Julia Ries

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Hair Dyes and Straighteners Linked to Higher Cancer Rates Among Black Women

The majority of health studies about chemical hair products have included white women only, even though Black women use these products more.
Julia Ries
5 days ago
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Health Risks of Eating Disorders Are Still Being Discovered—And Overlooked

A new study finds eating disorders are highly correlated with problems during pregnancies.
Julia Ries
11.20.19
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Encouraging Teamwork, Not Winning, Helps Kids Get Into Sports

A new study shows that young athletes prioritize trying their best, working hard, being active, and playing well together.
Julia Ries
11.14.19
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Stress Over Your Family Can Make or Break Your Long-Term Health

A new study says your romantic relationship doesn't have as big an impact on your "longevity" as siblings and parents do.
Julia Ries
11.7.19
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When Your Brain Is Overstimulated, It Can Forget Things You Just Saw

Visual crashes boil down to a glitch in the way we recognize and understand images.
Julia Ries
10.23.19
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At-Home DNA Testing Kits May Give You Unreliable Health Information

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies like 23AndMe and AncestryDNA that try to predict health issues are sometimes downright wrong, according to a new study.
Julia Ries
10.16.19
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Both Parents’ Drinking Habits Matter When They’re Trying to Have a Baby

Reproductive health has long focused on the pregnant person's behavior—but their partner's lifestyle is important, too.
Julia Ries
10.3.19
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Distraction’s Cognitive Risks Are Worse Than the Time It Wastes

New research finds that being interrupted during a fixed task distorts and misconstrues how we view reality.
Julia Ries
9.12.19
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Vaping May Also Put Women's Fertility at Risk

A study finds that the nicotine and flavorings in vapes affect eggs in ways that would make it more difficult to conceive.
Julia Ries
9.5.19
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In the Future, Your Watch Will Tell You if You’re Wasted

A wearable that measures your drunkenness sounds embarrassing, but so does finding out the hard way (puking on the street).
Julia Ries
8.30.19