Archive: 12/04/2009

Stopping rape as an object of war

(PhysOrg.com) -- It is a disturbing truth that sexual- and gender-based violence (SGBV) is used as a war tactic in developing nations. Silvia Dominguez, assistant professor of sociology at Northeastern University, ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Human guinea pigs link pay and risk levels

Human guinea pigs do their homework before volunteering for high-paying clinical trials. New research shows that people equate large payments for participation in medical research with increased levels of risk. And when they ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Other
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Water-saving technology focus of new grant

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many ornamental nursery growers test to see if their plants need water by sticking a finger in the soil to see if it’s dry. Or, they just water them whether they need it or not. University of Georgia horticulturists ...

dateDec 04, 2009 in Environment
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Cigarette smoking increases colorectal cancer risk

New study results strengthen the evidence that people who smoke cigarettes over a long period of time have an increased risk for developing colorectal cancer, even after adjusting for other risk factors.

dateDec 04, 2009 in Cancer
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