Volume 8 Issue 40
Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 9-Feb-2006 
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Candy on the desk is candy in the mouth

A new study by Medical College of Wisconsin researchers has found that women who most need bone density testing to determine if they have osteoporosis are the least likely to get it. They are older women who are among the highest risk groups and who suffer most if they break a bone. The study is published in the March issue of the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. more  

Survey links altruism and romantic love

In the nation's first survey of altruistic love, scholars have found that people who have strong feelings of love for people in general are more likely to have strong romantic relationships. more

Children's distress over parental conflict continues over time

Fighting with your spouse in front of your kids, or even ignoring each other, leads to negative thoughts and distress in your kids about your marriage and family today and even one year later. That's one of the major findings from researchers at the University of Rochester in New York and the University of Notre Dame in their study on marital conflict and its effects on children published in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal Child Development. more  

Removing DNA repair gene causes metabolic syndrome

Removing a gene involved in repairing damaged DNA causes mice to develop the metabolic syndrome, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered. more

Social first graders more likely to become good readers 

How are you first grader's social skills? If his calendar is jammed with play dates and the phone rings off the hook, say a silent thanks –your child's popularity may predict good reading skills by the third grade. That's the finding from a study published in the January/February 2006 issue of the journal Child Development. The study, from researchers from Stanford University, also finds the opposite – that children with low reading skills in first and third grade are more likely to have relatively high aggressive behavior in third and fifth grades. more

Vitamin D inhibits progression of some prostate cancers  

Vitamin D can inhibit the spread of prostate cancer cells by limiting the activity of two specific enzymes, University of Rochester Medical Center scientists report. more

Antipsychotic drug may block addiction, UIC researchers find

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a long-approved oral antipsychotic drug can stop the addictive properties of opioid painkillers in mice. more


Women eat more than twice as many Hershey Kisses when they are in clear containers on their desks than when they are in opaque containers on their desks -- but fewer when they are six feet away.