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Cosmetic surgery degree launched

Cosmetic surgery degree launched

1 May 2012 Last updated at 12:40 ET A UK University is launching a new degree course for surgeons with the aim of improving the safety of cosmetic procedures like facelifts. Anglia Ruskin University says it hopes the qualification will put an end to “have-a-go surgeons” and deter Brits from traveling abroad for surgery Continue reading

New form of intellectual disability discovered

New form of intellectual disability discovered

ScienceDaily (Apr. 27, 2012) — Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) led a study discovering a gene for a new form of intellectual disability, as well as how it likely affects cognitive development by disrupting neuron functioning. CAMH Senior Scientist Dr Continue reading

Preschoolers tend to have negative perceptions of overweight children

Preschoolers tend to have negative perceptions of overweight children

ScienceDaily (Mar. 30, 2012) — A Canadian study has found that some preschoolers may perceive overweight children to be not as “nice.” “A child’s perception of body image is influenced by many factors in their environment, yet there hasn’t been much research conducted in this area with young children,” says Wei Su, lead author of the study. Continue reading

Deaths triple among football players, morning temperatures thought to play a role

Deaths triple among football players, morning temperatures thought to play a role

ScienceDaily (Feb. Continue reading

How good cholesterol turns bad

How good cholesterol turns bad

ScienceDaily (Feb. 21, 2012) — Researchers with the U.S Continue reading

Norwegian success in creating an artificial child’s voice

Norwegian success in creating an artificial child’s voice

ScienceDaily (Feb. 17, 2012) — “Synthesised speech has grown more and more similar to human speech Continue reading

Babies’ brains ‘show autism risk’

Babies’ brains ‘show autism risk’

26 January 2012 Last updated at 19:01 ET By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News It may be possible to detect autism at a much earlier age than previously thought, according to an international team of researchers. A study published in Current Biology 1 identified differences in infants’ brainwaves from as early as six months. Behavioural symptoms of autism typically develop between a child’s first and second birthdays Continue reading

Warning over speech support cuts

Warning over speech support cuts

15 January 2012 Last updated at 20:36 ET By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Front-line cuts are leaving parents of children with speech and language problems struggling to get assistance, England’s departing communication tsar has said. Continue reading

An apple a day isn’t enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables

An apple a day isn’t enough: Many people not eating enough fruits and vegetables

ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2012) — Adults from 30 to 60 years old, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, aren’t consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Disruption of biological clocks causes neurodegeneration, early death, study suggests

Disruption of biological clocks causes neurodegeneration, early death, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Jan. 10, 2012) — New research at Oregon State University provides evidence for the first time that disruption of circadian rhythms — the biological “clocks” found in many animals — can clearly cause accelerated neurodegeneration, loss of motor function and premature death. Continue reading