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Children Who Are Depressed, Anxious Or Aggressive In First Grade Risk Being Victimized Later On

11 years ago from Science Daily

A longitudinal study of 400 Canadian school children shows that children entering first grade with signs of depression and anxiety or excessive aggression are at risk of being chronically victimized...

ACLU -- Myriad Genetics lawsuit will become landmark case

11 years ago from Physorg

The American Civil Liberties Union action in filing a lawsuit yesterday against Myriad Genetics is going to lead to one of the most important legal battles in the history of...

Negative Mood-related Drinking May Mean Vulnerability For Major Depression And Alcohol Dependence

11 years ago from Science Daily

Major depression and alcohol dependence are strongly connected to one another. New research looks at how mood-related drinking may explain the overlapping familial risk for MD and AD. Drinking related...

Age-related Difficulty Recognizing Words Predicted By Brain Differences

11 years ago from Science Daily

Older adults may have difficulty understanding speech because of age-related changes in brain tissue, according to new research. The study shows that older adults with the most difficulty understanding spoken...

Sacred principle of science's independence

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

In view of the dreadful facts

Feeling Cramped While Shopping? Variety Provides Relief

11 years ago from Science Daily

When consumers find themselves in stores with narrow aisles, they react in a surprising way: they seek variety. According to a new study, confined spaces might help people diversify their...

Meditation May Increase Gray Matter

11 years ago from Science Daily

Researchers report that certain regions of the brain in long-term meditators were larger than non-meditators. Specifically, meditators showed significantly larger volumes of the hippocampus, and within the orbito-frontal cortex, thalamus...

Following The Leader: Social Networks Of Schoolchildren

11 years ago from Science Daily

Kids always seem to be ahead of trends, and marketers realize the importance of new products and services taking off with the younger set. A new study helps identify which...

Trauma Experienced By A Mother Even Before Pregnancy Will Influence Her Offspring's Behavior

11 years ago from Science Daily

A mother who experienced trauma prior to becoming pregnant affects the emotional and social behavior of her offspring, according to a new study. The researchers chose to investigate rats, as...

Reasons To Keep A Landline

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

What I'm about to say may make me seem like a Luddite or curmudgeon, but I'm disturbed by the news that an increasing number of Americans are reachable only by...

Survey highlights need for holistic approach in elderly residential care

11 years ago from

Choice, privacy and a sense of identity are just some of the things that older people living in residential care need to maintain a good quality of life, according to...

Policies on organ donation after cardiac death vary considerably among children's hospitals

11 years ago from Physorg

Although a large number of children's hospitals have developed or are developing policies regarding organ donation after cardiac death, there is considerable variation among policies, including the criteria for declaring...

Too much information: Process thinking can lead to difficult choices

11 years ago from Physorg

Choosing among products can be more difficult if you tend to think more about the process of using an item rather than the outcome of the purchase, according to a...

Meditation increases brain gray matter

11 years ago from Physorg

Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers -- people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate.

Synthetic biology gets ethical

11 years ago from News @ Nature

UK centre hopes to blend science, policy and outreach in burgeoning field.

Young Aussies don't want vote

11 years ago from Science Alert

A study has found that many young Australians are relucant to vote - civics or politics classes change this, but aren't usually offered.

Interview: Catching counterfeits

11 years ago from Chemistry World

Facundo Fernández talks to Jennifer Newton about the fight against counterfeit drugs and whitewater kayaking

Speech Patterns in Messages Betray a Killer

11 years ago from NY Times Science

On June 7, 2005, Julie Turner of Sheffield, England, told her partner, Darren Akers, that she was heading out to do some shopping. But as the clock inched toward midnight...

The Truth, Revealed by Bugs: The Case of Brookey Lee West

11 years ago from NY Times Science

When Brookey Lee West’s mother, Christine Smith, disappeared from her Las Vegas apartment in 1998, Ms. West had a convincing explanation: She had sent Ms. Smith to stay with her...

Cold Case Is Closed by DNA Match: Green River Killer

11 years ago from NY Times Science

In the 1980s and 1990s, a faceless killer stalked young women in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Dozens of women, mostly prostitutes, eventually disappeared, sometimes only a few days apart, sometimes only...

The Early Days of Toxicology: Poisonous Powder

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Life seemed to be coasting along smoothly for Mary Blandy. The daughter of Francis Blandy, a well-known lawyer in Oxfordshire, England, Mary was all grown up by the mid-1740s and...