Life-threatening blood clots occur so rarely in children that the condition, known as venous thromboembolism (VTE), is often not on pediatricians’ mental radar screens — an absence that can lead to woefully delayed recognition and treatment.
– Johns Hopkins Medicine|12/12/2013 12:05 AM EST
APA report on gun violence.
– American Psychological Association (APA)|12/12/2013 12:00 AM EST
Holiday travelers will be relieved to know that security threats are rarely encountered at airport checkpoints. But according to a new study published in the Journal of Vision, the low frequency at which trained airport screeners find threats reduces the chances targets will be found.
– Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
Indigenous use of fire for hunting is an unlikely contributor to long-term carbon emissions, but it is an effective environmental management and recovery tool against agribusiness deforestation, a new study from Indiana University and Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation has found.
– Indiana University|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
In a study of older mice, wolfberries appear to interact with the influenza vaccine to offer additional protection against the flu virus. The research from Tufts University suggests the wolfberry may increase the activity of dendritic cells, which play an important role in the ability of the immune system to defend against viral infections.
– Tufts University|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
A new test may help physicians identify patients with the most lethal forms of triple-negative breast cancer. It was able to distinguish between patients with a good or poor prognosis, even within groups of patients already stratified by existing tests.
– University of Chicago Medical Center|12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
– University of Wisconsin-Madison |12/11/2013 5:00 PM EST
In a novel study of U.S. Marines investigating the association between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over time, a team of scientists led by researchers from the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that TBIs suffered during active-duty deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan were the greatest predictor for subsequent PTSD, but found pre-deployment PTSD symptoms and high combat intensity were also significant factors.
– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|12/11/2013 4:00 PM EST
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