Volume 8 Issue 162
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 11-Jun-2006 
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Migraine headaches & sexual desire may be linked

Contrary to the popular cliché, "Not tonight, I have a headache," new research suggests that not all headache sufferers avoid sexual activity. In fact, migraine sufferers reported higher levels of sexual desire than those with other types of headaches, according to researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and colleagues. more  

Women’s skin tone influences perception of beauty, health, age, sociobiologists find

Using a revolutionary imaging process, a new study is revealing that wrinkles aren't the only cue the human eye looks for to evaluate age. Scientists at the Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute for Urban Ethology (Austria) and the Department for Sociobiology/Anthropology at the University of Goettingen (Germany), have shown that facial skin color distribution, or tone, can add, or subtract, as much as 20 years to a woman's age. more

New World Cup football will unsettle goalkeepers, predicts scientist

The new football that was used for the first time in the World Cup’s opening game on Friday (9 June 2006) is likely to bamboozle goalkeepers at some stage of the tournament, a leading scientist has warned. more  

New findings could improve anti-estrogen breast cancer therapy

A new study has uncovered 'significant' functional differences of a novel estrogen receptor. Because of these differences, this new estrogen receptor could become an important therapeutic target and may play a further signaling role in other estrogen target tissues, including uterus and prostate tissues. more

NIH releases three free curriculum supplements for middle school teachers as part of acclaimed series  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is releasing its latest installments in a popular series of curriculum supplements designed to promote inquiry-based, interdisciplinary learning and stimulate students’ interest in science. NIH — the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research — distributes these supplements free of charge to teachers, allowing them to update their curricula with all-in-one teaching materials that incorporate topical issues and current scientific research. more

Breathing problems in premature babies can be reduced by giving repeat doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy  

Breathing problems in premature babies can be reduced by giving repeat doses of corticosteroids during pregnancy, according to a major international study led by researchers at the University of Adelaide. more

Climate change is a major public health threat which health professionals must help to tackle

Climate change is a major public health threat which health professionals must help to tackle, argues an expert in this week’s BMJ. more

 

A soccer ball to bamboozle goalkeepers?