It May Pay To Lighten Up

Posted by Steve Leader on September 17, 2014
Stress

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Oregon State University researchers have found a possible link between taking things too seriously and early death.

A team from O.S.U., along with Boston University, and Chonbuk National University in Korea, analyzed roughly 20-years of data from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.

Researchers looked at two types of stress: the kinds that comes from everyday hassles, such as traffic jams, …

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Freeze Survivor

Posted by Steve Leader on February 3, 2014
mosquito

The freezing weather we had several weeks ago, combined with a new blast of cold air expected this week, won’t make much of a dent in the number of mosquitoes that are laying low, waiting to grow up.

Oregon State University professor Sujaya Rao, an entomologist, says mosquito larvae can withstand quite a freeze.  She says their bodies contain a chemical …

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