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First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder

Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a week On Tuesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea , with at least four people confirmed ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Dietary supplements: who needs them? | Tania Browne

A Guardian article that claimed to 'tune out the hype' was far too eager to recommend vitamins and other supplements. In reality, most of us are better off without them Whenever I see an article entitled The science of I become suspicious. So when ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healthier, happier place | Michael Marshall

As anyone who has explained homeopathic dilution to an incredulous colleague will attest, raising awareness of homeopathy is the quickest way to dispel any belief in it World Homeopathy Awareness Week the annual promotional campaign organised by homeopaths ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Can resveratrol the 'wonder chemical' in red wine live up to all the hype? | Corrinne Burns

With purported activity against cardiac disease, cancer and even ageing, the pressure on resveratrol to deliver is enormous In an increasingly chemophobic world, one chemical resveratrol is doing rather well for itself. This polyphenolic stilbenoid ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Waiting for the end of the world with my father, James Lovelock

As Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick opens at London's Science Museum, his daughter Christine recalls her science-filled childhood and the night they sat up waiting for a comet to destroy the Earth When I was a child my father took ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Adding folic acid to bread flour could prevent countless family tragedies | Tania Browne

Every week in England and Wales three babies are born with spina bifida and 13 pregnancies are terminated when a neural tube defect is discovered. Around two thirds of these events could be avoided by adding folic acid to flour Adding stuff to food ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Politicians should stop pandering to anti-fluoridation campaigners

Leadership should be about making decisions based on the available evidence, especially on emotive issues such as fluoridation and vaccination Last week, Public Health England urged more councils to consider adding fluoride to their water supplies ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Can't stomach seven portions of fruit and veg a day? Science could help

The volatile compounds that make strawberries so delicious could one day make bitter vegetables a little more palatable For many Britons, forcing down the recommended five daily portions of fruit and veg already presents a challenge. Then on Tuesday ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

Budding scientists get a taste of the life scientific at Canterbury conference

Young Scientists Journal, which gives 12 to 20-year-olds chance to see their work published, has hosted its first conference Over the past couple of centuries we've got used to seeing the products of science all around us. You might not realise it but ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain

The Candy Crush game app exploits some well known weaknesses in the human brain to keep us playing Last week, Candy Crush Saga, the mind-numbingly simple yet addictive game that involves matching coloured sweets, was estimated to be worth $7.1bn . ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 01 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 22 2014 - 1 reports

Animals could help reveal why humans fall for optical illusions | Laura and Jennifer Kelley

Understanding whether different species are prey to the same illusions could provide clues about how evolution shapes visual perception Visual illusions, such as the rabbit-duck (shown above) and café wall (shown below) are fascinating because they ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

An Evidence Information Service for UK politicians – Q&A

Following the launch of a national consultation exercise on a parliamentary Evidence Information Service, its founders address some likely questions and concerns We aim to put research evidence on tap for UK politicians Will the Evidence Information ... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Mar 18 2014]

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...This led the authors to conclude that "Homophobia is apparently associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies." In a similar vein, a 2012 study by Netta Weinstein et al found that individuals who experienced low parental approval were sometimes motivated to...
"The systematic review of economic evidence showed that provision of CBT to people with schizophrenia in the UK improved clinical outcomes at no additional cost. This finding was supported by economic modelling undertaken for this guideline, which suggested that provision of CBT might result in net cost savings to the NHS, associated with a reduction in future hospitalisation rates."
...is there for more long-term changes, particularly for individuals who are struggling to learn how to use cochlear implants after going deaf. "You have to force the brain to do something it doesn't usually do. And if you do it long enough – if you were put in the dark long enough and forced to use the cochlear implant – you could learn how to use it. Once the brain realises it is important, it will start to adapt." Neuroscience Health Medical research Disability Blindness and visual impairment United States Dana Smith theguardian...
"At one level they're right," said Nutt. "Alcohol is a drug that has been around for thousands of years, and western society is immersed in it, so this will be quite a revolution."

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Can't stomach seven portions of fruit and veg a... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 02 2014]
Budding scientists get a taste of the life scie... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 01 2014]
This is what Candy Crush Saga does to your brain [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 01 2014]
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Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic str... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 17 2014]
Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a week On Tuesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea , with at least four people confirmed ...
Dietary supplements: who needs them? | Tania Br... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 15 2014]
A Guardian article that claimed to 'tune out the hype' was far too eager to recommend vitamins and other supplements. In reality, most of us are better off without them Whenever I see an article entitled The science of I become suspicious. So when ...
Homeopathy awareness can make the world a healt... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
As anyone who has explained homeopathic dilution to an incredulous colleague will attest, raising awareness of homeopathy is the quickest way to dispel any belief in it World Homeopathy Awareness Week the annual promotional campaign organised by homeopaths ...
Can resveratrol the 'wonder chemical' in red wi... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 11 2014]
With purported activity against cardiac disease, cancer and even ageing, the pressure on resveratrol to deliver is enormous In an increasingly chemophobic world, one chemical resveratrol is doing rather well for itself. This polyphenolic stilbenoid ...
Waiting for the end of the world with my father... [Published Science: Science blog | guardian.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
As Unlocking Lovelock: Scientist, Inventor, Maverick opens at London's Science Museum, his daughter Christine recalls her science-filled childhood and the night they sat up waiting for a comet to destroy the Earth When I was a child my father took ...
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