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Experience trumps youth among jumping fish
Tiny jumping fish can leap further as they get older, new research shows. (2018-03-16)
Food for thought: Ketogenic diets reduce athletes' anaerobic performance
The Saint Louis University research team found that after following a ketogenic diet, study participants did not perform as well at anaerobic exercise tasks. (2018-05-01)
Improving academic performance with physical fitness
Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is beneficial for both physical and mental health throughout life. (2014-06-19)
Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices
A new study finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting for the latency -- or time lag -- inherent in remotely controlling robots or other tools. (2017-10-06)
Breast density and outcomes of supplemental breast cancer screening
In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. (2016-04-26)
Simple tests may predict older patients' risk of falling while hospitalized
Simple Tests May Predict Older Patients' Risk of Falling While Hospitalized A study of 807 older individuals admitted to hospital found that those who had poorer physical function at the time of admission were more likely to fall during their hospital stay; 329 falls occurred in 189 patients, including 161 injurious falls, of which 24 were serious. (2018-02-09)
How the brain might compensate stress during learning
When people have to assess a situation within seconds, it helps them to draw on learned categories. (2018-03-08)
Physical abuse and punishment impact children's academic performance
A Penn State researcher and her collaborator found that physical abuse was associated with decreases in children's cognitive performance, while non-abusive forms of physical punishment were independently associated with reduced school engagement and increased peer isolation. (2017-09-29)
School performance and body weight affects kids' self-esteem, study shows
It's well-known that within the adult population body weight and self esteem are very much inter related. (2009-01-20)
Adolescents with frequent PE more informed about physical activity's role in health
Frequent, long-term instruction in physical education not only helps adolescents be more fit but also equips them with knowledge about how regular physical activity relates to good health. (2017-04-12)
Odds of success
The more a student engages with various activities on campus, the higher their odds of success post-graduation. (2019-05-24)
Influence of technology acquisition on organizational performance studied in Iran
80 international companies from Iran were selected, and 320 respondents in key managerial positions were questioned. (2018-05-08)
The brains of children with a better physical fitness possess a greater volume of gray matter
Researchers from the University of Granada lead a worldwide pioneering study that confirms that physical fitness in children may affect their brain structure, which in turn may have an influence on their academic performance. (2017-11-22)
Can sleep quality and burnout affect shift-work nurses' job performance?
In a Journal of Advanced Nursing study, female gender and personal burnout were linked with impaired sleep quality among nurses. (2017-11-22)
Study: Wearable fitness monitors useful in cancer treatment
Wearable fitness trackers, such as Fitbits, that measure steps taken per day may be a useful tool to evaluate and help treat cancer patients, researchers at UT Southwestern's Simmons Cancer Center have shown. (2018-05-01)
Study shows early family and community support are essential to children's academic success
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor outcomes in adults. (2018-05-05)
One-month worth of memory training results in 30 minutes
A significant part of working memory training effects is a result of a fast development of task-specific strategies during training, rather than an increase in working memory capacity. (2018-03-07)
Children who commute to school unaccompanied have greater autonomy and decision-making ability
Results of a UGR research show that children of ages above 10-12 years are more likely to travel to school unaccompanied and in an active way, that is to say, walking or cycling, which give them better safety perceptions and autonomy. (2017-11-27)
Trends in kids' fitness not as bad as assumed
A 10-year study of more than 5,000 young children shows that first graders around Baden-Baden, Germany, have remained reasonably fit over the last decade. (2017-10-31)
There's a better way to screen for cervical cancer
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that high-quality cervical cancer screening can be done effectively using a completely automated approach. (2018-04-11)
Multimodal intervention can reduce PIVC insertion in the emergency department
Peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) insertion in the emergency department can be reduced using a multimodal approach designed to support critical thinking and promote clinically appropriate peripheral intravenous cannula insertion and use. (2017-12-27)
Imagining a successful future can help students overcome everyday difficulties
Having a clear picture in mind of what their future will look like can motivate students to keep going despite the challenges of college life. (2018-01-24)
Students who are old for their grade more likely to enroll in college
Teens who are old for their grade appear to feel more confident about their academic abilities and are more likely to enroll in college than their younger peers, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2018-03-15)
Teenagers gamble away their education
The odds are stacked against teenagers who regularly gamble. A new study in Springer's Journal of Gambling Studies shows that a 14-year-old who gambles is more likely to struggle at school. (2018-01-11)
Motivational music increases risk-taking but does not improve sports performance
Listening to motivational music increases risk-taking behavior during sport activities and exercise -- particularly in men and when participants made their own playlist -- but does not improve performance, new research shows. (2018-01-29)
Performance appraisal success depends on frequent feedback and good standard setting
Appraisal of employees often gets a bad press, but recent research suggests if it involves frequent feedback between the formal appraisal and good prior planning and communication of standards then it can be successful and appreciated by employees. (2017-11-17)
Development of graphene microwave photodetector
DGIST developed cryogenic microwave photodetector which is able to detect 100,000 times smaller light energy compared to the existing photedetectors. (2016-11-24)
Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
A University of Washington study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects. (2018-05-17)
Preschool kids do better when they talk to themselves, research shows
Parents should not worry when their pre-schoolers talk to themselves; in fact, they should encourage it, says a new study from George Mason University. (2008-03-28)
Orange, tea tree & eucalyptus oils sweeten diesel fumes
Waste oil from orange, tea tree and eucalyptus essential oil production mixed with diesel provides a sweet-smelling biofuel blend with comparable performance to diesel-only fuel. (2018-06-15)
Keeping the hydrogen coming
A coating of molybdenum improves the efficiency of catalysts for producing hydrogen. (2017-06-06)
Dancing backwards in high heels
Who do students turn to when they want to ask for an extended assignment deadline or an increase in their marks? (2018-01-03)
Supervisors driven by bottom line fail to get top performance from employees: Baylor study
Supervisors driven by profits could actually be hurting their coveted bottom lines by losing the respect of their employees, who counter by withholding performance, according to a new study led by Baylor University. (2019-07-25)
A novel positioning algorithm based on self-adaptive algorithm
Much attention has been paid to the Taylor series expansion (TSE) method these years, which has been extensively used for solving nonlinear equations for its good robustness and accuracy of positioning. (2017-02-20)
Mediterranean diet may improve academic performance by affecting sleep
A new Acta Paediatrica study indicates that following the Mediterranean diet may improve adolescents' academic performance, and the effect may relate to sleep quality. (2018-07-18)
Hospital rankings: More than meets the eye
Medicare's pay-for-performance program ranks and rewards hospitals according to how well they meet certain guidelines for clinical care. (2008-10-21)
Academic performance predicts risk of suicide attempt
In a recent Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica study, poor academic performance, measured as grade point average (GPA) at age 16, was a robust and strong predictor of suicide attempt up to middle age. (2017-11-08)
Study: ADHD drugs do not improve cognition in healthy college students
Contrary to popular belief across college campuses, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications may fail to improve cognition in healthy students and actually can impair functioning, according to a study by researchers at the University of Rhode Island and Brown University. (2018-07-19)
Finances are a major motivating factor in patient avoidance of diagnostic testing
Patient preferences for diagnostic testing differed significantly across levels of risk, benefit, and cost of diagnostic testing, but cost was the strongest and most consistent factor associated with decreased desire for testing. (2018-06-01)
Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength
MIT researchers have developed a process to produce ultrafine fibers -- whose width is measured in nanometers -- that are exceptionally strong, tough, inexpensive, and easy to produce, and could be choice materials for many applications, such as protective armor. (2018-01-05)
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