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Cancer emotions do vary

9 years ago from Science Alert

Research on the emotional impact of breast cancer has found that well-educated women, and those who live alone, are hardest hit.

Hand pain limits child gamers

9 years ago from CBC: Health

Younger children who play video games are more likely than older kids to report pain in their hands and fingers, according to research sparked by the curiosity of an 11-year-old...

Novel research deconstruct inner workings of the brain

9 years ago from Science Blog

CHICAGO -- Research presented today at Neuroscience 2009, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the world's largest source of emerging news about brain science...

Understanding the brain's natural foil for over-excited neurones

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Glutamate is to the brain like coffee is to our bodies. A cup of Joe in the morning can wake us, but overloading on caffeine causes the stimulant to work...

How Chinese firms benefit from the diversity of foreign direct investment

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New research from Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business shows that the diversity of foreign invested firms' national origin helps businesses in China benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Infants able to identify humans as source of speech, monkeys as source of monkey calls

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Infants as young as five months old are able to correctly identify humans as the source of speech and monkeys as the source of monkey calls, psychology researchers have found....

First-time Internet users find boost in brain function after just 1 week

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You can teach an old dog new tricks, say UCLA scientists who found that middle-aged and older adults with little Internet experience were able to trigger key centres in the...

Power at work has payoffs, but not for health

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Being at the top has its perks, but new University of Toronto research shows people in positions of authority at work are more likely to experience certain psychological and physical...

Violence between couples is usually calculated, and does not result from loss of control

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Violence between couples is usually the result of a calculated decision-making process and the partner inflicting violence will do so only as long as the price to be paid is...

The unicycling clown phenomenon: Talking, walking and driving with cell phone users

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Everyone tends to float off into space once in a while and fail to see what is sitting there right in front of them. Recently researchers decided to put the...

A head of time

9 years ago from MIT Research

Keeping track of time is one of the brain's most important tasks. As the brain processes the flood of sights and sounds it encounters, it must also remember when each event occurred....

Mind: When Parents Are Too Toxic to Tolerate

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Children may do well to cut ties with abusive mothers and fathers.

Opposition MPs want action on broadband

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Opposition politicians are criticizing the government for failing to take action on broadband following several international reports that have given Canada low marks on its high-speed internet services.

Research Identifies Link Between Childhood ADHD and Adult Crime

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Schoolchildren with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are substantially more likely to engage in many types of criminal activity such as burglary, theft and drug dealing as they grow older,...

Where Land Slides, Trying to Learn Why

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Researchers are seeking to assess the risk of debris flows and to forecast when disaster looms, with an aim to save lives.

Research reveals understanding PMS can reduce women's distress

9 years ago from Physorg

(PhysOrg.com) -- Women can significantly improve 'that time of the month,' by learning more about how premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can affect their minds and bodies and by adopting stress management...

Hardness is the way to happiness: sex survey

9 years ago from Physorg

Men's confidence in their erections varies widely across Europe with Spanish men most worried and Germans the happiest, a survey for the makers of Viagra showed on Monday.

Nuclear Family Myth? Kids Of Single Parents And Gays No Different, Says Study

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The conventional family has changed over the last few decade but regardless of parent genders or family structure, adolescents' perception of proper family functioning has changed little, says a new...

Ont. group lobbies for hearing-impaired children

9 years ago from CBC: Health

More than 150 parents and students are gathered at Queen's Park to push for provincewide standards for services for hearing-impaired children.

Brain-damaged children often have cold feet

9 years ago from Physorg

Many wheelchair-using children with neurological disorders have much colder hands and feet than other children, and most receive no special help even though they have had these problems for a...

Learning 'Greases' Connections Between Brain Regions

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Brain activity considered to be  spontaneous 'white noise' changes after a person learns a new task, according to researchers, and the degree of change reflects how well subjects have learned...

Work helps retirees stay healthy

9 years ago from CBC: Health

People who continue to work part time in a similar field after they retire tend to be healthier than those who stop working altogether, a new U.S. study suggests.

New immigrants more likely to be homeless due to economic factors rather than health issues

9 years ago from Physorg

New immigrants are more likely to cite economic and housing factors as barriers that keep them homeless compared with native-born individuals, according to a new study on the health of...

Video: Mad Science Experiments

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Author Theo Grey showed Harry Smith simple experiments that should not be done at home.

Parents, care groups venture into children's digital limbo

9 years ago from Physorg

Twenty years after the international community expanded the frontiers of protection for children, child carers and officialdom are slowly venturing into uncharted territory: cyberspace.

Small Classes Give Extra Boost To Low-achieving Students

9 years ago from Science Daily

Small classes in early grades improve test scores in later grades for students of all achievement levels, but low achievers get an extra boost.

Cochlear Implants Reduce Delay Suffered By Deaf Children In Language Acquisition, Study Shows

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers in Spain have observed in this first year of the study that, three months after receiving a cochlear implant all the children showed improvement in their perception and ability...

How To Win By Concession And Avoid Unproductive Conflict

9 years ago from Science Daily

A new study explores the question: "If we can make a deal, why fight?" The authors conclude that a combination of common knowledge and a common rate of time preference...