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Childhood hypersensitivity linked to OCD

Childhood hypersensitivity linked to OCD

ScienceDaily (Dec. 27, 2011) — In childhood, rituals like regular schedules for meal, bath, and bed times are a healthy part of behavioral development. Continue reading

Baby ‘youngest to have cornea op’

Baby ‘youngest to have cornea op’

27 December 2011 Last updated at 09:07 ET A blind baby has become the youngest patient in the UK to have a corneal transplant, her doctors have said. Four-month-old Eva Joyce, from Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, was born with Peter’s anomaly, a condition which makes the cornea cloudy. Donor corneas were grafted on to Eva’s eyes during two operations at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Continue reading

‘Fantastic voyage’ through the body,  with precision control

‘Fantastic voyage’ through the body, with precision control

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Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities

Smart swarms of bacteria inspire robotics: Adaptable decision-making found in bacteria communities

ScienceDaily (Nov. 17, 2011) — Much to humans’ chagrin, bacteria have superior survival skills. Their decision-making processes and collective behaviors allow them to thrive and even spread efficiently in difficult environments. Continue reading

Carbon monoxide: The silent calmer? Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, study suggests

Carbon monoxide: The silent calmer? Inhaling low levels of CO reduces the impact of environmental stress, study suggests

ScienceDaily (Nov. 8, 2011) — According to scientists, carbon monoxide (CO), a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, is not only a danger to the environment but also highly toxic to human beings Continue reading

Children claim high drink intake

Children claim high drink intake

30 October 2011 Last updated at 08:31 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Continue reading

Released nurse ‘scared’ to go out

Released nurse ‘scared’ to go out

20 September 2011 Last updated at 07:42 ET Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play Continue reading

Laughter ‘may be best medicine’

Laughter ‘may be best medicine’

13 September 2011 Last updated at 19:40 ET By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News People feel less pain after a good laugh, because it may cause the body to release chemicals that act as a natural painkiller, research has suggested. The researchers at the University of Oxford also think the ability to belly laugh was unique to early humans. Continue reading

Is estrogen going to your head? Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, say researchers

Is estrogen going to your head? Growing deposits of bone in the skull means your hormones are out of whack, say researchers

ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) — Girls are growing up faster than ever — and not only when it comes to their taste in fashion and music. Continue reading

Pharmacists need to provide better information to teenagers on risks and benefits of medicines, review suggests

Pharmacists need to provide better information to teenagers on risks and benefits of medicines, review suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2011) — A large proportion of teenagers regularly and frequently take some form of medication without receiving targeted information about the risks and benefits, according to a review of current research, to be presented at the annual congress of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) on September 5. Continue reading