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Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur 'fossil' in your own home
Can writing your 'to-do's' help you to doze? Study suggests jotting down tasks can
Cycling does not damage men's sexual or urinary functions
Do less harm: E-cigarettes a safer option than smoking, experts say
Students more engaged and attentive following outdoor lesson in nature
Stem cell-rich cord blood donations could increase by 'nudging' parents, study suggests
Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity


Print a 200-million-year-old dinosaur 'fossil' in your own home



Posted: 12 Jan 2018 10:28 AM PST


The digital reconstruction of the skull of a 200-million-year-old South African dinosaur, Massospondylus, has made it possible for researchers to make 3-D prints and in this way facilitate research on other dinosaurs all over the world.


Can writing your 'to-do's' help you to doze? Study suggests jotting down tasks can



Posted: 11 Jan 2018 07:40 PM PST


Writing a 'to-do' list at bedtime may aid in falling asleep, according to a new study. Research compared sleep patterns of participants who took five minutes to write down upcoming duties versus participants who chronicled completed activities.


Cycling does not damage men's sexual or urinary functions



Posted: 11 Jan 2018 11:16 AM PST


Cycling is increasingly popular for transportation, exercise, and leisure, and its impact on sexual health has received a great deal of media attention, especially regarding erectile function. Researchers have now found that contrary to some previous studies, neither recreational nor intense cycling appear to have a negative impact on men's sexual and urinary function.


Do less harm: E-cigarettes a safer option than smoking, experts say



Posted: 11 Jan 2018 11:16 AM PST


A new article focuses on harm minimization and smoking cessation, with alternative nicotine products like e-cigarettes emerging as a promising avenue for people who want to quit smoking.


Students more engaged and attentive following outdoor lesson in nature



Posted: 11 Jan 2018 08:53 AM PST


A study has found that children are significantly more attentive and engaged with their schoolwork following an outdoor lesson in nature. Teachers could teach uninterrupted for almost twice as long during a subsequent indoor lesson. Outdoor lessons may be an inexpensive and convenient way to improve student engagement.


Stem cell-rich cord blood donations could increase by 'nudging' parents, study suggests



Posted: 11 Jan 2018 08:53 AM PST


A two-year study of expectant mothers in Milan, Italy, has found that cord blood donations increased significantly when parents received information about the procedure and 'prompts' to indicate their interest in donating at both early and late stages of their pregnancies.


Benefits of a healthy diet greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity



Posted: 10 Jan 2018 07:05 PM PST


The benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity than in those with low genetic risk, finds a new study.
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