check things out. I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward to checking out your web page again.

    https://www.iglobal.co/united-states/san-diego/st-paul-s-manor

    June 2, 2021 at 22:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Jarrett Buckmeon

    Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a online game where you can do anything you want. Second life is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these sl articles and blogs

    http://everydayliteracies.blogspot.com/2014/05/imagination-wanted-mobile-devices-in.html?showComment=1445832593394

    June 3, 2021 at 01:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 출장안마

    When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Cheers!

    http://londonchinese.com/home.php?mod=space&uid=236290

    June 3, 2021 at 13:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Superheater tubing size

    Discover plating on steel, its benefits and potential applications. Call Hard Chrome Specialists for layering remedies for steel in PA, MD and also beyond.

    https://i3mgfjn403.doodlekit.com/blog/entry/15034953/usual-deterioration-forms-of-stainless-steel-you-must-know

    June 3, 2021 at 16:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Minh Loguidice

    Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading? I'm trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it's the blog. Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

    https://google.com.mx/url?q=https://getpocket.com/@rocvietnam

    June 4, 2021 at 02:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Darlena Thoen

    This was great! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yusufhanafy

    June 4, 2021 at 03:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. 출장마사지

    I was very pleased to uncover this web site. I want to to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely savored every part of it and I have you saved as a favorite to see new stuff on your website.

    http://i-m-a-d-e.org/qa/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=bongobeam5

    June 4, 2021 at 09:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Claire Porraz

    Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it is truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Many people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

    https://google.co.tz/url?q=https://dribbble.com/rocvietnam/

    June 4, 2021 at 11:55 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Superheater tubing Distributors

    Chrome layering looks an dreadful whole lot like products made from stainless-steel Yet which product is better? Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of each.

    https://www.gamespot.com/profile/f4mktuj177/about-me/

    June 4, 2021 at 13:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Kelsi Babbs

    This was awesome! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yusufhanafy

    June 4, 2021 at 22:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Iron Rate in Chennai

    https://www.tsrscraptraders.com/

    June 4, 2021 at 22:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. Zane Panelli

    In the grand design of things you actually get a B+ for hard work. Where you misplaced me personally was first on your particulars. As as the maxim goes, the devil is in the details... And that couldn't be much more accurate right here. Having said that, allow me say to you just what exactly did do the job. Your writing can be quite engaging and this is possibly the reason why I am taking an effort in order to comment. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. 2nd, whilst I can notice a leaps in reasoning you make, I am not necessarily certain of how you appear to unite the ideas that make your conclusion. For right now I shall yield to your point however trust in the near future you actually link your facts better.

    https://www.google.com.tj/url?q=https://twitter.com/roccamping

    June 5, 2021 at 02:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Herman Nishiyama

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I've either written myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being stolen? I'd certainly appreciate it.

    https://www.google.com.ar/url?q=https://twitter.com/roccamping

    June 5, 2021 at 07:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Jan Turton

    Hi, Neat post. There is a problem with your website in internet explorer, would check this… IE still is the market leader and a huge portion of people will miss your magnificent writing because of this problem.

    https://maps.google.com.pk/url?q=https://www.diigo.com/profile/rocvietnam

    June 5, 2021 at 12:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. 최상위 파워볼 사이트

    I used to be able to find good info from your articles.

    https://www.anunciosbarrancabermeja.com/author/bareight4/

    June 5, 2021 at 14:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. 파워볼사이트

    Next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, but I actually thought you would probably have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something you can fix if you weren't too busy seeking attention.

    http://www.ritrovobn.eu/rbnforum/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile;u=91644

    June 5, 2021 at 23:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 파워볼 사이트

    After checking out a number of the articles on your blog, I seriously appreciate your technique of blogging. I saved it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back soon. Take a look at my website too and let me know what you think.

    https://yogicentral.science/wiki/Benefits_of_Edge_Gambling

    June 6, 2021 at 04:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Genesis Liddie

    Whats up! I simply wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the great information you will have here on this post. I shall be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    https://google.md/url?q=https://www.scoop.it/topic/camping-by-roc-vietnam

    June 6, 2021 at 07:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. 최상위 파워볼 사이트

    Great article. I'm dealing with a few of these issues as well..

    https://pattern-wiki.win/wiki/Enjoying_the_Game_in_a_Frenchies_Hotel

    June 6, 2021 at 12:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Patrina Betteridge

    Good post and right to the point. I don't know if this is truly the best place to ask but do you folks have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thank you 🙂

    http://cse.google.cf/url?q=https://www.blogger.com/profile/02849114574221820567

    June 6, 2021 at 17:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Na Ganter

    I simply couldn't depart your site before suggesting that I really loved the standard info an individual supply to your visitors? Is gonna be back continuously in order to check out new posts

    https://canvas.instructure.com/eportfolios/180687/Home/Unclear_About_Auto_Maintenance_These_Pointers_Might_Help_in_Quincy

    June 6, 2021 at 23:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. 파워볼 최상위사이트

    I really like it whenever people come together and share opinions. Great site, continue the good work!

    http://www.errorbase.net/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=recessdinner7

    June 7, 2021 at 02:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. 먹튀검증커뮤니티

    Hello! I could have sworn Iíve been to this web site before but after going through some of the posts I realized itís new to me. Anyhow, Iím definitely pleased I discovered it and Iíll be bookmarking it and checking back often!

