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Crafting Your Image For Your 1,000 Friends On Facebook Or MySpace

11 years ago from Science Daily

Students are creating idealized versions of themselves on social networking websites -- Facebook and MySpace are the most popular -- and using these sites to explore their emerging identities, psychologists...

ADHD diagnosis? Try medication, support groups, mom says

11 years ago from Physorg

When Gina Dunn's two sons were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder earlier this year, she kept it private for fear they would be labeled as lacking intelligence.

Stress Hinders Rats' Decision-making Abilities

11 years ago from Science Daily

A single exposure to uncontrollable stress impairs decision making in rats for several days, making them unable to reliably seek out the larger of two rewards.

Skinny clothing models not superior

11 years ago from Science Alert

Research using mock advertising has found that models of average weight worked as well as thin models – and also made people feel better about their bodies.

Media Violence Cited As 'Critical Risk Factor' For Aggression

11 years ago from Science Daily

You are what you watch, when it comes to violence in the media and its influence on violent behavior in young people, and an article provides new evidence that violent...

Scientists are high on idea that marijuana reduces memory impairment

11 years ago from

The more research they do, the more evidence Ohio State University scientists find that specific elements of marijuana can be good for the aging brain by reducing inflammation there and...

Prognosis after attempted suicide impaired by psychiatric disorder

11 years ago from

People who have attempted suicide at some point in their lives are more likely to actually succeed in committing suicide at a later date. The risk is particularly high for...

Darwin 200: The needs of the many

11 years ago from News @ Nature

The idea that natural selection acts on groups, as well as individuals, is a source of unending debate. Marek Kohn reports on what the two sides disagree about #20; and...

More at-risk teens and young adults engaging in anal intercourse

11 years ago from Science Blog

A new study by researchers at the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center suggests that the incidence of heterosexual anal sex is increasing among teens and young adults – particularly those...

High rate of chronic pain in women separated from abusing partners

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Many women separated from abusive partners still experience high-disability chronic pain after almost two years, according to Canadian researchers writing in The Journal of Pain, the peer review journal of...

Researchers report on how to improve long-term learning

11 years ago from

Combine the aphorisms that 'practice makes perfect' and 'timing is everything' into one and you might get something resembling findings published in this month's issue of Psychological Science. Proper spacing...

Opening arguments set for fatal MySpace hoax case

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Opening arguments will begin Wednesday in the case of a Missouri woman accused of using an internet social networking site to harrass a teenage girl who later committed suicide.

Protests Over a Rule to Protect Health Providers

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A Bush administration proposal would protect health care providers who cite religious or moral objections.

Well: A Call for Caution in the Rush to Statins

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Is it time to put cholesterol-lowering statin drugs in every medicine cabinet?

Mind: In Psychiatry, Can a Punch Line Be a Lifeline?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

When is it safe -- let alone useful -- to joke with a psychiatric patient?

Findings: In Bias Test, Shades of Gray

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Are there problems with the way researchers have been using split-second reactions on a computer test to diagnose an epidemic of racial bias?

The Dead Tell a Tale China Doesn’t Care to Listen To

11 years ago from NY Times Science

The Tarim mummies have become protagonists in a political dispute over who should control the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region.

God and Evolution Can Co-exist, Scientist Says

11 years ago from Live Science

A Christian scientist is going public with his belief in God and acceptance of evolution.

Woman receives tailor-made trachea without need for anti-rejection drugs

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A Colombian woman has received the world's first tailor-made transplanted trachea, grown by seeding a donor organ with her own stem cells to prevent her body rejecting it, an international...

Letters: Clash of rights over medical research and privacy

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Letters: How disappointing it was to read your article on the NHS medical research plan, which appeared to reject proposed changes to the present situation

Bible gets a reality check

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: A prime-time TV show about biblical archaeology presents findings that will annoy believers as well as skeptics — which suggests the show just might be...

Sleep makes room for memories

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Study shows sleep reduces harmful buildup of too many connections in the brain

Falling home ownership, equity, affect college enrollment

11 years ago from Physorg

Sagging college enrollments may be the next symptom of the sub-prime mortgage mess, according to a University of Michigan economist.

Methamphetamine abuse linked to underage sex, smoking and drinking

11 years ago from Physorg

Teens who have never done drugs, but engage in other risky behaviours such as drinking, smoking and being sexually active, are more likely to use crystal meth, medical researchers at...

Controversy over sex studies found to have lasting impact

11 years ago from Physorg

When then-Rep. Patrick Toomey criticized a small group of federally funded sex studies - demanding "Who thinks this stuff up?" on the floor of Congress - his proposal to yank...

Anti-same-sex marriage amendments spark distress among GLBT adults and families, says new research

11 years ago from Physorg

Amendments that restrict civil marriage rights of same-sex couples - such as Proposition 8 that recently passed in California - have led to higher levels of stress and...

Color perception shifts from right brain to left

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Learning the name of a color changes the part of the brain that handles color perception.

TWAS calls for one per cent GDP investment in science

11 years ago from SciDev

On its 25th anniversary, TWAS has called on governments to put science at the centre of their policy-making.