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Video: Buzzing: bees on drugs

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Australian scientist Dr Andrew Baron is pioneering a study to dose honey bees with cocaine in an attempt to study how their brain reacts to the drug, and possibly find...

Ahead of the games: Test will catch sports cheats on new endurance drugs

10 years ago from

Avoiding detection just got harder for drug cheats who try to use a particular range of untested, but potentially enhancing, compounds. In the past, tests have been developed once a...

Why Smokers Struggle To Quit: New Findings

10 years ago from Science Daily

Just seeing someone smoke can trigger smokers to abandon their nascent efforts to kick the habit, according to new research.

Majority Of Teens Discuss Risky Behaviors On MySpace, Studies Conclude

10 years ago from Science Daily

Fifty-four percent of adolescents frequently discuss high-risk activities including sexual behavior, substance abuse or violence using MySpace, the popular social networking Web site.

Shift work doesn't upset kids

10 years ago from Science Alert

Couples who take on shift work don't have a negative impact on their teenage child's mental well being, but single parents still struggle, a study has revealed.

Young adults need to make more time for healthy meals

10 years ago from

As adolescents mature into young adults, increasing time constraints due to school or work can begin to impact eating habits in a negative way. In a study published in the...

UCLA assessment technique lets scientists see brain ageing before symptoms appear

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UCLA scientists have used innovative brain-scan technology developed at UCLA, along with patient-specific information on Alzheimer's disease risk, to help diagnose brain ageing, often before symptoms appear. Published in the...

Brain Circuit Abnormalities May Underlie Bulimia Nervosa In Women

10 years ago from Science Daily

Women with bulimia nervosa appear to respond more impulsively during psychological testing than those without eating disorders, and brain scans show differences in areas responsible for regulating behavior, according to...

Woman thought to have bird flu dies

10 years ago from UPI

BEIJING, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A woman suspected of having contracted bird flu has died, local health officials in Beijing said Tuesday.

College training affects K-12 teaching

10 years ago from UPI

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- How science teachers are taught and how post-secondary educators are retained on staff are affecting science education in grades K-12, a...

Karen Glaser reports on atheist parents who send their children to faith schools

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Marcus du Sautoy, Oxford's new professor for the public understanding of science, is an avowed atheist, yet he sends his two daughters to a faith school.

Childhood trauma associated with chronic fatigue syndrome

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Individuals who experience trauma during childhood appear more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome as adults, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one...

Studies reveal lifelong gender difference in physical activity

10 years ago from Physorg

Females of all ages are less active than their male peers. Two studies, presented today (Tuesday 6 January) at a major academic conference, reveal the gender difference in activity levels...

Warned, Teens Clean Up MySpace Profiles

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Many teenagers cleaned up their MySpace profiles, deleting mentions of sex and booze and boosting privacy settings, if they got a single cautionary e-mail from a busybody named "Dr. Meg."

Well: With the Right Motivation, That Home Gym Makes Sense

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Behavioral scientists are fascinated by why people buy exercise machines, only to let them rust.

Really?: The Claim: Some Men Are More Likely to Father Boys

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Men who want to know whether they’re more likely to father a boy or a girl may garner clues from their family tree.

Mind: Some Protect the Ego by Working on Their Excuses Early

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Recent research has helped clarify not just who is prone to self-handicapping but also its consequences — and its possible benefits.

Early Family Depression Has Lasting Effects On Teens, Young Adults

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new study on 485 Iowa adolescents over a 10-year period (1991-2001) found that early socioeconomic adversity experienced by children contributes to poor mental health by the time they become...

Common childhood virus packs an increasingly potent punch

10 years ago from Physorg

Five-year-old Kate Levschan and her 18-month-old brother, Jacob, have never sat on Santa's lap. Their mother, Marti Levschan, wants to keep it that way.

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

Milky Way bigger, denser than thought ... China-Russia Mars mission set for takeoff ... EPA sued to clean up Chesapeake Bay ... Diabetes tied to early cognitive slowdown ... Health/Science...

How Students Can Stick to Hard-to-Follow New Year's Resolutions

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Winter quarter at UC San Diego begins on Jan. 5 and many students are carrying a variety of New Year`s resolutions along with their textbooks. Students who have...

Shaping good health as teens outgrow pediatrician

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Ever watched a teen skulk in the corner of a toddler-packed pediatrician's waiting room, obviously wishing to be anywhere else?

Teaching intangibles with technology

10 years ago from Physorg

Teach students some facts, and they learn for one exam at a time. Teach students to think and they learn how to learn for the rest of their lives. Ambitious...

Effect of subliminal marketing greater than thought

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Marketing statements influence us subliminally more than was ever assumed. Even when you are not aware of being exposed to advertising material, it can still affect your actions....

ADHD labelling of kids can mask other problems: study

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- Labelling children with learning and behavioural difficulties can be detrimental to the children in question as well as their teachers, research by a QUT graduate has found.

Adam Rutherford: Here's how to discuss Charles Darwin's glorious idea without recourse to being dull and/or stupid

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It may have escaped your attention, but 2009 is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, and the 150th of the publication of the most important work of non-fiction in...

Government clashes again with its own drug advisers about downgrading ecstasy

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The government's drug advisers are to recommend ecstasy be downgraded to a class B drug, in a report due to go before ministers at th

Uruguay to promote cooperation between science teachers and researchers

10 years ago from SciDev

The country will support projects for high school teachers to work with research scientists.