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ALS Association Hopes Viral Ice Bucket Challenge Gets Hot Again In 2015

Posted On December 26, 2014

(Undated) -- One of the biggest viral success stories of 2014 raised more than 100-million dollars for medical research this year. Online video of people getting soaked in the "ice bucket challenge" spurred donations to the ALS Association at a rate of 115-million dollars over just six weeks from late July to mid-September. By comparison,…

Exam By Self, Doctor Find Similar Breast Tumors

Posted On December 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Women might be just as good at finding breast tumors as doctors. A new study suggests that most women who do self-exams for breast cancer find tumors at about the same size as doctors. However, older women are more likely to have a tumor discovered via doctor examination. Overall, mammograms are still the…

Study: Punishment Can Worsen Bedwetting

Posted On December 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Punishing children who wet the bed might the situation worse. That's according to a new study that showed children were more likely to wet the bed again or be depressed if they were punished. Nighttime bedwetting, which about a third of parents punish their kids for, is three times more common in boys…

Study: Complex Jobs May Help Brain Aging

Posted On December 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Cognitive decline that comes with aging might be stalled by having a complex job. A recent study suggests that regardless of IQ, people with more complicated jobs are more likely to be better thinkers as they get older. People with careers in fields such as architecture or engineering scored higher on cognitive tests…

Lawmakers Request Review Of NIH Lab’s Animal Research

Posted On December 25, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Four congressional lawmakers are calling for a thorough review of experiments done on baby monkeys at a National Institutes of Health lab. The lab in question conducts maternal deprivation experiments on hundreds of infant monkeys. The animals are subjected to fear, stress, pain-inducing tests and separation from their mothers to assess how…