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'Pain Gap' Between Rich and Poor

10 years ago from Science Blog

A novel study that attempts to paint the most accurate and detailed description yet of how Americans experience pain has found that a significant portion of the population -- 28...

'Samantha Who?' forgets to check the facts on brain injuries

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

The character's condition would have kept her from thinking as well as she does on the TV show. Such victims don't radically change personalities, either. ...

Computer Programs Help Drug Abusers Stay Abstinent, Yale Researchers Find

10 years ago from Science Daily

Drug abusers who used a computer-assisted training program in addition to receiving traditional counseling stayed abstinent significantly longer than those who received counseling alone, a Yale University study has found.

US Unemployment Having Impact On Kids' Health-care Coverage, And That Puts Their Health At Risk

10 years ago from Science Daily

Two new studies point to the negative impact of parental job loss on children's health care and the importance of having continuous health insurance coverage to meet children's health-care needs...

Drums help psychotherapist deal with parents' deaths

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

The son of frugal immigrants discovers a way to ease the pain through rhythm therapy and learns to revel in the occasional splurge. ...

VIDEO: Witches Celebrate Spring

10 years ago from National Geographic

In Lithuania, real witches celebrate the arrival of spring on Walpurgis night.

It's time for U.S. to revisit universal healthcare

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

A hospital stay in England illustrates the gaps in the American healthcare system. ...

Strength-training tips for children

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

Kids should always lift weights with adult supervision. They also need to go slowly and avoid maximum lift and competition with others. ...

Adult orphans: when parents die

10 years ago from LA Times - Health

In her new book, 'Death Benefits,' therapist Jeanne Safer explores what happens when adults lose their parents. In some ways, life can get better. ...

Study of universal day care paints mixed picture

10 years ago from MIT Research

Universal day care, the recurring dream of working parents everywhere, benefits adults economically but may affect young children's well being, according to an MIT economist's study of a highly subsidized...

Study shows how 'horse tranquiliser' stops depression

10 years ago from Physorg

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 ...

Paranoid thoughts much more common than thought

11 years ago from Science Blog

A virtual reality subway ride has been used by researchers to reveal the extent that paranoia occurs in the general public. read more

Communication is key to informed public participation

11 years ago from SciDev

The simple communication of key scientific information to the public needs to be improved if sustainable development is to be a realistic goal.

Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading

11 years ago from Physorg

There have been recent claims that dairy products can help people lose weight, and the dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of dollars in commercial advertising. However,...

Children Affected By Parents' Behavior Following Trauma

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy examines the role that specific parenting practices may play in children's adjustment after trauma. The study finds that certain...

Closing the Achievement Gap in Math and Science

11 years ago from Physorg

The latest results from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program show not only improved proficiency among all elementary and middle school students, but also a...

Feminine pharaoh fathered at least six children

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Akhenaten wasn't the most manly pharaoh, even though he fathered at least a half-dozen children. In fact, his form was quite feminine. And he was a bit of an egghead.

Weight Loss Possible When Self-belief High

11 years ago from Science Daily

If you are what you eat, what you eat has a lot to do with how you think about yourself, says researcher studying healthy aging of women. She said that...

Experiments for kids: Perfect balance

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This clever experiment looks hard as nails, but counterbalance does all the tough work for you

Gabrielle Walker on why children need to do experiments

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Kids should do scientific experiments, for the same reason that they should write stories as well as reading them or do sport as well as watching it

Experiments for kids: Cornflour slimeballs

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Some substances sometimes just can't make up their mind whether they're a liquid or a solid! See what we mean with this messy experiment

Experiments for kids: Friction factor

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

It looks like we've used a bucket of glue to stick together these telephone books. We haven't - friction does the sticking for us

Experiments for kids: The triple-egg trick

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

This is a risky little number, but this trick will amaze your mates - as long as you get it eggs-actly right

Selfishness May Be Altruism's Unexpected Ally

11 years ago from Science Daily

Just as religions dwell upon the eternal battle between good and evil, angels and devils, evolutionary theorists dwell upon the eternal battle between altruistic and selfish behaviors in the Darwinian...

Instant Messaging: A New Language?

11 years ago from Science Daily

For many adults over the age of 30, the former groupings of letters would seem incoherent, but for a newer generation of technologically-savvy young adults it can say a lot....

For 30 years now, you've been getting spam

11 years ago from Physorg

This week, the world will mark an anniversary that has changed the face -- and other anatomical regions -- of email inboxes everywhere: the first known spam email was sent...

Study to explore maternal bond

11 years ago from Physorg

University of Manchester researchers are studying the bond between mothers and their babies to see if levels of sensitivity towards the child are different for healthy women and those with...

Left because of understaffing, pathologist says

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The latest pathologist to resign at Eastern Health told CBC News the biggest reason for his decision was chronic understaffing at the health authority's pathology department.