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115-Year-Old Brain Was Good As New

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Oldest woman in the world at the time she died, Henrikje van Andel-Schipper, showed little sing of aging, memory loss, and Alzheimer's in her brain.

Keeping The Seductive, Shiny Brown Surface Of Fresh Chocolate As It Ages

11 years ago from Science Daily

What do George Clooney and old chocolate have in common? Both are still delicious but have greyed with age -- and while this certainly hasn't damaged the image of the...

Ace Perceptual Skills Of Tennis Pros

11 years ago from Science Daily

Tennis Grand Slam season is upon us once again with the French Open already over, and Wimbledon hot on its heels later in the month. Researchers have found that tennis...

Three-month-old Infants Are Sensitive To Emotional Cues Referring To Objects In The World

11 years ago from Science Daily

Scientists have discovered that three-month-old infants are sensitive to emotional signals that refer to objects in the world. It was once thought that young infants could only process social signals...

REM sleep associated with overweight in children and adolescents

11 years ago from Physorg

Short sleep time is associated with overweight in children and adolescents, a core aspect of which may be attributed to reduced REM sleep, according to a research abstract that will...

Tapping Computer Science For A More ACCURATE Vote

11 years ago from Science Daily

Inspiring campaign rallies. Whistle-stop stump speeches. Intense debates. This year's presidential elections have already exhibited a number of time-honored traditions in American democracy. Unfortunately, recent presidential elections have included a...

Sleep restriction results in increased consumption of energy from snacks

11 years ago from Physorg

Bedtime restriction in an environment that promotes overeating and inactivity is accompanied by increased intake of calories from snacks. This behavior may contribute to the increased risk of weight...

Tune-deaf people may hear a sour note unconsciously

11 years ago from Physorg

People with tune deafness aren't able to tell when a musician accidentally strikes the wrong note in a song, but their brains know the difference. Researchers from the National Institute...

Sex offenders register provides limited protection for children

11 years ago from Physorg

The UK's Sex Offenders Register is failing to protect vulnerable children, according to a psychologist at the University of Liverpool.

Memory loss linked to common sleep disorder

11 years ago from Science Blog

For the first time, UCLA researchers have discovered that people with sleep apnea show tissue loss in brain regions that help store memory. read more

Normal Sleep Linked To Successful Aging

11 years ago from Science Daily

Research shows a link between normal sleep and healthy aging. 20.8 percent of the women were categorized as "successful agers". Items related to less daytime napping and fewer complaints of...

Gov't tries to revive Web porn law called outdated

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Government lawyers tried Tuesday to revive a 1998 law designed to keep online pornography from children, amid questions that it is significantly outdated and blocks too much...

The symbolic monkey? Token-mediated economic choices in tufted capuchins

11 years ago from Biology News Net

From paintings and photographs to coins and credit cards, we are constantly surrounded by symbolic artefacts. The mental representation of symbols – objects that arbitrarily represent other objects – ultimately...

Happy as a pig in ... wellies

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

Six-week-old saddleback pig, Cinderella, has taken to wearing wellies after being diagnosed with a fear of dirt

Well: Gay Unions Shed Light on Gender in Marriage

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships

Vital Statistics: Suicide Rate High in Violent Death Data

11 years ago from NY Times Health

More than half of all violent deaths are suicides, a quarter are homicides and the typical victim is an African-American man in his 20s, survey data indicates.

Facing Life Without Children When It Isn’t by Choice

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A growing online community helps women cope with the many facets of infertility.

The Minimalist: Putting Meat Back in Its Place

11 years ago from NY Times Health

If you’ve decided to eat less meat, or are considering it for whatever reason, here are some suggestions to ease your path.

Fresh Starts: Drawing a Map for the Later Years

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Geriatric care managers help connect families with services and options for elder care.

Researchers Fail to Reveal Full Drug Pay

11 years ago from NY Times Health

Two psychiatrists may have violated rules designed to prevent conflicts of interest in consulting for drug makers.

Alberta loses 4 top public health doctors over salaries

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Alberta's health minister says money, and not the government's recent health-care reforms, is to blame for the departure of four of the province's top doctors.

Mammography facility characteristics associated with accuracy of screening

11 years ago from Physorg

Some characteristics of mammography facilities are associated with the accuracy of interpretation of screening mammograms, according to a study published online June 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer...

St. John's wort fails to help kids with ADHD

11 years ago from AP Health

CHICAGO (AP) -- Children and teens with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder fared no better on St. John's wort than they did on dummy pills in a government study, another blow...

Web of possibilities: Researcher finds new avenues for social research online

11 years ago from Physorg

Why do certain songs become hits while others flop? How can individuals be encouraged to consider the public good rather than act selfishly? Why are casual relationships sometimes as important...

Cellphones can give cancer-stricken teens a lifeline: U.K. researchers

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Young cancer patients at home can benefit from communication via a specially designed cellphone, say British researchers, adding the system can provide reassurance and independence.

Study finds virginity pledges may help postpone intercourse among youth

11 years ago from Physorg

Making a virginity pledge may help some young people postpone the start of sexual activity, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The Bikini Effect Makes Men Impulsive

11 years ago from Live Science

Bikinis and other sexy stimuli can make men more prone to seek immediate gratification - leading to blown diets, budgets and bank accounts.

Gender affects reaction to HIV-prevention materials

11 years ago from Physorg

Various intervention strategies have been implemented to curb the rise of HIV, and a factor that might affect exposure to interventionsis gender. A new study in the Journal of Applied...