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Saliva Hormones Let Researchers Predict Aggression in Boys
2013-03-26 07:44:39

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior, a new pilot study led by Cincinnati Children´s Hospital Medical Center indicates. The study findings, published this week in Psychiatric Quarterly, suggest a link between aggression and the concentrations of certain hormones in saliva. The research team collected saliva samples from 17 boys ages 7 to 9 who were admitted to the hospital for...

2013-03-21 16:11:34

Findings about testosterone levels illuminate how humans evolved to form alliances After outgrowing teenage infatuations with the girl next door, adult males seem to be biologically designed to avoid amorous attractions to the wife next door, according to a University of Missouri study that found adult males´ testosterone levels dropped when they were interacting with the marital partner of a close friend. Understanding the biological mechanisms that keep men from constantly competing...

2013-03-21 00:20:50

CINCINNATI, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The pilot study, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and published this week online in the journal Psychiatric Quarterly, suggests a link between salivary concentrations of certain hormones and aggression. Researchers, led by Drew Barzman, MD, a child...

2013-03-20 10:31:54

Study highlights brain changes that may underlie transition from aggressive to parental behavior Sexually naïve male mice respond differently to the chemical signals emitted by newborn pups than males that have mated and lived with pregnant females, according to a study published March 20 in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings may help scientists to better understand the changes that take place in the brains of some mammals during the transition into parenthood. Sex...

Thrill Of Crime Linked To Violent Games
2013-03-12 15:28:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Do you enjoy the rush you get from a night spent carjacking playing the latest Grand Theft Auto game? Well, a new study suggests that the thrills you get from that game could be due to the frustrations of being denied the chance to commit real crimes. A report from Ohio State researchers appeared recently in the journal Psychological Science suggesting that people who are frustrated in their attempts to cheat or steal are more likely...

Rats Sniff To Communicate Complex Social Information
2013-03-08 09:43:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Checking out their environment by sniffing is a common behavior for dogs, cats and a number of other mammals. A new study from Case Reserve University School of Medicine reveals that sniffing also serves as a method of communication in rats. This unexpected discovery may help to identify brain regions critical for interpreting communication cues as well as help identify which brain malfunctions can lead to complex social...

2013-03-05 00:20:55

TestroVax(TM) Functional Compound Increases Serum Testosterone Levels by Average of 42.1% in Just 12 Days! NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows testosterone is what makes a man a man, yet for years, testosterone boosters were almost solely the province of competitive bodybuilders. But all that is changing with TestroVax(TM), a revolutionary new product that's generating a surprising amount of excitement among the general consumer market. So why are even...

Men’s Superior Spatial Skills May Be Mere Chance
2013-02-20 08:38:12

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In recent decades, a plurality of studies have emerged confirming an age-old, cross-cultural gender stereotype with which we´re all familiar — namely, that the average man has (slightly) better spatial-navigational skills than the average woman. As study after study has buttressed what appears to be a case of natural chauvinism, the go-to explanation for the discrepancy has gone something like this: The males who...

Aggressive TV Is Making Children Mean, Anti-Social
2013-02-18 12:12:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online It´s safe to say television has not always been seen as an appropriate companion for children. For many years, health officials and child development experts have warned parents about the dangers of placing their children in front of the television for several hours a day. Now, new evidence has shown the question is shifting from “how much” to “which programs.” According to new studies from the...

2013-02-12 13:50:19

Victims of cyberstalking take more self-protective measures, pay higher out-of-pocket costs to combat the problem and experience greater fear over time than traditional stalking victims, said Matt Nobles of Sam Houston State University. Nobles, along with Bradford Reyns of Weber State University, Kathleen Fox of Arizona State University and Bonnie Fisher of the University of Cincinnati, recently published "Protection Against Pursuit: A Conceptual and Empirical Comparison of Cyberstalking...