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Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it's not needed and harming healthy cells. To minimize this risk, researchers have developed nanoparticles that only release a drug…
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Research highlights positive strengths in developmental learning for Latino children in low-income households based on their interactive play skills.
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Regular exercise improves balance for people with dementia and reduces dependence on assistance. This according to new research on healthcare for people suffering from dementia.
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Patients are often unaware that choosing the right hospital is very important to having a good outcome. A novel study showed that patients undergoing surgery at Magnet hospitals recognized for nursing excellence, and good nurse staffing, have better outcomes at the same or lower costs as other…
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Analyses of the results of a survey of Colorado high school students suggest there may be a potential association between substance use and indoor tanning, according to an article.
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Yo-yoing between eating well during the week and binging on junk food over the weekend is likely to be just as bad for your gut health as a consistent diet of junk, new research suggests.
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When it comes to good leadership at the Olympic level, age trumps physical stature, new research indicates. The work analyzed the height and weight data of 2,801 athletes at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games across a range of team sports, including basketball, football, wheelchair rugby…
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A new study takes a closer look at the nature of cyberloafing and finds that when it comes to stopping it, a democratic approach works wonders. Cyberloafing costs hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity in the United States annually, say authors.
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Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making -- even if you're a rat. Scientists have discovered rats behaved like problem gamblers when sound and light cues were added to a "rat casino" model. What's more, the researchers were able to correct the behavior by…
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Hematology researchers have used a single injection of gene therapy to correct a rare bleeding disorder, factor VII deficiency, in dogs. This success in large animals holds considerable potential for a safe, effective and long-lasting new treatment in humans with the same bleeding disorder.
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To ensure that they receive proper care after surgery, patients are frequently referred by hospitals to inpatient facilities such as skilled nursing homes or inpatient rehabilitation centers or to receive home health care and other outpatient services. This type of care, called post-acute care, now…
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Neuroscientists have identified the brain network system that causes us to stumble and stall just when we least want to. Previous research has shown that people tend to exert more force when they know they are being watched. For example, pianists unconsciously press keys harder when they play in…
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Diseased hearts may be thrown out of rhythm by structural differences -- now visible for the first time -- in protein groups that connect heart muscle cells, according to the authors of a new study.
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92 percent of both large-chain and non-chain restaurants serve meals exceeding recommended calorie requirements for a single serving, a new study has concluded. The researchers suggest offering consumers smaller portions at lower prices.
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Genetics play a key role in knee pain sensitivity, according to a team of researchers studying knee osteoarthritis patients. A new study focused on this subject, looking at how arthritis affects mood and interactions with each other.
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A high proportion of older adults entering long-term care homes in Ontario are B12 deficient, with more developing deficiencies over the course of their first year in residence, according to research. There is a connection between B12 deficiency and several serious health conditions.
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The cancer-causing Epstein-Barr virus tricks B-Cells of the human immune system into rapid cell division. To satisfy demand for more building parts, host cells will chew up their insides to free up more amino acids, fats and nucleotides. The virus also switches the cell's source of fuel to keep…
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Children who participate in group learning develop better decision-making skills than children who study the same curriculum via teacher-led discussions, suggests a new study. More than 760 fifth-grade students were involved in the study, which compared the efficacy of collaborative group work with…
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Intimate partner violence severity has a statistically significant association with depression symptom severity among pregnant women and new mothers living in poor neighborhoods in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a cohort study.
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Post-term deliveries, even among low-risk pregnancies, are associated with increased short-term risks to newborns, including illnesses and infections. The study isolates the post-term due date as a single, influential risk factor for the first time.
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While emergency department visits for young adults ages 19 to 25 decreased slightly overall following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visits for mental illnesses in this age group increased 'significantly,' as did diseases of the circulatory system, according to a study.
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When assessing a future partner, do we rank education as important criteria for success of the match? Age, appearance, intelligence, social status and chemistry are fundamental. But, is education up there with them? Researchers used an online dating field experiment to look closer at the issue,…
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Texting while driving is a significant risk factor for automobile collisions, and cell phone use while driving is especially prevalent among young people. More than half (52 percent) of a sample of 861 college students in a recent survey reported that they had texted while driving at least once in…
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13 new articles by Veterans Affairs researchers and colleagues are looking at differences in aging and mortality between veteran and non-veteran women.
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Influenza causes serious illness among millions of people each year, resulting in 250,000 to 500,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. Those most at risk include infants younger than six months, because they cannot be vaccinated against the disease. Now, researchers have…
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