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Most teen girls still experience sexual haMost teen girls still experience sexual harassment and sexism, according to ne

11 years ago from Physorg

Nine of 10 teen girls report experiencing sexual harassment, and majorities also say they have received discouraging comments about their abilities in school and athletics, according to a new study...

Scientists closer to understand pain

11 years ago from UPI

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. neuroscientists say they are moving closer to understanding pain sensitivity and specifically why it's variable instead of constant.

Montrealers to study genetic factors in autism

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The Montreal Children's Hospital is taking part in a major international study on autism.

Most Female Child Molesters Were Victims Of Sexual Abuse, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new study that is the first to systematically examine a large sample of female child molesters finds that many of them were themselves victims of sexual abuse as children....

Using music to explore the neural bases of emotional 'processing' in the autistic brain

11 years ago from Physorg

Music has a universal ability to tap into our deepest emotions. Unfortunately, for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), understanding emotions is a very difficult task. Can music help them?

Social Networks And Profitability

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Much has been made about Facebook's $15 billion valuation, but when will it start making some actual profits? Mike Murphy, the social net's VP of media sales, tells USAT that's...

People Who Participate In Clinical Research Generally Wish To Know The Research Results

11 years ago from Science Daily

A review of past studies examining whether people who participate in clinical research wish to know the results has found that most people do wish to be told, even if...

Why Did The EPA Fire A Respected Toxicologist?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Why did the EPA dismiss a highly respected neurotoxicologist as chair of its external review panel on the fire retardant deca? Pioneering lead researcher Herbert Needleman, M.D., argues that the...

Businesspeople Who Are Too Sure Of Their Abilities Are Less Savvy Entrepreneurs: New Study

11 years ago from Physorg

Apprentice-style entrepreneurs who have an inflated sense of their own abilities may jump into new business ventures with insufficient regard for the competition and the size of the market, new...

Cannibal theory for locust swarms

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Locusts swarm in such numbers because of a panicking fear they will be eaten by each other, scientists suggest.

Children better prepared for school if their parents read aloud to them

11 years ago from Physorg

Young children whose parents read aloud to them have better language and literacy skills when they go to school, according to a review published online ahead of print in the...

Phantoms in the brain: Pain after amputation

11 years ago from Biology News Net

Losing a limb can be a traumatic experience and, in some cases, emotional and physical pain can linger for years. To better understand the phenomenon, dubbed “phantom limb syndrome,” Université...

Asthma Linked To Higher Suicidal Thoughts With Attempts

11 years ago from Science Daily

Asthma is associated with higher suicidal thoughts with attempted suicide, but does not seem to be linked with suicidal thoughts without attempts, according to a new report in the Annals...

When Following The Leader Can Lead Into The Jaws Of Death

11 years ago from Science Daily

An international study of animal behavior has important implications for human decision-making. For animals that live in social groups, and that includes humans, blindly following a leader could place them...

Scientists probe recent coyote attacks in California

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The coyote was limping as it approached a girl in a sand box at a public park - but it was still dangerous. It snapped its jaws...

Anti-inflammatory Drugs Do Not Improve Cognitive Function In Older Adults, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

The anti-inflammatory drugs naproxen and celecoxib do not appear to improve cognitive function in older adults with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and naproxen may have a slightly detrimental...

Multiple Sclerosis Can Affect Children's IQ, Thinking Skills

11 years ago from Science Daily

Multiple sclerosis typically starts in young adulthood, but about five percent of cases start in childhood or the teen years. Children with MS are at risk to exhibit low IQ...

Study: Older brains don't benefit from painkillers

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Results from a large government experiment are dimming hopes that two common painkillers can prevent Alzheimer's disease or slow mental decline in older people.

Alberta to cover drug treatment for teen with rare muscle disorder

11 years ago from CBC: Health

An Alberta woman says the province gave her the perfect Mother's Day gift: drug treatment for her son's rare muscle disorder.

College Student Sleep Patterns Could Be Detrimental

11 years ago from Science Daily

Many college students have sleep patterns that could have detrimental effects on their daily performance. As a graduate student, the researcher had her own trouble sleeping, prompting her to conduct...

Religion and the narrative of biological science

11 years ago from Physorg

There exists much ethical controversy brought about by advances in biology and medicine and the relationship to religion. In a new essay in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics,...

Nagging via text messages to help teens remember meds

11 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 4gt yr meds? Getting kids to remember their medicine may be a text message away....

Borrowers who complete homeownership education programs make better refinancing decisions

11 years ago from Physorg

In light of the subprime mortgage crisis that has resulted in extraordinarily high default rates on home mortgages, one might wonder what the government can do to better educate new...

Women, minorities more prone to filing grievances

11 years ago from Physorg

Many employees often do not file grievances even when presented with the opportunity to do so. A new study in Industrial Relations sought to assess the degree to which certain...

Memory lane: Older persons with more schooling spend fewer years with cognitive loss

11 years ago from Physorg

Those with at least a high school education spend more of their older years without cognitive loss - including the effects of Alzheimer`s, Parkinson`s and dementia -- but die...

Face-to-face or Facebook?

11 years ago from Physorg

Can online networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, help new students settle into university social and academic life and minimise the chance of them withdrawing from their courses?

Pre-School Programs May Pay For Themselves In Reduced Treatment Later

11 years ago from Science Daily

Public investment in early childhood programs may be able to lower public costs for social services by improving children's long-term welfare. Such work is helping to promote a reorientation of...

One third of African antimalarials 'substandard'

11 years ago from SciDev

A study has found that around one third of antimalarial drugs available in six African cities are below WHO standards.