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No time to waste on COBRA subsidy

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

If you're eligible for the health insurance extension, make sure your employer is on top of the situation. ...

New keno terminals not as addictive as VLTs: treasurer

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Adding a new version of keno gambling to the province fits with the P.E.I.'s gaming strategy, says Provincial Treasurer Wes Sheridan.

Kindle 2's Ballyhooed Debut Unfolds

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Natali Del Conte, of CNET-TV, gave her read on Amazon's updated eBook reader, and others, on The Early Show.

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!

Child Abuse Alters Stress-Fighting Gene, Study Says

11 years ago from National Geographic

Childhood abuse can permanently alter the way a gene works, leaving victims more vulnerable to stressful events throughout their lives.

How do patients diagnosed with schizophrenia communicate?

11 years ago from Physorg

Negative emotional facial expressions dominate in the interplay with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. This has been shown in previous research and has now been confirmed in a dissertation from...

Study Links Internet Addiction to Aggression in Teens

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Armed with the findings of a new study, Taiwanese researchers suggest parents and educators pay more attention to children`s online habits because Internet-addicted teens seem more prone to...

Previous work experience not always a positive for a new job

11 years ago from Physorg

Employees with previous work experience bring valuable knowledge and skills to their new jobs - but some of what they learned may actually hurt their work performance.

Deaths of children at risk 'too high,' says advocate

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Ontario's new advocate for youth and children says it's unacceptable that 90 children who were known to child protection services died in 2007.

Father/daughter relationships lead to more girls following dad's career path

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study co-authored by a researcher from North Carolina State University says the relationship between fathers and daughters is leading to an increase in the number of daughters who...

Can different languages be analyzed using the same model?

11 years ago from Science Blog

Spanish and Russian are relatively different languages, even if they historically share a common basis in the Indo-European family. The differences extend to the verbal system. Spanish has inherited a...

NY man linked to child abduction dies in jail

11 years ago from AP Science

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender linked to the notorious case of a girl who was kidnapped and hidden in a dungeon more than...

Kids who watch R-rated movies are more likely to smoke

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study finds that kids who are allowed to watch R-rated movies are much more likely to believe it's easy to get a cigarette than those who aren't allowed...

'Experiment of nature' examines how mother's diet may impact on child's health

11 years ago from Physorg

Could our mother's diet at the time we are conceived set the course for our future health? This intriguing question is at the heart of a new study based on...

In Turnabout, Children Take Caregiver Role

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Some experts think that providing prolonged care to a sick parent places unnecessary stress on children.

If It's Hard To Say, It Must Be Risky

11 years ago from Science Daily

Will a product's name and how easy it is to pronounce, affect how we view the product? In a new study reported in Psychological Science, psychologists present evidence that we...

When Dreaming Is Believing: Dreams Affect People's Judgment, Behavior

11 years ago from Science Daily

While science tries to understand the stuff dreams are made of, humans, from cultures all over the world, continue to believe that dreams contain important hidden truths, according to newly...

Hospital apologizes for embryo mix-up

11 years ago from UPI

TOKYO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A hospital in Kagawa, Japan, has apologized for a mix-up that implanted the fertilized egg of a woman in her 40s into a...

Neural Circuitry Of Near-misses May Explain The Allure Of Gambling

11 years ago from Science Daily

Why do people gamble if they know that the house always wins? Researchers argue that near-misses, where the gambler narrowly misses out on the jackpot, may provide part of the...

Making Time for Science

11 years ago from Science Blog

Many students make it to 5th grade and haven't had the chance to do many hands-on experiments . Whether it is due to focus on math/reading to pass standardized...

New Treatment Approach Needed For Management Of Depression With Bipolar Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have attempted to identify what factors make some people with bipolar depression more likely to experience treatment-emergent mania.

Is difficult better? Study reveals we tend to ignore simple items while pursuing goals

11 years ago from

Try the following experiment with two young children. To one child, hold a toy out just beyond their grasp and watch them bounce all over the place trying to reach...

'Joy of Cooking' or 'Joy of Obesity'?

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

In the classic cookbook, published since 1931, changes in ingredients and serving sizes have led to a 63% increase in calories per serving in 17 of the recipes, a study...

Educational Video Games Effective In Classroom If Certain Criteria Are Met

11 years ago from Science Daily

Playing and studying are not incompatible activities. A team of researchers looked into integrating virtual graphic adventures into online education platforms and analyzes the educational and technological aspects that lead...

Shift and blue-collar workers more likely to be obese: StatsCan

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Shift work, long hours and blue-collar jobs are all associated with higher levels of obesity than regular hours, shorter hours and white-collar jobs, a Statistics Canada report says.

Researcher investigates how the gestures of the blind differ across cultures

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Gestures serve an important role in language learning and development, and differ depending upon the language and culture, notes a Georgia State University researcher who is investigating how...

Talking science: Science cafés in Uganda

11 years ago from SciDev

Debate between locals and scientists is all the rage in Uganda — and the discussions are being taken to the next generation too.