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G.O.P. Senators Question Obama’s Health Reforms

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Republicans continued to express concerns over the Obama administration’s plan to reform health care and its call for a public insurance option.

Postpartum Anxiety Delays Puberty In Offspring

9 years ago from Science Daily

Hormonal changes early in pregnancy cause maternal postpartum anxiety and behavior changes that can lead to a delayed onset of puberty in both birth and adoptive daughters, according to a...

Successful Weight Loss With Dieting Is Linked To Vitamin D Levels

9 years ago from Science Daily

Vitamin D levels in the body at the start of a low-calorie diet predict weight loss success, a new study found. The results suggest a possible role for vitamin D...

Professor Interrupted: Gender Differences in High Level Engineering, Science and Math Institutions

9 years ago from Physorg

A soon to be released exhaustive study entitled "Gender Differences at Critical Transitions in the Careers of Science, Engineering and Mathematics Faculty (2009)" published by The National Academies Press finds...

Museum: Vote for greatest science invention

9 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The Science Museum in London is displaying models of what it feels are the 10 greatest scientific inventions in human history to mark its centenary on June 22.

What really prompts the dog's 'guilty look'

9 years ago from Biology News Net

What dog owner has not come home to a broken vase or other valuable items and a guilty-looking dog slouching around the house? By ingeniously setting up conditions where the...

Close social ties make baboons better mothers, study finds

9 years ago from

Baboons whose mothers have strong relationships with other females are much more likely to survive to adulthood than baboons reared by less social mothers, according to a new study by...

British private school pupils earn 30 percent more in later life

9 years ago from

Students who attended independent schools go on to obtain an average of 30% higher earnings than state school students, according to a study published today in Significance, the magazine of...

Cocaine and heroin harm placenta

9 years ago from

Cocaine and heroin increase permeability of the placenta. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology have shown that exposure to the drugs causes an increase...

Genetic Link Found Between Stress-induced Sleep Loss And Intrusive Thinking

9 years ago from Science Daily

The genetic factors that cause increased sleep problems during times of stress seem to be the same as those that make people with intrusive and ruminative thoughts have a higher...

Being A Night Owl In High School Is Linked With Lower College GPA

9 years ago from Science Daily

Students who consider themselves to be evening types (that is someone who feels more alert and does their best work later in the day) have poorer sleep hygiene scores than...

Colombia 'must boost PhD programmes'

9 years ago from SciDev

Colombia must increase its PhD programmes to provide career opportunities for the country's scientists, says Danish academic Lauritz Holm-Nielsen.

Media research: The black box

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Assessing the effects of television on young children is far from easy. But, as researchers tell Jim Schnabel, that is no reason not to try.

Donations pour in after tricycles swiped from special needs centre

9 years ago from CBC: Health

The theft of four tricycles for children with developmental disabilities has resulted in a flood of donations for a Calgary educational centre.

Witness at museum knew 'someone had been shot'

9 years ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mark Lippert was at the U.S. Holocaust Museum when he heard several loud pops and saw several schoolchildren running toward him....

New family-focused model of depression care needed to minimize risks

9 years ago from Physorg

Health and social service professionals who care for adults with depression should not only tackle their clients' physical and mental health, but also detect and prevent possible spillover effects on...

Parents key in new measure to evaluate language in children with autism

9 years ago from Physorg

A new parent questionnaire, developed at the University of Waterloo, will help health practitioners to more accurately gauge the acquisition of language skills in children with autism.

Study: Depending on the problem, media may be an escape or a way to cope

9 years ago from Physorg

The last thing most people in a bad love affair want to do is to read informational articles about romance. But people facing financial difficulties often choose to read articles...

Specific genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders found

9 years ago from Physorg

Alcohol consumption by pregnant women hinders brain development in their children by interfering with the genetic processes that control thyroid hormone levels in the fetal brain, a new animal study...

Men more likely to retire lonely

9 years ago from Science Alert

A recent survey found that men often planned money, but not social networks or activities, for their retirement.

More Older People Active Online Now Than In Past

9 years ago from Science Daily

Internet use continues to increase, this is especially true regarding social media. Older people in particular have increased the use of internet since 2007. However, television continues to have the...

Predictive Powers: A Robot That Reads Your Intention?

9 years ago from Science Daily

European researchers in robotics, psychology and cognitive sciences have developed a robot that can predict the intentions of its human partner. This ability to anticipate (or question) actions could make...

Socioeconomic status, gender and marital status influence sleep disturbances

9 years ago from

According to a research that will be presented today at SLEEP 2009, increased sleep disturbances are associated with lower education, income or being unmarried or unemployed. Disturbances are much more...

Moms, have you done drugs? Tell your kids

9 years ago from

Moms who have used drugs may be doing their teens a favour by admitting to it, University of Alberta research shows...

When young men are scarce, they're more likely to play the field than to propose

9 years ago from Physorg

In places where young women outnumber young men, research shows the hemlines rise but the marriage rates don't because the young men feel less pressure to settle down as more...

Changes in Science and Media Demand Evolution in Science Communication

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Matthew C. Nisbet, an expert on the intersections between science, media, and politics at American University's School of Communication, says that changes in scientific research and the rapidly changing media...

Older black men feel productive, achieve prestige at church

9 years ago from Physorg

Older African American women may attend religious services more often than African American men, but men spend more hours per week in other activities at church, a new University of...

Moving Away Lowers Re-incarceration Risk For Parolees

9 years ago from Science Daily

Relocation substantially lowers the likelihood of re-incarceration for parolees, according to new research.