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Sexually satisfied but feeling frumpy: It's body image, not 'the change'
Penn State researchers, who analyzed the responses of midlife women, ages 35 to 55, to a survey on body image, have concluded that the emphasis in US culture on being young and thin has a more important influence than menopause on sexual functioning and satisfaction. (2005-11-10)

Wetness-defying water?
The textbooks say that water readily comes together with other water, open arms of hydrogen clasping oxygen attached to other OH molecules. This is the very definition of (2005-10-13)

Russia as a bride
Not mother Russia but 'bride Russia' is a central theme in the work of many twentieth-century Russian writers and thinkers. The political developments that occurred in twentieth-century Russia, gave rise to a tendency to view the home country as an inaccessible bride held captive by the Russian state. This is what Dutch researcher Ellen Rutten contends in her Ph.D. thesis. (2005-10-10)

Decision makers may be blind to the outcome of their choice
When evaluating facial attractiveness, participants may fail to notice a radical change to the outcome of their choice, according to a study by researchers at Lund University, Sweden, and New York University. Equally surprising, the study shows that participants may produce confabulatory reports when asked to describe the reasons behind their choices. The findings appear in the October 7 issue of Science. (2005-10-06)

Brain remembers familiar faces when choosing potential mate
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the human brain favours familiar-looking faces when choosing a potential partner. (2005-08-31)

Mosquitoes are more attracted to individuals infected with malaria
In the premier open access journal PLoS Biology, a study of children in Kenya reveals that those individuals harboring the transmissible gametocyte stage of malaria parasites are more attractive to the mosquito vectors that spread this disease. (2005-08-08)

Higher medicaid payments are good, but not great
Increased Medicaid payments can improve access and care for beneficiaries, but the effects are not dramatic. (2005-06-02)

Researchers show parents give unattractive children less attention
A researcher at the University of Alberta has shown that parents are more likely to give better care and pay closer attention to good-looking children compared to unattractive ones. (2005-04-12)

Europe faces brain drain and declining patient care unless cancer research funding is doubled
The first survey to analyse the way cancer research is funded in Europe has revealed findings that have major implications for cancer patients and European policy. The survey reveals that the USA spends seven times more per person on cancer research than Europe and that Europe spends proportionately less on preventative and clinical research than on basic science research. Dr Richard Sullivan, chair of the survey's authors, has called for a doubling of cancer research funding in Europe. (2005-03-30)

The best way to get teens to learn
When a teenager knows that learning something will help them attain an intrinsic goal, they are more likely to be interested in learning it. The study was based on adolescents who were told that their learning would either be good for their health (an intrinsic goal) or make them more attractive (an extrinsic goal). This research suggests that intrinsic goals enhance conceptual learning, so teachers should point out the intrinsic value to students learning material. (2005-03-25)

Love at first ... smell
Why do some males smell better than others? Scientists at Cardiff University, in collaboration with colleagues at Max-Plank Society, Germany - and the help of stickleback fish - have identified the chemical responsible. The researchers found in a study of sticklebacks, that males with body odour that is particularly attractive to females produce small protein fragments (known as (2005-03-21)

Falling in love in three minutes or less
It seems that the heart wants what the heart wants - and it can figure it out fairly quickly, according to evolutionary psychologists at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers studied data from 10,526 anonymous participants of speed dating parties and found rare behavioral data on how people genuinely act in dating situations. The data show that, when people meet face-to-face, things like smoking preferences and bank accounts don't seem to figure into the complexities of attraction. (2005-02-11)

Why do some people get bitten by mosquitoes more than others?
Why is it that when you go on holiday some members of your family always seem to get bitten more than others? Researchers supported by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) think they may have found the answer and their work could lead to new types of insect repellent. (2005-01-19)

EURYI Award given for the first time to 25 young European researchers
For the first time, the European research organisations, under the umbrella of the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs), have honoured 25 young researchers with the European Young Investigator Award (EURYI). Over the next five years, four of the prizewinners will conduct research at German institutes. (2004-08-05)

Ads with 'supersized' actors leave men depressed, unhappy with their muscles, UCF study shows
TV images of muscular, bare-chested men lifting weights and endorsing cologne leave men feeling depressed and unhappy with their muscularity, which may lead to steroid abuse and unhealthy, extreme exercising, University of Central Florida researchers have concluded. (2004-05-04)

