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Combat Exposure May Increase Likelihood Of Newly Reported High Blood Pressure

11 years ago from Science Daily

Military deployment with multiple combat exposures appeared to be a unique risk factor for newly reported hypertension. Specifically, personally witnessing or being exposed to death due to war or disaster...

Reminder: Dan Brown's 'Lost Symbol' Is Fiction

11 years ago from Live Science

"The Lost Symbol," is woven with a maze of secretive plots, conspiracies, symbols and codes.

Baucus Offers Health Plan but Lacks G.O.P. Support

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Senator Max Baucus did not win support from a single Republican despite tailoring his proposal to be less costly and to extend the reach of government less than other health...

Quality Of Early Child Care Plays Role In Later Reading, Math Achievement

11 years ago from Science Daily

Using information from the longitudinal study of early care and youth development, researchers found that children who spent more time in high-quality child care in the first five years of...

Under Pressure: The Impact Of Stress On Decision Making

11 years ago from Science Daily

We are faced with making decisions all the time. Often, we carefully deliberate the pros and cons of our choices, taking into consideration past experiences in similar situations before making...

Brain's Response To Seeing Food May Be Linked To Weight Loss Maintenance

11 years ago from Science Daily

A difference in brain activity patterns may explain why some people are able to maintain a significant weight loss while others regain the weight, according to a new study.

Scary music is scarier with your eyes shut

11 years ago from

The power of the imagination is well-known: it's no surprise that scary music is scarier with your eyes closed. But now neuroscientist and psychiatrist Prof. Talma Hendler of Tel Aviv...

Scientists say animal rights extremists threaten researchers and health outcomes

11 years ago from

Two new expert commentaries released in the 16 September issue of The Journal of Neuroscience spotlight the increasingly violent animal rights attacks and the need for an educated public and...

Parental Physical Discipline Through Childhood Linked To Behavior Problems In Teens

11 years ago from Science Daily

Using data collected in two longitudinal studies, researchers found that parents typically adjust the way they discipline their children in response to their children's cognitive abilities, using less physical discipline...

Background TV Found To Have Negative Effect On Parent-child Interactions

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study looks for the first time at the effect of background TV on interactions between parents and young children. Using an experimental design, researchers found that when a...

Reading Kafka Improves Learning, Suggests Psychology Study

11 years ago from Science Daily

Reading a book by Franz Kafka -- or watching a film by director David Lynch -- could make you smarter. According to research by psychologists, exposure to surrealism enhances the...

Researchers find phone assessment effective for evaluating cognition in the elderly

11 years ago from Physorg

Cognitive testing by telephone in elderly individuals is generally as effective as in-person testing, according to a new study by Effie M. Mitsis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount...

Pollution fears on China birth defects

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Beijing sees another rise in birth defects, mirroring increases elsewhere in China, amid fears pollution is to blame.

Spanking Found To Have Negative Effects On Low-income Toddlers

11 years ago from Science Daily

A longitudinal study of more than 2,500 low-income White, African American, and Mexican-American mothers and their children found that spanking at age 1 leads to more aggressive behaviors at age...

Mental illness gets downplayed

11 years ago from Science Alert

A long-term study has found that people greatly under-report mental illness if asked years later – so the statistics on this could be way off.

Neuron integration method studied

11 years ago from UPI

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a new study of neurons supports one of several competing models that attempt to explain how neurons integrate synaptic inputs.

92% of Ontario drivers will obey cellphone ban: poll

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A survey regarding Ontario's impending ban on the use of hand-held cellphones while driving finds that 92 per cent of respondents intend to obey the law.

Children under 3 can't learn action words from TV -- unless an adult helps

11 years ago from Physorg

American infants and toddlers watch TV an average of two hours a day, and much of the programming is billed as educational. A new study finds that children under age...

Teacher support is key to self-esteem for Chinese and US youth

11 years ago from Physorg

As children go back to school this fall, a new cross-cultural study finds that for both Chinese and American middle schoolers, students who feel supported by their teachers tend to...

The robot children

11 years ago from Physorg

The brains of the snake robots are still no more advanced than that of a one-year-old, but scientists at SINTEF (Norway) want to bring them up to the level of...

Genes may explain why children who live without dads have earlier sex

11 years ago from

Previous research has found that children raised in homes without a biological father have sex earlier than children raised in traditional nuclear families. Now a new study that used a...

Questions for a professor of denial

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ian Plimer is a purveyor of 24-carat bafflegab. So why are publications like the Spectator so keen to champion him?

The role of genetic factors in adult ADHD

11 years ago from Physorg

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders of childhood. Worldwide, 3󈝸% of children are affected with the disorder. Key symptoms of ADHD include age-inappropriate hyperactive...

Startup lets you play console video games remotely

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- As any a video game aficionado knows, it's easy to pop a game into your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and spend hours working your way from...

Study: Long hours affect what family eats at home

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Irregular work schedules, long hours, job dissatisfaction and other such working conditions of parents in low-income families significantly impact family food choices, according to a new Cornell study.

How Do We Perceive Art?

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Neuroscientists at the University of Leicester are to work with a renowned international artist in order to gain new insights into perception.

Vital Signs: Sickened by Brownies, but It Wasn’t Food Poisoning

11 years ago from NY Times Science

When several preschool teachers fell sick after eating brownies, public health investigators suspected it wasn’t a typical case of food poisoning. The real problem was something a little different.

Mind: When a Parent’s ‘I Love You’ Means ‘Do as I Say’

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Evidence is now available about the mainstream thinking on the disciplining of children.