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Study Finds High School Athletes Suffered 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries In 6 Seasons

Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and distribution...

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Mothers Age Also Influences Autism Risk

While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents.

How Does Microgravity Affect Our Immune System

Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements.

Mitochondrial Repair May Be Culprit Behind Muscle Weakness

Long-time alcoholics and patients with mitochondrial disease both suffer with muscle weakness, but it wasn't until a new study from Thomas Jefferson University that a common link was found.

Many Youngsters With ADHD Also Struggle With Anxiety And

Children suffering from ADHD are more likely to have language problems, and those issues can ultimately harm academic performance, according to a new study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics.

No Significant Connection Found Between Mental Illness And

Are mental illness and crime linked? According to a recent study published by the American Psychological Association, only 7.5 percent of all crimes were directly related to a serious mental disorder.

Focusing On Context Helps Alleviate Bad Memories

A new study has revealed that focusing on the context surrounding the negative event, such as the weather or who was there at the time, can help to alleviate the stress of bad memories.

Codeine Prescriptions To Children In The ER Continue Despite

Codeine, or 3-methylmorphine, is an opioid that is used to treat mild to moderate pain and to suppress cough. While it is widely prescribed to adults, it is of great concern that US emergency rooms continue to prescribe it to children, despite its potentially harmful effects.

UK Teachers Report Being Bullied Online

Cyber bullying has become a hot topic in recent years and a new British-based survey revealed that teachers are not immune from Internet hostilities.

Single Cell Type Found To Cause Most Invasive Bladder

Invasive bladder cancer (IBC), a malignant disease that currently affects more than 375,000 people worldwide, has been found to be caused by a single type of cell in the lining of the bladder, according to researchers with the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Researchers Discover Biomarker Leading To Cancer Drug

Researchers have located a biomarker that they believe could help explain why many of the medications used to treat lung, breast and pancreatic cancers also promote drug resistance and ultimately cause tumors to form in patients.

Web Surfers Are Most Health-Conscious Early In The Week

People are most concerned with their health during the beginning of the week (circaseptan), experts from San Diego State University and colleagues report in research published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Effects Of Childhood Bullying Can Persist For Decades

The effects of bullying simply don’t go away as children grow up, according to a new American Journal of Psychiatry study that claims that the impact of being harassed or picked-on as a child can still be felt up to four decades later.

Tracking The Spread Of The Flu Virus Through Wikipedia

Some have suggested tracking the levels of specific Google searches can be used to determine the spread of an influenza epidemic, but a new study in the journal PLOS Computational Biology has found an even better internet-based measure...

How Does The Immune System Protect Children From Malaria

According to a study published today in PLOS Pathogens, children who live in regions of the world where malaria is common can mount an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that may enable them to avoid repeated bouts of high fever and illness and partially control the growth of malaria parasites in their bloodstream.

First Step Towards Tailor-made Drugs To Fight Malaria

The tropical disease malaria is caused by the Plasmodium parasite. For its survival and propagation, Plasmodium requires a protein called actin. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Germany used high-resolution structural biology methods to investigate the different versions of this protein in the parasite in high detail.

Researchers Have Fully Sequenced The Deadly Human Pathogen

Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These genetic instructions can give valuable insight into why pathogens like Cryptococcus neoformans -- a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year -- are so malleable and dangerous.

Stem Cells Created From Adult Cells

In a significant breakthrough a team of scientists from California and Seoul, South Korea have been able to create viable stem cells from an adult donor that perfectly match the donor’s DNA, according to a new report in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

Children Spot Objects More Quickly When Prompted By Words

Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University.

Study Finds That Internet Use Can Help Seniors Fight Off

As many as 10 million Americans over the age of 50 suffer from late-life depression, but new research suggests that many of those individuals could ward off the symptoms of the disorder simply by spending more time online.

Bacteria Survive In Contact Lens Cleaning Solution Longer

Each year in the UK, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis – an inflammation and ulceration of the cornea that can lead to loss of vision.


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