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Most teen girls still experience sexual haMost teen girls still experience sexual harassment and sexism, according to ne

9 years ago from Physorg

Nine of 10 teen girls report experiencing sexual harassment, and majorities also say they have received discouraging comments about their abilities in school and athletics, according to a new study...

Scientists closer to understand pain

9 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. neuroscientists say they are moving closer to understanding pain sensitivity and specifically why it's variable instead of constant.

Could Violent Video Games Reduce Rather Than Increase Violence?

9 years ago from Science Daily

Does playing violent video games make players aggressive? It is a question that has taxed researchers, sociologists, and regulators ever since the first console was plugged into a TV and...

Geek reputation hurting math profession

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

No great surprise, but the numbers in a new study show mathematicians are viewed as geeks, a stereotype that keeps students from studying math or using the subject later in...

Feature: Science plays leading role in review of DNA laws

9 years ago from Science Alert

DNA alone will not turn the tide against crime, but its inclusion in a wave of new technologies such as biometrics and forensic profiling promises to pin criminals to crimes,...

Children better prepared for school if their parents read aloud to them

9 years ago from Physorg

Young children whose parents read aloud to them have better language and literacy skills when they go to school, according to a review published online ahead of print in the...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

9 years ago from Biology News Net

Losing a limb can be a traumatic experience and, in some cases, emotional and physical pain can linger for years. To better understand the phenomenon, dubbed “phantom limb syndrome,” Université...

Asthma Linked To Higher Suicidal Thoughts With Attempts

9 years ago from Science Daily

Asthma is associated with higher suicidal thoughts with attempted suicide, but does not seem to be linked with suicidal thoughts without attempts, according to a new report in the Annals...

When Following The Leader Can Lead Into The Jaws Of Death

9 years ago from Science Daily

An international study of animal behavior has important implications for human decision-making. For animals that live in social groups, and that includes humans, blindly following a leader could place them...

Scientists probe recent coyote attacks in California

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The coyote was limping as it approached a girl in a sand box at a public park - but it was still dangerous. It snapped its jaws...

Anti-inflammatory Drugs Do Not Improve Cognitive Function In Older Adults, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

The anti-inflammatory drugs naproxen and celecoxib do not appear to improve cognitive function in older adults with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and naproxen may have a slightly detrimental...

Multiple Sclerosis Can Affect Children's IQ, Thinking Skills

9 years ago from Science Daily

Multiple sclerosis typically starts in young adulthood, but about five percent of cases start in childhood or the teen years. Children with MS are at risk to exhibit low IQ...

Study: Older brains don't benefit from painkillers

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Results from a large government experiment are dimming hopes that two common painkillers can prevent Alzheimer's disease or slow mental decline in older people.

Alberta to cover drug treatment for teen with rare muscle disorder

9 years ago from CBC: Health

An Alberta woman says the province gave her the perfect Mother's Day gift: drug treatment for her son's rare muscle disorder.

College Student Sleep Patterns Could Be Detrimental

9 years ago from Science Daily

Many college students have sleep patterns that could have detrimental effects on their daily performance. As a graduate student, the researcher had her own trouble sleeping, prompting her to conduct...

Religion and the narrative of biological science

9 years ago from Physorg

There exists much ethical controversy brought about by advances in biology and medicine and the relationship to religion. In a new essay in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics,...

Nagging via text messages to help teens remember meds

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 4gt yr meds? Getting kids to remember their medicine may be a text message away....

Borrowers who complete homeownership education programs make better refinancing decisions

9 years ago from Physorg

In light of the subprime mortgage crisis that has resulted in extraordinarily high default rates on home mortgages, one might wonder what the government can do to better educate new...

Women, minorities more prone to filing grievances

9 years ago from Physorg

Many employees often do not file grievances even when presented with the opportunity to do so. A new study in Industrial Relations sought to assess the degree to which certain...

Memory lane: Older persons with more schooling spend fewer years with cognitive loss

9 years ago from Physorg

Those with at least a high school education spend more of their older years without cognitive loss - including the effects of Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and dementia -- but die...

Study: Kids think eyeglasses make other kids look smart

9 years ago from Physorg

Young children tend to think that other kids with glasses look smarter than kids who don`t wear glasses, according to a new study. Children between the ages of 6 and...

Face-to-face or Facebook?

9 years ago from Physorg

Can online networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, help new students settle into university social and academic life and minimise the chance of them withdrawing from their courses?

Are anxiety disorders all in the mind?

9 years ago from Physorg

Using single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), researchers in The Netherlands were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (also known as social...

Pre-School Programs May Pay For Themselves In Reduced Treatment Later

9 years ago from Science Daily

Public investment in early childhood programs may be able to lower public costs for social services by improving children's long-term welfare. Such work is helping to promote a reorientation of...

One third of African antimalarials 'substandard'

9 years ago from SciDev

A study has found that around one third of antimalarial drugs available in six African cities are below WHO standards.

Antidote to lethal germ 'closer'

Scientists work on an antidote for botulinum toxin - one of the world's most feared biological weapons.

Retirement age workers feel good

9 years ago from Science Alert

Workers aged over 65 feel mentally healthier than retirees, though whether working brings mental health or vice versa is unclear, according to a survey.

Getting excited about science

9 years ago from Science Alert

Getting the next generation excited about science and its potential to improve the world will be an important challenge in the future, believes Dr Alan Finkel.