MY BRAIN


My Brain concerns itself with the blurring of the lines between the body and the mind, society and the individual, technology and biology, physiology and behavior. These articles are reprinted without permission and in no particular order.

Remember, you shouldn't believe everything I read.

  1. Falling in love drives you mad hursday, July 29, 1999 Published at 19:05 GMT 20:05 UK
    Falling madly in love may really make you mentally ill, according to Italian scientists.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_407000/407125.stm
  2. Former Engineer Sues BT, Claims Phone Hurt Brain Monday March 15 12:58 AM ET
    A former engineer with British Telecom said Sunday he has sued the company, claiming his mobile phone has left him brain damaged.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990315/tc/phones_2.html
  3. Dow Corning Asks Women To OK Implant Deal Monday March 15 4:35 PM ET
    Dow Corning Corp. said Monday it mailed ballots to 170,000 women around the world asking them to approve a $3.17 billion settlement to end claims against the company for allegedly harmful silicone gel breast implants.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990315/ts/implants_1.html
  4. Florida Ballot Drive Would End Racial Preferences Monday March 15 6:32 PM ET
    The man who led the move to end affirmative action in California's public universities launched a campaign Monday to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender preferences in Florida's government and public schools.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990315/ts/race_1.html
  5. Piano And Games Boost Children's Math Scores Monday March 15 7:26 PM ET
    Playing the piano and an interactive computer game can help second-grade school children master math problems that children four years older have problems grasping, a new study released Monday said.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990315/ts/music_1.html
  6. 'Working draft' of human genome by 2000 Monday, March 15, 1999 Published at 16:38 GMT
    The ambitious project to map all the genes in human DNA has taken a leap forward.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_297000/297166.stm
  7. UK astronaut essential, says Foale Monday, March 15, 1999 Published at 17:29 GMT
    Astronaut Michael Foale has told the BBC that it is about time the UK Government paid for an astronaut to go to the International Space Station (ISS).
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/specials/set99/newsid_297000/297077.stm
  8. US prison population hits record high Monday, March 15, 1999 Published at 06:08 GMT
    The number of American adults in prison reached its highest ever level last year, with 1.8 million people - one in every 150 residents - behind bars.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/americas/newsid_296000/296884.stm
  9. Hawking predicts 'GM humans' Friday, March 12, 1999 Published at 22:46 GMT
    Professor Stephen Hawking has painted a future of genetically-modified (GM) humans - and the discovery of a mathematical "theory of everything", in a speech at Cambridge University.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/specials/set99/newsid_295000/2959 82.stm
  10. Wings become legs Friday, March 12, 1999 Published at 09:39 GMT
    US scientists have genetically-engineered chickens to grow basic "legs" instead of wings.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_295000/295277.stm
  11. Bullies inherit bad behaviour Tuesday, March 9, 1999 Published at 17:21 GMT
    Bullies' bad behaviour can be blamed mostly on their genes, according to a new study of over 1,500 twins in Britain and Sweden.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_293000/293550.stm
  12. Hilton to back space hotel Tuesday, March 9, 1999 Published at 12:25 GMT
    The hotel group Hilton International is to become the first sponsor of a privately funded plan to build a space station. It will be constructed from used Space Shuttle fuel tanks.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_293000/293366.stm
  13. Flashes of light can confuse brain Wednesday March 3 6:37 PM ET
    When vision is disrupted briefly, for example by a flash of light, the brain may register the disruption but fail to ``see'' larger changes taking place at the same time, according to a report from France.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990303/hl/mud15_1.html
  14. Crash Test Dummies Mon, 01 Mar 1999 19:45:00 GMT
    A December Wall Street Journal report described the problems of auto manufacturers forced to crash-test their cars using mannequins not only of government-dictated sizes and weight but wearing clothing prescribed in minute detail by regulation.
