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Whether Combat Or Peacekeeping, PTSD Impacts Veterans' Well-being

11 years ago from Science Daily

Deployed peacekeeping veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have significant impairments in health-related quality of life according to new research. The stud found anxiety disorders such as PTSD are...

Russian Claim to Arctic Seafloor Becomes Palin Issue

11 years ago from Live Science

Questions arise about Sarah Palin's foreign policy experience with Russia.

It Really Is In Your Nature

11 years ago from Science Blog

Scientists have found that cortisol levels are lower in boys with either early onset or teenage behavioral problems, suggesting that there may be a universal, inherent, biological cause to all...

Asian-white couples face distinct pregnancy risks

11 years ago from Science Blog

Pregnant women who are part of an Asian-white couple face an increased risk of gestational diabetes as compared with couples in which both partners are white, according to a new...

Learning to shape your brain activity

11 years ago from Science Blog

A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that the successful manipulation of sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) amplitude by instrumental SMR conditioning (ISC) improved sleep quality as...

Gene for degenerate males found

11 years ago from Science Blog

Birds of a feather flock together, according to the old adage, and adolescent males who possess a certain type of variation in a specific gene are more likely to flock...

FDA: No quick decision on cold medicines for kids

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A top government health official rejected the idea of an immediate ban on cough and cold medicines for young children, saying it might cause unintended harm.

Feeling confident girls? Is it all down to a slice of mother's pride?

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Mothers with high expectations produce super-confident daughters, research suggests.

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.

Jog To The Beat: Music Increases Exercise Endurance By 15%

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research reveals strong link between music and cardiovascular exercise performance.

Financing for Massachusetts Preserves Health Plan

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Massachusetts received the Bush administration’s seal of approval for its landmark experiment in health care.

Judges Say San Francisco Can Charge Employers for Its Health Plan

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The decision that the city had the right to charge employers to help pay for its universal health care plan could set the stage for a test of longstanding federal...

Building Better Bodies

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Can’t afford sick workers? In one Michigan town, small companies are paying more to keep them well.

Strict Societies May Foster Violent Drinking Cultures

11 years ago from Science Daily

Countries with strict social rules and behavioral etiquette such as the United Kingdom may foster drinking cultures characterized by unruly or bad behavior, according to a new report on alcohol...

California Passes Researcher Protection Law

11 years ago from C&EN

Bill makes it illegal to publish academics' information for criminal intent

Allstate testing whether games can improve driving

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Could playing computer games enhance mental agility enough to turn people over 50 into better drivers? Allstate Corp. wants to find out, and if the answer is...

Study: Mortgage Losses On Owner-Occupied Homes Lower Than Assumed

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- Homeowners who are struggling with mortgages for their own residences are a relatively small part of the overall mortgage crisis, according to results of a new nationwide study...

New piece in reading ability 'jigsaw'

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- A gene thought to be associated with dyslexia is also connected with reading ability in the general population, according to Oxford University research.

Advergames: Theme of Game is Secret to Success

11 years ago from Physorg

( -- It`s all fun and games when it comes to the current trend in online advertising. Advergames, online video games used to advertise a product or brand, increasingly are...

Sleep troubles in teens can lead to drug use and poor mental health

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Sleeplessness in adolescents is connected with drug use and increased mental health problems in early adulthood such as depression and ideas of suicide, a new study says.

Military research: The Pentagon's culture wars

11 years ago from News @ Nature

What began several years ago as an attempt to recruit social scientists to help the military has sparked a broader debate about militarizing academia. Sharon Weinberger reports.

Television viewing and aggression: Some alternative perspectives

11 years ago from Physorg

The effect of media violence on behavior is not only an interesting psychological question but is also a relevant public policy and public health issue. Although many studies have been...

More are feeling the pain of paying medical bills, reports show

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Here's something to get your mind off the financial crisis swirling around and scaring everyone silly. Take a deep breath, relax . . . and start worrying about the crisis...

It's called 'negational identity,' and new study finds it's a powerful political tool

11 years ago from Physorg

In the current Presidential campaign it has been said often enough to become a cliche: both candidates will need to reach beyond their respective political bases to appeal to a...

Sex steroid fails to deliver

11 years ago from Science Alert

Melbourne researchers have discovered that the much-hyped sex steroid DHEA does not provide any significant benefits to postmenopausal women.

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,...

Essay: Healthy Right Up to the Day You’re Not

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Health is the opposite of a commodity: it flits around like Tinkerbell, defying all the best intentions and predictions.

Doc says affairs can lead to migraines

11 years ago from UPI

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- An Italian researcher says illicit sex can lead to debilitating migraines and even death.