New research demonstrates that even before infants begin to talk in sentences, they are paying careful attention to the way a new word is used in conversations, and they learn new words from this information in sentences.
A new survey has found that people are more willing than ever to disclose their experience of having a mental health problem and receiving treatment. This increase in willingness to disclose, the authors suggest, is most likely due to...Show More Summary
Asian elephants that give birth as teenagers die younger than older mothers but raise bigger families during their lifetime, according to new research.
European badgers can make journeys of more than 20km -- distances longer than previously thought –- researchers have found. The study could help design more effective interventions to reduce the spread of bovine tuberculosis between badger populations, something that is essential if transmission to cattle is to be controlled.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric and Administration issued an official El Nino watch yesterday—and Americans should probably hope it shows up. The warm weather pattern's approval ratings are probably in the Vladimir Putin range among most in the US, but this time it promises to bring rain to break droughts...
A person's activity at the time of an earthquake influences their perception of shaking more than their location.
A simple surgical procedure on the kidneys touted as a revolutionary treatment for high blood pressure turns out to be not so revolutionary after all. In a first its kind, a Norwegian clinical trial shows that established, standard drug treatment works better than the new surgical procedure.
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The brain processes read and heard language differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT).
Abnormalities in the way the brain experiences pain may be to blame for the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients, scientists have shown for the first time. As a results, the researchers suggest that new therapies should target brain mechanisms to enable the brain to cope more effectively with chronic pain, including mindfulness-based talking therapies.
Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts, in collaboration with investigators at the Maastricht University Medical Centre and Maastricht University School of Public Health in the Netherlands and TheShow More Summary
Middle-class working mothers are leaving work because they are unwilling to behave like men, according to a new research article. Many of the interviewed women found it hard to combine work and motherhood because of the dominant culture of presenteeism -- the notion that they should be at their desks until late, even if there was nothing to do. Show More Summary
Infection control practices for detecting and treating patients infected with emerging multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacteria (MDR-GNB) vary significantly between hospitals. A study from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of...Show More Summary
Maximize mileage, safety, or operating life? Driving behavior behind the wheel has a big influence on the vehicle. Researchers have developed a driving simulator designed to make the 'human factor' more calculable for vehicle engine...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Public health departments nationwide are already feeling the strain from budget cuts. But their case report volumes are forecasted to double when federal requirements for automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable...Show More Summary
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.
In the first study of its type, researchers have looked at the health threat to pregnant women with a history of Kawasaki disease (KD), concluding that the risks are low with informed management and care. KD is a childhood condition affecting the coronary arteries. Show More Summary
Determining MRI RF heating safety is a complex process that requires complete understanding of the potential interactions between the MRI system, lead behavior, and individual patient characteristics. A comprehensive analysis was performed to evaluate a new MR-compatible SCS lead.
STANFORD, Calif. — Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed two inexpensive adapters that enable a smartphone to capture high-quality images of the front and back of the eye. The adapters make it easyShow More Summary