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October 23, 2016

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October 23, 2016

Fake IDs Are a Red Flag for Problem Behaviors

Oct. 21, 2016 — Have you heard of the CNN effect? There is also a “fake ID effect:” This is when a fake piece of identification facilitates later harms. Researchers already know that underage college students ... read more

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Inflammation Triggers Unsustainable Immune Response to Chronic Viral Infection

Oct. 21, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development, say ... read more

Would People Be Happier (and Healthier) If We Could Make Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?

Oct. 21, 2016 — At the second annual International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium, scientists, doctors, chefs and food scientists discuss flavor perception and quality of life for people who can't enjoy ... read more

The Importance of the Amount of Physical Activity on the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research reveals the importance of both the amount and timing of physical activity in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), as well as aiding the management of the disease in ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — For the first time, scientists have revealed the mechanics of how bacteria build up slimy masses, called biofilms, cell by cell. When encased in biofilms in the human body, bacteria are a thousand ... read more

Same Day Return to Play After Concussion Still Common Among Youth Athletes

Oct. 21, 2016 — Concussion guidelines published over the past decade -- and laws in all states -- now discourage youth athletes from returning to play if they display any signs of concussion after an injury. ... read more

Visits to Pediatric Emergency Departments for Headache Pain in Children Are on the Rise

Oct. 21, 2016 — There is a growing body of evidence that pediatric emergency departments are seeing a steady increase in the number of children presenting with ... read more

Adverse Events Affect Children's Development, Physical Health and Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — It's known that adverse childhood experiences carry over into adult life, but a new study is focusing on the effect of these experiences in the childhood ... read more

Most Adults Surveyed Don't Know E-Cigarette Use Deposits Nicotine on Indoor Surfaces

Oct. 21, 2016 — Most U.S. adults surveyed in 2015 agree that e-cigarette use should not be allowed in places where smoking is prohibited. Yet one-third of respondents allow use of the devices within their home, and ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Head Lice Outbreaks in Camp Settings Cause Substantial Burden on Kids, Staff

Oct. 21, 2016 — New research finds that lice can be the end of a happy summer for many kids at sleepaway ... read more

Youth Motocross Racing Injuries Severe Despite Required Safety Gear

Oct. 21, 2016 — A study at a Pennsylvania trauma center found competitive youth motocross athletes suffer potentially life-threatening injuries despite wearing helmets and other safety gear required on the ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a potential way to create an antimicrobial drug that would stop one of the world’s most prevalent foodborne bugs causing gastroenteritis in ... read more

New Compound Shows Promise in Treating Multiple Human Cancers

Oct. 21, 2016 — A newly discovered compound has been shown by researchers to block a protein that is essential for the sustained growth of up to a quarter of all ... read more

Study Links Changes in Collagen to Worse Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

Oct. 21, 2016 — The first evidence linking a disturbance of the most common protein in the body with a poor outcome in pancreatic cancer has been uncovered by a team of ... read more

New Smart Gloves to Monitor Parkinson's Disease Patients

Oct. 21, 2016 — Prescribing a medication plan for a patient with Parkinson’s disease is a big challenge for doctors, but now a biomedical engineering professor and his students are making great strides in solving ... read more

Discrimination Based on Weight Doubles Health Risks

Oct. 21, 2016 — How society treats overweight people makes health matters worse, a new study has found. Among the findings, authors note that people who experience weight discrimination often shun social interaction ... read more

Mortality and Cardiovascular Disease: You Don't Have to Be an Olympic Athlete to Reduce the Many Risk Factors

Oct. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that even low physical fitness, up to 20% below the average for healthy people, is sufficient to produce a preventive effect on most of the risk factors that affect people with ... read more

Polymer Scaffolds Build a Better Pill to Swallow

Oct. 21, 2016 — Nanoparticle drugs can make it easier for medications to reach their targets, say researchers. The researchers have developed a polymeric 'scaffold' that helps drugs that often have trouble ... read more

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