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The BMI or body mass index has been on the tip of our tongues when it comes to obesity and weight but how important is it, anyway? According to a new study, it may have everything to do with every … Continue reading
Survivors of adolescent and young adult cancer often have stronger social networks than their non-cancer peers, according to researchers, who hope to translate that support into better lives for the nation's growing population of cancer survivors.
Research has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects.
Serious asthma attacks in adults can be reduced by a temporary but significant increase in the dose of inhaled steroids during severe episodes of asthma, according to a new study.
Researchers have revealed that Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system largely produce their own fatty acids in order to create electrical insulation for nerve fibers. This process relies on an enzyme whose absence leads to defective insulation and impaired … Continue reading
A new study performed in the Netherlands has linked exposure to residential air pollution during fetal life with brain abnormalities that may contribute to impaired cognitive function in school-age children. The study reports that the air pollution levels related to … Continue reading
In a new study, two professors are looking at bullying based on stigma — where one is treated unfairly or unjustly due to one's race, sexual orientation, gender, or other characteristic — and examining the methods used to prevent this … Continue reading
Biologists have demonstrated for the first time that electrical patterns in the developing embryo can be predicted, mapped, and manipulated to prevent defects caused by harmful substances such as nicotine. The research suggests that targeting bioelectric states may be a … Continue reading
A new technique will allow for a more accurate diagnosis of patients who cannot actively participate in a speech understanding test because they're too young, for instance, or because they're in a coma. In the longer term, the method also … Continue reading