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3rd Chinese baby dies, 6,000 others ill from tainted milk

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A third child in China has died in connection with tainted baby milk formula that has now sickened more than 6,000 others, China's health minister said Wednesday.

Snacks Overpower Our Best Intentions

10 years ago from Live Science

Despite our best intentions to eat something healthy, we often choose sugary snacks.

Taxi drivers 'have brain sat-nav'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

More evidence for the navigation genius of London cabbies: Their brains have an inbuilt "sat-nav", say scientists.

NYC Opens Hotlines To Texting Tipsters

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Tipsters in New York City can now send photos and video from computers and Web-enabled cell phones and PDAs to the city's 911 and non-emergency hot lines to report crimes...

Violence against women impairs children's health

10 years ago from Biology News Net

Violence against women in a family also has serious consequences for the children's growth, health, and survival. Kajsa Åsling Monemi from Uppsala University has studied women and their children...

Brains Rely On Old And New Mechanisms To Diminish Fear

10 years ago from Science Daily

Humans have developed complex thought processes that can help to regulate their emotions, but these processes are also linked with evolutionarily older mechanisms that are common across species, according to...

Junk food ads target kids

10 years ago from Science Alert

Children are subjected to more than three unhealthy food advertisements for every hour of tv they watch, a much larger amount than adults, research has found.

Near-Death Experiences: What Really Happens?

10 years ago from Live Science

Scientists aim to study what really happens to the brain and consciousness when someone is on the verge of dying.

USU Announces Addition of Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) expands its research into the field of neuroregenerative medicine with the addition of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine. The...

New Technology Used to Increase Accuracy, Ease Measurement of Harmful Environmental Exposures

10 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

Understanding exposures is critical for the protection of human health, but for years scientists and health officials have struggled in their attempts to collect accurate data regarding the exposure of...

Seeing through the skin

10 years ago from Physorg

Feeling blue? According to Prof. Leonid Yaroslavsky from Tel Aviv University, the saying may be more than just a metaphor.

Mobile phones help secondary pupils

10 years ago from Physorg

Ask a teacher to name the most irritating invention of recent years and they will often nominate the mobile phone. Exasperated by the distractions and problems they create, many headteachers...

Easier-to-hit 'targets' could help older people make the most of computers

10 years ago from Physorg

Older people could make better use of computers if icons, links and menu headings automatically grew bigger as the cursor moves towards them.

ChaCha service raises fears of cheating via cell phone

10 years ago from Physorg

A new cell-phone service that promises to give free answers to virtually any question within minutes has some academics worried that it will be yet another device to help students...

Review: Peek's performance simple but limited

10 years ago from Physorg

Let's start this review of the Peek e-mail device with a few encouraging words: Simple. Friendly. Familiar. But let us not overlook: Inconsistent. Stiff. Limited.

Actor Ashton Kutcher launches gossip website for girls

10 years ago from Physorg

In what could have been a sequel to one of his own smash television shows, Ashton Kutcher played celebrity-geek this week as he launched an irreverent gossip website for girls.

Indian teenage suicide over black hole test: reports

10 years ago from Physorg

An Indian teenage girl killed herself because she feared that a massive experiment to re-create the birth of the Universe would herald the end of the world, reports said Thursday.

Read me first: A way for scientific knowledge to be decentralised yet trustworthy

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

A way for scientific knowledge to be decentralised yet trustworthy

SAT prep services get into video games

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- With SAT scores at their lowest level in years, two of the country's largest test-prep course providers are pairing with video game companies for the first time,...

Aberrations in region of chromosome 1q21.1 associated with broad range of disorders in children

10 years ago from Physorg

Researchers have discovered a submicroscopic aberration in a particular region of human chromosome 1q21.1 that appears to be associated with a variety of developmental disorders in children. The aberration can...

Health district prescribes debt relief for new nursing recruits

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A rural health district struggling to fill dozens of nursing jobs is proposing to help new staff pay off their student debt.

Getting High For Your Health

10 years ago from PopSci

Cannabis saveurs, former hippies, and college kids everywhere have long appreciated marijuana for its seemingly magical effects on mind and body. The fact that it is illegal (at least in...

Power station protesters cleared

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Six Greenpeace activists charged with causing criminal damage after a protest in Kent are found not guilty.

Can love change your mind? New project explores neuroscience of 'positive qualities'

10 years ago from Physorg

What is happening in the minds of people who have developed a greater capacity for forgiveness and compassion? Can a quality like love — whether it`s shown toward a family...

Readers Wonder: How Will It All End?

10 years ago from PopSci

Nobody's implying that it's right around the corner, but an old question is on a lot of people's minds these days -- especially you readers. How will the world end? Wikipedia has...

Lab politics

10 years ago from News @ Nature

In the second of our election-themed podcasts available online, looks at where US biomedical research might head after November's presidential election. Excerpts from our panel discussion:

Sexual harassment 10 times more likely in casual and contract jobs

10 years ago from Physorg

Women employed in casual and contract jobs are up to ten times more likely to experience unwanted sexual advances than those in permanent full time positions, a University of Melbourne...

Study shows how false memories rerun 7/7 film that never existed

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

People claim to have seen CCTV footage of Tavistock Square bomb, say researchers