Monthly Archives: January 2016

Clashes with cops more injurious than civilian-only skirmishes

People hospitalized due to an encounter with a law enforcement officer are more likely to have a mental illness, have longer hospitalizations, more injuries to the back and spine, and greater need for extended care than those hospitalized due to alterc...

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Refugee women at higher risk of preterm birth, study finds

Refugee women who come to Canada have greater risk of giving birth prematurely than non-refugee immigrants, a Canadian study shows. Preterm or premature birth describes infants who are born before 37 weeks of gestation. Risk factors for preterm birth i...

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New therapy halts progression of Lou Gehrig’s disease in mice

Researchers announced that they have essentially stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly two years in one type of mouse model used to study the disease -- allowing the mice to approach their n...

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Protein combination improves bone regeneration, study shows

A combination of proteins that could improve clinical bone restoration, and could lead towards the development of therapeutic treatments for skeletal defects, bone loss and osteoporosis, report researchers. They found that the combination of two protei...

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Increasing breastfeeding worldwide could prevent over 800,000 child deaths and 20,000 deaths from breast cancer every year

Just 1 in 5 children in high-income countries are breastfed to 12 months, whilst only 1 in 3 children in low and middle-income countries are exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months. As a result, millions of children are failing to receive the full...

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Vital clues to future cancer development in normal breast tissue DNA

Detecting molecular alterations in early breast cancer development is key in the development of more effective cancer prevention and early detection strategies. New research shows clear evidence that DNA changes are already present in the healthy tissu...

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Subtle brain differences seen in men with autism

Research has revealed subtle brain differences in adult males with autism spectrum disorder, which may go some way towards explaining why symptoms persist into adulthood in some people with the disorder.

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Camouflage really does reduce chances of being eaten

Scientists investigated the camouflage of ground-nesting birds in Zambia, using sophisticated digital imaging to demonstrate how they would appear from the perspective of a predator.

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Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago -- in this case a 500-pound bird -- has been discovered research team.

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