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Pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed

FYI: Nature's ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed. Doh!

The research team studied 68 sexually active women over three months (a total of 171 ovulatory cycles). The women kept diaries of days when intercourse occurred, and collected daily urine specimens. Researchers later used the samples to identify the fertile days in the cycles. Overall, intercourse was 24% more frequent during the fertile days than during the rest of the cycle.

Lead research Professor Allen Wilcox from the National Institute of...
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Aching for the burn

Exercise addiction similar to drug and alcohol abuse

First came the bruises all over her legs, and the chronic "tired to the bone" feeling. Then her periods stopped coming. And she kept losing weight.

For two years, Katherine Kross's doctors puzzled over what could be wrong with this athletic, 39-year-old go-getter from Estes Park. Perhaps she had a tumor on her adrenal gland, they thought — until tests proved otherwise.

It was only when she was referred to a psychotherapist that Kross was...
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Post-traumatic stress develops differently in kids

Parents advised to talk with their child about his or her thoughts and feelings

Doctors say better methods are needed to predict which children who experience a traumatic event such as a car accident will go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

PTSD is a severe reaction to a traumatic event that involves re-experiencing the event through dreams, recollections or flashbacks. Sufferers also avoid reminders of the trauma and feel jumpy and emotionally numb.

Studies have shown a strong connection between experiencing these...
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Eyewitness memory poor in highly intense and stressful situations

Eyewitness memory poor in highly intense and stressful situations
The ability to recognize persons encountered during highly threatening and stressful events is poor in the majority of individuals, according to a Yale researcher.

"Contrary to the popular conception that most people would never forget the face of a clearly seen individual who had physically confronted them and threatened them for more than 30 minutes, a large number of subjects in this study were unable to correctly identify their perpetrator," said Charles Morgan III, , associate...
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