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How Cocaine Impairs Fetal Brain Development

11 years ago from Science Daily

Exposure of the developing brain to cocaine can cause neurological and behavioral abnormalities in babies born to mothers who use the drug during pregnancy. Researchers -- who note that cocaine...

Insomnia in parents can result in sleep problems, suicidal behavior among their offspring

11 years ago from Physorg

A history of chronic insomnia in parents is not only associated with elevated risk for insomnia but also with elevated risks for use of hypnotics, psychopathology and suicidal behavior in...

Quiz: Bizarre U.S. Presidential Elections

11 years ago from Live Science

While we wait for the potential McCain-Obama election scandals to unfold, test yourself on these historic election controversies.

Use Of Bright Lighting May Improve Dementia Symptoms For Elderly Persons

11 years ago from Science Daily

The use of daytime bright lighting to improve the circadian rhythm of elderly persons was associated with modest improvement in symptoms of dementia, and the addition of the use of...

ADHD: An advantage for Kenyan nomads?

11 years ago from UPI

EVANSTON, Ill., June 10 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a genetic variation linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder actually provides a health advantage to the nomads of Kenya.

MLB teams with greater circadian advantage are more likely to succeed

11 years ago from Physorg

The magnitude of circadian advantage influences the outcome of Major League Baseball (MLB) games in that teams with greater circadian advantage are more likely to win, according to a research...

Polish baby born 15 times over drink-drive limit

11 years ago from Physorg

A Polish mother who was intoxicated during labour gave birth to a baby girl who was almost 15 times over the adult drink-driving limit, police said Tuesday.

Headphones damaging young Australians' hearing: survey

11 years ago from Physorg

More than 70 percent of young Australians show early signs of hearing loss, with loud music played through headphones believed to be a major cause, a survey released Tuesday showed.

Evening-type College Students On Early Daytime Class Schedules At A Disadvantage

11 years ago from Science Daily

Eveningness is associated with not only later phases of a person's sleep-wake cycle, but also with sleep irregularities, more pronounced sleep restriction during the week, and higher sleep compensation on...

How the brain separates audio signals from noise

11 years ago from Physorg

How are we able to follow a single conversation in the midst of a crowded and noisy room? Little is known about how the human brain accomplishes the seemingly simple...

PQ, ADQ want free IVF treatment

11 years ago from CBC: Health

Quebec's opposition parties say they'll work together to force the province to pay for certain kinds of fertility treatment.

Midlife smokers may have worse memory than non-smokers

11 years ago from Physorg

Smoking appears to be associated with increased risk of poor memory among middle-age adults, according to a report in the June 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

New catfish species named for museum mail supervisor

11 years ago from Physorg

He's not well known like President Bush and musician Neil Young, but Philadelphian Frank Gallagher now has something in common with them: He has a new species named after him.

Wasp battles lily leaf beetle

11 years ago from UPI

BOSTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers said they're having a hard time finding enough lilies in New England to test the ability of European wasps against lily...

Experts: Experimental meds an option for Kennedy

11 years ago from AP Health

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is back home from brain cancer surgery with something he didn't have before: lots of treatment options....

Who shalt not kill? Brain power leads to level-headedness when faced with moral dilemmas

11 years ago from Physorg

Should a sergeant sacrifice a wounded private on the battlefield in order to save the rest of his troops? Is euthanasia acceptable if it prevents needless suffering? Many of us...

Internet, tolerance spark change in urban gay communities

11 years ago from Physorg

Gay communities - such as clubs, bars, events and neighborhoods - appear to be changing worldwide in light of several key factors, including Internet dating and achievement of...

World's oldest woman had normal brain

11 years ago from Physorg

A 115-year-old woman who remained mentally alert throughout her life had an essentially normal brain, with little or no evidence of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the August...

Lost in translation: Language barrier adds confusion to prenatal testing

11 years ago from Physorg

Many people struggle to understand the complexities of genetic problems in pregnancy and find medical language difficult to understand, particularly when faced with major decisions such as whether to terminate...

Excessive mobile phone use affects sleep in teens

11 years ago from Physorg

Teenagers who excessively use their cell phone are more prone to disrupted sleep, restlessness, stress and fatigue, according to a research abstract that will be presented on Monday at SLEEP...

Teens Ignore Talking-While-Driving Laws

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

An insurance industry study looked at whether teens are ignoring such restrictions contends enforcement and parental influence are just as important as new laws.

Study: Teen drivers ignore cell phone restrictions

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- From Jeannie Harrison's perspective, the social lives of most teenagers tend to revolve around their cell phones - even when they are behind the wheel.

Tokyo rampage suspect texted warnings to website: police

11 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

A man suspected of killing seven people by ramming a truck into crowds and then stabbing a passersby detailed his plans in a series of text messages sent to an...

Research questions gaming stereotypes

11 years ago from Science Alert

A recent survey has found that video game addiction is not linked to poor social skills, contradicting common stereotypes of 'gamers'.

Poor Sleep May Increase Odds Of Emotional, Behavioral Disturbances Including ADHD

11 years ago from Science Daily

Insufficient sleep among adolescents may not only contribute to lower grades and a lack of motivation, but may also increase the odds of serious levels of emotional and behavioral disturbances,...

Postpartum Mothers Of Twins Have Significant Sleep Restriction, Depressive Symptoms

11 years ago from Science Daily

Postpartum mothers of twins have significant sleep restriction and depressive symptoms. By the time the twins reached full-term, mothers were sleeping an average of 5.4 hours in a 24-hour period,...

Morningness Is A Predictor Of Better Grades In College

11 years ago from Science Daily

Morningness is a predictor of better grades in college. According to the results, college students who are evening types had lower GPAs, while those who are morning types had higher...

Casinos look to technology to reduce Macau's baccarat addiction

11 years ago from Physorg

Gambling innovators are betting on creating culturally-specific slot machines and computerised games to lure Asian players away from well-worn seats at the baccarat tables to more profitable pursuits.