Friday, December 22, 2006

Chronic Disability Declines Among Older Americans

Chronic disability among older Americans has decreased significantly and the rate of decline has accelerated during the past twenty years.

Chronic Disability Declines Among Older Americans

Combination Therapy and Breast Cancer

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy administered concurrently after lumpectomy helps prevent local reoccurrence of breast cancer.

Combination Therapy and Breast Cancer

Message Less Important Than Emotion in Advertising

The amount of emotional content in television advertisements affects viewers' opinions of the product, regardless of the intended message.

Message Less Important Than Emotion in Advertising

Surprise Endings

New research suggests that not everyone enjoys a murder mystery with a surprise ending. People with low self-esteem like to feel they knew all along who committed the crime, probably because it makes them feel smarter. But everyone seemed to enjoy a mystery with no strong hint of how it would be resolved.

Surprise Endings

Contraception More Effective Than Abstinence

Findings indicate that promotion of abstinence is insufficient by itself to help adolescents prevent unplanned pregnancies.

Contraception More Effective Than Abstinence

Saturday, December 09, 2006

New York and London Are Most Popular Fiction Locations

Research by Bowker, a leading provider of bibliographic information, analyzed more than 13 000 works of adult fiction published in the USA and found that 1550 with an identifiable location were set in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland. New York topped the list of cities, followed by London, Los Angeles (including Hollywood), Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C. Rome was the only other non-American city in the top ten.

New York and London Are Most Popular Fiction Locations

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Why Psychosis Rates Vary

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London have found higher rates of schizophrenia and other psychoses in certain ethnic minority groups and also that parental separation in childhood is associated with an increased risk of developing psychosis later in life.

Why Psychosis Rates Vary

Baby Boomers Care More For Their Parents

Contrary to popular belief, the institution of the family is not in decline. People born in the 1950s and 1960s are more committed to caring for their aging parents than the previous generation were.

Baby Boomers Care More For Their Parents

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Churchill Borrowed Ideas From H.G. Wells

Researching a book on Winston Churchill, Dr Richard Toye, a lecturer in history at the University of Cambridge, has found that science fiction writer H.G. Wells was a significant intellectual influence, both during the statesman's early career and subsequently.

Churchill Borrowed Ideas From H.G. Wells