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Surprising number of teens are underweight

Researchers in Spain found the number of teenagers in Europe with excessively low weight was higher than expected. University of Granada researchers, led by Enrique Garcia Artero, found the rate of teenagers with excessively low weight was 3.9 percent among boys and 4.8 percent among girls. In fact, the percentage among girls was higher than… Seguir Leyendo Surprising number of teens are underweight

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Eighty percent of caregivers stressed

Eighty percent of caregivers stressed Eighty percent of those who provide care for dependent elderly relatives suffer from anxiety and stress, researchers in Spain said. Researchers at the University of Granada had 203 subjects, informal caregivers for a dependent elderly person, complete a questionnaire. Principal investigator Ruth Calero Perez and Professor Jose Roa Venegas of… Seguir Leyendo Eighty percent of caregivers stressed

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Talking aloud helps solve math problems

Talking aloud helps solve math problems Students who think aloud when solving a math problem solve it faster and have more possibilities of finding the right solution, Spanish researchers say. University of Granada researchers analyzed in depth the work of three last-year students of the degree in mathematics at the University of Granada, who were… Seguir Leyendo Talking aloud helps solve math problems

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Small faults may reduce large quake risks

Small faults may reduce large quake risks Spanish scientists say they\’ve found smaller tectonic faults close to larger faults in the Baetic mountain range can reduce the risk of major earthquakes. The researchers studying recent, active deformations in the Baetic mountains, located in southern and eastern Spain, say they have shown the activity of smaller… Seguir Leyendo Small faults may reduce large quake risks

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Gene may help drugs fight cancer

Gene may help drugs fight cancer Spanish scientists say they have found a gene that leads to the death of tumor cells derived from breast, lung and colon cancer. The University of Granada researchers, led by Professors Antonia Jimenez, Jose Salazar and Consolacion Alonso, said the importance of the newly found gene — called “gene… Seguir Leyendo Gene may help drugs fight cancer

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Survey: Culture shapes Turkey-EU views

Survey: Culture shapes Turkey-EU views Europeans tend to base their views of Turkey as a member of the European Union not on political or economic but cultural grounds, a survey indicates. The survey, conducted in five EU countries between June 2008 and this month, was performed by Bogazici University\’s Center for European Studies, the Dialogue… Seguir Leyendo Survey: Culture shapes Turkey-EU views

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Fish consumption linked to lower cognition

Fish consumption linked to lower cognitionPublished: Nov. 13, 2009 at 5:50 PMArticleArticlePhotosPhotosListenListenVideoVideos[BuzzUp]BuzzUp[Share]Share[Email]Email[Commment]CommentFacebookTwitterDigg itRedditStumbleDelicious GRANADA, Spain, Nov. 13 (UPI) — Children who eat fish more than three times per week show decreased performance in cognition, researchers in Spain found. Researcher Carmen Freire Warden, led by Professors Nicolas Olea and Marieta Fernandez Serrano Cabrera of the University… Seguir Leyendo Fish consumption linked to lower cognition

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Many teens resign themselves to bullying

Many teens resign themselves to bullying Many adolescents have a “a negative, pessimistic and resigned attitude” toward bullying at school, researchers in Spain said. Jesus Caurcel Cara, Fernando Justicia of the University of Granada in Spain, Ana Tomas Almeida of the Universidade do Minho in Portugal and colleagues, conducted a survey of 1,237 children ages… Seguir Leyendo Many teens resign themselves to bullying

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Sexist jokes linked to battering women

Sexist jokes linked to battering women Sexist jokes favor mental mechanisms linked to violence and battering against women in people with macho attitudes, researchers in Spain said. University of Granada scientists applied several questionnaires to a group of 109 male university students ages 18-26. The study participants were shown two series of jokes — one… Seguir Leyendo Sexist jokes linked to battering women