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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:26 EST
Maternal micronutrients, nurturing environment boost child development
A new study offers a recipe for parents who want smarter kids: maternal micronutrient supplements during pregnancy, early life nurturing, happy moms, and educated parents.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:14 EST
Smoking related imagery absent from only one James Bond movie to date
Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds a new analysis.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:03:26 EST
Acupuncture may alleviate babies' excessive crying (infantile colic)
Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic -- those who cry for more than three hours a day on three or more days of the week -- reveals research.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:14:00 EST
Student, professor use sports analytics to discover NCAA ranking patterns
Does conference size impact conference rankings in NCAA men's basketball? According to research and analysis, it does.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:11:00 EST
Access to health care strengthens communities
New research has focused on an aspect of the ACA/health care debate that hasn’t really been discussed—the social impact on communities. The author of a new report was able to control for income level and other factors and still finds issues with trust, support and other issues in communities where members are uninsured.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:10:58 EST
For first time ever, x-ray imaging captures material defect process
A new approach has been uncovered to detail the formation of material defects at the atomic scale and in near-real time, an important step that could assist in engineering better and stronger new materials.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:06:18 EST
Study finds high survival rate for elderly patients with implantable defibrillator
Of patients over age 65 who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) after surviving sudden cardiac arrest or a near-fatal arrhythmia, almost 80 percent survived two years—a higher rate than found in past trials performed to demonstrate the efficacy of the devices in this situation, according to a study.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:31 EST
Persistent infection keeps immune memory sharp, leading to long-term protection
For many infectious diseases, a single bout of the illness protects a person against contracting it again. Sometimes, the infecting microbe persists in the body long after symptoms resolve. Now, researchers studying the tropical parasite Leishmania have found a clue to explain the link between long-term immunity and long-term infection: The parasite is constantly multiplying and being killed by immune cells, keeping the immune system alert and prepared for any new encounters with the parasite.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:19:14 EST
Now drivers can hear ambulances no matter how loud their music is playing
If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped already to receive warning signals on its audio system, thanks to a new solution developed by students in Sweden.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:19:12 EST
Every meal triggers inflammation
When we eat, we do not just take in nutrients – we also consume a significant quantity of bacteria. The body is faced with the challenge of simultaneously distributing the ingested glucose and fighting these bacteria. This triggers an inflammatory response that activates the immune systems of healthy individuals and has a protective effect, as doctors have proven for the first time. In overweight individuals, however, this inflammatory response fails so dramatically that it can lead to diabetes.
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