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Cancer testing crisis too much to be handled alone, inquiry told

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Eastern Health was overwhelmed soon after the start of its crisis in dealing with flawed cancer tests, a judicial inquiry in St. John's has been told.

Health authority had concerns about pathologist, inquiry told

10 years ago from CBC: Health

There were concerns about how long it took a former pathologist at the Miramichi Regional Hospital to perform tests, a public inquiry heard on Thursday.

Younger children develop eating disorders

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, May 6 (UPI) -- British officials say an increasing number of children under the age of 10 are being hospitalized with eating disorders and self-inflicted injuries.

Adopted youths more likely to have mental disorders

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

They're twice as likely as nonadopted peers to have ADHD or oppositional defiant disorder, according to a study of adolescents adopted as babies. ...

Breast-feeding raises children's IQs, study says

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

Children whose mothers took part in a program that encouraged the practice had higher verbal scores than children in a control group, a large study finds. ...

Low vitamin D levels linked to depression in older people

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Older people who have low levels of Vitamin D may be at a higher risk of depression, a new study finds.

Breastfeeding Associated With Increased Intelligence, Study Suggests

10 years ago from Science Daily

Prolonged and exclusive nursing improves children's cognitive development. The largest randomized study of breastfeeding ever conducted reports that breastfeeding raises children's IQs, and improves their academic performance, scientists say.

IT students' gender imbalance explained

10 years ago from Science Alert

Few girls study secondary IT because many find it uninteresting and irrelevant, while many students consider females unsuited to high level IT work, according to research.

Opinion: Time to pay back the Snowy

10 years ago from Science Alert

The Snowy Scheme: water is public property yet the state sees fit to appropriate and sell that water.

Science Confirms the Obvious: Sometimes We Act Without Thinking

10 years ago from PopSci

Psychologist: “How are you feeling?” Patient: “I feel like I want to punch the lights out of…out of…this anger management pillow printed with my boss’s photo!” Psychologist: “So that emotion would be...

Future Human: The Evolution of Immediate Emotion

10 years ago from PopSci

In my Science Confirms the Obvious post today, I discussed the first psychological proof (so say the authors) that humans can indeed experience emotions without immediately knowing why. We do...

Fewer strokes for focused folks

10 years ago from Physorg

A video game developed by a McGill University psychologist has already been shown to reduce stress and improve performance among telemarketers by training the mind to ignore negative social responses....

Study assesses TV viewing and verbal interactions among low-income parents and infants

10 years ago from Physorg

Mothers in low-income families seldom speak to their infants while the children are watching television or videos, which most do on a daily basis, according to a report in the...

People with Mentally Demanding Jobs Reap Cognitive Benefits into Retirement

10 years ago from Physorg

Doing a job that is intellectually demanding creates thinking abilities that pay dividends into retirement -- regardless of intelligence or years of education, according to new research from the Duke...

Do you really remember the sixites?

10 years ago from Physorg

New research suggests that the sixties was not really the decade of peace, love and understanding that people generally remember.

Democratic and Republican healthcare plans offer clear choices

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

John McCain wants better and cheaper coverage for more Americans. So do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But their strategies for achieving those goals are fundamentally different. ...

'Deaf by God' tried in Old Bailey records

10 years ago from Physorg

Deaf people on trial were granted the right to an interpreter as early as 1725, according to Old Bailey records examined by UCL (University College London) scientists. The use of...

Birds Can Tell If You Are Watching Them -- Because They Are Watching You

10 years ago from Science Daily

In humans, the eyes are said to be the 'window to the soul,' conveying much about a person's emotions and intentions. New research demonstrates for the first time that birds...

New Disaster Preparedness Strategy Announced

10 years ago from Science Daily

US and Canadian experts have developed a comprehensive framework to optimize and manage critical care resources during times of pandemic outbreaks or other mass critical care disasters. The new proposal...

Australian doctor proposes paying $47,000 for a kidney

10 years ago from AP Health

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- An Australian doctor proposed Monday that the government pay up to $47,000 for kidney donations to overcome a chronic shortage....

Alcoholism is not just a 'man's disease' anymore

10 years ago from Physorg

Cross-sectional studies, which collect information at a single point in time, generally find that young Americans report having more lifetime alcohol problems than older Americans, despite having had less time...

Early intervention could stop crime

10 years ago from Science Alert

There are several risk factors that could predispose children to a life of crime, revealed new findings that may aid early intervention programs.

How Government Funding of Science Works

10 years ago from Science Blog

Recently, on the NSF news web page, a study (with Black participants) found that the Achievement Gap in Math and Science is closing. In light of the dialogue concerning the...

Cell phones top SKorean kids' gift list

10 years ago from Physorg

Mobile telephones have topped the list of gifts sought by South Korean children, a survey said Sunday.

Harvard researchers selected for National Academy of Sciences membership

10 years ago from Harvard Science

Eight Harvard faculty members this week were elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. read more

Nearly One-third Of US Parents Don't Know What To Expect Of Infants

10 years ago from Science Daily

Almost one-third of US parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for their child's physical, social and emotional growth. The new findings suggest that...

Get chequebook out, doctors tell N.L. over pathologist shortage

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it will launch an aggressive campaign to recruit more pathologists.

Exercise Your Brain, or Else You’ll ... Uh ...

10 years ago from NY Times Health

The fear of a decaying brain has inspired a mini-industry of products from dietary supplements to computer games.