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Cord-blood banking: worth it or not?

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

New parents have a lot to consider when choosing whether to bank a newborn's umbilical blood. ...

Yoga Provides Emotional Benefits To Women With Breast Cancer

11 years ago from Science Daily

Women undertaking a ten week program of 75 minute Restorative Yoga classes gained positive differences in aspects of mental health such as depression, positive emotions, and spirituality (feeling calm/peaceful) compared...

Overdoing It? Simple Techniques Can Help Avoid Overindulgence

11 years ago from Science Daily

Some people overindulge on junk foods or needless shopping sprees when they feel depressed. Others lose control the minute they feel happy. Is there a way to avoid such extreme...

Underlying sleep problem linked to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children

11 years ago from Science Blog

Westchester, Ill. -- A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP suggests the presence of an intrinsic sleep problem specific to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and supports the...

School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits

11 years ago from Science Blog

Westchester, Ill. -- A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that a school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, given...

Dog bites a particular threat to young children, especially as temperatures rise

11 years ago from Science Blog

Alexandria, VA - Young children are especially vulnerable to severe dog bites in the head and neck areas, and there is a correlation between cases of dog bites and rising...

Opinion: Home solar’s not worth it – but…

11 years ago from Science Alert

Want to 'do your bit' and install solar panels? Do the homework and you’re in for a jolting reality check!

Indigenous culture helps living

11 years ago from Science Alert

A recent study found that Indigenous Australian people in touch with traditional culture were socially and financially better off.

Fathers usually are related

11 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that paternity tests are usually positive – contrary to myths that may come from paternity test companies.

NZ weight crisis unregulated

11 years ago from Science Alert

Despite 30 per cent of New Zealand children being over-weight or obese, the country is failing to promote healthy eating, a study has found.

The Saturday Profile: Preparing to End Her Life, While Protecting Another

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Debbie Purdy, who has multiple sclerosis, wants the British government to assure her that should she decide to end her life, her husband could assist her without fear of prosecution.

Gene Linked To Anxious Behavior In Mice

11 years ago from Science Daily

To measure anxiety in a mouse and suggest it's similar to anxiety in a person may seem like a stretch, but the metrics sound uncannily familiar. Paralyzed by fear, afraid...

Echoes Discovered In Early Visual Brain Areas Play Role In Working Memory

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have discovered that early visual areas, long believed to play no role in higher cognitive functions such as memory, retain information previously hidden from brain studies. The researchers made...

Da Vinci self-portrait discovered by TV journalist

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A journalist with an Italian television science program claims to have uncovered a new self-portrait sketch by Leonardo da Vinci. Piero Angela says the drawing was hiding under layers...

New IPod Listening Study Shows Surprising Behavior Of Teens

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study involving iPods and teenagers indicates teenagers who receive pressure from their peers or others to turn down the volume of their iPods instead turn them up higher.

The craze over Octomom Nadya Suleman

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

She can't seem to get enough kids, and media audiences can't seem to get enough of her topsy-turvy life. It's all just so octo-licious. ...

Babies Learn Music While Sleeping

11 years ago from Science Daily

Early screening and treatment for infants with hearing problems, and the ability to computer-generate musical scores, are two very different possible outcomes of some "off-the-wall" research.

Chinese "E-Cigs" Get Attention, Scrutiny

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The Ruyan V8, which produces a nicotine-infused mist absorbed directly into the lungs, is one of a growing array of electronic cigarettes attracting attention in China, the U.S. and elsewhere...

Frank talk about cancer connects loved ones

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Younger adults stricken by disease share emotions, details of treatment with refreshing candor. ...

Campus isn't the most stressful thing

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Whether in college or not, young adults have a lot of mental health issues to sort out. ...

Ottawa high schools get $1M drug counselling program

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A new $1-million drug counselling program puts counsellors where they are badly needed in Ottawa - in the high schools.

Playing for real in a virtual world

11 years ago from Sciencenews.org

Biological sex still influences how preteen boys and girls play when they assume new identities online

Sidekicks might top a dubious category: theft

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Nisha Taylor was just about to put her beloved T-Mobile Sidekick in her bag. She thought the cell phone would be safer there than in her pocket....

Seniors use brain training software to sharpen their minds

11 years ago from Physorg

Angie Rogers wants to stay fit enough to ride her motorcycle well into her 60s, so the 54-year-old Sachse, Texas, resident is working out on her computer almost every day.

Concussions Linked To Weakened Brain Functioning Years Later

11 years ago from Science Daily

Word is spreading, on the sidelines, in the locker rooms, and in the media, that an athlete whose bell has been rung -- that is, suffered a concussion -- may...