    Source: http://www.msnbc.com/comics/nw.asp
  15. Sweden to compensate sterilised women Thursday, March 4, 1999 Published at 18:01 GMT
    The Swedish government has approved a draft document granting compensation to thousands of women who were forcibly sterilised as part of a 40-year eugenics programme.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/health/background_briefings/international/newsid_290000/290661.stm
  16. Solving a knotty problem Thursday, March 4, 1999 Published at 12:36 GMT
    Cambridge scientists have applied the mathematical approach to one of life's most mundane activities - putting on a necktie.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_289000/289881.stm
  17. Medieval astronomer's horoscope discovered Wednesday, March 3, 1999 Published at 12:42 GMT
    A horoscope drawn by one of the greatest astronomers who ever lived has been rediscovered in California.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_289000/289730.stm
  18. New DNA weapon in fight against crime Sunday, February 28, 1999 Published at 11:45 GMT
    Forensic scientists have developed new tests which can enable them to work out a person's race, hair and eye colour from a strand of hair or a few scales of skin.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_287000/287777.stm
  19. Vatican turns high-tech for 2000 Saturday, February 27, 1999 Published at 16:28 GMT
    The Vatican is turning to technology to stop the anticipated influx of 30 million visitors for Christianity's 2000 Jubilee becoming a holy mess.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_287000/287437.stm
  20. Brain operation for addicts Thursday, February 18, 1999 Published at 10:58 GMT
    Russian surgeons are claiming high cure rates for a controversial treatment for heroin addiction which involves drilling holes in patients' heads and removing parts of their brain.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/health/newsid_281000/281791.stm
  21. Muslims 'ready for Rushdie sacrifice' Thursday, February 4, 1999 Published at 15:29 GMT
    A senior Muslim cleric in India has said that Muslims should be prepared for any sacrifice if Salman Rushdie, the author of the controversial novel The Satanic Verses, returns to the land of his birth.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/south_asia/newsid_272000/272354.stm
  22. Social forces play large role in health Friday February 5 6:18 PM ET
    Although gene discoveries and new infections receive more attention, social forces ``remain the most important determinants of health,'' according to a report published this week in The Lancet.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990205/hl/soc11_1.html
  23. Scientists cut their mobile phone use Monday, March 1, 1999 Published at 11:56 GMT
    Leading scientists have have cut down or modified their personal use of mobile phones as fears mount that they can damage health.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/health/newsid_288000/288245.stm
  24. Space technology saves lives Wednesday, February 17, 1999 Published at 09:00 GMT
    The lives of some patients with heart disease could benefit from a new artificial heart developed with technology from the space shuttle programme.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/health/newsid_281000/281131.stm
  25. Rodents make human sperm Wednesday, February 3, 1999 Published at 14:32 GMT
    Researchers in Japan claim to have made rats and mice produce human sperm.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_271000/271446.stm
  26. Bending knees cuts injury risk in female athletes Friday February 5 6:20 PM ET
    Female basketball and soccer players may reduce their risk of knee injury by bending their knees and crouching a little while running, according to a study presented Friday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Anaheim, California.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19990205/hl/knee17_1.html
  27. School race quotas dropped Thursday, February 18, 1999 Published at 13:22 GMT
    San Francisco is to abandon the setting of racial "quotas" for schools following legal action by parents.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/education/newsid_281000/281879.stm
  28. Pig-to-human transplant plan Monday, February 15, 1999 Published at 08:37 GMT
    An American company has applied to inject pig cells into the brains of human sufferers of Parkinson's disease in the UK.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_279000/279668.stm
  29. Huge fine for anti-abortion site Wednesday, February 3, 1999 Published at 07:43 GMT
    Anti-abortion activists have been fined $107m for an Internet campaign which published a "hit list" of doctors.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/americas/newsid_270000/270821.stm
  30. We think therefore I am Wednesday, August 26, 1998 Published at 06:40 GMT 07:40 UK
    The philosopher Rene Descartes said "I think, therefore I am." Research carried out by neurologists in London now suggests that the famous dictum should be rephrased as, "We think, therefore I am." The new idea is that, far from being a single entity, each person's consciousness is built up from many separate mini-consciousnesses at different levels in the brain.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_158000/158615.stm
  31. Feeling depressed? Monday, August 31, 1998 Published at 17:33 GMT 18:33 UK
    Logging on to the Internet can make you sad, lonely and depressed, according to a two-year academic study.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_161000/161380.stm
