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M-rated Violent Video Games Most Popular Among Young Teens

...As part of the study, researchers analysed a large sample of 1,254 children from two states who came from va... The study also noted that just six percent of the sample had not played any electronic games in the previous six months. Many children played the games to ...

Too Much of Videogames Hampers Study Time in Children

... social relationships. They gathered data from a sample of children aged 10 to 19 who tracked their activities on a random weekday and a random weekend day. Of the 1,491 who participated, 534 or about 36 percent played video games. Eighty percent of those who played videogames were males, and they spen...

New Diagnostic Test for Mad Cow Disease Developed

...of the brain tissues. For the diagnosis, a test sample is exposed to repeated rounds of ultrasound, as a result of which the prions break up into more numerous, smaller particles. The researchers, however, concede that further study is needed to determine whether the technique that has been applied to...

Low Income Family Adolescents Suffer Migraine

...120,000 households encompassing 257,399 residentsa sample representative of the U.S. population with respect to gender, age and geographic region. More than 32,000 teens were identified in this sample, and more than half of them (58.4 percent) answered the questionnaire. It is well known that heredity str...

DNA Sample Suggests Greenland was Much Warmer During Last Ice Age

...appearing in the journal Science. Sharp said the sample suggested that the temperature of the southern Greenland boreal forests 450,000 to 900,000 years ago was probably between 10C in summer and -17C in winter. The reduced glacier cover in that region also meant the global ocean was probably between o...

Brain Pathway for Depression Revealed

...he extent that the signal spread through the brain sample was diminished in the "depressed" rats, a crucial finding that would not be apparent with other experimental methods, Deisseroth said. They needed to be able to image a whole circuit simultaneously - and very rapidly - to see the effect. "What surp...

Significant Advances in VCJD Prion Detection

...a type of blood cell essential for clotting. The sample is incubated and exposed to repeated rounds of ultrasound, which break the prions up into more numerous smaller particles. The research was carried out by the University of Edinburgh National CJD Surveillance Unit working with the Scottish National ...

Online Counterfeit Pills Kills Woman

...he overall load of metals in Mrs. Bergeron's liver sample would be considered highly toxic, and would have resulted in the numerous physical symptoms experienced by Mrs. Bergeron," the report said. "We are trying to get more information from her computer to see if we can find out what she thought she was g...

Spicy Cuisine Originated in Mexico 1,500 Years Ago

...ifferent cultivars, while peppers from the smaller sample in Silvia's cave represented three cultivars. Perry, however, is yet to confirm whether the cultivars found in the caves correspond to modern varieties, or whether they were types that died out after the arrival of Europeans in Mexico. While one...

Milk and Dairy Products Protect Against metabolic Syndrome

...eath. The findings are based on a representative sample of 2375 men aged between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerphilly Prospective Study. Two or more out of high blood glucose, insulin, blood fats, body fat, and blood pressure defined the presence of th...

Targeted Food Tax to Improve Health

...e death.The findings are based on a representative sample of 2375 men aged between 45 and 59, all of whom were part of a long term study on health, known as the Caerphilly Prospective Study. Two or more out of high blood glucose, insulin, blood fats, body fat, and blood pressure defined the presence of the...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...y because there are too few malignant cells in the sample to be detected. Now researchers have come up with ... to other parts of the body in amounts too tiny to sample with an ordinary needle. The researchers are now seeking approval to test the method on human volunt...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

...at Sodano's result was incorrect because her blood sample was contaminated with her husband's or sons' DNA, although Sodano says she was careful to avoid that. But there are many companies that do give accurate determination. A class-action suit against Baby Gender Mentor's maker, Acu-Gen Biolab of Lowe...

Curry Ingredient Kills Plaque Leading to Alzheimer's

...le to test a patients immune response with a blood sample in order to individualize treatment. The genes involved in the process, called MGAT III and Toll-like receptors, are also responsible for a number of other key functions in the immune system. The results also suggest a new drug development approac...

Singapore's Dr. Love Brings Good Sex to Indonesia

...ively," he says. Sex surveys, he complains, have sample sizes that are too small and answers that are unreliable as "talking about sex is pretty much taboo still in Asia." Indonesia already has mainstream relationship advice readily available in the media, as well as commercial public seminars offering ...

TB Traveler Underwent Surgery to Remove Infected Lung Tissue

...ively drug resistant TB, based on an analysis of a sample taken in March by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The XDR-TB, as it is called, is considered dangerously difficult to treat. He's been under treatment at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver since the end of May....

Colitis More Common in Hospitalized Patients

...tes; thus, it approximates a 20 percent stratified sample of U.S. community hospitals, the authors write. ...tes; thus, it approximates a 20 percent stratified sample of U.S. community hospitals, the authors write. It provides information on patient demographics, soc...

Probable Health Monitor Sends SMS of Emergency Alerts and ECG

... the cell phone alerts the patient and transmits a sample of the ECG signal to the nearest medical care centre, via the SMS text service, together with patient details. The device could give patients who have already had one heart attack a much greater chance of receiving life-saving treatment within the ...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...re commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies that have employed common methods and draw wider conclusions, said lead author Dr. Peter J Baker. Eight separate analy...

Novel Method of Adult Stem Cell Growth may Help to Treat Cornea Disorders

... cells from a healthy eye of the rabbit. Since the sample of cells is as small as 3 by 4 mm, it does not expose the contrateral eye to danger. The implantation of the adult stem cells so obtained in the damaged eye lead to the recovery of the corneal epithelium, and thereby, the transparency of the corne...

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