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Ain't No Cure For The Winter Time Blues...Or Is There?

10 years ago from PopSci

Stop apologizing for those downward mood swings you are experiencing as the days get shorter—it’s not you, it’s your serotonin abandoning you for the winter. For the first time, scientists...

Should Babies Be Put on a Sleep Schedule?

10 years ago from Live Science

We had only one rule when my daughter was born — sleep when the baby sleeps.

Bowling Alone Because The Team Got Downsized

10 years ago from Science Daily

The pain of downsizing extends far beyond laid off workers and the people who depend on their paychecks, according to a new study.

Value Of Direct-to-consumer Drug Advertising Oversold, Study Finds

10 years ago from Science Daily

In the first-ever controlled study measuring the effectiveness of pharmaceutical direct-to-consumer advertising, researchers found only a modest effect on drug sales. In some cases, DTCA had no effect at all.

Low Birth Weight Children Appear At Higher Risk Of Psychiatric Disturbances

10 years ago from Science Daily

Low-birth-weight children appear to be at higher risk for psychiatric disturbances from childhood through high school than normal-birth-weight children, according to a new report. In addition, low-birth-weight children from urban...

'Sid the Science Kid' on KCET

10 years ago from LA Times - Science

The new series aims to help children understand the way the real world works. ...

Study: Wolves would rather eat salmon

10 years ago from UPI

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Canadian scientists say they determined wolves, when feasible, prefer hunting in waterways for salmon rather than pursuing deer and other hoofed...

Academic health centers should take lead in promoting the sharing of biomedical research data

10 years ago from Physorg

Academic health centers (AHCs) have a critical role in enabling, encouraging, and rewarding the sharing of biomedical research data, say a team of academics in this week's PLoS Medicine. ...

Americans adopting HIV-positive kids from Ethiopia

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Solomon Henderson inherited just three things from his birth parents, who left him at an Ethiopian orphanage when he was 1 year old: a picture of Jesus,...

A Room With A Viewpoint: Conservation Messages And Motivation

10 years ago from Science Daily

People are more likely to reuse hotel towels if they know other guests are doing it too.

Low-income? No Car? Expect To Pay More For Groceries

10 years ago from Science Daily

Households located in poor neighborhoods pay more for the same items than people living in wealthy ones, according to a new study.

Campus Diversity Important Predictor Of Interracial Friendships

10 years ago from Science Daily

Campus racial diversity predicts diversity in future friendships, and it's generally higher for minorities than whites.

Personal Health: Let the Mind Help Tame an Irritable Bowel

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Irritable bowel syndrome has a strong connection to the mind.

Vital Signs: Awareness: Stadiums Sell Alcohol to Young and Drunk

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Stadium vendors often sell alcohol to fans notably intoxicated or under age, a study finds.

Proud Is Proud, Sighted or Not, Researchers Find

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Scientists have long assumed that nonverbal expressions associated with pride and shame are learned socially, but new research shows otherwise.

Essay: Addiction Doesn’t Discriminate? Wrong

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Anyone can theoretically become an addict. However it is more likely the fate of some, including truant young men, the children of addicts and those with depression.

Mind: Spot on Popularity Scale Speaks to the Future; Middle Has Its Rewards

10 years ago from NY Times Health

High school students know that popularity is far more than a temporary competition, and in recent years psychologists have confirmed that intuition.

Well: Early Focus on One Sport Raises Alarms

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Around the country, little girls are donning leotards and tumbling into gymnastics classes — but what are the risks of competitive sports on young bodies?

Drug discovery on a chip

10 years ago from Chemistry World

Affinity testing on the tiniest scale identifies a potential drug for hepatitis C

Fears raised by bovine TB cases in Britain

10 years ago from UPI

TRURO, England, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Concern in Britain is high after a woman and her dog tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in Cornwall county, experts say.

The first autism disease genes

10 years ago from Physorg

The autistic disorder was first described, more than sixty years ago, by Dr. Leo Kanner of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (USA), who created the new label 'early infantile autism'. At...

Pakistan must continue S&T support

10 years ago from SciDev

Pakistan's new government must continue to support science and technology, says an editorial in Nature.

Science Weekly Extra podcast: Ben Goldacre on homeopathy; science coverage in the media; MMR; plus the placebo effect

10 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Writer of the Guardian's Bad Science column, Ben Goldacre discusses homeopathy, nutritionists, and the placebo effect

Harry L. Kozol, Expert in Patty Hearst Trial, Is Dead at 102

10 years ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Kozol, one of the country’s premier experts in brain disorders, helped establish the emerging fields of forensic psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.

Indians’ Water Rights Give Hope for Better Health

10 years ago from NY Times Health

At the Gila River Indian Community, there are hopes that planned irrigation will help combat an obesity epidemic and soaring rates of diabetes.

Paraben's CSI Stick Copies Data from Cell Phones

10 years ago from Physorg

Beware the next time someone borrows your cell phone or you leave it unattended. You may become the next victim of having all your cell phone data copied to the...

Animal activists join hat battle with Ministry of Defence

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The Ministry of Defence will meet animal activists to discuss ethical alternatives to the bearskin hats worn by Buckingham Palace guards.

Subatomic Physics Fun

10 years ago from Science Blog

I'm Dr. Fred, and I'm here to tell ya 'Bout a Large Hadron Rap and some books to sell ya. You can buy 'em online, but if you want 'em free You can...