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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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.
Telling someone to “act your age” is another way of asking him or her to behave better. Age, however, does not always bring improvements.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spoken language prompts children to spot objects more quickly than images, according to a new study from Indiana University.
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.
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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