Science & Society
- Preventing Medical Identity Theft
Many consumers take precautions against identity theft, but what about medical identity theft? In addition to financial peril, victims can suffer physical danger if false entries in medical records lead to the wrong treatment. “The crime occurs when someon ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2007 - 1:22pm
- Welfare System Leads To Overuse By Women In Sweden
In Sweden the welfare system allows for generous maternity leave, long spells of sickness absence with almost full compensation and opportunities to work part time. The result: women on long term sick leave outnumber men two to one, reveals research publis ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2007 - 9:49pm
- Fitness Study: Expensive Training Shoes Are A Waste Of Money
Expensive trainers are not worth the money, finds a study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Cheap and moderately priced running shoes are just as good, if not better, in terms of cushioning impact and overall comfort, it concludes. The research fi ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2007 - 5:02pm
- FILMskin Will Let People With Prosthetics Feel Heat, Cold And Touch
Ilia Ivanov and Dave Geohegan of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Nanomaterials Synthesis and Properties Group have been collaborating with John Simpson of the Superhydrophobic Materials Group and Cheol Park and Joycelyn Harrison of the National Instit ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2007 - 9:14pm
- Residental Fire Sprinklers Reduce Civilian Fatalities 100 Percent, Says NIST Study
Sprinkler systems for commercial buildings are mandatory. They're not required in new home construction but a NIST study says that, above a 100 percent reduction in civilian deaths, they make economic sense. According to NIST, the cost in 2005 dollars ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 11 2007 - 5:46pm
- Europe's First 100% Bio-Sanitizer
EISLINGEN, Germany, October 16 /PRNewswire/-- The media daily reports on new toxication occurrences in households. Home makers inhaling the toxic odors of standard household cleaners and sanitizers suffer serious health damages over the years. Also the in ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 16 2007 - 10:48am
- The Quantum Gravity Channel on You Tube
To day I have posted my innagural you tube video. It is the introduction to my little channel where I will produce and post some videos where I explain Quantum Mechanics to people in a simple and understandable way. At least I hope it will be understandabl ...
Blog Post - Hontas Farmer - May 18 2008 - 1:18am
- Ethical Arthritis Studies Use In Vitro Models Rather Than Animals
It’s hard to think of scientists in laboratories working toward solutions for medical problems without mice or other laboratory animals, but animals’ roles in at least one major research laboratory may soon be minimal. Researchers at the University of Miss ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 17 2007 - 6:20pm
- The Link Between Athletic Skill And Peer Acceptance Quantified
Kids place a great deal of value on athletic ability and youngsters deemed unskilled by their peers often experience sadness, isolation and social rejection at school. In a study published in The Journal of Sport Behavior, researchers at the University of ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 19 2007 - 2:33am
- Autism Genome, Phenotype Data Goes Open Access
The Autism Consortium has completed the first genome scan for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) through its Autism Gene Discovery Project and has released the reference data set to a database that autism researchers around the world can use. The scan was con ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 31 2010 - 4:46pm