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Cyberbullying linked to suicidal behavior and self-harm among young victims

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:43
Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide than non-victims.

Study: Telemedicine may be as effective as in-person care for people with Parkinson's disease

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:18
For people with Parkinson's disease, seeing a neurologist by video conference from their homes may be as effective as their usual in-person care with their local physician, according to a new study published in the August 16, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Researchers explore if deep-sea sponges could be new source of potential antimicrobials

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:56
Marine sponges and the deep-sea ecosystem are comparatively under-studied and under-exploited compared with life in shallower waters - but a team of scientists from the University of Plymouth are identifying and developing potential new antimicrobials produced by the microbiome of sponges which live deep beneath the ocean surface.

Families incur largest financial burden linked to dementia care

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:26
A new study on the lifetime cost of dementia indicates that families of people living with the disease incur the largest financial burden.

Thriving at elite sports far more complex than it appears, research says

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:20
Usain Bolt. Serena Williams. Cristiano Ronaldo. Those at the top of their sporting game put their heart and soul into doing their best, but new research has shed light on why thriving at elite sports is far more complex than it appears.

Depression casts long shadow over people’s past memories, research shows

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 18:17
Depressed people have a peculiar view of the past – rather than glorifying the ‘good old days’, they project their generally bleak outlook on to past events, according to new research.

Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:58
In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots tiny amounts of cancer-specific DNA in blood and have used it to accurately identify more than half of 138 people with relatively early-stage colorectal, breast, lung and ovarian cancers.

Smoking linked to increased risk of aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 17:47
In a new study, researchers report people who have experienced an aneurysm have another reason to quit smoking.

Scientists use magnetic nanoparticles to trigger activity deep inside the brain

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:20
Scientists have used magnetism to activate tiny groups of cells in the brain, inducing bodily movements that include running, rotating and losing control of the extremities -- an achievement that could lead to advances in studying and treating neurological disease.

Study finds link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:17
Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The link was stronger among women who worked night shifts.

Impaired DNA replication may lead to trans-generational inheritance of epigenetic changes

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:04
Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for up-to five generations.

Chapman University research explores substance abuse among transgender adolescents in California

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:32
Chapman University has published research on substance abuse among transgender students in California. The research looked at students in middle and high schools in nearly every school district in California.

New synthetic antifreeze could make aeroplane wing design, organ transplants more effective

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:27
The design of aeroplane wings and storing organs for transplant could both become safer and more effective, thanks to a synthetic antifreeze which prevents the growth of ice crystals, developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.

New multicolor MRI approach could aid disease diagnosis

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:11
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a method that could make magnetic resonance imaging--MRI--multicolor.

Study finds link between elemental sulfur use and respiratory problems in farmworkers' children

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:02
Elemental sulfur, the most heavily-used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.

Frequent e-cigarette use may play vital role in smoking cessation

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:56
Among U.S. adults who were established smokers in the past five years, those who use e-cigarettes daily were significantly more likely to have quit cigarettes compared to those who have never tried e-cigarettes.

Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:49
Research conducted by a team of Norton Thoracic Institute scientists on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer was published in the August 15, 2017 issue of Cancer Research.

Researchers discover synthetic compound effective at relieving neuropathic pain

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:41
A team of scientists led by chemists Stephen Martin and James Sahn at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway.

Research highlights need for expert treatment to manage subarachnoid hemorrhages

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:21
Research led by the head of the Barrow Neurological Institute and published in the July 20, 2017 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine reveals that subarachnoid hemorrhages, which are caused by ruptured brain aneurysms, account for 5-10 percent of all strokes and are best managed by experienced and dedicated experts at high-volume centers with neurosurgeons, endovascular surgeons and stroke neurologists.

New analysis finds link between cloudy drinking water and gastrointestinal illness

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:12
Cloudy drinking water, even if it's within the limits allowed by some cities, was linked to increased cases of gastrointestinal illness, according to new Drexel University analysis.

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