  32. Genetic engineering - nature has already done it Tuesday, September 1, 1998 Published at 17:45 GMT 18:45 UK
    More evidence has emerged that genes can naturally jump from one species to another.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_162000/162644.stm
  33. Born to be rude Tuesday, September 8, 1998 Published at 09:39 GMT 10:39 UK
    Controversial new research suggests that there is a scientific reason why boys tend to be ruder and naughtier than girls. Scientists meeting in Cardiff are to hear that boys' genes may make them less socially adept and more prone to conditions like autism.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_166000/166792.stm
  34. Spacecrafts pulled by mystery force Thursday, September 10, 1998 Published at 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK
    It seems that space probes travelling through the solar system are not behaving according to the known law of gravity, puzzling scientists.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_168000/168410.stm
  35. Living inside a volcano - analysed in space Monday, September 21, 1998 Published at 15:41 GMT 16:41 UK
    By going into space scientists have unravelled the secret of how a microbe can live in nearly boiling water.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_176000/176589.stm
  36. Chips are down for 'extinct' fish Thursday, September 24, 1998 Published at 10:40 GMT 11:40 UK
    A fish once thought to be extinct has been discovered in the sea of Indonesia.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_179000/179114.stm
  37. Infidelity 'is natural' Friday, September 25, 1998 Published at 11:17 GMT 12:17 UK
    Infidelity may be natural according to studies that show nine out of 10 mamals and birds that mate for life are unfaithful.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_179000/179988.stm
  38. Drug 'blows apart' bacteria Saturday, September 26, 1998 Published at 15:28 GMT 16:28 UK
    Scientists say they have found a new drug that could kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses including the deadly anthrax virus.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_180000/180774.stm
  39. First drug launched for social phobics Monday, October 5, 1998 Published at 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
    The launch of the first drug for people who cannot cope with normal social situations has sparked fears of a huge new drain on NHS finances.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/health/newsid_186000/186218.stm
  40. Internet organ racket uncovered Friday, October 9, 1998 Published at 16:20 GMT 17:20 UK
    Italian police have arrested a United States citizen in Rome in connection with the sale of human organ parts on the Internet, according to Italian police reports.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/world/europe/newsid_189000/189961.stm
  41. Communicating with 'thought power' Thursday, October 15, 1998 Published at 11:16 GMT 12:16 UK
    Bionic brain implants allowing a computer to be operated by the power of thought, have been developed by American scientists.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_193000/193946.stm
  42. Monkeys see and do Thursday, October 22, 1998 Published at 22:37 GMT 23:37 UK
    Monkeys have a head for figures and can learn how to count, according to American scientists.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_199000/199227.stm
  43. Software sex bias 'puts girls off' Monday, October 26, 1998 Published at 00:35 GMT
    Research suggests schoolgirls would be just as good as boys in computing if the software were made 'gender neutral'.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/education/newsid_200000/200286.stm
  44. Thumbs up for organs 'grown to order' Sunday, November 1, 1998 Published at 03:30 GMT
    A new breakthrough by a team of American scientists is being hailed as next step towards growing human body organs and tissues to order.
    Source:"> http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_205000/205477.stm">
  45. Eternal youth in zero gravity Sunday, November 1, 1998 Published at 12:39 GMT
    Space travel could be a fountain of youth for elderly astronauts, according to veteran astronaut John Glenn.
    Source:"> http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_205000/205626.stm">
  46. Mars goes pop Wednesday, November 4, 1998 Published at 18:44 GMTuse
    British astronomers are a step closer to sending a probe to the surface of Mars and are thanking two members of the pop group Blur for their support.
    Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_207000/207807.stm
  47. Anti-abortion groups attack cell technology Friday, November 6, 1998 Published at 17:08 GMT
    Anti-abortion groups have moved quickly to condemn the big new advance in science.
    Source:"> http://news.bbc.co.uk/low/english/sci/tech/newsid_209000/209390.stm">
  48. Study: Estradiol Linked to Memory Function September 16, 1998
    National Institutes of Health researchers report that estradiol, a type of estrogen, may improve memory function.
    Source: http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/newsnow.html
  49. Astronaut Imposter 07 Dec 1998 20:25:24 GMT
    NASA revealed in May that it had inadvertently allowed an astronaut imposter to sit at the Mission Control console at Alabama's Marshall Space Center during a shuttle flight in which actual astronauts were preparing to rescue a satellite from space.
