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M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...at this study is a first step toward reframing the debate from 'violent games are terrible and destroying society' to 'what types of game content might be harmful to what types of kids, in what situations. We need to take a fresh look at what types of rules or policies make sense," Olson added. The findi...

Egyptian Clerics Say Female Circumcision Un-Islamic

...he clitoris, but the draft law still faces a tough debate in parliament before it is passed. Officially the practice, which affects both Muslim and Christian women in Egypt and goes back to the time of the pharaohs, was banned in 1997 but doctors were allowed to operate "in exceptional cases." Health Mi...

Smokeless Tobacco Promotion

In a debate in this weeks PLoS Medicine, public health researchers discuss whether or not the public should be informed that using oral, smokeless tobacco (Swedish snus) is less hazardous to health than smoking tobacco. Arguing the case for providing such inf...

Pediatricians Face Malpractice Crisis

...indings, they are important in truly informing the debate with generalizable facts," the study concluded....

BMA Scotland Calls for Public Debate on How Best to Increase Organ Donation Rates

BMA Scotland has renewed its calls for a public debate on the need for a system of presumed consent for o...s donation rates and we would like to see a public debate on this issue to ascertain the best way forward....

Elevated Carbondioxide may Have Negative Impact on Ecosystem

...ring, these findings will help inform the on-going debate on CO2 exposure and global change. Contact:Dr. Jorge Zavala, Sr. zavala@igb.uiuc.eduKatie Engen katie@aspb.org / 301.251.0560 ext 116...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

... year, scientists say. Energy experts no longer debate about whether Hubbert's peak will occur, but when. So now the focus is shifting from reliance on fossil fuels and foreign oil toward renewable fuels and green technology. A new survey showed that Americans prefer energy conservation over mo...

Folicacid Fortification Very Beneficial

...enefits of fortification, and encourage scientific debate in countries that are considering instituting or enhancing folic acid fortification. Mason and colleagues analyzed data from national cancer registries, one in the United States and another in Canada. The US data were derived from the nationwide Su...

Analysis of Hemoglobin Level Control in Dialysis Patients

...th kidney disease," Dr. Will explains. (A separate debate concerns the use of ESAs in cancer patients.) "There is also apparently an economic dimension being played out in the health care system between the government and dialysis providers, relating to the necessary/desirable hemoglobin outcomes in kidne...

Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show

...show late Tuesday for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry . "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ... (and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella Curiel told reporters. "One girl fainted during the trials," ...

Genetics is Not the Reason for Family Break-ups

...he findings are important in light of the national debate about the meaning of marriage. "This study, because it tested a lot of the assumptions of previous research, further supports the conclusion that if we reduce parental divorce or its impact on children, that we can reduce the number of divorces in ...

High Court Upholds Ban on Teenager's 'purity Ring'

... action is the latest instalment in a long-running debate in Britain over the right to wear religious clothing or symbols in public. The father of a 12-year-old girl fought and lost at the same court earlier this year for the right of his daughter to wear the full-face Muslim veil or niqab at her school. ...

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...college and excelled in the halls of learning, the debate about menstrual cycles shifted from their suitabil...o vote in 1920, the menstruation-equals-inadequacy debate waned for a while. In fact, two decades later, new proof arrived that women were perfectly fit and c...

Steroids may Reduce Recurrence of Asthma

... a relapse within two weeks. There is considerable debate about the best way of treating people who have asthma attacks, including the dose, method of delivery and timing of delivery of corticosteroids. Our research found clear evidence that people who arrived at a hospital with acute asthma and were well...

New Analysis Puts Cot Death Under Scrutiny Once Again

... published in this weeks BMJ is set to re-open the debate over sudden unexpected infant death (cot death). The Lancet recently published a study on repeat infant deaths in 46 families, which suggested that almost 90% of second deaths in the same family are natural. These findings contrasted with earli...

Steroids may Reduce Chances of Asthma Relapse

... relapse within two weeks. There is considerable debate about the best way of treating people who have asthma attacks, including the dose, method of delivery and timing of delivery of corticosteroids. Our research found clear evidence that people who arrived at a hospital with acute asthma and were well e...

Teachers in Lucknow Protest Against New Book on Sex Education

...he closet in the country have kicked up a morality debate between educators, who say sex education will reduce HIV rates, and critics, who fear it will corrupt young minds. The governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh have banned sex education in public schools because they say the learning...

Smoking, Glucose Tolerance Level may Increase Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

...RA onset. Our results will pave the way for future debate and research to pinpoint its definitive causes," Bergstrom added. The findings of the study were presented at EULAR 2007, the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain....

Two More Unwanted Children Left at Japan's 'baby Hatch'

...ch," reports said Sunday, which could fuel further debate about the controversial centre. The children, incl...lable for comment. Sunday's reports could reignite debate about the service which has advocates calling it a last resort to save lives and opponents claiming ...

Video Game Addiction to Be Termed as a Medical Condition

...y who do agree with this new malady. There will be debate among psychologists who might say that if you know well enough to eat, sleep, go to work, school, kiss your significant other and or children goodnight, chances are you aren't an addict."I'm an addiction skeptic," said Steve Jones, a communications p...

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