heart surgery

To Protect Your Heart During Surgery, Surgeons May Cut Off The Blood Supply To Your Arm

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:59

Shutting off the blood supply to an arm or leg before cardiac surgery can protect the heart during an operation.

hemophilia

FDA Approves New Hemophilia A Drug, Obizur

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 15:08

The Food and Drug Administration Thursday approved Obizur for the treatment of adults with acquired hemophilia A.

sleeping child

A Lot Of Kids With Behavioral Issues Can’t Sleep At Night

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:19

Sleep difficulties are not uncommon among toddlers receiving treatment for a range of psychiatric conditions.

childhood development

How To Tell If Your Baby Is A Brooding Loner

By | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:04

A baby’s preference to stare at an object, instead of a person's face, may predict a lack of guilt and empathy as well as difficulties understanding emotions during toddlerhood.

learning difficulties

Changing The Label On 'Learning Disabled' Kids

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:48

Understood.org, a new, free online resource for parents, provides tools for helping children with learning difficulties.

genes

One Gene Has A Different Effect On Teen And Adult Brains

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 16:33

A new study demonstrates how the very same gene may have opposite effects on the brain at different ages and life stages.

lymph node tissue

Learning More About Lymph Nodes Could Help Develop New Cancer Drugs

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 15:49

When recognizing a threat, dendritic cells make a molecule called CLEC-2, and this instructs the cells lining the lymph nodes to expand, thus allowing for an influx of disease-fighting cells.

drones

Tracking Infectious Disease With Pattern-Seeking Drones

By | Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:59

Scientists demonstrate how drones may be used to understand the environmental factors influencing the spread of infectious diseases.

teens

Self-Harm As A Teenager Sets A Trajectory For Life

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:00

Self-harming teens are more likely than others to encounter difficulties, including at school and at work, later in life.

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New Implant Could Replace Your Reading Glasses [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:02

Soon enough middle-aged people will have the option of replacing their reading glasses with a thin corneal implant.

judgment

Can Your Face Decide Your Fate?

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 13:45

A new review of recent studies finds people rely on arbitrary facial traits, a systemic bias referred to as "face-ism," to make important decisions.

prison inmates

Prison Inmates May Benefit From Pricey Hep C Drug Sovaldi

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:55

Treating hepatitis C-infected prison inmates with Sovaldi, which costs more than $84,000 for 12 weeks of treatment, is cost-effective compared with other FDA-approved treatments.

genetics

It’s Not Your Family History That Will Cause A Heart Attack

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:00

While coronary artery disease runs in families, heart attacks do not.

gambling

Your Parkinson's Is Gone, But Now You Can't Stop Gambling

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 16:00

Dopamine receptor agonist drugs are linked to impulse control disorders, including gambling, hypersexuality, and compulsive shopping.

milk

Kids Who Drink Non-Cow’s Milk May Get Weak Bones

By | Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:43

Kids who drink non-cow's milk have lower levels of vitamin D in their blood when compared with those drinking fortified cow's milk.

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