Latest science news in Psychology & Sociology

Insomnia in parents can result in sleep problems, suicidal behavior among their offspring

14 years ago from Physorg

A history of chronic insomnia in parents is not only associated with elevated risk for insomnia but also with elevated risks for use of hypnotics, psychopathology and suicidal behavior in...

Delaying School Start Time By One Hour Positively Affects Adolescents' Cognitive Performance

14 years ago from Science Daily

Delaying an adolescent's school start time by one hour has a positive effect on his or her cognitive performance.

Adviser to N.L. premier can't recall when told of cancer test mistakes

15 years ago from CBC: Health

Another key adviser of Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams testifying at the Cameron inquiry Wednesday couldn't recall much about when he was first told about breast cancer mistakes, and...

Quiz: Bizarre U.S. Presidential Elections

15 years ago from Live Science

While we wait for the potential McCain-Obama election scandals to unfold, test yourself on these historic election controversies.

Use Of Bright Lighting May Improve Dementia Symptoms For Elderly Persons

15 years ago from Science Daily

The use of daytime bright lighting to improve the circadian rhythm of elderly persons was associated with modest improvement in symptoms of dementia, and the addition of the use of...

Prenatal drug exposure linked to sleep problems in children

15 years ago from Physorg

In the first study across time into late childhood of the effects of prenatal drug exposure on sleep, prenatal drug exposure is associated with greater sleep problems in children. ...

Polish baby born 15 times over drink-drive limit

15 years ago from Physorg

A Polish mother who was intoxicated during labour gave birth to a baby girl who was almost 15 times over the adult drink-driving limit, police said Tuesday.

Evening-type College Students On Early Daytime Class Schedules At A Disadvantage

15 years ago from Science Daily

Eveningness is associated with not only later phases of a person's sleep-wake cycle, but also with sleep irregularities, more pronounced sleep restriction during the week, and higher sleep compensation on...

New catfish species named for museum mail supervisor

15 years ago from Physorg

He's not well known like President Bush and musician Neil Young, but Philadelphian Frank Gallagher now has something in common with them: He has a new species named after him.

Wasp battles lily leaf beetle

15 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they're having a hard time finding enough lilies in New England to test the ability of European wasps against lily...

Experts: Experimental meds an option for Kennedy

15 years ago from AP Health

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is back home from brain cancer surgery with something he didn't have before: lots of treatment options....

Who shalt not kill? Brain power leads to level-headedness when faced with moral dilemmas

15 years ago from Physorg

Should a sergeant sacrifice a wounded private on the battlefield in order to save the rest of his troops? Is euthanasia acceptable if it prevents needless suffering? Many of us...

Internet, tolerance spark change in urban gay communities

15 years ago from Physorg

Gay communities - such as clubs, bars, events and neighborhoods - appear to be changing worldwide in light of several key factors, including Internet dating and achievement of...

More marital happiness = less sleep complaints

15 years ago from Physorg

Marital happiness may lower the risk of sleep problems in Caucasian women, while marital strife may heighten the risk, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday...

World's oldest woman had normal brain

15 years ago from Physorg

A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August...

Lost in translation: Language barrier adds confusion to prenatal testing

15 years ago from Physorg

Many people struggle to understand the complexities of genetic problems in pregnancy and find medical language difficult to understand, particularly when faced with major decisions such as whether to terminate...

Excessive mobile phone use affects sleep in teens

15 years ago from Physorg

Teenagers who excessively use their cell phone are more prone to disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP...

Teens Ignore Talking-While-Driving Laws

15 years ago from CBSNews - Science

An insurance industry study looked at whether teens are ignoring such restrictions contends enforcement and parental influence are just as important as new laws.

Study: Teen drivers ignore cell phone restrictions

15 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- From Jeannie Harrison's perspective, the social lives of most teenagers tend to revolve around their cell phones - even when they are behind the wheel.

Tokyo rampage suspect texted warnings to website: police

15 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A man suspected of killing seven people by ramming a truck into crowds and then stabbing a passersby detailed his plans in a series of text messages sent to an...

Research questions gaming stereotypes

15 years ago from Science Alert

A recent survey has found that video game addiction is not linked to poor social skills, contradicting common stereotypes of 'gamers'.

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds Of Emotional, Behavioral Disturbances Including ADHD

15 years ago from Science Daily

Insufficient sleep among adolescents may not only contribute to lower grades and a lack of motivation, but may also increase the odds of serious levels of emotional and behavioral disturbances,...

Postpartum Mothers Of Twins Have Significant Sleep Restriction, Depressive Symptoms

15 years ago from Science Daily

Postpartum mothers of twins have significant sleep restriction and depressive symptoms. By the time the twins reached full-term, mothers were sleeping an average of 5.4 hours in a 24-hour period,...

Morningness Is A Predictor Of Better Grades In College

15 years ago from Science Daily

Morningness is a predictor of better grades in college. According to the results, college students who are evening types had lower GPAs, while those who are morning types had higher...

Casinos look to technology to reduce Macau's baccarat addiction

15 years ago from Physorg

Gambling innovators are betting on creating culturally-specific slot machines and computerised games to lure Asian players away from well-worn seats at the baccarat tables to more profitable pursuits.

On the Road: Hotels Struggle to Find the Right Eco-Message

15 years ago from NY Times Science

Hotels that care about the environment often have to balance this concern with their own business needs.

Family Traits Provide Clues To Genes For Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

15 years ago from Science Daily

It is important to identify the endophenotypes -- traits associated with a clinical disorder -- that can serve as a roadmap for detecting disease-related genes. That is why researchers are...

Depressed dinos linked to human moods

15 years ago from UPI

ABERDEEN, Scotland, June 6 (UPI) -- Scientists in Scotland said a genetic switch that may trigger depression could be older than the dinosaurs.