    Source: http://www.nine.org/notw/latest
  50. Hale Male Exhale Nails Quail Monday, 17-Aug-98 15:51:55 GMT
    A new study presented to the American Psychological Association shows breathing androstadienone, an aroma-free natural byproduct of a man's testosterone, helps women maintain their good-mood level.
    Source: http://www.amnewsabuse.com/
  51. ...Don't Care If I Can't Think Of A Joke For This One ... Life Sucks Monday, 31-Aug-98 20:06:29 GMT
    In a completely unexpected result to a two-year study funded by high- tech companies such as Intel, Apple, etc., researchers at Carnegie Mellon's Computer Interaction Institute announced the Internet seems to cause a decline in psychological well-being.
    Source: http://www.amnewsabuse.com/
  52. Temporary amnesia can occur after sex Friday November 6 1:24 PM ET
    Sex can trigger temporary amnesia in elderly men, according to two US researchers.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981106/hl/am4_1.html
  53. Antihistamines influence memory-retrieval Friday October 30 5:53 PM EDT
    If you are taking an antihistamine while cramming for an exam, you may want to take the same drug to aid your memory while taking a test, a new study suggests.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981030/hl/anti14_1.html
  54. Amputee Gets Donor's Arm, Hand In Surgical First Thursday September 24 9:38 AM EDT
    In a surgical first, an international team of doctors sewed a donor's hand and arm on a man whose arm had been amputated in 1989 after an accident, a French hospital announced Thursday.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980924/ts/arm_1.html
  55. Behavior therapy helps obsessive disorder Wednesday September 23 1:01 PM EDT
    Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder improve as much, if not more, with behavior therapy as with drug therapy, according to Dutch researchers.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980923/hl/beh6_1.html
  56. Brain helps in child abuse recovery Friday July 10 5:55 PM EDT
    Although severe neglect or abuse during infancy and early childhood can seriously retard neurological growth, experts now believe the brain may provide children with a means of overcoming early deprivation, according to a report in a recent issue of the journal Preventive Medicine.
    Source: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/980710/health/stories/brain9_1.html
  57. Poor childhood diet linked to Alzheimer's Friday September 11 6:09 PM EDT
    Poor nutrition in childhood may render the brain more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments, researchers report.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980911/hl/child11_1.html
  58. Fat U.S. Kids Watch Too Much TV, Officials Say Wednesday October 28 12:20 AM EDT
    American children need to skip television and get more exercise to reduce the record number of them who are overweight, health experts and government officials said Tuesday.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981027/ts/children_2.html
  59. How cocaine use becomes cocaine addiction Thursday October 8 7:12 PM EDT
    Regular cocaine use may not necessarily lead to cocaine addiction, researchers report. But their study of rats allowed to self- administer cocaine reveals that the process of addiction may be more complicated than originally thought.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981008/hl/coc11_1.html
  60. Brain processes subliminal information Thursday October 8 2:56 PM EDT
    Subconscious information is highly processed by the brain and can affect our perceptions and actions, according to studies conducted by French researchers.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981008/hl/covert6_1.html
  61. Father source of 'mothering gene' Monday September 28 6:28 PM EDT
    A study in mice suggests that a gene connected to the development of the mothering instinct in mammals is passed down from father to daughter, researchers conclude.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980928/hl/dad13_1.html
  62. Depression doubles patients' death risk Wednesday September 23 6:55 PM EDT
    Depression in patients hospitalized for a medical illness may double their risk of dying in the following 2 years, according to a report in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980923/hl/dep12_2.html
  63. U.S. Teen-Age Drinking Linked To Watching More TV Monday November 2 5:20 PM EDT
    Teen-agers who watched more television and music videos were more likely to start drinking alcohol, probably due to the influence of frequent media portrayals of drinking, a study published Monday said.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981102/ts/drinking_1.html
  64. Ear infections linked to caregiving Monday August 3 7:22 PM EDT
    Many pediatric experts believe that early-childhood hearing impairment due to ear infection results in slowed learning. However, a new study suggests that, in many cases, learning problems and recurrent ear infections may share a single cause -- a poor quality home environment.
