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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Les Lang EurekAlert CHAPEL HILL, NC – The use of the synthetic stimulants collectively known as “bath salts” have gained popularity among recreational drug users over the last five years, largely because they were readily available and unrestricted via the … Continue reading

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Bees can ‘turn back time,’ reverse brain aging

Sandra Leander EurekAlert Brain function improvement related to change in social behavior. Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. While … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying and bullying are not the same: UBC research

Heather Amos EurekAlert University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression. “There are currently many programs aimed at … Continue reading

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Study reveals limited benefits to homework

2GB Associate Professor Richard Walker from the University of Sydney on a new study about homework. Listen to the podcast  

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Infertility Linked Cadmium Present in Children’s Jewelry Now Found to Cause Cancer

Anthony Gucciardi Natural Society Toxic chemical element cadmium, found in everything from fertilizer to children’s jewelry, has now been linked to the development of breast cancer. Previously found to be contributing to infertility as well as the decline of health in … Continue reading

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School bullies more likely to be substance users, study finds

Kisha Radliff EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study found. Researchers found that bullies and bully-victims – youth … Continue reading

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Just a little bit gay

Katherine Feeney Sydney Morning Herald Have you ever wondered whether you were a little bit gay? There’s an interesting article out today in the Medical Journal of Australia about how ‘coming out’ should be considered a health issue. According to … Continue reading

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