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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

July 25, 2016 — The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado was associated with both increased hospital visits and cases at a regional poison center because of unintentional exposure to the drug by ... read more

Induced Labor Not Associated With Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Study Shows

July 25, 2016 — Induction of labor appears not to be associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in children, a large new study demonstrates. The new finding suggests that concern about autism risk ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development ... read more

Why Do Consumers Participate in 'Green' Programs?

July 22, 2016 — From recycling to reusing hotel towels, consumers who participate in a company's 'green' program are more satisfied with its service, finds a new ... read more

When It Comes to Empathy, Don't Always Trust Your Gut

July 22, 2016 — Is empathy the result of gut intuition or careful reasoning? Research suggests that, contrary to popular belief, the latter may be more the ... read more

Gastrointestinal Disorders Involve Both Brain-to-Gut and Gut-to-Brain Pathways

July 22, 2016 — New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with ... read more

Designer Protein Gives New Hope to Scientists Studying Alzheimer's Disease

July 22, 2016 — Researchers have designed a new protein which strongly resembles Abeta. In people with Alzheimer's, Amyloid-beta (Abeta) proteins stick together to make amyloid fibrils which form clumps between ... read more

Significant Pain Increases the Risk of Opioid Addiction by 41 Percent

July 22, 2016 — What do we really know about the relationship between the experience of pain and risk of developing opioid use disorder? Results from a recent study -- the first to directly address this question -- ... read more

Shaken Baby Syndrome Accepted as Diagnosis by Majority of Physicians

July 22, 2016 — Survey data reveals a high degree of medical consensus that shaking a young child is capable of producing subdural hematoma (a life-threatening pooling of blood outside the brain), severe retinal ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks to determine the precise ... read more

Smokers Quitting Tobacco Also Drink Less Alcohol

July 21, 2016 — People who have recently begun an attempt to quit smoking tobacco are more likely to try to drink less alcohol than other smokers, according to ... read more

July 21, 2016 — In football, player-vs.-player hits will likely cause more severe head impacts than other impacts, according to a new ... read more

Does Social Status Affect Generosity?

July 21, 2016 — High-ranking people don't always turn out to be selfish jerks. It all depends on whether they feel worthy of their prominent social position, new research ... read more

July 21, 2016 — Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining ... read more

July 21, 2016 — More than one in three -- an estimated 328,000 -- students in grades seven to 12 report moderate-to-serious psychological distress, according to new survey results in Ontario, Canada. Girls are twice ... read more

Chronic Low Back Pain Linked to Higher Rates of Illicit Drug Use

July 21, 2016 — People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a ... read more

Here's Why Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores

July 21, 2016 — More than 230 New York City public middle schools were involved in a study that found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, broken furniture, and run-down classrooms made ... read more

Prevalence, Severity of Tinnitus in the US

July 21, 2016 — Approximately one in 10 adults in the US have tinnitus, and durations of occupational and leisure time noise exposures are correlated with rates of tinnitus and are likely targetable risk factors, ... read more

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