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Hair From Infants Gives Clues About Their Life in the Womb

Like rings of a tree, hair can reveal a lot of information about the past. And, as a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a study of rhesus monkeys, it can also reveal the womb environment in which an infant formed.

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Her Voice Is Hot, His Is Not

New research suggests that men cannot intentionally make their voices sound more sexy or attractive, while women have little trouble.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? UPDATE: Watch Pre-Recorded Q&A

Newswise hosts the first live, interactive virtual event for major research finding for journalists. Newswise and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are collaborating to offer direct access to the investigator via Newswise Live, an interactive virtual event.

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Bio-Engineered Vaginas, How Do They Work? Researcher Takes Your Questions on Newswise Live Event

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Can Animals Really Help People in Hospitals, Aged Care?

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While many people have an opinion on whether animals can help to improve wellbeing and care for patients in hospitals, does anyone really know whether there are benefits both for the patients and the animals themselves?

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Study Finds Jail Time a Rarity for Domestic Violence Perpetrators

A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just one in four incidents resulted in police reports, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers

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The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a new study shows hostile behavior is linked to gamers’ experiences of failure and frustration during play—not to a game’s violent content.

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Children See Domestic Violence That Often Goes Unreported, Research Finds

A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders went to jail and just one in four incidents resulted in police reports, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Poor Quality of Life May Contribute to Kidney Disease Patients’ Health Problems

In African American patients with chronic kidney disease, poor quality of life was linked with increased risks of disease progression and heart problems

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Why We Think We’re Good at Something When We’re Not

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An Iowa State University professor says reality TV shows, like American Idol, are a good example of how we all have a hard time accurately evaluating our abilities.

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