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Partner issues significantly influence women's sexual activity in later years

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As a woman gets older, physical problems are less likely to influence whether she is sexually active than her partner's health or interest in sex, according to a new study...

Gene predicts how brain responds to fatigue, human study shows

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New imaging research in the 24 June issue of The Journal of Neuroscience helps explain why sleep deprivation affects some people more than others. After staying awake all night, those...

Opera, dynamic music could aid rehabilitation, says Italian study

9 years ago from CBC: Health

While music lovers might claim that a soaring aria can stir one's heart, an Italian study has confirmed that it can. Researchers analyzing how listening to classical music affected the...

Dad's early connection with child 'writes script' for later school involvement

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When a dad changes diapers and makes paediatrician's appointments, he's more likely to stay interested and involved when his child makes the transition to school, said a new University of...

Alterations in brain's white matter key to schizophrenia, UCLA study shows

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Schizophrenia, a chronic and debilitating disorder marked in part by auditory hallucinations and paranoia, can strike in late adolescence or early adulthood at a time when people are ready to...

Cancer: A silver lining?

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Cancer - the word resonates in people's nightmares and strikes fear in the hearts of millions. Can there be a positive side amidst the panic, anxiety and hopeless feelings that...

Beating The Bullies: Changing Real-world Behavior Through Virtual Experience

9 years ago from Science Daily

Social problems like bullying and stereotyping involve thoughts, feelings and reactions that resist change. New research shows that when students play active roles in virtual dramas their attitudes and behavior...

Vital Signs: Perceptions: A Customer Bias in Favor of White Men

9 years ago from NY Times Science

People give higher customer satisfaction ratings to white men than to women and members of minorities, a new study says.

Vital Signs: Children: Self-Control Presages Math Gains in Young

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A simple behavioral test for children entering kindergarten can predict future mathematics skills, researchers say.

Vital Signs: Behavior: Better Performance After a Dreaming Nap

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A nap that includes a period of REM sleep seems to improve performance on word-association tests, a new study shows.

Cold Case Techniques Bring Mummy's Face to "Life"

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Thanks to the skills of artists who work on cold case investigations, people have a chance to see what a mummy may have looked like in real life. Working...

The Brain: Language Skills

9 years ago from Science Blog

Perhaps the most fundamental and critical behavior of your brain is language. The ability to communicate is necessary to our species and survival. Language is predominantly a left-hemisphere and verbal...

Science can bridge national divides

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

As the Obama administration uses the tools of soft diplomacy to repair America's tarnished image around the world, science could prove one of the most effective

Brain Represents Tools As Temporary Body Parts, Study Confirms

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have what they say is the first direct proof of a very old idea: that when we use a tool -- even for just a few minutes -- it...

Study IDs brain areas used in empathy

9 years ago from UPI

NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've discovered two brain systems are primarily responsible for allowing humans to accurately predict the emotions of others.

Only a quarter of Calgary Catholic school girls get HPV vaccination

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Only about 25 per cent of Grade 5 girls in Calgary's Catholic schools have received the HPV vaccine, compared with about 70 per cent of girls in public schools, Alberta...

Ephraim Katzir

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Scientist and president of Israel during the Yom Kippur war

PET Scans May Improve Accuracy Of Dementia Diagnosis

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that the use of positron emission tomography (PET) scans may improve the accuracy of dementia diagnoses early in disease onset for more than one out of...

Economic Crisis Heightens Financial Fallout For Bereaved

9 years ago from Science Daily

A drop in the value of some older people's savings and investments during the current economic crisis will worsen the financial difficulties already felt by many when their partner dies....

Feature: From the minds of babes a key to understanding...us

9 years ago from Science Alert

The Swinburne Baby Laboratory's research on infant brain activity unveils a hitherto unknown world of the developing human mind.

In Poll, Wide Support for Government-Run Health

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Americans favor a plan for government-run insurance to compete with private insurers, a Times/CBS poll finds.

Magnetism, mystery and plain muddle

9 years ago from The Guardian - Science

When is a conversation public, and when is it private? This problem rears its head with greater frequency in the age of the internet, as more discussions are publicly accessible without

Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger

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'To thine own self be true' may take on a new meaning - not with people or animal behaviour but with plant behaviour...

Grads, are you covered?

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Thinking of forgoing health insurance? Don't. It's not worth the risks to your well-being and your wallet, experts say. Class work and finals aren't the only things that end when a college grad...

Why Aren't More Women Tenured Science Professors?

9 years ago from Scientific American

Women who apply for tenure-track positions at top-tier research universities in math and sciences these days have a slightly better chance of landing the job than their male colleagues, says a new study...

Raindrops keep falling -- too quickly -- on my head

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Bigger water droplets should fall faster than small ones, but that isn't always the case. Understanding why could help researchers improve weather forecasting. The hows and whys of rainfall have been pondered for...

Gluten sensitivity: A long road toward discovery.

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

It took years to identify the cause of her 'nervous stomach.' Now the most common insensitivity she encounters is from people. I remember as a child frequently having what I called "butterflies in...

Manitoba special needs patients left in van as care workers go to movie

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Two employees of St. Amant Centre in Winnipeg have been fired for what administrators are calling unforgivable behaviour.