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U.S. health care overhaul moves step closer

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Landmark U.S. health care reform legislation appears headed for a Christmas Eve vote after clearing a legislative hurdle early Monday morning.

Antiepileptic drugs not linked to suicide among those with bipolar disorder

10 years ago from Science Daily

Despite government warnings about an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and actions while taking antiepileptic drugs, these medications do not appear to be associated with increased risk of suicide attempts...

People affected by autism believe increase is 'real,' not diagnostic

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There has been a major increase in the number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders over the last two decades - the question is why? Researchers have found a...

"Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus" - The Story Behind The Famous Quote

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“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” That sentence from American journalism’s best-known Santa Claus editorial (the New York Sun’s “Is There A Santa Claus?”) is still so popular that 112...

Review: Barnes & Noble reader is dual-screen mess

10 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- The e-book reading device is the gadget gift of the season. Both Sony and Barnes & Noble have sold out of their new models, and new buyers...

Playing favorites: Parents still involved after children are grown

10 years ago from Science Daily

Middle-aged parents are more involved in their grown children's lives than ever, according to new research.

Bad childhood harms health

10 years ago from Science Alert

Scientists have found that traumatic childhood experiences can have a negative impact on physical health well into middle age.

Study shows link between working memory and reactive parenting

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Any parent knows that sometimes maintaining your cool with misbehaving children is a challenge. We all have times when we get frustrated or angry and lash out at someone without...

Depression medication may offer mood lift via personality shift

10 years ago from Sciencenews.org

On way to providing relief, antidepressant modifies certain traits

Fit teenage boys are smarter

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In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of the University of Southern California and colleagues in Sweden find...

Caffeine doesn't reverse the negative cognitive impact of alcohol

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People who drink may want to know that coffee won't sober them up, according to new laboratory research. Instead, a cup of coffee may make it harder for people to...

Percentage of babies placed to sleep on their backs levels off

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The rate of babies being placed on their backs to sleep - a sleep position associated with a dramatic decrease in the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) -...

Facebook (and systems biologists) take note: Network analysis reveals true connections

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Facebook figures out that you know Holly, although you haven't seen her in 10 years, because you have four mutual friends - a good predictor of direct friendship. But sometimes...

Brain scans show distinctive patterns in people with generalised anxiety disorder in Stanford study

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Scrambled connections between the part of the brain that processes fear and emotion and other brain regions could be the hallmark of a common anxiety disorder, according to a new...

Don't I know you? University of Toronto research sheds light on memorial retrieval

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We have all had the embarrassing experience of seeing an acquaintance in an unfamiliar setting. We know we know them but can't recall who they are. But with the correct...

Pitt study suggests craving hinders comprehension without your realising it

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A new University of Pittsburgh study reveals that craving a cigarette while performing a cognitive task not only increases the chances of a person's mind wandering, but also makes that...

Scientist at Work: A. Thomas Mclellan: Addiction on 2 Fronts: Work and Home

10 years ago from NY Times Health

A. Thomas McLellan, the deputy director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, has had personal experience with addiction.

Personal Health: Shedding Light on a Tremor Disorder

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The mysteries of uncontrollable shaking, without an underlying cause, are being explored by doctors.

18 and Under: Hard Questions to Ask After a Cry for Help

10 years ago from NY Times Science

Markers for depression may help identify adults at risk for suicide, but they are not a reliable way to screen adolescents.

Mind: Postpartum Depression Strikes Fathers, Too

10 years ago from NY Times Science

The effects of postpartum depression in men can be every bit as disruptive as occurs with women.

A Plea For More Sex And Violence On TV

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Dear TV and Movie Producer Person, I realize that you receive letters all the time complaining about the gratuitous sex and violence on television and in movies. This is not one...

First Mention: Huntington’s Disease, 1913

10 years ago from NY Times Science

George Huntington described the neurological illness in 1872, but The Times did not mention it until four decades later.

Primate study halted by US university

10 years ago from News @ Nature

Officials fear violent reprisals from a reinvigorated animal-rights movement.

Coin toss not random: UBC researchers

10 years ago from CBC: Health

Flipping a coin isn't nearly as random as people think and the outcome can be manipulated, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found.

Computer screen pop-ups may slow down your work more than you think

10 years ago from Science Daily

Computer screen pop-ups may slow down your work more than you think. Although the actual interruption may only last a few moments, a new study shows that we then lose...

In Pictures: Moose on the loose

10 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Researchers in Sweden use GPS collars to track the movements of the world's largest deer species.

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10 years ago from Science Blog

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Technology Poses "Dating Abuse" Risk, Too

10 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Study Finds 22 Percent of Youth in Relationships Feel Partner Uses Cell Phone to Snoop on Them