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Sum of the parts? How our brains see men as people and women as body parts

Sarah Gervais EurekAlert Study finds that both genders process images of men, women differently. When casting our eyes upon an object, our brains either perceive it in its entirety or as a collection of its parts. Consider, for instance, photo … Continue reading

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Study: Men who do load-bearing exercise in early 20s may be shielded from osteoporosis

Sara Knoll EurekAlert Without intervention, 1 in 5 men develop fractures related to osteoporosis in old age. Washington, DC, May 4, 2012 – Young men who play volleyball, basketball or other load-bearing sports for four hours a week or more … Continue reading

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UK aid helps to fund forced sterilisation of India’s poor

Gethin Chamberlain Guardian Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned. Many have died as a result of botched operations, while … Continue reading

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Why Shift Work and Sleeplessness Lead to Weight Gain and Diabetes

Alice Park Time Studies show that shift work and other sleep disturbances like jet lag can disrupt your body clock and increase the risks of obesity and diabetes. But, until now, researchers haven’t really been sure exactly how these changes … Continue reading

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Swedish Uses Colon Cancer Live Stream to Fight Disease

PR Newswire Physicians will respond on camera to questions during live streamed colonoscopy on March 28. SEATTLE, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Colorectal cancer doesn’t broadcast its presence until it’s too late. Swedish Health Services hopes to change that by … Continue reading

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Exercise changes your DNA

Elisabeth Lyons EurekAlert You might think that the DNA you inherited is one thing that you absolutely can’t do anything about, but in one sense you’d be wrong. Researchers reporting in the March issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press … Continue reading

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Modern wars influence psychiatric thought

Gregg Zoroya USA Today Psychiatrists studying the feelings of guilt or shame associated with close combat say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are influencing changes in the “bible” of psychiatry in the USA. The section of the American Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Dominic Lawson: Spare me these orgies of self-congratulation

Dominic Lawson Independent We are decreasingly able to gain a sense of personal pride simply in knowing we have done a good job. I realise none of us is compelled to watch the interminable displays of professional log-rolling and improbable … Continue reading

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World’s biggest biometric ID scheme forges ahead

BBC News The world’s largest biometric identity exercise, which is taking place in India, is well on its way to reaching its target of half the country’s population, reports the BBC’s Sanjoy Majumder. Jahangirpuri is one of the biggest slums … Continue reading

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Project seeks 1 million veterans to give blood, DNA for disease research

Meredith Cohn Baltimore Sun The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it’s waging at home — against disease. Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing … Continue reading

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