    Source: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/980803/health/stories/ear9_1.html
  65. ``Receiver biases'' influence mate selection Thursday September 24 5:58 PM EDT
    When humans and other animals choose mates, they do not simply pick partners who seem to have the best genes. Built-in preferences or `` receiver biases'' also influence their choices, according to a report in the September 25th issue of the journal Science.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980924/hl/evol8_1.html
  66. Eye pigment controls body's rhythms Thursday May 28 6:21 PM EDT
    A newly discovered, light-sensitive pigment in the eye has been found to control the internal clock in mammals, including humans.
    Source: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/980528/health/stories/eye11_1.html
  67. Family influences teen eating habits Wednesday October 21 2:56 PM EDT
    Parents may fear they have little influence over what their teens eat, but in fact family eating habits influence young people far more than those of friends, according to a recent study conducted in the Netherlands.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981021/hl/fat7_1.html
  68. German Woman Guilty Of 1977 Hijack, Murders Monday November 16 11:21 AM ET
    A German woman was found guilty Monday of helping Palestinian militants to hijack an airliner and abetting the kidnap and murder of a German industrialist in 1977.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981116/wl/germany_15.html
  69. Eyes roll to follow moving object Monday August 31 1:06 PM EDT
    Scientists have long believed that when following moving objects, the human eye moves only horizontally or vertically. However, a new study reveals that while following an object, eyes can also spin (or ' roll') around a central axis as the head moves -- and in fact begin moving before the head does.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980831/hl/head1_1.html
  70. Net use may boost depression Friday September 4 10:02 AM EDT
    Spending just a few hours a week online appears to leave people feeling more socially isolated, lonely and depressed, according to a 2-year study of nearly 100 families with Internet access. Although the effect is slight, the more time people spend online, the more isolated, lonely and depressed they appear to become.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980904/tc/health_1.html
  71. Indian caste system influences gene patterns Wednesday October 14 6:08 PM EDT
    The Indian caste system, which has dictated marriage patterns in India for millennia, may help concentrate certain genes within specific social classes, according to a study.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981014/hl/hindu11_1.html
  72. Unemployment linked with suicide Friday November 6 1:23 PM ET
    People who are unemployed are more than twice as likely to commit suicide as their employed peers, according to a study conducted in England and Wales.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981106/hl/job1_1.html
  73. Melatonin may not help rotating shift workers Thursday September 24 5:58 PM EDT
    Taking melatonin does not appear to help workers on rotating shifts adjust to working nights, the findings from a US study suggest.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980924/hl/mel9_1.html
  74. ``Americanization'' tied to mental illness Tuesday September 15 1:52 PM EDT
    Mexican immigrants to the United States are half as likely to suffer from psychiatric illness during their lifetime compared with native-born Mexican-Americans, researchers report.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980915/hl/mex1_1.html
  75. Study suggests monkeys can count Friday October 23 2:24 PM EDT
    A new study suggests that monkeys can order groups of objects according to the number of items within them -- in other words, they can count.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981023/hl/mon3_1.html
  76. Mirror neurons point to speech origin Monday August 24 2:08 PM EDT
    A cluster of neurons, or nerve cells, found in the brains of monkeys is helping researchers figure out how human speech evolved.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980824/hl/mon4_1.html
  77. Call for more study of astronaut health Wednesday September 23 6:52 PM EDT
    In a report issued this week, the National Research Council calls for the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) to support additional research on the effects of space flight on the physical and mental health of humans, particularly those spending prolonged periods of time in space.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980923/hl/nasa7_1.html
  78. Brain cells can regenerate Friday October 30 2:39 PM EDT
    The human brain was long thought to hold a finite number of nerve cells that once lost, could never be regained. Now, contrary to that long-held belief, findings from a study suggest that nerve cells in the adult human brain can regenerate, according to a report in the November issue of Nature Medicine.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981030/hl/nerve2_1.html
  79. Birth trauma linked to violent suicide Friday November 13 5:31 PM ET
    Pain felt by an infant during a difficult birth may increase the risk of violent suicide later in life, especially among men, according to Swedish researchers.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981113/hl/pain11_1.html
  80. Study helps explain phantom limb movement Monday September 21 6:08 PM EDT