    https://timeoftheworld.date/wiki/Playing_Poker_With_the_estimators_Attribute

    June 7, 2021 at 07:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Harley Chenail

    Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your webpage? My website is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some of the information you provide here. Please let me know if this okay with you. Appreciate it!

    https://writeablog.net/bostonmass-lifestyle44/do-you-have-some-questions-regarding-real-estate-property-sales-in-boston-and

    June 7, 2021 at 09:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. 먹튀커뮤니티

    Good web site you've got here.. Itís difficult to find high-quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

    http://sergiubaluta.com/site/redirect.php?url=http://baccarat4cruzhyoj438.lucialpiazzale.com/15-surprising-stats-about-meogtwigeomjeung

    June 7, 2021 at 09:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Ferdinand Bronzo

    This was awesome! I would like you to clean up all this spam though

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/yusufhanafy

    June 7, 2021 at 16:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Leigh Antolik

    Thanks for some other fantastic post. The place else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect method of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such information.

    https://images.google.tk/url?q=https://about.me/rocvietnam

    June 7, 2021 at 18:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. 청주출장마사지

    Good information. Lucky me I came across your blog by accident (stumbleupon). I've book-marked it for later!

    http://silvija.wip.lt/redirect.php?url=http://anma6beaubgri733.wpsuo.com/how-to-master-cheongjuchuljang-in-6-simple-steps

    June 7, 2021 at 22:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Jeffery Granai

    Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I'm getting fed up of WordPress because I've had problems with hackers and I'm looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    https://postheaven.net/boston-mass-weekly-club4/why-should-i-choose-affordable-movers-from-boston-ma-to-florida-usa

    June 8, 2021 at 03:13 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. wandavision quicksilver costume

    This Scarlet Witch outfit is made based on the most recent one launched in Wandavision ending. This outfit has stunning as well as film-accurate information.

    https://uberant.com/article/1492228-a-perfect-guide-to-select-the-cosplay-wandavision-scarlet-witch/

    June 8, 2021 at 09:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. 청주출장마사지

    This is a topic that is close to my heart... Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

    https://hoccattochanoi.com/forum/User-sealporch0.html

    June 8, 2021 at 15:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Gerard Kochan

    Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other sites? I have a blog centered on the same information you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my readers would value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

    http://google.sc/url?q=https://twitter.com/msquareshop

    June 8, 2021 at 17:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. 부산출장

    Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post. Thank you for supplying these details.

    https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/McDermott20Kaae

    June 8, 2021 at 18:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. Branda Manville

    Sweet blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Cheers

    https://squareblogs.net/bostonma-toptowns-team78/what-to-know-before-selecting-boston-massachusetts-to-golden-state-california

    June 9, 2021 at 00:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. Jenell Tada

    I love your blog.. very nice colors & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz respond as I'm looking to design my own blog and would like to find out where u got this from. appreciate it

    https://macmillan-yu.blogbright.net/types-of-home-health-care-services-2/

    June 9, 2021 at 02:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. 부산출장후불

    Having read this I thought it was extremely informative. I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

    http://www.darkml.net/bbs/home.php?mod=space&uid=182419

    June 9, 2021 at 03:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. 청주출장

    Itís difficult to find knowledgeable people in this particular topic, but you seem like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    http://www.coloringcrew.com/iphone-ipad/?url=http://massage8cashqkhp375.simplesite.com/449370567

    June 9, 2021 at 03:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Timothy Dano

    The very crux of your writing whilst sounding agreeable originally, did not really settle very well with me after some time. Somewhere within the sentences you actually were able to make me a believer unfortunately just for a very short while. I nevertheless have a problem with your jumps in assumptions and you would do well to help fill in those gaps. When you can accomplish that, I could surely end up being amazed.

    http://cse.google.so/url?q=https://www.blogger.com/profile/18323726891786638185

    June 9, 2021 at 15:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. Dusti Fowler

    I found your weblog site on google and verify just a few of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Looking for forward to reading extra from you afterward!…

    https://companioncare86.werite.net/post/2021/06/01/Boston-Mass-Senior-Home-Care-Finding-The-Right-Solution3

    June 9, 2021 at 23:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Johnathon Tacket

    Definitely, what a fantastic site and enlightening posts, I definitely will bookmark your website.Best Regards!

    http://onlineklubben.dk/site/members/personal-aide78/activity/305713/

    June 10, 2021 at 01:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. Doyle Zerck

    Hello I am so grateful I found your weblog, I really found you by accident, while I was looking on Yahoo for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to go through it all at the moment but I have book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the fantastic work.

    https://french-norman.technetbloggers.de/braintree-ma-senior-home-care-assisting-a-elderly-family-member-2/

    June 10, 2021 at 03:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Nerissa Wolin

    I appreciate, cause I found just what I was looking for. You've ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day. Bye

    https://uceda.org/members/greaterboston-maweekly-club09/activity/234427/

    June 10, 2021 at 07:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 울산출장

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a colleague who had been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this subject here on your blog.

    http://answers.codelair.com/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=weaponcatsup23

    June 10, 2021 at 07:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. 울산출장

    I quite like reading a post that can make people think. Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

    http://www.czporadna.cz/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=hometail2

    June 10, 2021 at 08:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Earl Moonsommy

    There is noticeably a bundle to learn about this. I assume you made certain good factors in features also.

    https://www.google.gg/url?q=https://www.pinterest.com/msquarevn

    June 10, 2021 at 18:21 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.