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Melatonin may help in weight loss

Melatonin, a natural hormone produced by the body and involved with the sleep cycle, may also help in controlling weight gain, researchers in Spain say. The researchers from the University of Granada, the University Hospital San Cecilio in Granada, the University of Salamanca, the University of Jordan and the Service of Endocrinology of the Hospital… Seguir Leyendo Melatonin may help in weight loss

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Pesticides may be linked to fewer sperm

Exposure to organochlorides — a pesticide — significantly altered semen quality in young men from southeast Spain, researchers found. Clemente Aguilar of the Medical Research Laboratory of the University Hospital San Cecilio in Granada, Spain, and Marieta Fernandez, Marina Lacasana and Nicolas Olea at the University of Granada say the study involved 280 students ages… Seguir Leyendo Pesticides may be linked to fewer sperm

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Pesticides may be linked to fewer sperm

Exposure to organochlorides — a pesticide — significantly altered semen quality in young men from southeast Spain, researchers found. Clemente Aguilar of the Medical Research Laboratory of the University Hospital San Cecilio in Granada, Spain, and Marieta Fernandez, Marina Lacasana and Nicolas Olea at the University of Granada say the study involved 280 students ages… Seguir Leyendo Pesticides may be linked to fewer sperm

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Collecting can become obsession, addiction

Collecting dolls, thimbles or toy soldiers can have good psychological effects, but a Spanish researcher says for some collecting can become uncontrolled. Professor Francisca Lopez Torrecillas at the University of Granada says in principle, and as long as the hobby is performed under control, collecting is good from the psychological point of view, as it… Seguir Leyendo Collecting can become obsession, addiction

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Elderly drivers more careful

One-quarter of those age 74 and older in Spain drive, but although their accident rate is lower, if they crash, it is more serious, Spanish researchers say. David Canton Cortes, Mercedes Duran Segura and Candida Castro Ramirez, all professors at the University of Granada in Spain, say in recent decades a significant increase in crash… Seguir Leyendo Elderly drivers more careful

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Men get sex violence pass if nice to wife

Society tends to exonerate men for sexual violence between spouses when the men are kind to their wives, researchers in Spain suggest. Study author Mercedes Duran Segura, a student at the University of Granada, supervised by professors Miguel Moya Morales and Jesus Lopez Megias, says the study involved more than 700 university students ages 18-24… Seguir Leyendo Men get sex violence pass if nice to wife

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Breastfed infants, better muscles in teens

Infants who were breastfed were found to be in better physical condition as adolescents, researchers in Spain discovered. Study leader Enrique Garcia Artero of the University of Granada and colleagues asked the parents of 2,567 adolescents about their child’s feeding as infants. In addition, the teens conducted physical tests to evaluate aerobic capacities and muscular… Seguir Leyendo Breastfed infants, better muscles in teens

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Including death in school curriculum

Spanish researchers say if children were taught in school about death they would have a more “intense approach to life.” Fabiana Siracusa and colleagues at the University of Granada in Spain say 76 percent of children fear death because their mothers avoid the topic. The researchers say children tend to believe in life after death… Seguir Leyendo Including death in school curriculum

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Self-blaming abused linked to PTSD

A Spanish researcher says self-blaming abuse victims are more likely to resort to avoidance coping — behaviors that prevent confronting a problem. Canton Cortes of the University of Granada in Spain and colleagues at the University of Cambridge in England says aspects of avoidance coping behavior — sleeping more than usual, avoiding thinking about the… Seguir Leyendo Self-blaming abused linked to PTSD

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Study: Anxiety affects attention

Anxiety may affect the way in which some people focus their attention on what is happening around them, researchers in Spain said. Antonia Pilar Pacheco-Unguetti, Alberto Acosta, Alicia Callejas and Juan Lupianez of the University of Granada in Spain said trait anxiety was a quality of personality in which one tends toward being anxious and… Seguir Leyendo Study: Anxiety affects attention