October 20, 2011
Afraid to Do the Math?
The key to easing math
anxiety may be less about improving calculation skills and more
about controlling negative emotions that make it difficult to focus
on doing the work, new research suggests.
Rise in Vulvar Precancers Leads to New
The number of American
women with precancerous cells of the vulva increased more than
fourfold between 1973 and 2000, and the increase has led to the
release Thursday of new treatment guidelines by two major medical
Food Nutrition Labels Must Be Made Simpler, Experts
U.S. agencies should
revamp the labels on the front of food and beverage packages to
make it as simple as possible for consumers to figure out how
nutritious a product really is, a new Institute of Medicine report
Suicide Rates Vary by Region: CDC
There's a suicide every 15
minutes in the United States, and for every person who takes his or
her own life there are many more who think about, plan or attempt
suicide, according to a federal report released Thursday.
U.S. Diet Still Has Too Much Salt, CDC Warns
Most Americans consume too
much sodium, and new strategies and stronger efforts are needed to
reduce the amount of dietary salt, according to a new study by
federal government researchers.
Teen Drivers Prone to 'G-Force' Errors, Researchers
Crash experts studying why
newly licensed teenagers have many more accidents than adults have
zeroed in on the elevated gravitational forces, or "g-forces,"
caused by braking late, swerving abruptly and other common