Archive: 08/14/2008

Chronic ear infections linked to increased obesity risk

Ear infections are a painful rite of passage for many children. New research suggests the damage caused by chronic ear infections could be linked to people's preference for fatty foods, which increases their risk of being ...

dateAug 14, 2008 in Other
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Study shows continued spread of 'dead zones'

A global study led by Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, shows that the number of "dead zones"—areas of seafloor with too little oxygen for most marine life—has ...

dateAug 14, 2008 in Environment
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Nothing stops an expert in the art of living

There are few things more irritating than a fly buzzing around the house. South African's have an unconventional solution to the problem. They hang up a bunch of Roridula gorgonias leaves. Attracted to the ...

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Peers versus parents in modern China

In metropolitan China, high school students' self-esteem depends more on good relations with peers than parents, a new UC Davis study shows. But the opposite is true for younger adolescents and young adults: Both base their ...

dateAug 14, 2008 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Model for angelman syndrome developed

A model for studying the genetics of Angelman syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes mental retardation and other symptoms in one out of 15,000 births, has been developed by biologists at The University of Texas at ...

dateAug 14, 2008 in Medical research
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