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Eastern Health never sure on notifying patients, cancer probe told

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador had doubts about whether all of its patients had been told about flawed breast cancer test, even though it projected the opposite...

Andrew Brown: Religious faith relieves pain. But which faith will do it?

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Religious faith relieves pain. But which faith will do it?

Opinion: Poor countries' media must tackle climate change

11 years ago from Science Alert

Climate-change reporting is woefully inadequate because too often editors lack interest and assign writers without expertise, says James Fahn.

Footy fans support players' sex lives

11 years ago from Science Alert

Research has found that, despite sexual misconduct claims, female footy fans remain loyal to players and believe obsessed girls and alcohol are somewhat to blame.

Nurses to refuse 'non-nursing' tasks as impasse escalates

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Newfoundland and Labrador's nurses will launch a job action on Wednesday to bring more pressure on contract demands, with a refusal to do work that's supposed to be performed by...

New research on understanding metaphors

11 years ago from Science Blog

Metaphors present a problem for anybody trying to explain language, or anybody trying to teach a computer to understand language. New neurological evidence helps explain one component of this complex...

Video gamers are surprisingly fit, says study

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

Drop those stereotypes about people who play online role-playing games — chances are they're more physically fit than the average American.

Risky Behaviors On TV May Be Modeled By Inexperienced Viewers

11 years ago from Science Daily

Inexperienced viewers are more likely to mimic unsafe behavior on TV, regardless of the consequences displayed, a new study finds.

Getting Lost: A Newly Discovered Developmental Brain Disorder

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have recently documented the first case of a patient who, without apparent brain damage or cognitive impairment, is unable to orient within any environment. Researchers also believe that there...

Helping Students With Mental Illnesses: Support Services Prepare For 'What If' Scenarios

11 years ago from Science Daily

Nationally, an estimated 15 percent of students experience some form of mental illness such as major depression while in college. Many often struggle with where to get support.

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.

Risky, we-can't-fail, all-or-nothing science

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Sometimes your research should be based not on how glorious success might be, but on how little you will have lost if you screw up, Stephen Strauss writes

Optimism Experts Handicap The Presidential Election With About 6 Weeks Remaining Until Nov. 4

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers have determined that the most optimistic candidates win more than 80 percent of presidential elections dating back to 1900. A new study measures the optimism of this year's candidates.

Is The Salad Bar Safe? Produce Concerns Linger After Summer Scares

11 years ago from Science Daily

Widespread reports had most people afraid to eat tomatoes this summer and when tomatoes were vindicated, eating peppers became a fear. A food safety expert says there is only so...

Japan's Online Social Scene: Not So Social

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Social networking sites are wildly successful in Japan. But most users don't reveal anything about themselves. Posting pet videos is far more popular, and has bred a generation of animal...

Thomas 'Bud' McDonald dies at 85; helped found drug, alcohol treatment programs

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

He co-founded the Southern California Alcohol and Drug Programs, which serves about 3,000 people each year. McDonald helped develop projects, raise money and mentor those in recovery. ...

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.

Heartbreak for Chinese astronauts left behind

11 years ago from Reuters:Science

BEIJING (Reuters) - For years they have endured grueling training, lived apart from their families and concealed their identities in order to soar into space, and yet over half of...

Size And Fitness Levels Of NHL Players Have Improved, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers looked at a National Hockey League team over a 26-year cycle and discovered players have become bigger and fitter.

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...

Study: Ballplayers use different tactics to repair images

11 years ago from Physorg

As steroid-use scandals have threatened the reputations of Major League Baseball`s most prominent players during the past several years, those players have used a variety of strategies to repair their...

Post-traumatic Stress Experienced By Family Members Months After Loved One's Stay In Intensive Care Unit

11 years ago from Science Daily

Family members may experience post-traumatic stress as many as six months after a loved one's stay in a hospital's intensive care unit (ICU), according to a new study. The study...

New authority and law to push Iraqi research

11 years ago from SciDev

Iraq is to establish a scientific research authority to promote research, and is considering a law offering benefits to scientists.

Japan's online social scene isn't so social

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Like a lot of 20-year-olds, Kae Takahashi has a page on U.S.-based MySpace, and there is no mistaking it for anyone else's. It's got pictures of the...

Face of St. John's OxyContin crisis behind bars again

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A young woman whom a judge once described as the poster child of an OxyContin crisis remained in custody in St. John's Friday, charged with committing an armed robbery.

ACS open access agreement

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Chemistry publisher tweaks policy for depositing articles into open access repositories

Patients, staff tested after TB exposure

11 years ago from UPI

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Health officials in New Zealand are looking for anyone who may have been exposed to a woman with an aggressive form...

Teens exposed to chemicals in cosmetics

11 years ago from UPI

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A small U.S. study found teenage girls are exposed to hormone-altering chemicals through cosmetics, perfumes and body care products.