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Why criminals cannot say 'no'

11 years ago from Science Alert

A new study has provided an in-depth explanation for the link between people having low self-control and becoming involved in criminal activity.

Teen marijuana use linked to depression

11 years ago from UPI

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said recent data suggest teens use of marijuana to cope with depression may lead to more serious mental illness.

Taking The Sex Out Of Sexual Health Screening

11 years ago from Science Daily

Young women would accept age-based screening for the sexually transmitted infection chlamydia, but would want this test to be offered to everyone, rather than to people "singled out" according to...

Justice In The Brain: Equity And Efficiency Are Encoded Differently

11 years ago from Science Daily

Which is better, giving more food to a few hungry people or letting some food go to waste so that everyone gets a share? A study appearing in Science finds...

Young People Are Intentionally Drinking And Taking Drugs For Better Sex, European Survey Finds

11 years ago from Science Daily

Teenagers and young adults across Europe drink and take drugs as part of deliberate sexual strategies. A third of 16-35 year old males and a quarter of females surveyed are...

Powering up IT for professional learning

11 years ago from Physorg

The study and implementation of technology-enhanced professional learning has been fragmented. Now European researchers have linked such ‘islands` of knowledge into a thriving, collaborative community.

Too early to judge success of GPS program for auto thieves, official says

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The project manager for the Winnipeg auto theft suppression strategy says it's too early to judge the effectiveness of GPS monitoring devices being worn by chronic car thieves.

Magazine Preview: The Uneven Playing Field

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Everyone wants girls to have as many opportunities in sports as boys. But can we live with the greater rate of injuries they suffer?

New idea in mortuary science: Dissolving bodies with lye

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Since they first walked the planet, humans have either buried or burned their dead. Now a new option is generating interest -- dissolving bodies in lye and flushing the brownish,...

Racial Discrimination Has Different Mental Health Effects On Asians, Study Shows

11 years ago from Science Daily

The first national study of Asians living in the United States shows that for some individuals, strong ties to their ethnicity can guard against the negative effects of racism. For...

Irregular Sleep Tied to Obesity, Other Health Problems

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Getting too little sleep, or too much, is linked to poor health in a new federal study.

Depression diversity: Brain studies reveal big differences among individuals

11 years ago from Physorg

Depressed people may have far fewer of the receptors for some of the brain`s “feel good” stress-response chemicals than non-depressed people, new University of Michigan Depression Center research shows.

New Zealanders active and happy

11 years ago from Science Alert

Physical and mental activity and happiness are had by most of New Zealand's population, who would also like more leisure time and often less body fat, according to a survey.

Lack of motivation in schizophrenia linked to brain chemical imbalance

11 years ago from Physorg

A study of patients with psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia suggests an alternative explanation for why many sufferers lack motivation. The research is described today BioMed Central`s journal BMC Psychiatry.

Seagulls: Are Males The Weaker Sex?

11 years ago from Science Daily

Male seagulls may be more vulnerable to their environment during embryonic development than females. Until now, the sex differences in developmental rate and susceptibility to unfavorable conditions during the embryonic...

Speaking More Than One Language May Slow The Aging Process In The Mind

11 years ago from Science Daily

Children who speak a second or third language may have an unexpected advantage later in life, a new study has found. Knowing and speaking many languages may protect the brain...

Pope to give new meaning to religious text

11 years ago from Physorg

Pope Benedict XVI will give a new meaning to the term religious text by sending "inspirational messages" to mobile phones during Catholic World Youth day in Australia, organisers said Wednesday.

After Divorce, Stable Families Help Minimize Long-Term Harm To Children

11 years ago from Physorg

For children of divorce, what happens after their parents split up may be just as important to their long-term well-being as the divorce itself.

Study uses music to explore the autistic brain's emotion processing

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?...

Not sure? Don't sweat it: Embrace Uncertainty

11 years ago from Physorg

Governments and other large organisations should put more resources into ways of dealing with the unknown, according to experts pioneering a new approach to understanding and managing uncertainty.

Doctor plan narrows Tory-Liberal divide

11 years ago from CBC: Health

With a crucial budget vote ahead, Nova Scotia's minority Progressive Conservative government has agreed to meet one of the demands of the Liberals - to train more doctors.

Why is losing $10 worse than winning $10 is good?

11 years ago from Science Blog

Losses loom larger than gains. This useful mnemonic describes an odd experimental finding: if you have people rate on a scale of 1 to 10 how unhappy they would be...

Suicide prevention campaign said effective

11 years ago from UPI

CLEVELAND, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. medical researchers said they've determined a suicide-prevention media campaign increased the number of people seeking help for their suicidal crises.

Mathematics Simplifies Sleep Monitoring

11 years ago from Science Daily

A new way to measure breathing patterns in sleeping infants which may also work for adults has just been created. The researcher has created a mathematical formula that measures varying...

Strait school board to rule on sexual health programs

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The Strait Regional School Board will decide Wednesday whether to end two school sexual health programs that a board member says are not run by the appropriate people.

Kagoshima Journal: Japan Fights Crowds of Crows

11 years ago from NY Times Science

Blackouts are just one of the problems caused by an explosion in Japan’s population of crows, which seems to compete with humans for space in this crowded nation.