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We are family: Adult support reduces youths' risk of violence exposure

Adults can have a bigger influence on youths growing up in poor, violent neighborhoods than they may realize.

Use of pocket-sized ultrasound device reduces need for further testing in clinical settings

The use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Better evidence needed to guide EU efforts to increase hep B and C testing

The apparent dearth of research on hepatitis B and C testing in many European countries could be hampering efforts to identify infected individuals, according to results from a comprehensive review of 136 studies presented today at The International Liver CongressTM 2015.

Sofosbuvir/daclatasvir combination effective treatment for difficult-to-treat hep C patients

New results show that the sofosbuvir (SOF)/daclatasvir (DCV) treatment combination is effective amongst hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype-1 mono-infected patients. These results are significant because whilst other combinations have been widely reported on, there have been few data until now regarding the use of SOF/DCV combination in real world situations.

Alcohol use disorders - stronger predictor of mortality than chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Scientists show that alcohol use disorders (AUD) have a serious, negative prognostic outcome with higher mortality risks in the general population and patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in particular.

Serving healthy foods with a smile may entice students to eat better

Labeling healthy foods with smiley faces and offering small prizes for buying nutritious items may be a low-cost way to get students to make healthy choices in the school lunch line, according to a new study.

Some children lose autism diagnosis but still struggle

About one in 14 toddlers diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder no longer met the diagnostic criteria in elementary school, but most continued to have emotional/behavior symptoms and required special education supports, according to a new study.

Parents sound off on mobile device use by children

Smartphones and tablets have become part of everyday life, but parents still worry that mobile devices may not be the best thing for their children, according to a new study.

Program puts a dent in summer hunger

When schools close their doors for the summer, many low-income children who rely on subsidized breakfasts and lunches don't know when they will get their next meal. An innovative program to fill this gap could serve as a model for communities looking to help feed struggling families when school is out.

Researchers harness the power of mobile devices to teach kids about safety

Since it's nearly impossible to keep mobile devices out of the hands of children, they might as well learn something worthwhile using these devices. That was the idea behind the development of a game app to teach youngsters about bicycle and dog bite safety.

Novel polarization to increase data speeds

As the world's exponentially growing demand for digital data slows the Internet and cell phone communication, researchers may have just figured out a new way to increase its speed.

How hospitals can improve outcomes of weekend surgeries

Studies have shown that patients who undergo surgeries on weekends tend to experience longer hospital stays and higher mortality rates and readmissions. For the first time, a new study has identified five resources that can help hospitals...Show More Summary

Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer

Women who have early stage endometrial cancer and are inoperable tend to live longer if they have been treated with brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation, according to new research.

High radiotherapy dose improves prospects for children with brain cancer

Researchers have found that increasing the dose of radiotherapy given to children with an intracranial ependymoma, a form of cancer of the central nervous system, can significantly improve their survival.

Mental disorders don't predict future violence, study suggests

Most psychiatric disorders -- including depression -- do not predict future violent behavior, reports a new longitudinal study of delinquent youth. The only exception is substance abuse and dependence.

Giving books to kids before summer break can stem reading losses

A new study shows that giving students books at the end of the school year can help stem losses in reading skills.

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity

There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills.

Cell phones take parents' attention away from kids on playgrounds

Parents who take their kids to the playground may be tempted to pull out their cell phone to send a quick text or check Facebook. It may be more prudent, however, to stay focused on their child to ensure he or she plays safely. More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries.

Just an hour of TV a day linked to unhealthy weight in kindergartners

Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a new study.

Drinking just one or two alcoholic drinks a day linked to liver disease

According to the World Health Organization, excessive alcohol drinking is the most common cause of cirrhosis worldwide. A new worldwide study has shown the significant influence of daily drinking on this disease burden.

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