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Psychiatric Profile Of Teenagers At Risk For Committing Violent Acts, School Shootings

9 years ago from Science Daily

A psychiatrist will present new research on the psychiatric factors that can lead to school shootings. The presentation will be mainly based on research of the 1999 Columbine high school...

Estimated 750,000 Problem Gamblers Among America's Youth

9 years ago from Science Daily

Gambling activity is widespread among US adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, according to a new study. Results of the first national survey of its kind show problem...

Vital Signs: Patterns: Serious Message in a Seductive Voice

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A come-hither sound in a woman’s voice may carry a message about her readiness to conceive.

Vital Signs: Perceptions: Whom to Believe? Children Find Out Early

9 years ago from NY Times Science

A challenge for children is figuring out whom to believe, and a new study suggests that this process starts early and without prompting by adults.

Essay: Forcing Sobriety, However Imperfectly

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Alcohol-monitoring bracelets can help people get over substance abuse problems, but they are not perfect.

Mind: I’m Not Lying, I’m Telling a Future Truth. Really.

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Exaggeration, it seems, can be part of a plan for self-improvement.

Researchers Seek to Demystify the Metabolic Magic of Sled Dogs

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Scientists are studying sled dogs that run the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in an attempt to understand why the dogs are “fatigue-proof.”

Findings: Appeasing the Gods, With Insurance

9 years ago from NY Times Science

We may not believe in fate, research shows, but we also refuse to tempt it.

Calling all carbs: Dietitian hired to arrest officer obesity

9 years ago from AP Health

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los...

Antidepressants do work in depression while evidence for CBT is poorer say experts

9 years ago from Physorg

A new revision of clinical guidelines to help doctors manage patients with depression has challenged the rationale behind the UK government`s policy of rolling out of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)...

Pregnant women face hostile behavior when applying for jobs, new study shows

9 years ago from Physorg

Pregnant women may still face judgment and obstacles to getting jobs, shows two recent studies by George Mason University and Rice University professors.

New project targets post-harvest loss in Ethiopia

9 years ago from SciDev

A new university programme in Ethiopia will develop low-cost ways to reduce post-harvest losses in agriculture.

Mangrove loss 'left Burma exposed'

Mangrove deforestation in Burma left coastal areas exposed to the full fury of Cyclone Nagris, a top politician suggests.

The best and worst places to be a mother or child: survey

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Canada ranks 20th out of 146 countries in a survey of the best and worst places to live for mothers and children, according to U.S.-based humanitarian organization Save the Children.

How 'Horse Tranquiliser' Stops Depression, According To New Study

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown exactly how the anaesthetic ketamine helps depression with images that show the orbitofrontal cortex -- the part of the brain that is overactive in depression -- being...

How Boys Become Boys (and Sometimes Girls) [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

In research that could give doctors a way to reassign sex in cases of unclear gender, scientists report this week that they have figured out why some children with genes...

Creativity essential for climate targets -- existing -- housing

9 years ago from Physorg

It is a great shame that the most creative professional group in the building trade, the architects, rarely apply themselves to existing housing. A large proportion of the Netherlands` climate...

Test could predict menopause

9 years ago from Science Alert

As a result of new research, women over 30 could soon take a simple test to predict their age at menopause, allowing them to better plan for motherhood.

Forgot to tell minister about cancer test details, ex-deputy says

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A former Newfoundland and Labrador deputy health minister has taken responsibility for not sharing important information about flawed cancer tests with a minister.

Adopted youths more likely to have mental disorders

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

They're twice as likely as nonadopted peers to have ADHD or oppositional defiant disorder, according to a study of adolescents adopted as babies. ...

Breast-feeding raises children's IQs, study says

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

Children whose mothers took part in a program that encouraged the practice had higher verbal scores than children in a control group, a large study finds. ...

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in older people

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Older people who have low levels of Vitamin D may be at a higher risk of depression, a new study finds.

Breastfeeding Associated With Increased Intelligence, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Prolonged and exclusive nursing improves children's cognitive development. The largest randomized study of breastfeeding ever conducted reports that breastfeeding raises children's IQs, and improves their academic performance, scientists say.

Opinion: Time to pay back the Snowy

9 years ago from Science Alert

The Snowy Scheme: water is public property yet the state sees fit to appropriate and sell that water.

Science Confirms the Obvious: Sometimes We Act Without Thinking

9 years ago from PopSci

Psychologist: “How are you feeling?” Patient: “I feel like I want to punch the lights out of…out of…this anger management pillow printed with my boss’s photo!” Psychologist: “So that emotion would be...

Future Human: The Evolution of Immediate Emotion

9 years ago from PopSci

In my Science Confirms the Obvious post today, I discussed the first psychological proof (so say the authors) that humans can indeed experience emotions without immediately knowing why. We do...

Fewer strokes for focused folks

9 years ago from Physorg

A video game developed by a McGill University psychologist has already been shown to reduce stress and improve performance among telemarketers by training the mind to ignore negative social responses....

Study assesses TV viewing and verbal interactions among low-income parents and infants

9 years ago from Physorg

Mothers in low-income families seldom speak to their infants while the children are watching television or videos, which most do on a daily basis, according to a report in the...