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PTSD: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event, such military combat, a natural disaster, or a crisis such as 9/11.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Liver: Function, Failure & Disease
The liver is a vital organ that supports nearly every other organ to some capacity. You cannot live without a healthy liver.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

SIDS: Causes & Prevention
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), sometimes called crib death, is the sudden and unexpected death of a child under 1 year old that cannot be explained by other causes.
LiveScience.com, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Masculine boys, feminine girls more likely to engage in cancer risk behaviors
Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most "feminine" girls and the most "masculine" boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The most feminine teenage girls use tanning beds more frequently and are more likely to be physically inactive, while the most masculine teenage boys are more likely to use chewing tobacco and to smoke cigars, compared with their gender-nonconforming peers.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:05:26 GMT

Modified stem cells offer potential pathway to treat Alzheimer's disease
UC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease. The pre-clinical trial is published in the journal Stem Cells Research and Therapy, and the approach has been shown to work in two different mouse models.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:05:26 GMT

Scientists discover brain's anti-distraction system
(Medical Xpress)—Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:05:26 GMT

EU to back alien species blacklist
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Birds choose best building materials
Birds learn to choose the the best building materials for their nests, rather than building from instinct, say scientists.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Early air points to cold, dry Mars
Scientists have worked out the characteristics of the air on Mars 3.6 billion years ago.
BBC News - Science & Environment, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Dragon cargo craft launch scrubbed; Station crew preps for spacewalk
Monday's launch attempt of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, loaded with nearly 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station's Expedition 39 crew, was scrubbed due to a helium leak on the Falcon 9 first stage. The next launch opportunity would be Friday, April 18 at 3:25 p.m. EDT if the issue can be resolved.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of a Saturn moon
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet's known moons.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

We're over the hill at 24, study says
It's a hard pill to swallow, but if you're over 24 years of age you've already reached your peak in terms of your cognitive motor performance, according to a new study. In one of the first social science experiments to rest on big data, the researchers investigate when we start to experience an age-related decline in our cognitive motor skills and how we compensate for that.
Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:47 GMT

Saturn may be spawning tiny new moon
Astronomers suspect the object may be going through stages that characterized the birth of other moons, and planets.
World Science, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:49 GMT

Scientists to explore deep ocean trench
What lives in the deepest part of the ocean? Scientists plan to use the world's only full-ocean-depth underwater robot and other technology to find out.
World Science, Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:43:49 GMT

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