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Overweight people influenced by labels

Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.

Dec 13, 2010
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First Australians did not boost fire activity

(PhysOrg.com) -- The arrival of the first people in Australia about 50,000 years ago did not result in significantly greater fire activity, according to a landmark new research report on the continent's fire history going ...

Dec 06, 2010
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Busting drug law fears

Portugal's decision to decriminalise all drug use did not lead to dramatic increases in drug abuse or drug-related harm, a joint Australian and UK study has found.

Nov 25, 2010
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Study finds trees not so large carbon sinks

The capacity of trees to counter rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere may not be as great as previously thought, according to a new study with significant implications for predicting future climate ...

Oct 27, 2010
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Australian HIV numbers on the rise

Australia has reported its highest number of HIV infections since the early 1990s but cases of most other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections have dropped, according to data compiled by UNSW researchers.

Oct 19, 2010
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New clues on how cancer spreads

Researchers have dramatically advanced medicine's understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by growth-enabling stromal cells when they travel in the bloodstream to new sites in the body.

Oct 12, 2010
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