Awareness of internal body signals can affect the way we see ourselves — new study — ScienceDaily

Making people more aware of their own internal body signals, such as heartbeat or breathing rate, could promote positive body image, according to new research published in the journal Body Image. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University recruited a sample of 646 adults and found that there were statistically significant relationships between people’s interoceptive awareness —…

Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age — ScienceDaily

Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies — the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks — sometimes show…

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children’s compliance at age 3 — ScienceDaily

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other problems, including difficulty regulating anger and academic troubles. A new study tested a home-visiting intervention for parents of children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS). The study found that children…

Researchers offer new guidelines and criteria for accurate dating of ancient clam gardens — ScienceDaily

The Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have been harvesting shellfish from specially-constructed clam gardens for at least 3500 years, according to a study released February 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nicole Smith of the Hakai Institute, Dana Lepofsky of Simon Fraser University, and colleagues. This research offers new methods for tracking…

Achieving Paris climate target could net additional billions in fisheries revenue — ScienceDaily

Achieving the Paris Agreement global warming target could protect millions of tonnes in annual worldwide fisheries catch, as well as billions of dollars of annual revenues for fishers, workers’ income and household seafood expenditures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. The study, released today in Science Advances, compared the ecosystem and…

Application of chelated calcium to stock plants improves resistance to physical damage for poinsettia cuttings — ScienceDaily

Vegetatively propagated unrooted cuttings of annual ornamentals are typically grown in equatorial locations and shipped via airfreight to propagators located in temperate climates. Cutting quality, defined as the resistance to external forces — such as physical damage and pathogen infection — has an impact on postharvest durability during shipping and propagation. In an effort to…