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Child Abuse May 'Mark' Genes In Brains Of Suicide Victims

10 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered important differences between the brains of suicide victims and so-called normal brains. Although the genetic sequence was identical in the suicide and non-suicide brains, there were differences...

Why Face Symmetry Is Sexy Across Cultures And Species

10 years ago from Science Daily

In a study published in the May 7 issue of the journal PLoS ONE, Anthony Little of the University of Stirling and colleagues show that measurements of symmetry and sexual...

Kagoshima Journal: Japan Fights Crowds of Crows

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Blackouts are just one of the problems caused by an explosion in Japan’s population of crows, which seems to compete with humans for space in this crowded nation.

Retirement age workers feel good

10 years ago from Science Alert

Workers aged over 65 feel mentally healthier than retirees, though whether working brings mental health or vice versa is unclear, according to a survey.

Leaf photo could be world's oldest

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- A U.S. researcher says a photogenic drawing of a leaf could be the world's oldest photograph.

Psychiatric Profile Of Teenagers At Risk For Committing Violent Acts, School Shootings

10 years ago from Science Daily

A psychiatrist will present new research on the psychiatric factors that can lead to school shootings. The presentation will be mainly based on research of the 1999 Columbine high school...

Estimated 750,000 Problem Gamblers Among America's Youth

10 years ago from Science Daily

Gambling activity is widespread among US adolescents and young adults ages 14 through 21, according to a new study. Results of the first national survey of its kind show problem...

It Might Be True That 'Men Marry Their Mothers'

10 years ago from Science Daily

Whether a young man's mother earned a college degree and whether she worked outside the home while he was growing up seems to have an effect years later when he...

Cosmetic chain told to withdraw homeopathic malaria remedy

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Neal's Yard Remedies ordered to withdraw remedy after watchdogs decide sale potentially dangerous and misleading

Personal Health: The Growing Wave of Teenage Self-Injury

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Self-injury is a disturbing and hard-to-treat phenomenon that experts say is increasing among adolescents and young adults.

Ideas & Trends: A Psychedelic ‘Problem Child’ Comes Full Circle

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Albert Hofmann, the father of LSD, lived long enough to see his drug brought back into the lab to study as a therapeutic agent.

Vital Signs: Patterns: Serious Message in a Seductive Voice

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A come-hither sound in a woman’s voice may carry a message about her readiness to conceive.

Vital Signs: Perceptions: Whom to Believe? Children Find Out Early

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A challenge for children is figuring out whom to believe, and a new study suggests that this process starts early and without prompting by adults.

Essay: Forcing Sobriety, However Imperfectly

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Alcohol-monitoring bracelets can help people get over substance abuse problems, but they are not perfect.

Mind: I’m Not Lying, I’m Telling a Future Truth. Really.

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Exaggeration, it seems, can be part of a plan for self-improvement.

Researchers Seek to Demystify the Metabolic Magic of Sled Dogs

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Scientists are studying sled dogs that run the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in an attempt to understand why the dogs are “fatigue-proof.”

Findings: Appeasing the Gods, With Insurance

10 years ago from NY Times Science

We may not believe in fate, research shows, but we also refuse to tempt it.

Calling all carbs: Dietitian hired to arrest officer obesity

10 years ago from AP Health

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Rana Parker tells pudgy police they have the right to remain chubby, but it can and will be used against them on the streets of Los...

Antidepressants do work in depression while evidence for CBT is poorer say experts

10 years ago from Physorg

A new revision of clinical guidelines to help doctors manage patients with depression has challenged the rationale behind the UK government`s policy of rolling out of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)...

Pregnant women face hostile behavior when applying for jobs, new study shows

10 years ago from Physorg

Pregnant women may still face judgment and obstacles to getting jobs, shows two recent studies by George Mason University and Rice University professors.

New project targets post-harvest loss in Ethiopia

10 years ago from SciDev

A new university programme in Ethiopia will develop low-cost ways to reduce post-harvest losses in agriculture.

Mangrove loss 'left Burma exposed'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Mangrove deforestation in Burma left coastal areas exposed to the full fury of Cyclone Nagris, a top politician suggests.

The best and worst places to be a mother or child: survey

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Canada ranks 20th out of 146 countries in a survey of the best and worst places to live for mothers and children, according to U.S.-based humanitarian organization Save the Children.

How 'Horse Tranquiliser' Stops Depression, According To New Study

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have shown exactly how the anaesthetic ketamine helps depression with images that show the orbitofrontal cortex -- the part of the brain that is overactive in depression -- being...

How Boys Become Boys (and Sometimes Girls) [News]

10 years ago from Scientific American

In research that could give doctors a way to reassign sex in cases of unclear gender, scientists report this week that they have figured out why some children with genes...

Creativity essential for climate targets -- existing -- housing

10 years ago from Physorg

It is a great shame that the most creative professional group in the building trade, the architects, rarely apply themselves to existing housing. A large proportion of the Netherlands` climate...

Test could predict menopause

10 years ago from Science Alert

As a result of new research, women over 30 could soon take a simple test to predict their age at menopause, allowing them to better plan for motherhood.

Forgot to tell minister about cancer test details, ex-deputy says

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A former Newfoundland and Labrador deputy health minister has taken responsibility for not sharing important information about flawed cancer tests with a minister.