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Stress during pregnancy may affect baby's sex, risk of preterm birth
October 15, 2019
It's becoming well established that maternal stress during pregnancy can affect fetal and child development as well as birth outcomes, and a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian now identifies the types of physical a...
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U.S. Supreme Court Deals With Two Cases Affecting Teacher-Retirement Plans
October 15, 2019



Retired teachers from Washington state and Puerto Rico had the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, however briefly or tangentially.
In one case, the justices declined to take up a case involving the accrual of interest in the Washing...
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Hope is a key factor in recovering from anxiety disorders
October 15, 2019
University of Houston associate professor of clinical psychology, Matthew Gallagher, has added his voice to a debate that spans the ages -- the importance of hope. Gallagher reports in that hope is a trait that predicts resilience and recovery from anxiety disorders.
The concept of h...
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Women get half the number of heart attack treatments as men
October 15, 2019
Women receive poorer heart attack treatment than men, even when rates of diagnosis are the same, according to new research.
Widely available drug reduces head injury deaths
October 15, 2019
A low cost and widely available drug could reduce deaths in traumatic brain injury patients by as much as 20%, depending on the severity of injury, according to a major study published in . [1] The researchers say that tranexamic acid (TXA), a drug that prevents bleeding into the brain by inhibit...
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Tissue damage caused by a heart attack to be reduced by 30%?
October 15, 2019
A heart attack is caused by a clot that blocks the artery blood flow. Under these conditions, the affected tissues undergo a rapid necrosis. But why? Scientists discovered that the synthesis of a lipid provokes the necrosis. This lipid accumulates in the absence of oxygen and blocks cellular functio...
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Happy, angry or neutral expressions? Eyes react just as fast
October 15, 2019
Dr Louisa Kulke from the University of Göttingen has investigated how our eyes and brain react when we see emotionally charged or neutral faces. She combined eye-tracking and electroencephalography (EEG). The result: reflex-like eye movements are independent of the expression a face shows; o...
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Changes associated with Alzheimer’s disease detectable in blood samples
October 15, 2019
Researchers have discovered new changes in blood samples associated with Alzheimer's disease. A new international study was conducted on disease-discordant Finnish twin pairs: one sibling suffering from Alzheimer's disease and the other being cognitively healthy. The researchers utilised the latest ...
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Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders
October 15, 2019
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and approx. four per cent of Danish children suffer from febrile convulsions. A study from the Danish National Centre for Register-based Research and the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Ho...
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Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds
October 15, 2019
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers.
The study, published in the journal , examined the effects of mindful...
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