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Mom's Beliefs May Impact Their Kids' Alcohol Use, Study Finds

10 years ago from Science Daily

Mothers, take note. If you really want to curb your teens' chances of using alcohol, help them develop a self-view that doesn't include drinking. According to a new Iowa State...

Miramichi pathology woes not unique, inquiry hears

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Pathology labs in Canada are facing serious challenges due to poor working conditions and aging professionals, a public inquiry heard on Friday.

Teens' perceptions affect health

10 years ago from Science Alert

Teenagers who think physical activity is difficult or boring are more likely to lead sedentary lifestyles, which can endanger their health, a researcher has found.

Housing for jobs ' a better investment'

10 years ago from Science Alert

Housing for Australia's remote Aboriginal communities that also creates livelihoods for young people is a better Government investment, research has found.

Opinion: China too must confront obesity

10 years ago from Science Alert

China must confront changing diets, more sedentary lives, and a 'plump is prosperous' culture to halt obesity, say Rachel Huxley and Yangfeng Wu.

Acupuncture May Hold Promise For Women With Hormone Disorder Who Experience Fertility Challenges

10 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers believe that acupuncture could be an important alternative, non-drug therapy for women with polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes a hormonal imbalance, interfering with ovulation and ultimately, fertility.

White Men Attach Greater Stigma To Mental Health Care

10 years ago from Science Daily

Beyond financial and access barriers to mental health care, factors such as mistrust, perceptions of stigma and negative attitudes toward care can prevent people from seeking the help they need....

Over 1 In 4 South African Men Report Using Physical Violence Against Their Female Partners

10 years ago from Science Daily

A first-ever, national study conducted in South Africa found that 27.5 percent of men who have ever been married or lived with a partner report perpetrating physical violence against their...

Why Delaying Gratification Is Smart

10 years ago from Science Daily

If you had a choice between receiving $1,000 right now or $4,000 ten years from now, which would you pick? Previous research suggests that higher intelligence is related to better...

VIDEO: Robots "Express Themselves"

10 years ago from National Geographic

Developers have created robots that appear to make human expressions and show human-like emotions.

A New Addiction: Internet Junkies

10 years ago from Science Daily

While compulsive gambling is only beginning to be addressed by mental health professionals, they must now face a new affliction: Internet addiction.

Real-world, virtual word behavior the same

10 years ago from UPI

EVANSTON, Ill., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests computerized virtual world avatars respond to social cues and reveal racial biases in the same way people do...

Big Bang project gets rap treatment online

10 years ago from Reuters:Science

GENEVA (Reuters) - A project to re-enact the "Big Bang" at CERN near Geneva on Wednesday is getting the rap treatment on the Internet from a group of young people...

Job loss increases divorce risk

10 years ago from UPI

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A study suggests married men and women in Britain who lose their jobs are more likely to divorce within a year than other...

Students plan corn, soybean competition

10 years ago from UPI

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Purdue University's Student Soybean and Corn Innovation Contests this year will provide students with educational opportunities and perhaps a lot of...

The rise of Facebook activism

10 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The success of online petitions in attracting large groups of people raises questions about how much weight should be given to a protest that's as easy to join as a...

Poll: UK losing 60,000 scientists a year

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

As children get older, their attitudes to science become more negative, possibly dampened by uninspiring teaching

Instant insight: Lovely bubbly

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Gérard Liger-Belair, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, celebrates what give champagne its sparkle

Darian Leader on cognitive behavioural therapy

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

The government is promoting cognitive behavioural therapy as a cost-effective, no-nonsense remedy for our psychological ills. It's the triumph of a market-driven view of the human psyche, says Darian...

Infidelity dissected: New research on why people cheat

10 years ago from Science Blog

The probability of someone cheating during the course of a relationship varies between 40 and 76 percent. "It's very high," says Geneviève Beaulieu-Pelletier, PhD student at the Université de Montréal's...

59-year-old in France gives birth to triplets

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Hospital officials in France say a 59-year-old woman has given birth to triplets after going abroad to get donated eggs.

Fathers need their children

10 years ago from Physorg

Single fathers should never be prevented from seeing their children. Even in the toughest family conflicts, interaction should always continue between father and child according to sociologist Germain Dulac, a...

VIDEO: 9-Story Candle Tower Carried

10 years ago from National Geographic

A more-than-90-foot (27-meter) tower with candles is carried through an Italian village to honor St. Rose, who died more than 750 years ago.

'Active aging' key to getting older

10 years ago from CBC: Health

As the population gets older it's crucial to think about building a society for all ages, delegates at an aging conference in Montreal were told on the weekend.

Can Science Improve Man's Best Friend?

10 years ago from Science Daily

While animal buyers often look closely at physical characteristics, behavioral traits can make the difference between a dog becoming a much loved and pampered family member, or a mistreated or...

Ohio State hosts healthcare conference

10 years ago from UPI

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- The Ohio State University Medical Center says it will be the site next month of a conference focusing on personalized healthcare.

Txt Crimes, Sex Crimes And Murder: The Science Of Forensic Linguistics At The BA Festival Of Science

10 years ago from Science Daily

Text and instant messaging may soon cease to be an anonymous method of communication as advances in forensic linguistic research make it possible to identify the sender and also predict...

If you want a date, don't beat about the bush

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Telling someone you fancy 'I really like you' could make him or her find you more attractive, research suggests.