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Many children attribute white male monopoly on White House to discrimination

11 years ago from Physorg

A new study in the journal Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy explored elementary-school-age children's views about the role of race and gender in the U.S. presidency, Results indicated...

Infertility patients caught in the legal, moral and scientific embryo debate

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Tough decisions about what to do with unused embryos lead to a bigger question: When does life begin? ...

Study Says Drug Samples May Endanger Children

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A new study suggests that free drug samples provided in doctors’ offices, a marketing tool, do little to help poor patients and may present health risks for children.

Singing to females makes male birds' brains happy

11 years ago from Biology News Net

The melodious singing of birds has been long appreciated by humans, and has often been thought to reflect a particularly positive emotional state of the singer. In a new study...

Visualizing Election Polls: An Animated, Interactive Way To Analyze Opinion Data

11 years ago from Science Daily

Do you want to know the percentage of white women who support vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin? What about college-educated versus high school-educated white women? Or those who also hunt?...

Corner Stores Capture Kids On Morning Commute

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers recently examined the eating habits of urban children before and after school as part of a larger project to make corner store snacks healthier.

Female Medical Students Underestimate Their Abilities And Males Tend To Overestimate Theirs

11 years ago from Science Daily

Despite performing equally to their male peers in the classroom and the clinic, female medical students consistently report decreased self-confidence and increased anxiety, particularly over issues related to their competency.

Variations In Key Genes Increase Caucasians’ Risk Of Heroin Addiction

11 years ago from Science Daily

Sometimes, small changes do add up. In the case of addictive diseases, tiny variations in a few genes can increase or decrease the likelihood of some people developing a dependency...

Adolescent Insomnia Linked To Depression And Substance Abuse During Adolescence And Young Adulthood

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study shows that adolescent insomnia symptoms are associated with depression, suicide ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs such as cocaine.

Study sheds light on autism genes

11 years ago from UPI

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The genes thought to cause autism may also confer on people without the condition mathematical, musical and other skills, researchers in England...

Google Opposes Anti-Gay Marriage Ban

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Google has taken a public stand against Proposition 8, an anti-gay marriage measure on the November ballot in California.

Netflix Adding More New Movies On-Demand

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A new partnership with Starz will offer subscribers 2,500 additional movies, icluding current hits such as No Country for Old Men, Superbad, and Ratatouille, as well as indie films, concerts,...

'Dexter's' bloody-minded expert

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Real-life crime scene investigator Kimberlee Heale helps TV's 'Dexter' get the job done the right way. ...

For many rape victims, treatment and support services fall short

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Each year in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, more than 270,000 people are raped or sexually assaulted. The number is shocking enough. Also shocking is...

Verifying ADHD supplements' effectiveness is still several studies away

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Some ingredients in Calm Child, Focus Factor for Kids and Pedia-Calm showed promise in early research, but prescription drugs have the best proven track record. ...

Emory University psychiatrist accused of conflict of interest

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff failed to report a third of the income he received from companies whose drugs he was evaluating, a congressional investigation finds. ...

Viewers Will Receive Greatest Benefit In Presidential Town Hall Debate

11 years ago from Science Daily

The candidates will be joined by dozens of "undecided" citizens eager to interrogate the two presidential hopefuls. While political strategists and media pundits are busy pondering which candidate is best...

Effects Of Disclosing Financial Interests On Participation In Medical Research

11 years ago from Science Daily

Knowing how an investigator is paid for running a research study surprisingly plays a small role in patients' willingness to take part in clinical trials. However, according to a new...

Calming your thoughts through mindfulness

11 years ago from Physorg

Our worries. They're crescendoing like the finale of Beethoven's "Ninth": Bailouts, buyouts. Recession, depression.

Personal Best: Before Hustling to Finish, Relaxed Is a Good Way to Start

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Trainers and coaches say relaxation is crucial to a strong performance, and tension only serves to diminish an athlete's performance.

Recipes for Health: Tuna Risotto

11 years ago from NY Times Health

You can make something very close to a Venetian seafood risotto with just the ingredients in your pantry.

Leading Psychiatrist Failed to Report Drug Income

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Documents revealing the psychiatrist’s violation of federal research rules may help prompt reforms.

Obese choose speed, convenience at buffet

11 years ago from UPI

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A study of diners at Chinese restaurant buffets in the United States suggests people who are overweight tend to sit closer...

Israeli Astronaut's Diary Goes on Display in Jerusalem

11 years ago from

An Israeli astronaut's diary that survived the Columbia accident are going on display.

Survey confirms parents' fears, confusion over autism

11 years ago from Physorg

The first national survey of attitudes toward autism reveals that a small but significant percentage of people still believe the disease is caused by childhood vaccines. The survey of 1000...

Piping plovers have hard year on P.E.I.

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Fewer returning adults and poor breeding success made it a bad year for the endangered piping plover on P.E.I.

The brain creates illusions and superstitions at times of stress

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The mind naturally creates illusions and superstitions at times of stress - and this could be adding to the global financial crisis, say scientists.

Penguins on Brazil's sunny beaches?

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

The sheer quantity of young penguins that have washed up on Brazil's sun-drenched beaches this year has confounded nearly everyone who comes in contact with them.