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Researchers find brain differences between believers and non-believers

11 years ago from Science Blog

Believing in God can help block anxiety and minimize stress, according to new University of Toronto research that shows distinct brain differences between believers and non-believers. In two studies led by...

Biomechanics May Be Key To Successful IVF Implantation

11 years ago from Science Daily

Biomechanics may be the key to a successful IVF implantation, according to new research.

70 percent of drug-addicted men admit they consume drugs to increase their sexual pleasure

11 years ago from Physorg

72.28 per cent of drug addict men admit to have consumed drugs to be able to have sexual relations and most of them (58%) choose cocaine to this purpose, the...

New study reveals: Gifted children shape their personalities according to social stigma

11 years ago from Physorg

Gifted youths already know what they want to be when they grow up. They usually choose to study applied sciences, but when they are asked why they made their choices,...

Sex Is In The Brain, Whether It Be Lack Of Sexual Interest Or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

More than 40 percent of women ages 18-59 experience sexual dysfunction, with lack of sexual interest -- hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD -- being the most commonly reported complaint,...

Adolescents are undertreated for addiction

11 years ago from

Only about 10 percent of adolescents needing help for substance abuse problems actually enter treatment, partly because of the lack of adolescent-only services in the nation's treatment system, according to...

The two worlds of kids' morals

11 years ago from

Children's moral behaviour and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones. Interestingly, there are marked gender...

Modern life-making women 'ignorant and ill-equipped' to cope with motherhood

11 years ago from

The growing trend to move miles away from hometowns and family for work is leaving many women feeling 'ignorant and ill-equipped' to cope with pregnancy and childbirth...

Evidence Appears To Show How And Where Brain's Frontal Lobe Works

11 years ago from Science Daily

An expert in cognitive and linguistic sciences has mapped parts of the brain that control abstract or concrete decision making by studying stroke patients.

Having parents with bipolar disorder associated with increased risk of psychiatric disorders

11 years ago from Physorg

Children and teens of parents with bipolar disorder appear to have an increased risk of early-onset bipolar disorder, mood disorders and anxiety disorders, according to a report in the March...

Alcohol abuse may lead to depression risk, rather than vice versa

11 years ago from Physorg

A statistical modeling study suggests that problems with alcohol abuse may lead to an increased risk of depression, as opposed to the reverse model in which individuals with depression self-medicate...

Material success and social failure?

11 years ago from Physorg

It is common knowledge that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. Likewise, large inequalities of income are often regarded as...

Anti-immigrant sentiment greater in California than Texas

11 years ago from Physorg

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC (March 2, 2009) California and Texas have the largest populations of Mexican immigrants in all of the United States. A recent...

Young ex-servicemen at increased risk of suicide

11 years ago from Science Blog

Young men who have served in the British Armed Forces are up to three times more likely to take their own lives than their civilian counterparts, research published tomorrow (March...

Why going with your gut isn't always wise

11 years ago from Science Blog

Conventional wisdom holds that we should “trust our intuition.” But two studies conducted by Weber State University students suggest blindly following your intuition might be a bad course of action...

N.B. cracking down on victims' interviews surfacing online

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The New Brunswick government is tightening control over victim interviews with police after two videos turned up on the internet in Saint John.

Special issue 'Comparative Cognition in Context' now published

11 years ago from Science Blog

Amsterdam, 02 March 2009 - Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on February 12th, 2009, a special issue of Behavioural Processes "Comparative Cognition in Context"...

Names turn preschoolers into vegetable lovers

11 years ago from Science Blog

Do you have a picky preschooler who's avoiding their vegetables? A new Cornell University study shows that giving vegetables catchy new names - like X-Ray Vision Carrots and Tomato Bursts...

Experts offer tips to make it easier to 'spring forward'

11 years ago from

It may only be a single hour of lost time, but 'springing forward' for Daylight Saving Time can pack a punch for some people. Many experience sleepiness, mood changes and...

Winnipeg medical lab problems were 'a potential risk to the public': report

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A provincial inspection of a downtown Winnipeg medical lab identified problems, some flagged as "a potential risk to the public," yet the public was never told, CBC News has learned.

I Hate Writing...But I Love Science

11 years ago from Science Blog

Students have a laundry list of reasons why writing is one of their least favorite subjects. How do we adjust this mind set through incorporating science? This article will explore...

Malls keep elderly healthy

11 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that shopping centres are key to older people's mental wellbeing and keep them connected to their community.

Facebook abuse uncommon

11 years ago from Science Alert

Despite many parent's fears most users of social networking sites, such as Facebook, haven't experienced harassment, Australian researchers have discovered.

Study: Poor drive growth in global cell phone use

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Six in ten people around the world now have cell phone subscriptions, signaling that mobiles are the communications technology of choice particularly in poor countries, according to...

Mania linked to desire for fame, success: study

11 years ago from Physorg

People with manic or bipolar tendencies have higher expectations of what they can achieve in terms of success, money and fame, a new study published Monday finds.

Stretching tips for desk-bound workers

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Too many of us spend all day sitting at computers, not moving for hours on end. Being that sedentary can take a toll on the body: Hip flexors become stiff...