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February 28, 2017

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February 28, 2017

Ski Helmets Lessens Severity of Injuries, Research Finds

Feb. 28, 2017 — New research focused on helmet safety and injury prevention among young skiers and snowboarders. The research found that children who wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding sustain less severe ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — The skin cells of four adults with schizophrenia have provided an unprecedented 'window' into how the disease began while they were still in the womb, according to a recent ... read more

How After-Hours Trading Sheds Light on Investor Sentiment

Feb. 27, 2017 — Overnight market activity -- between the time the market closes and re-opens the next day -- provides a goldmine of information about investor sentiment at the firm level, or pertaining to specific ... read more

Preventing, Treating Smoking in Children and Youth

Feb. 27, 2017 — A first-ever guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care on tobacco use by children and youth aged 5 to 18 years recommends that physicians should play a more active role in the ... read more

Ketogenic Diet Shown Safe, Effective Option for Some With Rare and Severest Form of Epilepsy

Feb. 27, 2017 — In a small phase I and II clinical trial, researchers and colleagues elsewhere found that the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet was a safe and effective treatment option for the majority of ... read more

Alzheimer's Drug Prescribed Off-Label Could Pose Risk for Some

Feb. 25, 2017 — Donepezil, a medication that is approved to treat people with Alzheimer's disease, should not be prescribed for people with mild cognitive impairment without a genetic test. Researchers ... read more

Watching Birds Near Your Home Is Good for Your Mental Health

Feb. 25, 2017 — People living in neighborhoods with more birds, shrubs and trees are less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and stress, according to new ... read more

New Software Allows for 'Decoding Digital Brain Data'

Feb. 24, 2017 — New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time ... read more

Clues to Relationship Between Schizophrenia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Feb. 24, 2017 — A bioinformatics study identifies genetic variants with differing effects on risk of rheumatoid arthritis and ... read more

Teach Yourself Everyday Happiness With Imagery Training

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that self-guided positive imagery training can successfully combat negative emotions in our daily lives. This tool is so powerful that it also changes the way our brain ... read more

Feb. 24, 2017 — Several newly discovered variants of a gene increase the risk of developing anxiety disorders. A research team aims to derive new therapies from this finding which are better tailored to the ... read more

Regular Aerobic Exercise Beginning in Middle Age May Lessen Severity of Stroke in Old Age

Feb. 24, 2017 — Regular aerobic exercise may protect the collateral circulation and lessen the severity of strokes later in ... read more

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Elevated Stress Levels Among Norway's Youngest Children in Childcare

Feb. 24, 2017 — Norwegian researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in 112 toddlers from 85 different childcare centers in six municipalities, approximately five months after they started attending. Children ... read more

Men With Superior Higher Cognitive Ability Better at Taking Heart Medication

Feb. 24, 2017 — After a heart attack, it is important for patients to take medication that lowers cholesterol levels. In a new study, researchers found that general cognitive ability (intelligence) has a bearing, in ... read more

Human Neurons in Mouse Brains Are More Susceptible to Alzheimer's Pathology

Feb. 24, 2017 — Cells behave differently when removed from their environments, just as cells that develop in cultures do not behave like cells in living creatures. To study the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in a ... read more

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Detected With Brain Training Game

Feb. 24, 2017 — Researchers demonstrated the potential of a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI), without the need for an examiner, ... read more

Feb. 25, 2017 — A new database of bottlenose dolphin DNA and associated proteins just completed could possibly aid in dolphin care and research of human medical problems such as stroke and kidney ... read more

Study Supports Change to FAST Mnemonic for Stroke

Feb. 23, 2017 — A retrospective study indicates that missed stroke diagnoses can be significantly reduced by adding balance and vision problems to the list of presenting symptoms commonly known as ... read more

Novel Amyloid Structure Could Lead to New Types of Antibiotics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Researchers have discovered unique amyloid fibers used by the highly drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacterium (which causes MRSA). The findings could lead to new types of antibiotics with a ... read more

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