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Marijuana Could Help Prevent PTSD Symptoms
2011-09-21 09:14:29

Cannabinoids (marijuana) administration after experiencing a traumatic event blocks the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms in rats.

Exposure To 'White' Light Suppresses Melatonin
2011-09-12 09:39:25

New study reveals: 'White' light suppresses the body's production of melatonin -- a compound that adjusts our biological clock and is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-cancerous properties -- more than orange light.

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2011-07-06 07:47:46

Exceptional detective-archaeological work at the first season of archaeological digs at Tel Shikmona, on the southern edge of Israel’s city of Haifa, has uncovered the remains of a house dating back to the period of the Kingdom of Israel.

2011-03-02 16:25:00

Immunological research at the University of Haifa, Israel, has made a new breakthrough, revealing a critical component in the “decision-making” process of white blood cells that play a role in the healing process from bacterial inflammation.

2011-02-14 15:25:15

Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with prominently different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are considered of normal weight.

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2011-02-07 11:20:44

The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting.

2011-01-27 14:28:17

Viewing TV coverage of terrorist events causes deterioration of psychological resources, such as commitment and a sense of success, and to feeling threatened, which in turn can also lead to loss of resources and other negative affects.

2011-01-25 12:27:58

People diagnosed as psychopathic have difficulty showing empathy, just like patients who have suffered frontal head injury.

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2011-01-24 10:09:39

Fast development is often perceived as an advantage, as it enables better harmony with one’s environment and readiness to cope with the challenges that it poses.

2010-12-23 17:45:36

A new study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector high levels of emotional intelligence empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behavior; however, the same effect was not found within the public sector.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.