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Suicide risk in abused teen girls linked to mother-daughter conflict

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(University of Rochester) University of Rochester researchers identified a stark correlation between both poor mother-daughter relationships and high degrees of conflict -- with the likelihood of suicidal thoughts.
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Cytokine mediates obesity-related factors linked to colorectal cancer

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study describes the mechanistic relationship between the cytokine interleukin-1ß, (IL-1ß) and obesity, showing that when IL-1ß levels are increased in obesity, IL-1 receptor signaling activates multiple pathways leading to colon cancer.
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$11 million NIH grant creates new center for musculoskeletal research at Clemson

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Clemson University) With an $11 million grant from the National Institutes of Health Center for Biomedical Research Excellence, Clemson University has launched the South Carolina Center for Translational Research Improving Musculoskeletal Health, or SC-TRIMH, a new research center that will bring together scientists from across South Carolina to change the way musculoskeletal disorders are diagnosed, treated and even studied.
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For preterm infants, skin-to-skin contact affects

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), skin-to-skin contact with parents influences levels of hormones related to mother-infant attachment (oxytocin) and stress (cortisol) -- and may increase parents' level of engagement with their infants, reports a study in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.
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Managing the complexities and risks of HIV and tuberculosis coinfection

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study identified a significant association between HIV infection and complexities of treating patients with tuberculosis coinfection.
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To track how students ace the LSAT, watch their eyes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(University of California - Berkeley) Neuroscientists are tracking eye movements to understand how practicing tough reasoning tests like the LSAT makes students smarter.
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Social media for medical journals operates in 'wild west,' needs more support to succeed

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Northwestern University) In this first study to examine social media editor roles at medical journals, researchers at Northwestern Medicine found that while medical journals are using social media more to extend the reach of new research, the responsibilities and measures of success for these roles aren't well defined or supported. More support is needed to get the information to the public more efficiently.
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Stem cell biologist Sean Morrison elected to the National Academy of Medicine

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern Professor Dr. Sean Morrison, Director of the Children's Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
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UT Southwestern researcher wins Breakthrough Prize for innate immunity discovery

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) UT Southwestern biochemist Dr. Zhijian "James" Chen today was named winner of the prestigious 2019 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for his discovery of the cGAS enzyme that launches the body's immune defense against infections and cancers. That enzyme patrols the cell's interior and triggers the immune system in response to DNA.
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Government corruption tops 5th annual Chapman University survey of American fears

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Chapman University) More Americans are afraid than ever, according to the 5th annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released today. The 2018 survey revealed that government corruption remains Americans' primary concern, and the state of the environment, which for the first time represents fully half of Americans' top 10 fears.
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La Jolla Institute receives $ 4.5 million Cancer Moonshot award

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Researchers at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) and UC San Diego have been awarded $ 4.5 million as part of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Moonshot initiative. The funding will support research to develop new and improved immunotherapeutic treatment options for patients with head and neck cancer.
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Join GSA in Boston for the nation's premier aging conference!

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting -- the country's largest interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging -- from November 14 to 18 in Boston, Mass. Media representatives intending to cover the meeting may register free of charge.
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Bee social or buzz off: Study links genes to social behaviors, including autism

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Princeton University) A new study published this week found that the social lives of sweat bees -- named for their attraction to perspiration -- are linked to patterns of activity in specific genes, including ones linked to autism.
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Kids health outcomes have more to do with parents level of education than income

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Rutgers University) A recent Rutgers study finds that parents educated beyond high school have healthier families, as they invest more in family health care which reduces the likelihood of adverse medical conditions.
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Colored filter improves dyslexic children's reading speed

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Wed, 2018-10-17 21:00
(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) Volunteers aged 9-10 with dyslexia took less time to read passages from children's books, possibly thanks to attenuated excitability of the cerebral cortex.
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Study finds changes in antiepileptic drug metabolism during different trimesters of pregnancy

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2018-10-17 19:55
During pregnancy, the numerous physiological changes a woman's body undergoes can alter the way medications are metabolized, the rate at which they are cleared, and their overall effectiveness.
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New pragmatic study launched to understand the effectiveness of new type 2 diabetes drug

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Wed, 2018-10-17 07:27
HealthCore, Inc., the outcomes research subsidiary of Anthem, Inc. and Novo Nordisk Inc., which manufacturers the once weekly GLP-1 receptor agonist Ozempic (semaglutide), are working together to launch the first of its kind pragmatic study to understand the benefits of semaglutide as compared with all other available diabetes drugs in a real-world pragmatic clinical trial for Type 2 diabetes - one of the nation's fastest growing chronic diseases.
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Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines associated with suicidal thoughts

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-10-16 23:18
Misuse of prescription opioids or benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) was associated with suicidal ideation in a study of US older adults.
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Antidepressant treatment may lead to improvements in sleep quality of patients with depression

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-10-16 23:03
In a study of 15 patients affected by major depressive disorder and complaining of insomnia, initiating treatment with vortioxetine for their depressive symptoms led to significant improvements in subjective sleep quality and daytime sleepiness.
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Hundreds of dietary supplements shown to contain unapproved drugs

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-10-16 06:33
An investigation has found that hundreds of over-the-counter dietary supplements contain unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients.
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