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Allie;s Voice – Episode 1

Many adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have more social connections than peers

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.

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New Rx for allergic contact dermatitis

Research has found a promising new treatment for allergic contact dermatitis that offers an alternative to corticosteroids and their possible side effects.

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Serious asthma attacks reduced by temporary quadrupling of steroid inhaler, study finds

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.

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Enzyme ensures thick insulation

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

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Air pollution linked to brain alterations and cognitive impairment in children

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

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Bullying based on stigma has especially damaging effects

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

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Researchers rescue embryos from brain defects by re-engineering cellular voltage patterns

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

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Got the message? Your brainwaves will tell

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

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Algorithm shows differences between nurse, doctor care

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has published the first quantitative study on the divergent scopes of practice for nurses and doctors. The study uniquely leveraged computer science technology to compare individual-level patient care provided by nurses and doctors using information … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment, gender stereotypes prevalent among youth

Young women enrolled in high schools and colleges told researchers that people routinely make sexual comments, both in-person and online, about them and their bodies.

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