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Increased attention to sad faces predicts depression risk in teenagers

Teenagers who tend to pay more attention to sad faces are more likely to develop depression, but specifically within the context of stress, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. Researchers at Binghamton University, led by graduate student Cope Feurer and Professor of Psychology Brandon Gibb, aimed to examine whether […]

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Higher BPA levels linked to more asthma symptoms in children

Children in low-income neighborhoods in Baltimore tended to have more asthma symptoms when levels of the synthetic chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in their urine were elevated, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and School of Medicine. While some products, including baby bottles, no longer contain BPA, […]

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Experimental drug for Alzheimer’s may help children with autism

An extensive international study led by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University’s Department of Human Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry found deposits of the tau protein typically found in Alzheimer’s patients in tissues taken from the postmortem brain of a 7-year-old autistic child. The child suffered from the ADNP syndrome, a mutation that causes a […]

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Vertebral fractures up with long-term delay of denosumab

Compared with on-time dosing, delay of denosumab by more than 16 weeks is associated with an increased risk for vertebral fractures, according to a study published online July 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Houchen Lyu, M.D., Ph.D., from the General Hospital of Chinese PLA in Beijing, and colleagues estimated the risk for fracture […]

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Scientists examine reproductive effects of glyphosate in mice

Exposure to the chemical glyphosate changed the level of some ovarian proteins in mice but did not impact ovarian steroid production, an indication glyphosate may not adversely affect reproduction, according to a new study. Two studies, published in the peer-reviewed academic journals Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology and Reproductive Toxicology, analyzed how ovarian function in mice […]

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Low muscle mass, density linked to shorter survival in DLBCL

For patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), the combination of low muscle mass (LMM) and low muscle density (LMD) is an independent prognostic factor for survival, according to a study published in the July issue of Leukemia & Lymphoma. Hánah N. Rier, M.D., from Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, Netherlands, and colleagues examined the […]

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Aged care crisis reflects poor preparation and a broken system

Scott Morrison wasn’t going to be caught out twice. In Hawaii during the bushfires, the prime minister had hesitated before returning (slightly) early. On Tuesday he wasn’t on holiday but starting a tour of several days in Queensland, where there’s a state election in a few months. He aborted the trip on its first morning, […]