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Could Violent Video Games Reduce Rather Than Increase Violence?

12 years ago from Science Daily

Does playing violent video games make players aggressive? It is a question that has taxed researchers, sociologists, and regulators ever since the first console was plugged into a TV and...

Court Hears More Claims of Vaccine-Autism Link

12 years ago from NY Times Health

The United States Court of Federal Claims is considering whether the government should pay millions of dollars to the parents of some 4,800 autistic children.

Why criminals cannot say 'no'

12 years ago from Science Alert

A new study has provided an in-depth explanation for the link between people having low self-control and becoming involved in criminal activity.

If stressed, men more likely to crave alcohol than women: study

12 years ago from CBC: Health

When it comes to stress, women are more likely to be depressed and anxious, while men are more apt to turn to the bottle, suggests a new study.

Is divorce bad for the parents?

12 years ago from Science Blog

The elderly are cared for by their adult children regardless of their marital status. In a unique study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, researchers found British adult...

Binge Drinkers Have A Disconnect Between Assessing Their Driving Abilities And Reality

12 years ago from Science Daily

While many people believe that alcohol-impaired drivers are usually alcoholics, in fact, 80 percent of AI incidents are caused by binge drinkers. A recent study conducted among college students has...

Scientists dig deeper into the genetics of schizophrenia by evaluating microRNAs

12 years ago from Physorg

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have illuminated a window into how abnormalities in microRNAs, a family of molecules that regulate expression of numerous genes, may contribute to the behavioral...

Split over health risk to cousins who marry

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Medical row expected when scientists and health experts meet to discuss subject of marriages between cousins

Andrew Anthony on the IQ test

12 years ago from The Guardian - Science

IQ levels rocketed in the last century, but argument still rages about how our brain power should be tested, and the roles played by genetics, social conditions, culture and even...

Why Emotional Memories Of Traumatic Life Events Are So Persistent

12 years ago from Science Daily

Emotional memories of traumatic life events such as accidents, war experiences or serious illnesses are stored in a particularly robust way by the brain. This renders effective treatment very difficult....

Peer pressure, the new weapon against teen smoking

12 years ago from Physorg

Enrolling an influential student to convey an anti-smoking message to schoolmates is a valuable way of getting youngsters to say no to cigarettes, a British study suggests.

A crash course in true political science

12 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Daniel Suson has a doctorate in astrophysics and has worked on the superconducting super collider and a forthcoming NASA probe. Now he's heading back to school to...

Fairness is emotionally rewarding, a study finds

12 years ago from LA Times - Health

A fair deal activates parts of the brain also stimulated by earning money, looking at attractive faces or eating chocolate, UCLA researchers find. ...

Teen marijuana use linked to depression

12 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said recent data suggest teens use of marijuana to cope with depression may lead to more serious mental illness.

Boy seized by child welfare to make sure he gets chemotherapy

12 years ago from CBC: Health

Child welfare officials have taken temporary custody of an 11-year-old Ontario boy to ensure he undergoes chemotherapy after his father decided to take him off the treatment for his aggressive...

UCI scientists study people who can't forget

12 years ago from Physorg

Imagine being able to recall every moment of your life, beginning around age 10. Given a date, you remember what day of the week it was, what happened in the...

Taking The Sex Out Of Sexual Health Screening

12 years ago from Science Daily

Young women would accept age-based screening for the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia, but would want this test to be offered to everyone, rather than to people "singled out" according to...

Sweeping analysis of research reinforces media influence on women`s body image

12 years ago from Physorg

As France's parliament considers a landmark bill that would outlaw media images glamorizing the extremely thin, psychology researchers are reporting some of the most definitive findings yet on how these...

USU Celebrates Excellence in Research

12 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' (USU) will hold its annual Research Week May 12-14. The mission of Research Week is to promote research initiatives of faculty, staff...

Owners of older iPods eligible for $45 refund

12 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Owners of older iPods can get a $45 rebate from Apple Inc., now that the company has offered to settle two lawsuits involving the battery life of its portable media...

Sizing Up Teen Snacking

12 years ago from Science Daily

The effect of snacking on teenagers' dietary intakes of recommended nutrients and MyPyramid food groups has been examined, and the findings are both positive and negative. After analyzing the eating...

Why admissions interviews should be banned

12 years ago from Science Blog

An important part of the admission process to a competitive college is the admissions interview. I'm against it. And that isn't just because interviews were originally instituted to keep Jews...

The science of amazing moms

12 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Science has linked strong mom-and-baby bonds to smarter, healthier and happier children. Turns out, nature — our DNA — alone might not guarantee these coveted characteristics.

Young People Are Intentionally Drinking And Taking Drugs For Better Sex, European Survey Finds

12 years ago from Science Daily

Teenagers and young adults across Europe drink and take drugs as part of deliberate sexual strategies. A third of 16-35 year old males and a quarter of females surveyed are...

How should we interpret spiritual experiences?

12 years ago from Physorg

Religious practices and religions involving spiritual experiences are growing in popularity around the globe. Academics too are turning their study to the practices of these religions. The interest is in...

Powering up IT for professional learning

12 years ago from Physorg

The study and implementation of technology-enhanced professional learning has been fragmented. Now European researchers have linked such ‘islands` of knowledge into a thriving, collaborative community.

Too early to judge success of GPS program for auto thieves, official says

12 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The project manager for the Winnipeg auto theft suppression strategy says it's too early to judge the effectiveness of GPS monitoring devices being worn by chronic car thieves.

Magazine Preview: The Uneven Playing Field

12 years ago from NY Times Health

Everyone wants girls to have as many opportunities in sports as boys. But can we live with the greater rate of injuries they suffer?