Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Indian Courtship and the Mobile Phone

Mobile phones have an increasingly indispensable role in young peoples' personal relationships.

Indian Courtship and the Mobile Phone

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Braking Genes and Cancer Cell Division

Researchers have identified a number of genes involved in the mechanism that prevents uncontrolled cell division and found that aberrations are linked to certain types of cancer as well as to the relative aggressiveness of the disease.

Braking Genes and Cancer Cell Division

Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Researchers have measured carpal tunnel pressure to help establish how much the wrist can be flexed safely if nerve damage associated with carpal tunnel syndrome is to be avoided.

Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer

A new UK study investigated the incidence of cancer in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and whether this is associated with a decreased survival rate.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cancer

Botox and Migraine

A pioneering surgical technique can significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches in patients in whom other treatments have failed.

Botox and Migraine

Nanotechnology and Health

Nanotechnology may provide developing countries with techniques for diagnosing and treating disease.

Nanotechnology and Health

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Colour Enhances Taste

Study finds that the colour of orange juice has a huge effect on perceptions of taste.

Colour Enhances Taste

Midday Siesta a Napping Good Idea

New research finds that taking regular midday naps (siestas) was associated with reduced risk of death from heart disease over a six-year period for Greek adults - especially working men.

Midday Siesta a Napping Good Idea

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Adolescent Anger Management - Some Practical Texts

Anger Management - an overused phrase that often provokes more anger than management. Anyone working with angry adolescents rapidly realizes that while attention may be on the consequences - damage, disruption, violence to self and others - anger won't be resolved unless underlying issues are listened to and addressed if possible.

Adolescent Anger Management

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Facial Composite Systems Give Poor Results

Recent technological advances in facial composite systems have failed to improve identification and apprehension of criminal suspects.

Facial Composite Systems Give Poor Results

21st Century Breast Cancer Management

New developments in breast cancer imaging, timing of chemotherapy, and vaccine research may offer innovative non-surgical interventions resulting in significant changes to current screening and treatment practice and improvements in patient care.

21st Century Breast Cancer Management

Monday, February 12, 2007

Beginning and Ending with Death

Being Dead by Jim Crace and The Flood by Maggie Gee are two original and unputdownable reads that gracefully incorporate death as a motive. Being Dead starts with a double murder but isn't a detective novel, The Flood ends with a drowning that isn't sad. Both are beautifully written, subtle works that draw the reader into 'not quite real' worlds. Is Being Dead set in a small coastal town in America and is London in the near future the city of The Flood? Whatever the reader concludes, both stories resonate with contemporary as well as universal issues and concerns.

Beginning and Ending with Death.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Aging and the Sense of Smell

New research finds that normal aging processes have little detrimental effect on the sense of smell.

Aging and the Sense of Smell

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Parents Fail to Recognise Children's Excess Weight

A survey by researchers at Deakin's Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition in Australia has found that the majority of parents with obese children lack awareness or concern about their children's weight.

Parents Fail to Recognise Children's Excess Weight

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Lying for Love Online

Online daters usually lie about either their height or weight but less often misrepresent their age. Men systematically overestimated their height, while women more commonly underestimated their weight.

Lying for Love Online

Skin is Home to Zoo of Bacteria

Analysis identified 182 species of bacteria on human skin of which 8 per cent were previously unknown.

Skin is Home to Zoo of Bacteria

Loneliness and Alzheimer's

Lonely people may be twice as likely to develop the type of dementia linked to Alzheimer's disease.


Loneliness and Alzheimer's