RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Ever wonder what that the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach mean? Not much according to engineers at the University of California, Riverside. They discovered that small peaks and valleys in baby spinach leaves could be a key reason why there have beenContinue Reading

Scientists at the University of Surrey found peak concentrations of potentially harmful ultrafine particles reach up to 4000 times local background levels when undertaking building activities such as drilling. Breathing of these particles is linked with serious cardiovascular and respiratory system related diseases, with ultrafine particles penetrating deeper into theContinue Reading

Parents’ estimations of their children’s happiness differ significantly from the child’s own assessment of their feelings, a study has shown. Research by psychologists at Plymouth University showed parents of 10 and 11-year-olds consistently overestimated their child’s happiness, while those with 15 and 16-year-olds were inclined to underestimate. Published in theContinue Reading

190 million Americans share the luxuries of human life with their pets. Giving dogs and cats a place in human homes, beds and–sometimes even, their wills–comes with the family member package. Amongst these shared human-pet comforts is the unique luxury to overeat. As a result, the most common form ofContinue Reading

Parents who have low health literacy are less likely to choose government-recommended weight-loss strategies, such as increasing physical activity or serving more fruits and vegetables, to help their children control their weight than parents who are better able to understand basic health-related information, a new study suggests. About one inContinue Reading

Your teen will soon depart for university, so they may begin the extension of their academic education and their life as an independent adult. The university environment will provide them with social and intellectual tools that will guide them through this time of growth. However, your teen will also encounterContinue Reading

The percentages are probably very high that most couples don’t get married with the intention of “…’til divorce do us part… Unfortunately, and often after various attempts have failed, a couple reaches the realization the only way for them to have a satisfying life is for each to follow aContinue Reading