Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Child abuse 'alters stress gene'

Analysis of brain tissue from adults who had committed suicide found key genetic changes in those who had suffered abuse as a child. "If you're a public health individual or a child psychologist you could say this shows you nothing you didn't already know. "Beyond that, you could ask whether a drug could reverse these effects

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Neuroscientist says social websites harm children's brains

Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter are causing alarming changes in the brains of young users, an eminent scientist has warned.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Scientists warn of first ever case of human mad cow disease

The first case of a person being infected with the human form of mad cow disease after receiving contaminated blood plasma has been identified by scientists.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Buying Experiences, Not Possessions, Gives Greater Happiness

Can money make us happy if we spend it on the right purchases? A new psychology study suggests that buying life experiences rather than material possessions leads to greater happiness for both the consumer and those around them.

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