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Columbus Dispatch Follow-Up (Part Deux)

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In a previous post, I published my letter to the Columbus Dispatch editor responding to their publication of an evidence-free, anti-vax screed by Dr. "Medical Licensing is Not Doing Its...

Use of cannabinoids could help post-traumatic stress disorder patients

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Use of cannabinoids (marijuana) could assist in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder patients. This is exposed in a recent study carried out at the Learning and Memory Lab in...

What is unique in the brain of an Arabic speaker?

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Literary Arabic is expressed in the brain of an Arabic speaker as a second language and not as a native language. This has been shown in a new study by...

Java and nighttime jobs don't mix

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Night-shift workers should avoid drinking coffee if they wish to improve their sleep, according to research published in the journal Sleep Medicine. A new study led by Julie Carrier, a...

Preschoolers challenge stereotypical gender roles

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According to research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, a preschooler's gender determines how he or she is treated and responded to in play and learning activities, and when the...

Appearance Says A Lot When Making First Impressions

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With the publication of a paper in the upcoming issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, science has finally confirmed what most people have long thought. According to the study,...

Sights And Sounds Of Emotion Trigger Big Brain Responses

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have identified a part of the brain that responds to both facial and vocal expressions of emotion. They used the MagnetoEncephaloGraphic (MEG) scanner at the York Neuroimaging Centre to...

Learning to talk affects how we hear

10 years ago from UPI

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've determined the act of learning to talk also changes the way speech sounds are heard.

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking Challenged

10 years ago from Live Science

Moderate alcohol consumption has long been associated with good health, but a new study finds that part of the reason for the good health might be other factors.

Back to (brain) basics

10 years ago from Physorg

( -- In his own words, MIT neuroscientist Mark Bear admits he did not "wake up one day and say 'Hey, I'm going to cure autism.'" But, after decades of...

'Fear detector' being developed

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( -- British scientists are aiming to develop a device that can detect the smell of fear, and that could one day identify terrorists, drug smugglers, and other criminals.

Study finds link between childhood physical abuse and arthritis

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Adults who had experienced physical abuse as children have 56 per cent higher odds of osteoarthritis compared to those who have not been abused, according to a new study by...

Women who exit welfare just as likely to marry as women never on welfare

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A new study from a recent issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family shows that women who exit welfare (under TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), are as...

Cosmic Log: Fixing bugs in the ballot

10 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science editor Alan Boyle's Weblog: Years after the controversial presidential election in 2000, election activists are still struggling to work the bugs out of balloting systems.

TV Exposure May Be Associated With Aggressive Behavior In Young Children

10 years ago from Science Daily

Three-year-old children who are exposed to more TV appear to be at an increased risk for exhibiting aggressive behavior, according to a new report.

Video: Living with Dementia

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The effects of dementia are well-known and heart-breaking. Millions of Americans are living with it and yet, Dr. Jon LaPook tells us, doctors are just now seeing it as a...

Half of US children -- and most black children -- will use food stamps, Cornell study reports

10 years ago from Science Blog

Nearly half of American children -- including 90 percent of black children and 90 percent of children who spend their childhoods in single-parent households -- will eat meals...

Cases: A Life Apart, Without a Home, Friends or Regrets

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A man at a homeless shelter was described as filled with thought but empty of feeling.

Fathers Gain Respect From Experts (and Mothers)

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Having a father help with the child-rearing is important. Having a mother back him is more important.

A Powerful Identity, a Vanishing Diagnosis

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Experts want to remove an autism label from a diagnostic manual, but people with the disorder are divided.

Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges in the Islamic World

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A growing number of Muslims seem to accept the idea of a very old planet but reject human evolution, international academics said at a recent conference.

Really?: The Claim: A Person Can Pay off a Sleep Debt by Sleeping Late on Weekends.

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Studies have found that, even after increasing sleep, it can take a week or more for the cognitive and physiological consequences of too little rest to wear off.

Findings: Can You Believe How Mean Office Gossip Can Be?

10 years ago from NY Times Science

A study at a Midwestern elementary school found the insults subtle and the conversations unpredictable.

The terrible teens of T. rex

10 years ago from Biology News Net

We all know adolescents get testy from time to time. Thank goodness we don't have young tyrannosaurs running around the neighborhood.

View of homeless 'needs shift'

10 years ago from Science Alert

Australia needs to focus helping the homeless rather than questioning why they are that way, according to a researcher.

Teen's suicide story aims to help other youths

10 years ago from CBC: Health

The personal story of an 18-year-old from Brockville, Ont., who took her own life is being told on film by her older brother, who hopes it will help prevent similar...

Tapeworm link with epilepsy 'far higher' than thought

10 years ago from SciDev

Pork tapeworm is responsible for almost a third of epileptic fits, researchers say.

POLL: Your View of Human Evolution

10 years ago from Live Science

The theory is based on solid evidence from several fields and different lines of research, but it remains highly controversial.