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Cancer testing crisis too much to be handled alone, inquiry told

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Eastern Health was overwhelmed soon after the start of its crisis in dealing with flawed cancer tests, a judicial inquiry in St. John's has been told.

Health authority had concerns about pathologist, inquiry told

9 years ago from CBC: Health

There were concerns about how long it took a former pathologist at the Miramichi Regional Hospital to perform tests, a public inquiry heard on Thursday.

Younger children develop eating disorders

9 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- British officials say an increasing number of children under the age of 10 are being hospitalized with eating disorders and self-inflicted injuries.

IT students' gender imbalance explained

9 years ago from Science Alert

Few girls study secondary IT because many find it uninteresting and irrelevant, while many students consider females unsuited to high level IT work, according to research.

People with Mentally Demanding Jobs Reap Cognitive Benefits into Retirement

9 years ago from Physorg

Doing a job that is intellectually demanding creates thinking abilities that pay dividends into retirement -- regardless of intelligence or years of education, according to new research from the Duke...

Do you really remember the sixites?

9 years ago from Physorg

New research suggests that the sixties was not really the decade of peace, love and understanding that people generally remember.

Democratic and Republican healthcare plans offer clear choices

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

John McCain wants better and cheaper coverage for more Americans. So do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But their strategies for achieving those goals are fundamentally different. ...

'Deaf by God' tried in Old Bailey records

9 years ago from Physorg

Deaf people on trial were granted the right to an interpreter as early as 1725, according to Old Bailey records examined by UCL (University College London) scientists. The use of...

Birds Can Tell If You Are Watching Them -- Because They Are Watching You

9 years ago from Science Daily

In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul,' conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that birds...

New Disaster Preparedness Strategy Announced

9 years ago from Science Daily

US and Canadian experts have developed a comprehensive framework to optimize and manage critical care resources during times of pandemic outbreaks or other mass critical care disasters. The new proposal...

Australian doctor proposes paying $47,000 for a kidney

9 years ago from AP Health

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- An Australian doctor proposed Monday that the government pay up to $47,000 for kidney donations to overcome a chronic shortage....

Alcoholism is not just a 'man's disease' anymore

9 years ago from Physorg

Cross-sectional studies, which collect information at a single point in time, generally find that young Americans report having more lifetime alcohol problems than older Americans, despite having had less time...

'Samantha Who?' forgets to check the facts on brain injuries

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

The character's condition would have kept her from thinking as well as she does on the TV show. Such victims don't radically change personalities, either. ...

Early intervention could stop crime

9 years ago from Science Alert

There are several risk factors that could predispose children to a life of crime, revealed new findings that may aid early intervention programs.

How Government Funding of Science Works

9 years ago from Science Blog

Recently, on the NSF news web page, a study (with Black participants) found that the Achievement Gap in Math and Science is closing. In light of the dialogue concerning the...

Cell phones top SKorean kids' gift list

9 years ago from Physorg

Mobile telephones have topped the list of gifts sought by South Korean children, a survey said Sunday.

Harvard researchers selected for National Academy of Sciences membership

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Eight Harvard faculty members this week were elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. read more

Nearly One-third Of US Parents Don't Know What To Expect Of Infants

9 years ago from Science Daily

Almost one-third of US parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for their child's physical, social and emotional growth. The new findings suggest that...

Get chequebook out, doctors tell N.L. over pathologist shortage

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will launch an aggressive campaign to recruit more pathologists.

Exercise Your Brain, or Else You’ll ... Uh ...

9 years ago from NY Times Health

The fear of a decaying brain has inspired a mini-industry of products from dietary supplements to computer games.

Drums help psychotherapist deal with parents' deaths

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

The son of frugal immigrants discovers a way to ease the pain through rhythm therapy and learns to revel in the occasional splurge. ...

VIDEO: Witches Celebrate Spring

9 years ago from National Geographic

In Lithuania, real witches celebrate the arrival of spring on Walpurgis night.

It's time for U.S. to revisit universal healthcare

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

A hospital stay in England illustrates the gaps in the American healthcare system. ...

Strength-training tips for children

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

Kids should always lift weights with adult supervision. They also need to go slowly and avoid maximum lift and competition with others. ...

Adult orphans: when parents die

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

In her new book, 'Death Benefits,' therapist Jeanne Safer explores what happens when adults lose their parents. In some ways, life can get better. ...

Study of universal day care paints mixed picture

9 years ago from MIT Research

Universal day care, the recurring dream of working parents everywhere, benefits adults economically but may affect young children's well being, according to an MIT economist's study of a highly subsidized...

Study shows how 'horse tranquiliser' stops depression

9 years ago from Physorg

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 ...

Paranoid thoughts much more common than thought

9 years ago from Science Blog

A virtual reality subway ride has been used by researchers to reveal the extent that paranoia occurs in the general public. read more