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5/16/05

HealthWise at 5 From 5.16

  • Brain Thermograph

Researchers from the University of Southern California are studying the use of infrared thermograph to identify Glioma tumors. Gliomas account for a little over 20% of all brain tumors. The camera detects the output of heat in the brain, and highlights areas with unusual cell activity. Beyond locating a primary brain tumor, the infrared camera can identify the margin around it that may appear normal, but it riddled by tumor cells. The technology is still the early trial stages.

  • Laugh and Love

Doctors say laughter is good for your heart, and some new research says it can do wonders for your love life, too! Cheery researchers at McMaster University in Ontario say men and women have definite preferences when it comes to mates and laughter. In fact, 65% of men prefer women who appreciate their humor and laugh at their jokes. Coincidentally the same number of women seek men who can brighten their day and make them giggle.

  • Copycat Waitress

If your living depends on tips from customers, take a lesson from a study in the Netherlands. A study at the University of Nijmegen compared the tips of waitresses who repeated a customer's order to servers who didn't. They found that when an order was repeated back to the customer, the tip nearly doubled. In addition to mimicry, smiling and crouching beside a patrons to take their order also increased a customer's generosity with a tip.

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