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Queen's University Belfast, UK, researchers discover how to cut worrying levels of arsenic

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 01:00
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.

5 weeks pregnant: your pregnancy week by week

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
What is happening in week 5 of your pregnancy? You may notice mood swings and breast tenderness. Baby is now the size of a sesame seed.

New dads put on weight, while childless men lose weight

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
Men put on an additional weight of 3.5-4.5 lb on average after becoming a father, finds a new study published in the American Journal of Men's Health.

Low levels of hormone linked to social deficit in autism, Stanford study finds

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 23:00
A brain-chemistry deficit in children with autism may help to explain their social difficulties, according to new findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

CPS updates recommendations for use of palivizumab against RSV

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 08:00
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has updated its recommendations on the use of palivizumab, an antibody used to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.

Choosing Wisely in newborn medicine: Improving health outcomes, reducing costs

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 02:00
Guidelines to help avoid unnecessary and potentially harmful tests and treatmentsAdvances in technology have spurred better outcomes for infants treated in neonatal intensive care units, but...

Cash transfers conditional on schooling do not prevent HIV among young South African women

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 00:00
A Phase III, individually randomized trial has found conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV among high-school aged women in South Africa, investigators from...

Sugary drink consumption, birth weight and adult lifestyle linked to type 2 diabetes risk

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Regular sugary drink consumption and a combination of low birth weight and unhealthy lifestyle in adulthood have been linked to greater risk of type 2 diabetes in two new studies.

Transgender children do not have hormone imbalance, study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Researchers conducting a prospective study of transgender youth have discovered that transgender youth have hormone levels consistent with their birth-assigned genders.

Infants use expectations to shape their brains

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 23:00
Infants can use their expectations about the world to rapidly shape their developing brains, researchers have found.

The ends count starting at birth

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:00
The cognitive system encodes better the first and last syllables of words. Researchers at SISSA, in collaboration with Udine Hospital (Azienda Ospedaliera di Udine), have demonstrated for the first...

First case of prolonged remission in HIV-infected child reported

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00
Clinicians in France report on the case of an 18-year-old patient who has been in virological remission despite not receiving antiretroviral treatment for the past 12 years.

Firstborn children have 'infinitesimally small' IQ lead over siblings

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:00
The age-old debate of whether birth order makes a difference to personality or IQ is addressed in the largest study ever to investigate the issue.

Teens' overall substance use declining, but marijuana use rising

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
Marijuana use in teenagers is on the rise, while cigarette and alcohol use are stable or declining, according to health statistics researchers.

Juvenile inmates have more mental health hospitalizations, Stanford study finds

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 04:00
Juvenile inmates are much more likely to be hospitalized for mental health problems than children and teenagers who are not incarcerated, according to a new study from the Stanford University School...

Gut worms protect babies' brains from inflammation

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:00
A Duke University study in rats finds that gut worms can protect babies' brains from long-term learning and memory problems caused by newborn infections.

Is Facebook use always associated with poorer body image and risky dieting?

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:00
A survey of college-aged women finds that those with the strongest emotional connection to Facebook are less likely to struggle with risky dieting behaviors compared to their peers.

For kids with injured ankles, less treatment may be more

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:00
Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23 percent and save emergency patients both money and time.

Poorer children develop 'smaller brains'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
MRI brain scans and mental tests of children living below the poverty line show that key parts of their brains are smaller in volume and test scores are lower.

How music alters the teenage brain

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 00:00
Music training initiated during high school might hone brain development Music enhances the teenage brain's response to sound; sharpens language skills Band class had larger effect on...