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Teens' Failure To Use Condoms Linked To Partner Disapproval, Fear Of Less Sexual Pleasure

10 years ago from Science Daily

Approximately one in four teens in the United States will contract a sexually transmitted disease (STD), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts believe a major contributing...

70 Years Old And Going Strong With Down Syndrome And No Dementia

10 years ago from Science Daily

In the world of Down syndrome, 'Mr. C' is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been tracked for the past 16 years, at seventy, 'Mr. C' has well...

Women In Crowded Homes Are More Likely To Be Depressed Than Men

10 years ago from Science Daily

Seeking to determine whether gender-specific responses to the stress of crowded living situations exist, sociologists have examined data from a survey of Toronto residents and analyzed levels of depression, aggression...

Parenting Children With Disabilities Becomes Less Taxing With Time

10 years ago from Science Daily

Having a child with a disability takes a toll on parents' mental and physical health, yet new research suggests that, over time, parents learn to adapt to the challenges of...

Anthropologists Develop New Approach To Explain Religious Behavior

10 years ago from Science Daily

Without a way to measure religious beliefs, anthropologists have had difficulty studying religion. Now, two anthropologists from the University of Missouri and Arizona State University have developed a new approach...

Boss’ Gender Impacts Employee Stress Levels

10 years ago from Science Daily

Worker mental and physical well-being are influenced by gender in the workplace, according to a study that analyzed the impact of supervisor and subordinate gender on health.

Diversity At Medical Schools Makes Stronger Doctors, Study Shows

10 years ago from Science Daily

A new UCLA study disputes controversial legislation like Prop. 209 that claimed campus policies to promote student-body diversity were unnecessary and discriminatory. UCLA researchers found that medical students who undergo...

Immaturity Of The Brain May Cause Schizophrenia

10 years ago from Science Daily

The underdevelopment of a specific region in the brain may lead to schizophrenia in individuals. According to research published today in BioMed Central's open access journal Molecular Brain, dentate gyrus,...

Fewer med students becoming internists

10 years ago from UPI

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Fewer U.S. medical students are choosing internal medicine as a career because of concerns about lifestyle and patient complexity, a study said.

Tsunami survivors experienced complex trauma and grieving process says new study

10 years ago from Physorg

People who survived the Indian Ocean tsunami or lost loved ones in the disaster went through a complex process of trauma and grief, according to research published in the latest...

Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction

10 years ago from Physorg

No child aspires to a lifetime of addiction. But their brains might. In new research to appear online in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology this week, Rockefeller University researchers reveal that adolescent...

Report reveals communication needs, recreation use during fires

10 years ago from Physorg

The effectiveness of the media to inform the public during evacuations and wildland fire effects on recreation are some topics addressed in a U.S. Forest Service report published this month...

Researcher Begins Study Of Osama Bin Laden Audio Tapes

10 years ago from Science Daily

More than 1,500 audio cassette tapes taken in 2001 from Osama bin Laden's former residential compound in Qandahar, Afghanistan, are yielding new insights into the radical Islamic militant leader's intellectual...

Tim Radford on science's shifting pantheon

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Should children know about Darwin and not Galton? Tim Radford asks what, and who, determines a generation's science heroes

Some Must Touch Before They Buy

10 years ago from Live Science

The feel of a cup can affect how tasty people find the beverage within it, especially those who have a "high need" for touch.

Kids with chronic illnesses feel left out of care decisions: study

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Kids with chronic illnesses told a researcher for a Calgary pediatric study that they want to play a bigger role in their own treatment, including learning how to talk to...

Never knew about prior lab problems, oncologist says

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A leading St. John's oncologist has testified that questionable breast cancer tests may have been reviewed sooner had she known that pathology testing was temporarily shut down in 2003.

Searching in space and minds: New research suggests underlying link

10 years ago from Physorg

New research from Indiana University has found evidence that how we look for things, such as our car keys or umbrella, could be related to how we search for more...

Job seekers log on, link in, meet up

10 years ago from Physorg

When Jen Vargas suddenly was laid off from her job as a senior administrative assistant at Universal Orlando in June, the 30-year-old's resume was out-of-date and she had no active...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

10 years ago from UPI

NOAA gets computer time for forecasting … Immature neurons linked to schizophrenia … World's first cloned dog becomes a father … Racial lung cancer models aid predictions ... Health/Science news...

Study tracks 'pathways to terror'

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Psychologists believe they have a clearer idea of what makes a terrorist after interviewing a group of Islamic extremists in Pakistan.

Brazil invests US$12 million in biodiesel research projects

10 years ago from SciDev

The Brazilian government seeks to minimise the potential impact of biodiesel on the environment and public health, among other goals.

Brazil pushes PhDs – but needs to create new jobs

10 years ago from SciDev

Brazil places tenth in the worldwide ranking of new PhDs per year, but still has just 4.4 doctors per 100,000 habitants, says a study.

Harmonize rules for internet, TV, CRTC told

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A background report commissioned by the federal broadcast regulator concludes that new media broadcasting should have the same regulatory treatment as television broadcasting.

Palin, Religion, The 2008 Election

10 years ago from Science Blog

Although Sarah Palin's entry into the 2008 presidential race has energized the religious right within the Republican Party, don't expect religion to be a major issue in this year's election,...

Study finds link between a mother's stress and her child becoming overweight

10 years ago from Physorg

A mother's stress may contribute to her young children being overweight in low income households with sufficient food, according to a new Iowa State University study published in the September...

Pharmacy uses kickbacks and threat of eviction to keep methadone clients

10 years ago from CBC: Health

A CBC News investigation into pharmacists that paid kickbacks to drug addicts discovered one outlet with a troubled past used a different tactic to get and keep methadone users coming...

Tribal war drove human evolution of aggression

10 years ago from Physorg

Wars are costly in terms of lives and resources - so why have we fought them throughout human history? In modern times, states may fight wars for a number...