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About one in 68 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Their parents consistently report greater stress levels, caregiving burden and depression than parents of typically developing children. Chronic caregiving stress has also been associated with poorer physical…
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Scientists have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.The researchers detected frequency-following responses (FFR) coming from a part of the brain not previously known to…
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New research parses out why saturated fats are 'bad' -- and suggests that it may all be in the timing. The findings show that consumption of saturated fats (specifically palmitate) at certain times may 'jet lag' internal body clocks, triggering metabolic disorders.
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A statement on the use of antenatal corticosteroids during the late preterm birth period for women at risk of preterm birth has been released by experts.
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Vibrio parahaemolyticus caused an outbreak of food poisoning in Maryland in 2010. The pathogen strain sequenced from patients proved to be the same strain as one of those found in raw oysters from local restaurants, strong evidence that the oysters were the source of the illness. That particular…
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It's easier than ever to sequence our DNA, but doctors still can't exactly tell from our genomes which diseases might befall us. Now a research team is setting out to change this by going to basics -- to our billion-year-old cousin, baker's yeast. It turns out our billion-year-old cousin can reveal…
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Rewards act as external factors that influence and reinforce learning processes. Researchers have now been able to show that the brain can produce its own learning signals in cases where no such external feedback is available. A report on the mechanisms underlying these self-generated feedback…
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The results of the ground-breaking SALOME research show that chronic heroin addiction now has another effective treatment tool -- hyrdomorphone, a licensed pain medication.
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Researchers have found a promising way to tackle the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. When combined with antipsychotic medication, a rigorous regime of mental and physical exercise can repair what is the most debilitating aspect of the mental illness: deficits in memory, problem…
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There is a well-described association between UV radiation exposure from the sun and the development of melanoma. The development of melanoma independent of sun exposure has only recently been described in mice.
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While controlling blood pressure, blood sugar and LDL-cholesterol levels reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, only 7 percent of diabetic participants in three major heart studies had recommended levels of these three factors, according to new research.
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Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence. As cannabis becomes more socially acceptable, it's important that prospective mums-to-be and clinicians are fully up to speed on the potential harms of using…
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The death of a partner is linked to a heightened risk of developing an irregular heartbeat otherwise known as atrial fibrillation -- itself a risk factor for stroke and heart failure -- for up to a year afterwards, finds new research.
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A state-of-the-art molecular genetic test greatly improves the speed and accuracy with which they can diagnose neurogenetic disorders in children and adults, researchers have discovered.
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Doctors are overdiagnosing asthma, with inhalers frequently dispensed for no good reason, to the point that they have 'almost become a fashion accessory,' argue two leading respiratory doctors in the UK.
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Administering heart resuscitation drugs to patients whose cardiac arrest is witnessed at the time of the attack can improve survival, but needs to be done through an IV line rather than directly into bone marrow as is more commonly done by paramedics, a new study reveals.
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From 1980 to 2014, the prevalence of diabetes more than doubles for men in India and China, a new study concludes. It also suggests that globally, more men than women now have the illness. Half of adults worldwide with diabetes in 2014 lived in five countries: China, India, USA, Brazil and…
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Parkinson disease is a debilitating and incurable neurodegenerative disorder, affecting approximately 1-2% of people over sixty-five years old. Oxidative damage is considered to play a central role in the progression of Parkinson disease and strong evidence links chronic exposure to the pesticide…
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Researchers are working to find a way to determine how serious prostate cancer is when first diagnosed to avoid unnecessary treatments, which can cause life long side effects and even death.
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While young, less educated males are those who share a greater amount of discriminatory content on Facebook, young university females share the least. According to a study conducted by sociologists in Spain, there is a feminine way as well as a masculine way to behave on the Internet: males tend to…
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Children born to mothers who eat salmon when pregnant may be less likely to have doctor diagnosed asthma compared to children whose mothers do not eat it, new research has shown.
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Clozapine (CLZ) is a "gold standard" drug for managing treatment-resistant schizophrenia, who do not respond adequately to first-line antipsychotics. However, despite its efficacy, the use of CLZ is significantly restricted by severe side effects, which are rare but potentially life-threatening.
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For the first time, researchers have developed a microscope capable of observing -- and manipulating -- neural activity in the brains of live animals at the scale of a single cell with millisecond precision. The device, which uses lasers to create holographic images within the brain, is envisioned…
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The largest analysis of GP and nurse consultations to date shows workloads in general practice have increased by 16 percent over the past seven years, with more frequent and longer consultations. The researchers warn the increases are unsustainable, and that general practice in England could be…
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Doctors 3D printed a 15-year-old skull to prepare for surgery to remove a rare tumor lodged deep in his sinuses. The rare and aggressive tumor in Parker's nose is known as juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma, a mass that grows in the back of the nasal cavity and predominantly affects young male…
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