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Family History Places Women At Risk Of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

9 years ago from Science Daily

Pelvic organ prolapse, a common and uncomfortable gynecological condition, runs in families, new research shows. Women with a family member who has had a hernia or prolapse -- two conditions...

Biologists Are from Mars, Chemists Are from Venus?

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

UD study explores how scientists from different fields work together: "Plays well with others." That popular phrase on a T-shirt is being taken to a whole new level...

Pentagon plans national mental health campaign

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Senior military officers could be talking about their emotional struggles on YouTube and MySpace this year, in a Pentagon campaign to urge troops into counseling for wartime...

The sweet world of soil microbiology

9 years ago from Biology News Net

Using classroom, hands-on activities can help instructors to communicate difficult scientific concepts and stimulate student thinking. Despite its importance, the diversity in soil microbes can conceptually be difficult to teach,...

Incubators seen to change babies' heartbeats

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Could the electromagnetic fields of incubator motors affect babies' health?

7 per cent of Ontario students say they've tried choking game: survey

9 years ago from CBC: Health

A t least 79,000 elementary and high school students in Ontario say they've tried the choking game, a dangerous activity in which a person self-asphyxiates or has someone else choke...

Study Shows Power Of Police And Fire Officers As Injury-prevention Messengers

9 years ago from Science Daily

Most local TV newscasts feature news of car crashes, fires and other injury-causing events, but relatively few contain information on preventing such injuries, a new study finds. However, if a...

Fertile women 'have sexier voice'

A woman's voice becomes more alluring when she is at her most fertile, according to US research.

Haunted by hallucinations: Children in the PICU traumatized by delusions

9 years ago from Science Blog

Nearly one in three children admitted to pediatric intensive care will experience delusions or hallucinations, which put them at higher risk for post-traumatic stress symptoms, according to a new study...

Turn-ons, turn-offs, desire varies widely among men

9 years ago from Reuters:Science

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men aren't all from Mars when it comes to their sexuality, a new study from Kinsey Institute researchers shows.

When Doctors Tell Patients To Quit Smoking, They Listen

9 years ago from Science Daily

Doctors who take a few minutes to talk with patients about their smoking -- maybe passing along a leaflet or a sample of nicotine gum -- make a difference when...

Genetics play role in doping tests

9 years ago from Physorg

A Swedish researcher said some men are missing testosterone-metabolizing genes that are key to the accuracy of athlete drug tests.

L.A. 'loses' to Pittsburgh in one air-pollution measure

9 years ago from LA Times - Health

But a new lung association report shows that the area still has much room for improvement. ...

Parachuting Dog Helped Win WWII

9 years ago from Live Science

Scientists studied the effects of altitude to help Allied pilots survive.

Vital Signs: Perceptions: Go Ahead, Put the Water Bottle Down

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Drinking a lot of water is supposed to be healthy, but there is apparently little scientific support for the belief.

Scientist at Work | Francisco J. Ayala: Roving Defender of Evolution, and of Room for God

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Francisco J. Ayala has expressed surprise at how many Americans believe the theory of evolution is contrary to belief in God.

A Conversation With Arno Motulsky: A Genetics Pioneer Sees a Bright Future, Cautiously

9 years ago from NY Times Science

Arno Motulsky helped pioneer the study of how an individual’s genetic inheritance affects the body’s response to drugs.

Rarely seen scroll segment to be displayed

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

A rarely displayed segment of the Dead Sea Scrolls is part of an exhibition for U.S. President George W. Bush and other dignitaries attending Israel's 60th anniversary celebrations next month.

EBay makes public its complaint against Craigslist

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- EBay says Craigslist believed eBay broke an agreement not to engage in competitive activity and thereby lost rights granted to it as a shareholder.

US Patent Office rejects company's claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers

9 years ago from Physorg

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today rejected all of the patent claims for a common yellow bean that has been a familiar staple in Latin American diets...

Variety grows in accessories for Nintendo's Wii console

9 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Owners of Wii game consoles from Nintendo Co. have always enjoyed the freedom its motion-sensing games offer, but the wire between the remote and the nunchuk needed for...

Suboptimal sleep, TV watching correlate with overweight in infants and toddlers

9 years ago from Harvard Science

Infants and toddlers who sleep less than 12 hours a day are twice as likely to become overweight by age 3 than children who sleep longer. In addition, high levels...

Caring Men Are Happier Than Traditional 'Macho' Men, Study Suggests

9 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers found two distinct views on what it means to be a gentleman or a "macho" man in the Mexican-American culture. Traditional machismo is the stereotypical masculine personification of a...

Virtual World Therapeautic For Addicts: Study Shows Impact Of Environment To Addiction Cravings

9 years ago from Science Daily

Patients in therapy to overcome addictions have a new arena to test their coping skills -- the virtual world. A new study found that a virtual reality environment can provide...

For the Brain, Cash Is Good, Status Is Better [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

New research shows for the first time that we process cash and social values in the same part of our brain (the striatum)--and likely weigh them against one another when...

Cereal Mothers: Babies' Sex Linked to Moms' Breakfast Calories [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

Want a son? Pack on the calories. Biologist Fiona Mathews of the University of Exeter in England and her colleagues surveyed 740 first-time mothers on their pre-pregnancy eating habits and...

Study Shows Brain Power Can Be Bolstered--Maybe [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

In the market for more brain power? In what's being touted as "a landmark" result, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (U.M.) researchers report that a specific memory exercise may...

Real-Life Iron Man: A Robotic Suit That Magnifies Human Strength [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

The prospect of slipping into a robotic exoskeleton that could enhance strength, keep the body active while recovering from an injury or even serve as a prosthetic limb has great...