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Memory Loss From West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

People who survive brain infection with West Nile virus can have neurological problems long after the virus is gone. A new study in mice suggests that such ongoing problems may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to...
16-Jan-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pediatric Physician-Scientists Struggle for Funding

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A new, multicenter study that included Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that most NIH grants awarded to researchers in pediatrics during the past five years have been limited to physicians in senior positions at a...
16-Jan-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Combatting ‘Disinformation’ About Child Abuse

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Children need nurturing, attention to health and basic needs, safety and appropriate supervision. Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children.Especially for the...
8-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In New Year, Resolve to Learn Your Risks of Cancer, Diabetes, Other Diseases

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Your Disease Risk measures an individual's risk of 12 common cancers and five major chronic diseases. The tool, developed by researchers at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...
4-Jan-2018 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Did Ancient Irrigation Technology Travel Silk Road?

 Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate...
3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Higher Environmental Impact From Cookstove Emissions

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Millions of Asian families use cookstoves and often fuel them with cheap biofuels to prepare food. But the smoke emitted from these cookstoves has a definite, detrimental environmental impact, particularly in India. New research from Washington...
2-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about...
28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Healthy Racial Identity Important for Adolescent African-American Girls

The education impact can be traced to adolescence: African-American girls with strong racial identity are more likely to be academically curious and persistent in school, according to a recent study from Washington University in St. Louis.
21-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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