    People who have lost limbs in accidents, or had them amputated for medical reasons, often report that they still have feeling in a ``phantom limb,'' and some say they can actually ``move'' the limb. A study in the current issue of the journal Nature Neuroscience may help explain this phenomenon.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980921/hl/phan11_1.html
  81. 'Aging gene' may affect all cell types Monday October 19 6:10 PM EDT
    A gene previously linked to the aging of individual cells in worms may control overall aging in the animals, researchers report. They believe these findings could provide clues to extending human life.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981019/hl/round13_1.html
  82. Free school breakfasts raise grades Monday September 14 6:38 PM EDT
    Providing school breakfasts free of charge can raise students' breakfast consumption rates -- and their grades, according to results of a study.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980914/hl/sch8_1.html
  83. Serotonin glitch may contribute to bulimia Monday November 9 5:44 PM ET
    Abnormal regulation of the neurotransmitter serotonin may contribute to the onset of bulimia nervosa, findings from a US study suggest.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981109/hl/sero12_1.html
  84. Infant sleep position varies by race, state Thursday October 22 6:17 PM EDT
    More women are putting their infants to sleep on their back than ever before, reducing the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But African-American women and some groups of Native American women are less likely than whites to adopt the safer sleeping position, according to a survey of mothers in 10 US states.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981022/hl/sids16_1.html
  85. Psychotherapy may help treat skin disorders Thursday November 5 6:46 PM ET
    Talk therapy may help clear up intractable cases of psoriasis, eczema, and other skin problems, British researchers suggest.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981105/hl/skin10_1.html
  86. Want smarter kids? Don't spank them Monday August 3 5:27 PM EDT
    Children who are never spanked, or hardly ever spanked, fare better on some intelligence tests than children who are frequently smacked, researchers say.
    Source: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/980803/odd/stories/spanking_1.html
  87. "Syndrome E" May Lead To Atrocities Friday December 19 1:14 PM EST
    Can social conditioning trigger changes within the brain which lead otherwise decent people to commit monstrous acts? One neurologist believes the horrors of Auschwitz, Bosnia, and Rwanda might be blamed, at least in part, on what he calls "Syndrome E."
    Source: http://www.yahoo.com/text/headlines/971219/health/stories/syndrome_1.html
  88. TV viewing tied to violence, depression in kids Wednesday September 23 6:54 PM EDT
    Children who watch more than 6 hours of television a day are more likely to behave aggressively and to show signs of depression, anxiety, and other emotional problems than those who watch less TV, the findings from a large-scale US study suggest.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980923/hl/tv9_1.html
  89. Call for universal access to Internet Tuesday October 20 7:00 PM EDT
    Ensuring that everyone in the US has access to health information on the Internet -- at home, or in nearby schools, places of worship, businesses, libraries, or other public places -- would improve health and cut the nation's healthcare costs, according to health policy experts.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981020/hl/univ13_1.html
  90. Low-level violence bad for women's health Thursday October 29 8:22 PM EDT
    Women who are victims of ``low-severity violence'' -- pushing, shoving, grabbing, or threats of violence -- have more symptoms of psychological distress and more health problems than women who are not abused, US researchers report.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981029/hl/vio14_1.html
  91. Suppressed anger hard on women's hearts Wednesday September 23 12:59 PM EDT
    Middle-aged women who suppress anger, have hostile attitudes, or feel self-conscious in public may face greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a 10-year study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania. The study is published in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980923/hl/wom1_1.html
  92. Genes suggest higher female migration rate Monday October 26 6:40 PM EDT
    Genetic studies are revealing that women, not men, may have been the most geographically mobile sex throughout human history.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981026/hl/wom11_1.html
  93. St. John's Wort plus sun may harm nerves Monday October 5 6:24 PM EDT
    St. John's Wort, a popular over-the-counter herbal remedy for depression, may cause temporary nerve damage in people who use it and are then exposed to sunlight, a US researcher reports in the October 3rd issue of The Lancet. Increased sensitivity to sunlight is associated with use of the herb.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19981005/hl/wort12_1.html
  94. Physicians' handwriting is the worst Friday September 25 1:44 PM EDT
    Physicians' handwriting is worse than that of any other health professional, according to a study. But this problem relates just to words -- not to numbers, researchers report in the September 26th issue of the British Medical Journal.
    Source: http://dailynews.yahoo.com/tx/19980925/hl/writing7_1.html

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