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Israeli study finds obstructive sleep apnea is health factor from day 1

11 years ago from Physorg

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in very young children may cause some of the adverse cardiovascular health consequences seen in older children and adults with the condition, according to researchers in...

Cough medicines endanger children

11 years ago from Science Alert

Many parents give their children cough medicines meant for older children, despite their being potentially dangerous and not shown to be effective, research has shown.

Monkey Studies Important For Brain Science

11 years ago from Science Daily

Studies with non-human primates have made major contributions to our understanding of the brain and will continue to be an important, if small, part of neuroscience research, according to a...

Land tenure conflict in Kenya turning into strong inter-ethnic territorial claims

11 years ago from Physorg

North-West Kenya's Mount Elgon district has since the 1970s been the arena of a lurking land access conflict which boiled up at the very heart of the Sabaot community, the...

Discovery Of Cell Linked To Learning And Memory

11 years ago from Science Daily

Neuroscientists have discovered a fundamental component of the process that regulates memory formation. The discovery explains, for the first time, how new nerve cells form in an area of the...

Feature: Sandra Kentish on water desalination

11 years ago from Science Alert

Sandra Kentish talks desalination about the difference in purity and taste between desalinated or reclaimed water and rainwater.

Cancer inquiry questions have precedent, Kennedy insists

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Newfoundland and Labrador's justice minister has swung back against critics of his comments on the Cameron inquiry, saying a previous Liberal government raised similar questions about a previous commission.

Pre-K students benefit when teachers are supportive

11 years ago from Physorg

States are investing considerable amounts of money in pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-olds. A new study finds that the quality of interactions between teachers and children plays a key role in...

Most Ethnic Minority Teens Don't Hang Out With Ethnic School Crowds

11 years ago from Science Daily

New research found that ethnic minority teens tend not to hang out in groups based on ethnicity. Only 30 percent of teens were described by peers as part of ethnically-oriented...

Spillover Effects Of Family And School Stress Linger In Adolescents' Daily Lives

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study among 589 9th graders found that stress at home affects adolescents' school life and vice versa. When adolescents experienced family stress, their learning and attendance problems increased at...

Adolescents' Values Can Serve As A Buffer Against Behaving Violently At School

11 years ago from Science Daily

A study conducted among Arab and Jewish adolescents in public schools in Israel found that certain values helped protect teens against behaving violently. Surveys among 907 students examined how 10...

Teens' Perception That They Are Liked Found To Be At Least As Important As Actually Being Liked

11 years ago from Science Daily

Interviews conducted among ethnically and socio-economically diverse 13- and 14-year olds found that teens who felt good about their social standing did well over time, regardless of their actual popularity....

Fitness for Every Body: O.K., Avatar, Work With Me

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Can Wii Fit, born of a best-selling gaming console, revolutionize exercise? Five testers weigh in.

Young people with cancer studied

11 years ago from UPI

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. study is trying to understand what makes young people vulnerable to cancer and how it changes their life.

What's A Landline? Home Phone Use Declines

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

For nearly three in 10 U.S. households, don't even bother trying to call them on a landline phone. They either only have a cell phone or seldom if ever take...

SK Telecom in 'strategic' talks with Virgin Mobile

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Virgin Mobile USA Inc. said Wednesday it is in preliminary talks with South Korea's SK Telecom Co. about possible "strategic options," a phrase that usually suggests a...

Illegal Philosophy

11 years ago from Science Blog

The moral of the following story is that philosophy is great, but check with a lawyer before applying it to the real world. read more

Groups say Amazon vulnerable after resignation

11 years ago from AP Science

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Marina Silva brought impeccable credentials to her post as Brazil's environment minister: The daughter of a poor Amazon rubber tapper, she was a colleague...

Review: Foneshow makes podcasts available by cell phone

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A new service named Foneshow offers a quick and easy way to access the downloadable radio shows known as podcasts. Instead of synching your music player to...

Well: A Guided Tour of Your Body

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Changes in our health are inevitable as we get older. What do we need to know about staying well as we age?

Back: Back Pain Eludes Perfect Solutions

11 years ago from NY Times Health

The sudden onset of back pain can be the start of a long and confusing medical journey for some people.

Brain: For a Sharp Brain, Stimulation

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Research suggests that staying active, physically and mentally, may help the aging brain remain fit, too.

Middle Class Relaxing With Marijuana

11 years ago from Science Daily

A variety of middle-class people are making a conscious but careful choice to use marijuana to enhance their leisure activities. A qualitative study showed that there is no such thing...

Female Sex Offenders Often Have Mental Problems

11 years ago from Science Daily

Women who commit sexual offenses are just as likely to have mental problems or drug addictions as other violent female criminals. This according to the largest study ever conducted of...

Young Adults Drink to Boost Their Chances of Hooking Up

11 years ago from PopSci

In testament to a tried-and-true move in the human mating game, European scientists have noticed that young people in bars and nightclubs across the land are using alcohol and drugs...

Taking on Britain's 'sick note culture'

11 years ago from Physorg

GPs should lend a hand to beat the ‘sick note culture` that sees millions of working days lost every year, according to a survey of smaller business owners.

Newsweek: A woman who can't forget

11 years ago from MSNBC: Science

In a new memoir, a 42-year-old California woman named Jill Price who can remember almost every day of her life since childhood discusses her remarkable talent.

Dictionary mirrors human mental methods

11 years ago from UPI

TROY, N.Y., May 14 (UPI) -- A U.S. scientist says his research suggests the organization of dictionaries mirrors the manner in which the human brain optimally organizes information.