Lady Gaga may sing about "Bad Romance," but a new study finds failed love actually hurts more for young men than women. Researchers believe men are more affected because they don't have as many close relationships with friends and family as women do:
Robin Simon, a Wake Forest University professor of sociology, conducted a study of over 1,000 unmarried men and women between the ages of 18 and 23.
The results found that men feel the effects of their relationship’s highs and lows more than women, challenging the commonly held gender stereotypes. Men experienced both greater emotional benefits when they were happy in their romance and greater stress when they were unhappy. Simon also suggested that a young man’s sense of self worth can be hurt if his relationship is poor.
The FDA is using $30 million in stimulus funds to research bisphenol A -- or BPA -- a chemical found in almost all canned foods and some plastic containers. Many scientists and doctors fear health risks, like cancer, are associated with BPA exposure. Results of the study are expected to be released late next year:
The exposure to BPA from canned food "is far more extensive" than from plastic bottles, said Shanna Swan, a professor and researcher at the University of Rochester in New York. "It's particularly concerning when it's lining infant formula cans."
BPA is the key compound in epoxy resin linings that keep food fresher longer and prevents it from interacting with metal and altering the taste. It has been linked in some studies of rats and mice to not only cancer but also obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
A new report out of the UK says 1-in-4 people are damaging their health by working all day with no breaks. Experts say even some simple stretches can lower risk of problems like back pain, obesity and depression:
More than half of the 3,000 people polled by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists said they went to work when feeling unwell or stressed. A quarter took no lunch break at all.
The main reason for overwork was because employees were overwhelmed with tasks or there were not enough staff in their organization to cover workloads.