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Researchers Map the Sexual Network of a High School

Researchers Map the Sexual Network of a High School

For the first time, sociologists have mapped the romantic and sexual relationships of an entire high school over 18 months, providing evidence that these adolescent networks may be structured differently than researchers previously thought.

The results showed that, unlike many adult networks, there was no core group of very sexually active people at the high school. There were not many students who had many partners and who provided links to the rest of the community.

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Memory Training Helps Kids with ADHD

Memory Training Helps Kids with ADHD

A computer program that improves one type of memory appears to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new study findings suggest.

After around 40 kids with ADHD completed more than 20 days of training using the computer program, their parents reported they had significantly fewer problems with attention and hyperactivity, both immediately and three months after the program ended.

Moreover, parents also reported that kids given the treatment showed improvements in attention and were less hyperactive or impulsive, the...
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Almost 500,000 face mental health woes in Indonesia’s tsunami-hit Aceh

Almost 500,000 face mental health woes in Indonesia's tsunami-hit Aceh

Almost 500,000 tsunami survivors are facing mental health problems in Indonesia's Aceh province, the World Health Organisation expert Benedetto Saraceno said, calling for support for those at risk.

"We may expect that almost half a million will experience something that will need psychosocial support and probably some 200,000 or more may require in the future psychiatric care," said WHO expert Benedetto...
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Virtual Therapy

Virtual Therapy
Summary: CyberAnalysis and Mental Health Net are online services that offer psychiatric therapy. Oregon's Portland State University offers its students mental health advice through e-mail.

The convenience of the Internet allows us to shop at 3 and read breaking news before it hits the papers. Now, it lets you receive counseling from the comfort of your very own...
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Community Counselling Services Launches On Line e-Therapy

Community Counselling Services Launches On Line e-Therapy

Online e-Therapy is now becoming a popular form for dealing with stress, divorce, depression and other emotional issues.

While E-therapy is a relatively new medium of helping people resolve life and relationship issues, it has become a popular way of seeking help. Utilizing the power and convenience of the Internet to allow simultaneous or time-delayed (email) communication between an individual and a professional therapist. Now people that have little time, are too far away from...
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Search Engine Users’ Behavior

Search Engine Users' Behavior

Internet users are extremely positive about search engines and the experiences they have when searching the internet. But these same satisfied internet users are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results.

Internet users behave conservatively as searchers: They tend to settle quickly on a single search engine and then stick with it, rather than switching as search technology evolves or comparing...
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Film captures suicides on Golden Gate Bridge

Film captures suicides on Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge officials are seething that a moviemaker who told them he was working on a "day in the life" project about the landmark was, in fact, capturing people on film as they jumped to their deaths.

Eric Steel initially told officials he planned to spend a year filming the "powerful and spectacular interaction between the monument and nature" and that his work was to be the first in a series of documentaries about national monuments such...
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