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Poor mental health 'both cause and effect' of school exclusion
January 22, 2020
Children with mental health needs require urgent support from primary school onwards to avoid exclusion, which can be both cause and effect of poor mental health, new research concludes.
The research, led by the University of Exeter, and published in , concluded that a swift response ...
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Electronic cigarettes: Not a safe way to light up
January 22, 2020


Electronic cigarettes: Not a safe way to light up

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If you've considered trying electronic cigarettes, you might wonder if they're really a saf...
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What it's like to live without a sense of smell
January 22, 2020
The smell of cut grass, freshly baked bread, childhood memories, lost loved ones, Christmas. What happens when it's all gone?
A new study from the University of East Anglia reveals the huge range of emotional and practical impacts caused by a loss of smell.
It finds that almost...
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Researchers regrow damaged nerves with polymer and protein
January 22, 2020
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have created a biodegradable nerve guide -- a polymer tube -- filled with growth-promoting protein that can regenerate long sections of damaged nerves, without the need for transplanting stem cells or a donor nerve.
So far, the t...
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In Arguments, U.S. Supreme Court Leans Toward Support for Religious School Aid
January 22, 2020




The U.S. Supreme Court heard an intense hour of arguments Wednesday in one of the most significant K-12 education cases in years, with conservative justices suggesting they were inclined to rule for parents who seek to reinstate a Montana tax credit ...
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Cognitive function in people with mental illness
January 22, 2020
A study funded by the Veterans Administration and directed by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown few differences in the profiles of genes that influence cognition between people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and the general population. This surprisin...
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Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?
January 22, 2020

The internet is rife with funny cat videos showing their reactions to a plant commonly known as "catnip." What is catnip, does it affect all felines, is it safe for cats, and should humans use it? This Special Feature investigates these questions and more.
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Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery
January 22, 2020
If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A McGill-led study shows, for the first time, that circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery. Indeed, the researchers demonstrated that anti-i...
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A heart-healthy protein from bran of cereal crop
January 22, 2020
Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the rest of the seed. Now, researchers have identified a protein in this bran that can help stave off atherosclerosis in mice gen...
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Possible Alzheimer’s breakthrough suggested
January 22, 2020
Researchers say they have identified a previously unknown gene and associated protein (which they have named 'aggregatin') which could potentially be suppressed to slow the advance of Alzheimer's disease.
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