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Study Shows That Patients With or Without Cancer Use Different Forms of Marijuana

NYU Langone Health

People with and without cancer are more likely, over time, to use a more potent form of medical marijuana with increasingly higher amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a new study shows.

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25-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710193

Debt reduction improves psychological and cognitive function, enabling better decision-making

National University of Singapore

While many of the poor are burdened with debt, helping them financially is controversial because their debts are often believed to result from bad habits. A new study by the Social Service Research Centre (SSR) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) demonstrates that reducing the number of debt accounts lowers the mental burden of the poor, thereby improving psychological and cognitive performance. This enables better decision-making. Hence, poverty interventions should be structured to improve psychological and cognitive functioning in addition to addressing the financial needs of the poor.

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25-Mar-2019 11:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710192

Contraceptive Jewelry Could Offer a New Family Planning Approach

Georgia Institute of Technology

Family planning for women might one day be as simple as putting on an earring. A report published recently in the Journal of Controlled Release describes a technique for administering contraceptive hormones through special backings on jewelry such as earrings, wristwatches, rings or necklaces.

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25-Mar-2019 8:05 PM EDT
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Nation’s first clinical trial to rehabilitate infant stroke victims to begin

Virginia Tech

Strokes are devastating and often associated with people over 65. But large numbers of infants have strokes, too. In the nation’s first multicenter pediatric stroke recovery trial, researchers and clinicians from 12 sites will evaluate an innovative therapeutic approach to help infants who have had strokes.

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25-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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New Computational Tool Harnesses Big Data and Deep Learning to Illuminate 'Dark Matter' of the Transciptome

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

A research team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has developed an innovative computational tool offering researchers an efficient method for detecting the different ways RNA is pieced together (spliced) when copied from DNA.

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25-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Study Suggests Trees Are Crucial to the Future of Our Cities

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The shade of a single tree can provide welcome relief from the hot summer sun. But when that single tree is part of a small forest, it creates a profound cooling effect. According to a study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, trees play a big role in keeping our towns and cities cool.

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25-Mar-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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$200 Million, Phase 2 Development Plans Announced for University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) announces development plans for its UH Ahuja Medical Center that will respond to needs of the community through the expansion of services. The health system, which provides services to 1.3 million patients each year, plans to break ground on a $200 million Phase 2 building project in Fall 2019.

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25-Mar-2019 4:25 PM EDT
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Analyzing Design Team Interaction

Penn State College of Engineering

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Penn State will study the role team interactions have on engineering student teams’ performance during the design process.

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25-Mar-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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SpongeBob Is Not Why Your Child Likes Junk Food, New Study Shows

University of Colorado Boulder

Parents and lawmakers looking to cartoon characters as a reason children choose cookies over carrots may be looking in the wrong direction, according to a new report from CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business and Colorado State University’s College of Business. The researchers say children choose junk food over healthy food with or without cartoons on the packaging.

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25-Mar-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Science News Biomedical Writer Receives Endocrine Society Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism

Endocrine Society

Science News health and biomedical reporter Aimee Cunningham received the Endocrine Society’s annual Award for Excellence in Science and Medical Journalism, the Society announced today.

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