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Grandma And Grandpa Are Good For Children

11 years ago from Science Daily

A national survey about the relationships that adolescents have with their grandparents shows that grandparents who are involved in the upbringing of their grandchildren can contribute to a child's well-being.

Teenagers Attending College Less Likely To Engage In Risky Sexual Behavior

11 years ago from Science Daily

Aolescents attending college six months after they completed high school are significantly less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior than those who do not go to college, according to...

Indictment: Broadcom ex-CEO built drug warehouse

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Federal prosecutors may have charged Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III in one of the largest stock-option backdating cases in U.S. history, but it was allegations that...

Talking to cells

11 years ago from Biology News Net

For an organism to develop and function, the individual cells must exchange information, or communicate, with each other. Is it possible to learn their language and "talk to" the cells?

Opinion: Inspired learning

11 years ago from Science Alert

Many scientists have a similar story about what inspired them to devote their lives to science - a great teacher or a fascinating school experience. But are children today receiving...

African e-learning 'needs human capacity building'

11 years ago from SciDev

When it comes to e-learning it's not the hardware you use, but the way that you use it that counts, a new survey suggests.

Vodafone confirms Verizon's Alltel talks

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Vodafone Group PLC confirmed Thursday that Verizon Wireless is in advanced talks about acquiring U.S. carrier Alltel Communications LLC.

Whr R U?

11 years ago from Science NOW

Cell phone calls and text messages help scientists track patterns of human motion

Human Mobility is Not Random, Finds Physicist

11 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

In the cover story in this week's Nature magazine, Northeastern University physicist Professor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi and his team found that humans can be characterized based on how they move. In...

Does everyone really want to be a macho man?

11 years ago from Physorg

Traditional attitudes of masculinity, such as physical toughness and personal sacrifice, are valued in Mexican culture. A University of Missouri researcher found that Mexican-American men, as a group, are more...

Programs succeed in reducing risky sex among HIV-positive minority men

11 years ago from Physorg

Research has shown that HIV-positive African American and Hispanic men who were sexually abused as children are particularly vulnerable to engaging in high-risk sex and experiencing depressive symptoms. Yet few...

Hispanic teens try drugs, suicide at higher rates

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- Hispanic high school students use drugs and attempt suicide at higher rates than their black and white classmates, according to a new federal survey that shows a...

Teens' Nude Pics "Spread Like Wildfire"

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Teenagers are increasingly snapping naked pictures of themselves on their cell phones, officials say, with the photos often falling into the wrong hands.

The Skinny on Fat: You're Not Always What You Eat [News]

11 years ago from Scientific American

Ever wondered why some people seem able to gobble down anything and still stay slim? [More]

Mobile phones expose human habits

11 years ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

More than 100,000 mobile phone users are tracked in an attempt to build a picture of human behaviours.

Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 22 May–4 June

11 years ago from SciDev

Zimbabwean biotechnology research fails to reap benefits, drought-resistant livestock boost smallholder herds, and more.

When Thumbs Up Is No Comfort

11 years ago from NY Times Health

As public figures are stricken with harrowing illness, the images of them as upbeat have almost become routine, and whether such images inspire patients or reinforce unrealistic expectations remains an...

Gym Grunter Not Assaulted by Silencer, a Jury Rules

11 years ago from NY Times Health

A jury acquitted Christopher Carter of assault charges for manhandling the stationary bike of a fellow gym member who was shouting and grunting during a spin class.

Advertising, Alcohol And Adolescents

11 years ago from Science Daily

The advertising of alcohol, the marketing of alcoholic products, peer pressure and parental influence all play a part in the level of alcohol consumption among young people. Researchers found that...

Nearly 1 in 5 teenagers admit eating problems, but anxiety is a bigger problem than appearance

11 years ago from Physorg

Eighteen per cent of school children who took part in two health surveys carried out a year apart admitted they had eating problems, according to research published in the latest...

Memory in honeybees: What the right and left antenna tell the left and right brain

11 years ago from Physorg

It is widely known that the right and left hemispheres of the brain perform different tasks. Lesions to the left hemisphere typically bring impairments in language production and comprehension, while...

Brain's Gray Cells Appear To Be Changed By Trauma Of Major Events Like 9/11 Attack, Study Suggests

11 years ago from Science Daily

Healthy adults who were close to the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, have less gray matter in key emotion centers of their brains compared...

Honeybee Dance Breaks Down Cultural Barrier

11 years ago from Science Daily

Asian and European honeybees can learn to understand one another's dance languages despite having evolved different forms of communication, an international research team has shown for the first time.

U.S. Nuclear Brain Drain Feared

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Layoffs at a top U.S. nuclear design lab have stirred fears that highly specialized scientists will sell their expertise to foreign countries.

Joanna Moorhead asks why do we hear so little of girls being diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome?

11 years ago from The Guardian - Science

When it was first discovered more than 60 years ago, Asperger's syndrome was thought to be a male-only condition. But now that more and more girls are being diagnosed with...

VA denies money a factor in PTSD diagnoses

11 years ago from Physorg

(AP) -- A Veterans Affairs psychologist denies that she was trying to save money when she suggested that counselors make fewer diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder in injured soldiers.

Fantasy Leagues Win Against MLB

11 years ago from CBSNews - Science

The fantasy sports companies like Yahoo, CBS Sportsline and others can now breathe a sigh of relief: the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from Major...

Defibrillators coming to Vancouver community centres

11 years ago from CBC: Health

A pilot project to put defibrillators in some Vancouver community centres has come too late for one hockey player.