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Michael White on the abortion and ivf votes

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Michael White comments on the Commons votes to keep the 24 week time limit for abortions and the right to ivf without a father involved

British lawmakers back animal-human embryos for research

11 years ago from Physorg

British lawmakers voted against a bid to ban the creation of animal-human embryos for medical research Monday, despite critics including the Catholic Church charging the move was unethical.

Widow fights for right to use sperm taken from dead husband

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Judge allows sperm to be extracted posthumously despite not having the patient's prior written consent

Kira Cochrane on Nadine Dorries, the Tory MP campaigning against late-term abortion

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Kira Cochrane talks to Nadine Dorries, the Tory MP spearheading the biggest challenge to women's rights in two decades

Opinion: All science graduates should study communication

11 years ago from Science Alert

The world needs scientists that can explain their work, engage in public debate and address the concerns of the public, believes Dr Nancy Longnecker.

Exploring The Mechanics Of Judgment, Beliefs: Technique Images Brain Activity When We Think Of Others

11 years ago from Science Daily

How do we know what other people are thinking? How do we judge them, and what happens in our brains when we do? MIT neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe is tackling those...

Call to offer genetic screening for married cousins

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Doctors should offer genetic screening to immigrant communities that encourage marriage between cousins, experts say

Ben Goldacre: In pursuit of the perfect pitch

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Ben Goldacre: We would all do well to remember that elaborate runic rituals behind the scenes can have an enormous impact on what is heard

Double amputee sprinter cleared to try for Olympic spot

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The Court of Arbitration for Sport rules that South African Oscar Pistorius is eligible to race against able-bodied athletes, overturning a ban by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...

Routine conduct at risk with MySpace suicide case

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Think twice before you sign up for an online service using a fake name or e-mail address. You could be committing a federal crime. Federal prosecutors turned...

Bob Greene weighs in on emotional eating and weight loss in 'The Best Life Diet'

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The fitness author recommends changing your lifestyle so that you exercise more and don't eat to comfort yourself. ...

Under stress, men crave alcohol more than women do

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

A study of both sexes finds that, when placed in an emotional situation, men have a greater desire to drink, whereas women log higher anxiety. ...

Prison for Man With H.I.V. Who Spit on a Police Officer

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The man, Willie Campbell, was found guilty of harassing a public servant with a deadly weapon: his saliva.

Judge Sides With Red Cross Over Trademark

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Johnson & Johnson lost the second round in its trademark dispute against the disaster relief agency when a federal judge in Manhattan threw out most of the case.

How scientists really feel about God

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

In a new collection of short essays, 13 thinkers reveal their true feelings about the existence of a greater being. And their thoughts are contrary to the mind-numbing "culture wars"...

Sight Recovery After Blindness Offers New Insights on Brain Reorganization

11 years ago from Physorg

Studies of the brains of blind persons whose sight was partially restored later in life have produced a compelling example of the brain's ability to adapt to new circumstances and...

Separation From Mom, Dad Linked With Learning Trouble In Kids

11 years ago from Science Daily

In the wake of divorce, illness, violence and other problems that can unsettle homes, countless young children are liable to experience temporary separations from one or both parents before packing...

Tracking The Effects Of Addictive Drugs On Brain

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers may have unlocked the key to better understanding the effect addictive drugs have on the human brain. Researchers discovered that a drug that works through the cannabinoid 1 receptor...

General practitioners filling the gap left by inadequate dental services, says doctor

11 years ago from Physorg

A shortage of NHS dentists means that general practitioners (GPs) have been left to do dentists` work without adequate remuneration, argues a doctor in a letter in this week`s BMJ.

A baseball cap that reads your mind

11 years ago from Physorg

It looks like an ordinary baseball cap. But when you put it on, the cap detects and analyzes the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from your brain. It can even tell you...

Top grades not always needed to become a doctor

11 years ago from Physorg

Top A-level results are not always necessary for students to succeed in medicine, according to the authors of a paper in this week`s BMJ. Students with average grades, who...

Innovative Swiss Programme Offers New Hope For Long Term Weight-loss

11 years ago from Science Daily

Successful long-term weight loss for obese patients can be achieved without drugs using a low-cost approach that involves innovative intensive therapy followed by long term support, new research shows. Swiss...

Crystal (Eye) Ball: Visual System Equipped With 'Future Seeing Powers'

11 years ago from Science Daily

Catching a football. Maneuvering through a room full of people. Jumping out of the way when a golfer yells "fore." Most would agree these seemingly simple actions require us to...

Having Less Power Impairs The Mind And Ability To Get Ahead, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research appearing in Psychological Science suggests that being put in a low-power role may impair a person's basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead.

Court finds HIV-positive man guilty

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A Nova Scotia man with HIV has been found guilty for not telling his ex-girlfriend that he had the virus before they had unprotected sex.

TV drug ads may have to zoom in on side effects

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Would consumers get the same warm, fuzzy message from a drug advertisement that promised to lift their mood if it also urged them to report side effects...

Mixed reaction to merging Alberta health regions

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Talk that Alberta will soon slash the number of health authorities in the province is generating support and some concerns.

Young children with OCD benefit from family-based treatment

11 years ago from Physorg

Although children as young as 5 can be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), few research studies have looked at treatments specifically geared toward young children with this disorder. Now, a...