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How Scary Video Games Build Social Bonds

The release of the video game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard represents a greater renewed interest in horror media. While horror films are the best return on investment in Hollywood, horror video games have also seen a resurgence in more...Show More Summary

William Julius Wilson to receive 2017 SAGE-CASBS Award

(SAGE) SAGE Publishing and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University are pleased to announce that William Julius Wilson is the 2017 recipient of the SAGE-CASBS Award.

E-cigarettes popular among smokers with existing illnesses

(Elsevier Health Sciences) In the US more than 16 million people with smoking-related illnesses continue to use cigarettes. According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, current and former smokers who suffer...Show More Summary

Osteopathic technique helps locate ectopic pregnancies when imaging fails

(American Osteopathic Association) The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in emergency situations, like ruptured ectopic pregnancies, when bleeding obscures traditional imaging. Show More Summary

Children's Mercy honored as recipient of the 2017 Microsoft Health Innovation Awards

(Children's Mercy Hospital) Children's Mercy has been named a recipient of Microsoft Corp.'s 2017 Health Innovation Awards for its Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program (CHAMP). Nearly 2,000 babies are born each year with congenital heart disease consisting of a single ventricle. Show More Summary

Negative health impact of economic recession unevenly distributed among groups in Spain

(Umea University) A study carried out in Andalusia, Southern Spain, following the 2007/2008 economic recession detected increasing inequalities in male mortality rates. Men with lower educational levels saw an increase in mortality compared to men with university level education. Show More Summary

Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

(Canadian Medical Association Journal) For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review published in CMAJ.

Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate to find risks for B cell non-hodgkin lymphoma

(The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Most epidemiological studies of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) have been carried out in North American and European populations, with very few focusing on B-cell NHL in Middle Eastern populations. Now,...Show More Summary

Anti-epilepsy medicine taken by pregnant women does not harm the child's overall health

(Aarhus University) Previous studies have shown that anti-epilepsy medicine may lead to congenital malformations in the fetus and that the use of anti-epilepsy medicine during pregnancy affects the development of the brain among the children. Show More Summary

New behavioral therapy to support Japanese mothers of children with ADHD

(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) OIST researchers are working to develop culturally appropriate parent-training programs for Japanese families of children with ADHD.

The smallest Cas9 genetic scissors (so far)

(Institute for Basic Science) IBS scientists present the smallest member of the CRISPR-Cas9 family developed to date and show that it can fit inside adeno-associated viruses and mutate blindness-causing genes

New Year's resolutions: Have yours gone up in smoke?

(Queensland University of Technology) It's more than halfway through February and for many those hopeful New Year's resolutions to make some positive changes have fallen by the wayside. A QUT neuroscientist has published a new book on how to train your brain to stick with them long-term.

'Late-life' genes activated by biological clock to help protect against stress, aging

(Oregon State University) Researchers have discovered that a subset of genes involved in daily circadian rhythms, or the 'biological clock,' only become active late in life or during periods of intense stress when they are most needed to help protect critical life functions. Show More Summary

Testosterone treatment improves bone density, anemia in men over 65

(LA BioMed) Research published today found testosterone treatment improved bone density and anemia for men over 65 with low testosterone. But the treatment didn't improve patients' cognitive function, and it increased the amount of plaque buildup in participants' coronary arteries.

Collaborative care provides improvement for older adults with mild depression

(The JAMA Network Journals) Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in depressive symptoms after four months, although it is of uncertain clinical importance, according to a study appearing in the Feb. 21 issue of JAMA.

Benefits of testosterone therapy in older men are mixed

(Yale University) Older men with low testosterone levels showed improved bone density and strength, as well as reduced anemia, after one year of testosterone therapy, according to a new study conducted at Yale and other sites. The therapy had no impact on cognitive function, however, and may worsen plaque in coronary arteries, said the researchers.

Testosterone treatments may increase cardiac risks

(LA BioMed) A new JAMA study found a 20 percent increase in arterial plaque among men aged 65 and older who received testosterone replacement therapy for a year,

Online daters ignore wish list when choosing a match

(Queensland University of Technology) Despite having a 'wish list' stating their preference for potential ideal matches, most online daters contact people bearing no resemblance to the characteristics they say they want in a mate, according to QUT research. Show More Summary

Autistic researcher tries to smooth the way for other autistic professionals

(Portland State University) The study, led by autistic Portland State researcher Dora Raymaker, aims to determine what helps autistic people do well professionally by interviewing 95 autistic people and those who work with them. This...Show More Summary

Family focused interventions for at risk children and youth

(Society for Research in Child Development) A new special section published in the journal Child Development includes articles from 12 sets of experts on how interventions can be developed to maximize resilience among children experiencing adversity and improve outcomes for their families as well.

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