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Article ID: 14487

Flea Collars May Expose Children to Insecticides

American Chemical Society (ACS)

When children pet the family dog, are they exposed to flea collar insecticides present in the animal's coat? That's the subject of a novel study by Mississippi researchers described at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

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Article ID: 14474

Students Get Better Grades when Tested Frequently

Ohio State University

Students may hate frequent tests in their classes, but new research by an Ohio State professor suggests this teaching strategy may help them earn better grades.

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Article ID: 14498

Behavioral Program Boosts Antibody for Breast Cancer

Ohio State University

Women with breast cancer who participated in a psychological intervention program showed lower levels of a stress hormone and higher levels of a antibody that fights breast tumors than did other patients, a new Ohio State study has found.

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Article ID: 14472

Some Adults Believe Illness Can Be "Payback" for Bad Behavior

Ohio State University

A new study at Ohio State suggests that up to 44 percent of adults believe that, in some cases, people may get a serious illness because they deserve it for bad behavior.

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Article ID: 14511

Creative Approach to Stopping HIV

University of Arizona

Chemists at the University of Arizona in Tucson may be closer than ever to stopping HIV (human immunodeficiency virus.) They are using a unique approach based on understanding the interactions of the virus with cells at the most fundamental, molecular level.

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Capitalism and Michael Jordan

Cornell University

With references to Nike marketing techniques, "Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism," by Cornell historian Walter LaFeber, describes "how the devices of triumphant capitalism, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, are conquering the world, one mind -- one pair of feet -- at a time."

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Article ID: 14508

Parental Alcoholism Linked to Kids' Behavioral Problems

University of Iowa

Current University of Iowa Health Care research suggests that children of alcohol-dependent parents are at greater risk for several different types of childhood psychiatric disorders. The study also showed that when a parent has both alcoholism and antisocial personality disorder, the alcoholism seems to contribute more to a child's behavioral difficulties.

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Article ID: 14507

August 20th Tipsheet from Temple University

Temple University

1- Kids off to college, keep on talking; 2- School violence

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Education

Article ID: 14506

Genes Involved in Breast Cancer Spread Discovered

University of Iowa

Findings from a University of Iowa Health Care study may provide important new clues in understanding how breast cancer spreads.

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Infrastructure Key to Recovery from Turkey Quake

University at Buffalo

While news reports have focused on the shoddy construction methods that caused thousands of buildings to fail, a key to Turkey's recovery from Tuesday's earthquake is the condition of its roads and bridges in the quake's aftermath, according to a University at Buffalo engineer who is part of a reconnaissance team that is in Istanbul to evaluate the earthquake damage.

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