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Science Daily – I

April 26, 2007

inspired by  γιδω’s blag I copied some headlines from Sciencedaily:

Ceiling Height Can Affect How A Person Thinks, Feels And Acts
Science Daily — For years contractors, real estate agents and event planners have said that whether building, buying or planning an event, a higher or vaulted ceiling is always better. Are they right? Until now there has been no real evidence that ceiling height has any influence or advantage with consumers. But recent research by Joan Meyers-Levy, a professor of marketing at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, suggests that the way people think and act is affected by ceiling height.

A Woman’s Age At First Menstruation Influences Risk Of Obesity For Her Children
Science Daily — A new study published in PLoS Medicine suggests that the age when a woman’s periods start may affect her children’s growth rate during childhood, final height and risk of obesity in later life. Researchers from the Medical Research Council and University of Cambridge, led by Dr Ken Ong, studied the association between mother’s age at first menstruation, mother’s adult body size and obesity risk, and children’s growth and obesity risk in 6,009 children from the UK Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) in Bristol.

Sleep Strengthens Your Memory
Science Daily — Sleep not only protects memories from outside interferences, but also helps strengthen them, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 59th Annual Meeting in Boston.