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U Of M Study: Hungry Shopping Can Influence Nonfood Purchases, Too

A recent University of Minnesota study has revealed that being hungry while shopping not only influences our desire to buy food, but other nonfood objects.

02/17/2015

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Comfort Foods Can’t Relieve Your Misery, Study Says

Whether it’s chewy and gooey or crunchy and savory, many of us reach for certain foods to make us feel better.

01/15/2015

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Study: Minnesota Leads Nation In Safe Driving

A new study heralds Minnesotans as the safest drivers in the nation. The website CarInsuranceComparison.com compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, looking at things like traffic violations, drunk driving, careless driving and deadly crashes.

01/05/2015

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Study: Drinking Lots Of Milk Might Not Be Good For You

We’ve long heard that drinking milk can help our bones and overall health. But a new study out Thursday morning says drinking lots of milk could actually be bad for you.

10/30/2014

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Health Watch: Drinking Soda Can Speed Aging Process

There’s a new reason to avoid sugary drinks. It’s already known that too much soda can create a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and stroke — not to mention what it will do to your teeth. Now, add 4-and-a-half years of extra aging to the list.

10/22/2014

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Study: Medical Conditions Have Little To Do With Nationwide C-Section Rates

Pregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there’s something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.

10/21/2014

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The Bigger The Diamond Ring, The Shorter The Marriage?

New insight into just how long a marriage will last. Research from Emory University suggests the bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage.

10/10/2014

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Good Question: What Should Parents Do If They Find Their Child Is Sexting?

Many teenagers leave nothing to the imagination anymore with the way they use their phones. A new six-year study found 28 percent of high school students had sent nude photos of themselves by text message.

10/07/2014

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What Is The ‘Perfect’ Amount Of Sleep?

It’s the question we all want answered — What is the “perfect” amount of sleep? Researchers in Finland analyzed sleep data from nearly 4,000 men and women.

10/07/2014

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Study: Technology Aimed To Prevent Distracted Driving, Makes It Worse

Just because you can talk to your car, doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies, out Tuesday morning, take a look at technology aimed at preventing distracted-driving. But those studies say they’re actually making the problem worse.

10/07/2014

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Study: Prior Lake Speeding Tickets Most Expensive In Minn.

Prior Lake is the most expensive place to get a speeding ticket in Minnesota, according to a study by NerdWallet.com. The consumer finance website conducted a study on the true cost of a speeding ticket in Minnesota. It looked at the price of the ticket, plus court costs and insurances increases over three years, which is how long speeding tickets last in Minnesota.

09/24/2014

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Study: Action Movies Could Be Making Us Eat More

Are action movies making us fat? A new study suggests the more exciting the movie, the more we tend to eat. Researchers at Cornell University published the study in the Journal of American Medical Association.

09/03/2014

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Study: Greater Risk For Head Injuries In Cities With Bike Share Programs

The next time you’re thinking about renting a Nice Ride bike, you may want to bring a helmet.

06/17/2014

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Study: Kids More Likely To Gain Weight During The Summer

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that some kids are more likely to gain weight in the summertime.

06/16/2014

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Study: Eating Red Meat May Increase Risk For Breast Cancer

A new study published by Harvard University researchers suggests those who eat a lot of red meat in early adulthood could be at a higher risk for breast cancer.

06/11/2014

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Study: Sharing A Bed With Your Pet Can Disturb Your Sleep

This is an obvious statement — pet owners love their furry family members. There’s always debate though, on where you let them sit or sleep.

06/05/2014

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Officials Consider Pushing Back Start Time At St. Paul Schools

Big changes are in the works for the St. Paul School District. Officials are considering pushing back start times, beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

06/02/2014

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‘U’ Study: Energy Drinks Lead To Other Unhealthy Habits

We’ve already heard that sports and energy drinks aren’t exactly healthy choices, but a new study from the University of Minnesota has now linked them to other vices. Researchers said teenagers who have one of those drinks at least once a week are more likely to smoke cigarettes.

05/07/2014

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Study: Nearly 2,000 Kids Injured From Baby Gates Each Year

A new study shows the number of children injured by baby gates has nearly quadrupled in the past 20 years.

05/05/2014

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Study With Voodoo Dolls Measures Anger & Hunger In Marriages

We know some people can get grouchy when they’re hungry. Now a new study is providing evidence that hunger and anger seem to go hand in hand — especially if you are married. The study is getting a lot of attention because voodoo dolls were used to measure how husbands and wives felt about each other at the end of the day.

04/15/2014

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Dayton Says His Pot-Study Plan Lacks A Buy-In

Gov. Mark Dayton says prospects for a study on one type of medicinal marijuana stand between “slim and none” because advocates for broader legalization don’t appear interested. Dayton said that his proposal to spend more than $2 million to research a non-combustible form of marijuana lacks support.

03/25/2014

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Study Prompts Colon Cancer Screening Push

The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.

03/17/2014

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‘U’ Study: Improvements With Later H.S. School Start Times

High schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.

03/12/2014

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Alzheimer’s Nearly As Deadly As Cancer, Researchers Say

Alzheimer’s disease could be even deadlier in the United States than previously thought. New research suggests Alzheimer’s is nearly as deadly as heart disease and cancer.

03/06/2014

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Study: Cheeseburgers As Bad For You As Cigarettes

Eating a cheeseburger could be as bad for you as smoking cigarettes. This is according to researchers at University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, who tracked the diets of more than 6,300 over 50 for almost two decades.

03/05/2014

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