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How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.

Researchers find possible cure for social anxiety disorders

Social phobia is the most common anxiety disorder. But the current treatment regimen for patients with this diagnosis has not proven very effective. Now researchers believe they have found a cure for social anxiety disorders.

Quantum Computing and why we need to replace the Internet

Quantum computers will make today's internet insecure. Therefore, we should consider replacing the current infrastructure now according to Dr. Vadim Makarov.

What this coin can tell us about ancient politics

Situated on the coast of present-day Lebanon, the ancient Phoenician city-state of Sidon was in the middle of the crossfire between the Persians, Greeks and Egyptians. A small lump of metal became an important part of their political and economic balancing act.

Parents with disabled children report different experiences with support services

Little access to information about the support services available could affect who gets help and who doesn't.

The names of Tolkien's universe explained

The works of J.R.R. Tolkien are an excellent introduction to Old English and other historic languages, according to a researcher.

Should you be using Facebook for health information?

"In the future, we will be going less to the doctor, and rather use social media to find out what is the matter with us," says one researcher. She points out that health authorities should have a stronger presence on the web.

Contraception influences sexual desire in committed relationships

How often women in heterosexual couples desire sex depends on how committed the relationship is and what type of birth control the woman uses.

Smartphones can alert caregivers when seniors fall

A smartphone can be an aid for an elderly person who takes a tumble at home. It can capture the sound of the fall from up to five meters away and thus eliminates the need for elders to actually wear equipment or sensors.

Underprivileged youths more prone to mental health problems

One in four young people from poor families struggle with mental health problems, according to a nation wide survey. They are more prone to depressive moods and stress-related problems than young people from resourceful families.
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