Science Education & Policy
- US Control Strategies May Make Flu Epidemics Worse, UCLA Study Shows
Regular as clockwork, the flu arrives every year. And, according to the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. population on average will come down with it. About 36,000 people will die. But among health experts, a ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 11:40pm
- Does Conception Date Affect A Baby's Future Academic Achievement?
Does the time of year in which a child is conceived influence future academic achievement? Yes, according to research by neonatologist Paul Winchester, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine professor of clinical pediatrics. Dr. Winchester and colleag ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 12:28am
- Pesticides And Nitrates In Water May Influence Premature Births
The growing premature birth rate in the United States appears to be strongly associated with increased use of pesticides and nitrates, according to work conducted by Paul Winchester, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School o ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 12:47am
- New Study Says Male Infidelity Is 'inevitable'
According to this study, marital sex is the single greatest HIV risk for women around the world. Marital infidelity by men is so deeply ingrained across many cultures, say Mailman School of Public Health researchers, existing HIV prevention programs are pu ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 1:59pm
- Prudence Versus Pleasure- The Struggle Between Parents And Peers
In the eternal conflict between friends and parents, friends will often win because they highlight the positive aspects of sex. Parental communication more often than not focuses on the negative aspects of sex, write Marina Epstein and L. Monique Ward from ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 11:42am
- Childhood Obesity Intervention Shows Promising Results
Shape Up Somerville: Eat Smart. Play Hard.™ a community-based environmental change intervention to prevent obesity in culturally diverse, early elementary school children reduced weight gain over one school year. The program was designed and implemented by ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 12:37pm
- Educating On Vices-- Asking People To Think About Bad Behavior Increases The Likelihood Of Doing It
Does sex education promote sex among children or discourage it? What about drug campaigns? "Research on attitude formation has increasingly recognized that attitudes can be comprised of separate negative and positive components which can result in att ...
Article - News Staff - May 10 2007 - 2:20pm
- Scientists Complete 'Book Of Life' From Aardvarks To Zorillas
The Encyclopedia of Life project will detail 1.8 million known plant and animal species in the format of an online archive. Each species will have its own page with descriptions, photographs, videos, and maps, compiled by experts. It is hoped that the $10 ...
Article - Sarda Sahney - May 12 2007 - 6:37am
- Will More Government Spending Keep The Elderly Independent?
Some states spend as little as $35 per person each year on home- and community-based services for seniors, while other states spend more than $1,300 per person annually, according to previous research. Regardless of how much was spent on home- and communit ...
Article - News Staff - May 12 2007 - 9:46am
- Pregnant Women With At Least One Kind Of Pesticide In Their Placenta: 100 Percent
Human beings are directly responsible for more than 110,000 chemical substances which have been generated since the Industrial Revolution. Every year, we "invent" more than 2,000 new substances, most of them contaminants, which are emitted into t ...
Article - News Staff - May 14 2007 - 11:48am