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Husbands Still Seen as the Experts on Their Household’s Finances
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Husbands Still Seen as the Experts on Their Household’s Finances

Men were more likely to be the spouse with the most knowledge of a couple’s finances in 2016 than they were in 1992 – especially in wealthy couples, a new study suggests. Results come from a survey that interviewed the spouse in mixed-sex married couples that was identified by a household member as “more knowledgeable...

Women ‘Risk’ Grey Hair to Feel Authentic
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Women ‘Risk’ Grey Hair to Feel Authentic

Many women “risk” allowing natural grey hair to show in order to feel authentic, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Exeter surveyed women who chose not to dye their grey hair, and found a “conflict” between looking natural and being seen as competent. Participants in the study – mostly from English-speaking countries...

Can We End the Cage Age?
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Can We End the Cage Age?

Between 2018 and 2020, 1.4 million EU citizens signed the petition ‘End the Cage Age’, with the aim of ending cage housing for farm animals in Europe. In response to this citizens initiative, the European Parliament requested a study by Utrecht University researchers on the possibilities to end cage housing. On 13 April, the scientists...

Early Cannabis Use Linked to Heart Disease
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Early Cannabis Use Linked to Heart Disease

Smoking cannabis when you’re young may increase your risk of developing heart disease later, according to a recent University of Guelph study. In the first study to look at specific risk indicators for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in young, healthy cannabis users, researchers found subtle but potentially important changes in heart and artery function. Cigarette smoking...

Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap Us Tax Benefits
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Having Employees Overseas Helps Companies Reap Us Tax Benefits

A recent study finds U.S. companies that have a substantial number of employees in foreign jurisdictions with lower tax rates are more likely than their peers to “artificially” locate earnings in those jurisdictions – and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is less likely to challenge these complex tax-planning activities. “Many politicians seek to encourage domestic...

“Look Before You Leap:” Cardiologists Warn About the Risks of Vaping
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“Look Before You Leap:” Cardiologists Warn About the Risks of Vaping

Electronic cigarette (EC) use, or vaping, has both gained incredible popularity and generated tremendous controversy, but although they may be less harmful than tobacco cigarettes (TCs), they have major potential risks that may be underestimated by health authorities, the public, and medical professionals. Two cardiovascular specialists review the latest scientific studies on the cardiovascular effects...

THC and CBD Content on Labels of Medicinal Cannabis Products May Not Be Accurate
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THC and CBD Content on Labels of Medicinal Cannabis Products May Not Be Accurate

Medical cannabis products are not always what they seem, according to a new study led by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In fact, the contents of these products can vary considerably from distributors’ claims, according to the study, published in JAMA Network Open. This is particularly important when THC, the metabolite responsible for the...

Living in a Majority-Black Neighborhood Linked to Severe Maternal Morbidity
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Living in a Majority-Black Neighborhood Linked to Severe Maternal Morbidity

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest that...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indicates a slight increase or the re-emergence of eating disorders, which kill roughly 10,200 people...