Latest News

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Genetic Variability in the Platelet Linked to Increased Risk for Clotting

Coronary heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States, are diseases associated with heightened platelet reactivity. A new study in humans suggests an underlying reason for the variability in the risk of clotting is due to a genetic variation in a receptor on the surface of the platelet.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Age Matters: Discovering Why Antidepressants Don’t Work Well For Kids

Nathan Mitchell, a graduate student at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio wanted to know why the therapeutic benefit afforded by SSRIs was so limited in children and teenagers. If researchers can uncover the biological mechanisms preventing available treatments from producing antidepressant effects, scientists can then target those mechanisms to develop new antidepressants that will treat childhood and adolescent depression more effectively.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Eating Fruits and Vegetables with High Pesticide Residues Linked with Poor Semen Quality

Apples-on-tree-release-470x313.jpg

Multiple studies have shown that consuming conventionally grown fruits and vegetables results in measurable pesticide levels in urine. Other studies have uncovered associations between occupational and environmental exposure to pesticides and lower semen quality. But only a few studies have linked consumption of pesticide residues in food to health effects, and none had looked at the effects on semen quality.

Medicine

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Shift to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Identities in Early Adulthood Tied to Depressive Symptoms

People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) sociologist.

Medicine

Keywords:

NCCN Holds Fourth Annual State Oncology Society Forum

The fourth annual state oncology society forum, held in conjunction with NCCN’s 20th Annual Conference, examined accountable care, payment reform, and best practices from community oncologists.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

Shift to LGB Identity in Early Adulthood Tied to Depressive Symptoms

People whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression in a nationwide survey than those whose sexual orientations did not change or changed in the opposite direction, according to a new study by a University of Illinois at Chicago sociologist.

Medicine

Channels:

History of Depression Puts Women at Risk for Diabetes During Pregnancy, Study Finds

A history of depression may put women at risk for developing diabetes during pregnancy, according to research published in the latest issue of the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing by researchers from Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing (MNSON). This study also pointed to how common depression is during pregnancy and the need for screening and education.

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Domestic Violence Deters Contraception

contraceptionconsult.jpg

A major study published in PLOS One showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Keywords:

What Makes a Child Feel Unsafe in Their Neighbourhood?

5619612287_d2c3d7e7b8_o1.jpg

Differences in the way children and adults perceive the world extend to their sense of safety in their social and physical environments and this in turn can impact their health, say researchers at the University of Montreal and its affiliated Research Centre at CHU Sainte Justine, a children’s hospital.

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Using Twitter to Probe Political Polarization

CHAOS-Benito-Caracas.jpg

Most often on Twitter, those we engage with are like-minded, and the ensuing electronic maelstrom of 140-character missives serves to reinforce, pulling us and them further along in the direction we were already trending toward. All that sound and fury can signify something, however: researchers in Spain have recently developed a model to detect the extent to which a conversation on Twitter -- and thus the actual offline argument and political climate -- is polarized.