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Limit on cold remedies for kids was FDA's idea

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- When drug makers made a surprise announcement this week that they no longer recommend cough and cold remedies for youngsters under 4, they didn't let on that...

Nurses trying to undermine contract, N.L. health boards claim

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The boards managing Newfoundland and Labrador's hospitals say they had no choice but to get tough with nurses, following a union's decision to scale back what work its members would...

Compassion meditation may improve physical and emotional responses to psychological stress

11 years ago from Science Blog

Data from a new study suggests that individuals who engage in compassion meditation may benefit by reductions in inflammatory and behavioral responses to stress that have been linked to depression...

Personality test you can't fake

11 years ago from Science Blog

Psychologists from the University of Toronto have developed a personality inventory that can predict who will excel in academic and creative domains, even when respondents are trying hard to fake...

Narcissistic People Most Likely To Emerge As Leaders

11 years ago from Science Daily

When a group is without a leader, you can often count on a narcissist to take charge, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people who score high in narcissism...

Carers greatest burden is themselves

11 years ago from Science Alert

It isn't the severity of their patients' condition that determines the burden felt by carers, but instead their feelings about themselves and their career.

Scientists go chatting to hear kids' drug concerns

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- It's nothing to LOL about. Students these days often have ready access to marijuana, alcohol and tobacco but they don't feel comfortable talking about the ramifications. So,...

World-first device may help solve child language mystery

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Researchers are one step closer to understanding why children can learn languages far more easily than adults, thanks to a world-first device that allows scientists to measure the...

NYC takes calorie-counting campaign to the rails

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Craving a burrito with sour cream and guacamole? What if you knew it had more than half the calories you should eat in a day?

Broken symmetry: Answering the solace of quantum

11 years ago from Physorg

Humans like the comfort of symmetry -- the identical image in the mirror, the matching wings of the baroque mansion, the equal numbers in opposing football teams.

How are children choosing their food portions?

11 years ago from Physorg

At dinner time, parents will often tell their child to clean their plate. However, that old maxim might lead kids to eat more than they need, especially when portions are...

Feature: Mobile phone health an elusive call

11 years ago from Science Alert

Bianca Nogrady examines the latest research into mobile phone safety, and discovers the challenges involved in testing for a health effect when you're not exactly sure what you're looking for.

Test could predict depression risk

11 years ago from Science Alert

A simple emotional intelligence test, similar to an IQ measure, could be used to predict a person's risk of developing depression, research has found.

Hyper kids struggle to identify smells

11 years ago from Science Alert

Scratch and sniff tests could one day tell if a child has ADHD, thanks to new research that has linked a reduced ability to identify smells with the disorder.

Baby, It's All In Your Mind

11 years ago from PopSci

In the August 15th issue of the journal Biological Psychiatry, Gregory Miller, PhD, and his colleagues released the results of a preliminary study in which they found that stress impacts...

Air turbulence tests 'improved'

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Researchers, led by a University of Reading academic, claim to have found a more accurate way of predicting turbulence.

Stool DNA Testing For Colorectal Cancer Has Potential, But Challenges Remain

11 years ago from Science Daily

The first generation of a stool DNA test to identify early colorectal cancer has limitations, according to a Mayo Clinic-led study published in the Oct. 7, 2008, issue of Annals...

Occasional Memory Loss Tied To Lower Brain Volume

11 years ago from Science Daily

People who occasionally forget an appointment or a friend's name may have a loss of brain volume, even though they don't have memory deficits on regular tests of memory or...

Taiwan's Asustek adds new member to low-priced mini laptop family

11 years ago from Physorg

Taiwan's Asustek Computer on Tuesday added a new member to its low-price "Eee PC" mini laptop family after achieving what the company said is a great success in the market.

N.S. family awaits word on melamine tests on baby from China

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A Nova Scotia family is waiting to learn if its newly adopted baby drank melamine-tainted formula from China.

Never Fear: It May Be OK To Let Your Kids Gorge On Candy This Halloween

11 years ago from Science Daily

Halloween can present a very scary time of year for any parent concerned about their child's oral health. One pediatric dentist says that when his daughters go trick or treating,...

Well: Are Bad Times Healthy?

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Most people are worried about the health of the economy. But does the economy also affect your health?

Books: Between Covers, an Anticancer Infomercial

11 years ago from NY Times Science

David Servan-Schreiber wants you to buy into a way of life: a way of staying cancer-free by paying careful attention to what you eat and how you behave.

New Light On Link Between Snoring And Cognitive Deficits In Children

11 years ago from Science Daily

About two-thirds of children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) -- snoring or obstructive sleep apnea -- have some degree of cognitive deficit, but the severity of the cognitive deficit has been...

Too much volunteering unhealthy

11 years ago from Science Alert

Doing volunteer work is good for your well being, but only to a point. Research has found people who volunteer over 15 hours a week are less satisfied with life.

What Happens When We Ask Autistic Persons What Is Wrong With Them?

11 years ago from Science Daily

To date, few studies have focused on the viewpoints of autistic persons themselves despite an increasing number of published autobiographies. The results of this study suggest that what has been...

Don't discriminate against common-law couple, church told

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A government agency which provides a public subsidy to a church-run seniors home in eastern Newfoundland has told the facility that it can't discriminate against two seniors on the basis...

ADHD drugs cut risk of drug abuse, smoking: study

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Girls who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are less likely than others with the condition to start smoking or to abuse alcohol or drugs,...