Influence of C-section, formula feeding and antibiotics on infant gut microbiome  [LINK]
Researchers characterize the combined influence of cesarean delivery, antibiotic treatment, and formula feeding on the development of gut microbiota in infants. [Read More]
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Larger-dose opioid prescriptions not coming from emergency departments, study shows  [LINK]
Opioid prescriptions from the emergency department (ED) are written for a shorter duration and smaller dose than those written elsewhere, shows new research led by Mayo Clinic. The study, published to... [Read More]
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Patients who get opioids in the ER are less likely to use them long-term  [LINK]
Compared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescri... [Read More]
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New study analyzes causes of 2010 landslide in Saint-Jude, Quebec  [LINK]
New study discusses triggers of the Saint-Jude landslide in Quebec that occurred in nearly 10,000-year-old sensitive clay sediment that 'liquefies' when disturbed. [Read More]
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Weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings, study suggests  [LINK]
Helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study. [Read More]
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Discovering potential therapeutic protein inhibitors for Chagas disease  [LINK]
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Nagasaki University have identified four potential protein inhibitors and unlocked drug discovery strategies for the treatment of Chagas disea... [Read More]
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How forest fires spoil wine  [LINK]
If wine is cultivated where forest fires occur more often, such as in Australia or Italy, aromas that make the alcoholic drink unpalatable can develop in the finished product. Until now, it wasn't kno... [Read More]
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Serum Institute's vaccine demonstrates significant efficacy against severe rotavirus  [LINK]
Results from a Phase 3 efficacy study in India of the Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.'s rotavirus vaccine BRV-PV (known as ROTASIIL®) were published in the journal Vaccine. The study showed the... [Read More]
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By concealing identities, cryptocurrencies fuel cybercrime  [LINK]
Can criminals use cryptocurrency to hide their identities and activities? Elnur/Shutterstock.comWhen hackers hold their victims’ data for ransom, as happened in the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomw... [Read More]
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Secret weapon for space travelers: A steady diet of TV?  [LINK]
Deep-space journeys will have plenty of downtime. studiostoks/Shutterstock.comNo one knows for sure what a long-range space journey will be like for the people on board. Nobody in the history of our s... [Read More]
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Teens and parents in Japan and US agree – mobile devices are an ever-present distraction  [LINK]
How does technology affect family relationships? Syda Productions/Shutterstock.comAs a university professor and a mother of teen boys, I am immersed in a world of young faces buried in their phones. T... [Read More]
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Newly revealed autism-related genes include genes involved in cancer  [LINK]
Researchers in Italy have applied a computational technique that accounts for how genes interact, to find new networks of related genes that may be involved in autism spectrum disorder. Some of the ge... [Read More]
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Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 after new Canadian donation policy  [LINK]
Organ donation in Ontario increased 57 percent since 2006 when the province introduced a Canadian policy that allows donation of organs after circulatory functions cease, called circulatory determinat... [Read More]
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Study finds up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana  [LINK]
A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostl... [Read More]
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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed  [LINK]
The brain plays an active role much earlier than previously thought. Long before movement or other behaviors occur, the nascent brain of an embryonic frog instructs normal muscle and nerve patterning ... [Read More]
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A preparative-scale reaction using platinum clusters with a single-digit atomicity realized  [LINK]
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have recently developed a fully scalable method for the synthesis of atom-precise platinum clusters for potential use in catalytic applications... [Read More]
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MRI contrast agent locates and distinguishes aggressive from slow-growing breast cancer  [LINK]
A new magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent being tested by researchers at Case Western Reserve University not only pinpoints breast cancers at early stages but differentiates between aggressive a... [Read More]
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For a better 'I,' there needs to be a supportive 'we'  [LINK]
If you're one of those lucky individuals with high motivation and who actively pursues personal growth goals, thank your family and friends who support you. [Read More]
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Can stevia help treat metabolic syndrome?  [LINK]
Increasingly popular as a calorie-free sweetener, steviol, as well as other extracts of the Stevia rebaudiana (SR) plant have pharmacological and therapeutic activity, including effects that make them... [Read More]
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Researchers identify gene variants linked to a high-risk children's cancer  [LINK]
Pediatric researchers investigating the childhood cancer neuroblastoma have identified common gene variants that raise the risk of an aggressive form of that disease. The discovery may assist doctors ... [Read More]
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Psychological impacts of natural disasters on youth  [LINK]
Professor of Psychology/Pediatrics, University of Miami, Annette M. La Greca, is fully aware of children's reaction to trauma. Her research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth since Hurricane ... [Read More]
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Do you really need that MRI?  [LINK]
Do you really need that MRI? Your doctor may order an MRI based on factors other than your actual medical need for imaging, researchers in UT Southwestern's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Resear... [Read More]
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Study finds being in a good mood for your flu jab boosts its effectiveness  [LINK]
New research by a team of health experts at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect. [Read More]
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Penguin-mounted video captures gastronomic close encounters of the gelatinous kind  [LINK]
Footage from penguin-mounted mini video recorders shows four species of penguin eating jellyfish and other gelatinous animals of the open ocean, a food source penguins were not previously believed to ... [Read More]
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