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Sunday, October 19, 2014

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

ScienceDaily: Top Health News

New test scans all genes simultaneously to identify single mutation causing child's rare genetic disease

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 09:26 AM PDT

Sequencing the DNA of children with mystery genetic disorders produced a definitive diagnosis in 40 percent of one hospital's most complex cases -- a quantum leap from the field's 5-percent success rate 20 years ago.

Women driven by status, wealth rather than wanting babies, study suggests

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 05:54 PM PDT

Women are more driven to seek wealth and status than they are to reproduce, a new study suggests. The research says although low fertility may seem to go against traditional ideas about evolutionary success, a woman will delay and reduce her fertility if it brings her opportunities for higher status. The findings are based on interviews with 9,000 women in Mongolia, a country that underwent a sudden transition from a Soviet-style state to mass privatization.

YouTube as peer support for severe mental illness

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 03:37 PM PDT

People with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder use a popular social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support, researchers report.

Using feminist theory to understand male rape

Posted: 17 Oct 2014 08:11 AM PDT

Decades of feminist research have framed rape and sexual assault as a 'women's issue', leaving little room for the experiences of male victims. But a new study suggests that feminist theory, with its focus on the gendered nature of rape, can also help us understand the stigmas, social constructions and realities associated with male rape.

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