الاثنين، 24 أغسطس 2015

ScienceDaily: Top News

ScienceDaily: Top News


Magnetic stimulation effective in reducing bed-wetting

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:53 PM PDT

Bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, causes distress in children and young adults, as well as for their parents or caregivers. The causes are not fully understood and there may be both physiological and psychological components to the condition. Researchers now report that repetitive sacral root magnetic stimulation can reduce the frequency of nighttime bed-wetting and improve quality-of-life for sufferers.

Same-sex couples face more obstacles to infertility treatment

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

Same-sex couples encounter more obstacles to treatment for infertility than opposite-sex couples, suggests a new study.

How nations' policies affect mothers' ability to balance work-family life

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

When it comes to supporting working mothers, the United States' work-family welfare policies leave much to be desired, according to a comparative study of working mothers in multiple countries.

US has 5 percent of world's population, but had 31 percent of its public mass shooters from 1966-2012

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

Despite having only about 5 percent of the world's population, the United States was the attack site for a disproportionate 31 percent of public mass shooters globally from 1966-2012, according to new research.

People's spiritual awareness varies throughout the day

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

People who report having spiritual awareness have it vary throughout the day, rather than being constant, according to a new study.

Polygamy and alcohol linked to physical abuse in African marriages

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose husbands don't abuse alcohol, new research shows.

Want a better relationship and a better sex life?

Posted: 23 Aug 2015 06:18 AM PDT

If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research.

Self-healing landscape: Landslides after earthquake

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:49 PM PDT

In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often enormous and dangerous,  declines, in fact independently of meteorological events and aftershocks. Even after strong earthquake the activity of landslides returns back over the course of one to four years to the background level before the earthquake.

Local food movement rooted in relationships and values

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:49 PM PDT

According to a new study, people are shopping farmers markets and joining food coops at record numbers because they enjoy knowing who grows their food. These so-called 'locavores' are also driven to eat locally grown produce and meat because their commitment to do so makes them feel a part of something greater than themselves -- a community that shares their passion for a healthy lifestyle and a sustainable environment.

Unmarried women: Politically cohesive, more concerned about women's status

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:49 PM PDT

Why do unmarried women tend to be more liberal and Democratic than their married counterparts? A key reason is because unmarried women -- those who have never been married and those who are divorced -- are more concerned about the status of women as a collective group, suggests a new study.

Women more likely than men to initiate divorces, but not non-marital breakups

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:49 PM PDT

Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study.

Veterans live in more diverse neighborhoods than their civilian counterparts of same race

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:48 PM PDT

When members of the US military leave the service, they tend to settle in neighborhoods with greater overall diversity than their civilian counterparts of the same race, according to a new study.

TV's subliminal influence on women's perception of pregnancy and birth

Posted: 22 Aug 2015 12:48 PM PDT

In an era where popular culture is increasingly recognized for its impact on lay understanding of health and medicine, few scholars have looked at television's powerful role in the creation of patient expectations, especially regarding pregnancy and birth.

Worming our way to a new understanding of behavior

Posted: 21 Aug 2015 11:18 AM PDT

The wriggling and writhing of worms may hold clues to the inner workings of our brains, according to scientists who have developed a pioneering tool to analyze a worm's posture as it wriggles, and will use the tool to investigate how exactly the worm's brain controls its movements.

Program to reduce work-family conflict pays for itself

Posted: 21 Aug 2015 08:11 AM PDT

An effective program to reduce work-family conflict leads to reduced turnover and other cost savings for employers, reports a new study. At an estimated cost of $690 per employee, the program yielded savings of $1,850 per employee (in 2011 dollars). The program had a positive ROI of 1.68 -- for every dollar spent on STAR, average organizational costs fell by $1.68.