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Less Body Fat for Toddlers Taking Vitamin D

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A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.
2-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Analyzing the Psyche of Risky Drivers

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for...
28-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Key Mechanism Identified in Brain Tumor Growth

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A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
26-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Depression May Compound Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with such early warning signs of metabolic disease as obesity, high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, according to researchers from McGill University,...
12-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Small Increases in Sleep Improve Grades

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Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the...
5-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Longer Maternity Leave Linked to Better Infant Health

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For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
30-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

City Birds Are Smarter Than Country Birds

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Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably...
21-Mar-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Building Living, Breathing Supercomputers

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The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.
26-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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