Physical beauty involves more than good looks
There is more to beauty than meets the stranger's eye, according to results from three studies examining the influence of non-physical traits on people's perception of physical attractiveness. The results, which show that people perceive physical appeal differently when they look at those they know versus strangers, are published in the recently released March issue of Evolution and Human Behavior. (2004-04-15)

'Before and after' diet ads promote bias against overweight people
A particular form of diet advertisement - the (2004-03-11)

ACP hosting summit to address the future of internal medicine and patient care
Leaders from nearly 30 medical organizations will convene in Philadelphia Nov. 1-2, 2003, to address the challenges in today's health care environment that affect patient care and compromise the future of primary care. (2003-10-27)

Sexual pleasure improves after hysterectomy
Many women are concerned that hysterectomy may affect their sexual attractiveness, but a study in this week's BMJ finds that sexual pleasure improves after hysterectomy. (2003-10-02)

Marine Corps experience shown to enhance job prospects
When their tours of active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan are over, Marines who receive an honorable discharge may be welcomed back by some employers with a higher salary for their Marine Corps experience, Penn State researchers have found. (2003-09-29)

The DFG announces EURYI Awards for Germany
The first call for proposals for the European Young Investigator (EURYI) Awards to support and encourage outstanding young researchers from all over the world has been announced. This new European programme for young researchers is managed and funded by the scientific and research funding organisations under the umbrella of the European Union Research Organisations Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs). (2003-09-23)

Safe is sexy
During animal courtship males use strikingly beautiful signals as they compete for the amorous attention of females. Examples include bright feathers of male birds and evening songs of male frogs or crickets. Why are some signals more attractive than others? Females should be attracted to signals that indicate the quality of a suitor as mate and father. But scientist John Christy from the Smithsonian and colleagues discovered a signal that is attractive for another reason. (2003-07-28)

Birds and humans have similar 'shopping' habits
Feeding birds - hummingbirds in the Canadia Rockies - display similar habits to human consumers shopping for food, according to research published in the current edition of Proceedings of the Royal Society. (2003-05-20)

Scholar develops new system for overlooked wares of ancient Greece
Up till now, a small minority of pottery from the earliest Mycenaean civilization has gotten nearly all the attention. Work by University of Cincinnati doctoral candidate Jeffrey L. Kramer is changing that. (2003-01-02)

Americans' self-esteem undermined by focus on body image
American college students are much more likely to worry about the way they look and to spend time obsessing over their bodies than their German counterparts, according to a new study. (2002-11-01)

Grant extends economist's study of out-of-wedlock births
A Johns Hopkins economist will be able to continue his groundbreaking study of the relationship between welfare and out-of-wedlock child bearing with a prestigious MERIT grant from the National Institutes of Health. (2002-01-18)

Creation of molecular nano motor: Fraser Stoddart/UCLA
Chemists at Italy's University of Bologna, UCLA and the California NanoSystems Institute have created a molecular nano motor that does not consume fuels, and is powered only by sunlight. (2000-12-31)

The copycat mating game
Why spend time going out looking for a quality mate when you can just copy somebody else's choice? Mate copying seems logical for birds and fish who tend not to do much thinking. But aren't human beings more independent-minded? It seems not. (2000-12-06)

Economic penalty of extra pounds
Extra pounds can be expensive for middle-aged women, according to University of Michigan researchers analyzing data on more than 7,000 men and women in their 50s and 60s. (2000-11-19)

Cross-dressing in the snake world
Male snakes awakening from hibernation masquerade as females as a smart sexual strategy. Australian and American researchers noticed that male garter snakes start cross- dressing when they are still weak from hibernation, preventing them from wasting valuable energy on courting. (2000-02-22)

Future Chlamydia Screening Should Take Account Of Possible Disadvantages For Women
Any plans to introduce a predominantly woman-centred chlamydia screening programme into the UK should take account of the potential down sides as well as benefits that such an initiative may have, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (1999-04-02)

After Breast Cancer Surgery, Women Most Fear Death, Pain, And Bills
The concerns that loom largest in the minds of breast cancer patients during the first year after surgery are not loss of attractiveness or sexuality, as is often thought, but fear of death, pain, and overwhelming bills, a new multi-ethnic survey shows. (1999-03-22)

Employer Bias Against Obese Persons Isn't Based On Looks, Study Finds
Researchers have speculated that looks motivate employers's reluctance to hire obese persons for jobs in which they have high public visibility. But a new study by Ohio University psychologists suggests it's the activity of the job and the obese person's perceived inability to perform it that deters employment, not physical appearance. (1998-02-23)

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