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Peanut Butter May Help Prevent Breast Cancer
2013-09-27 04:43:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Peanut butter is one of childhood's greatest pleasures, but a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard Medical School shows that girls who eat more peanut butter could improve their breast health in life. The research, published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, shows that girls aged 9 to 15 who regularly ate peanut butter or nuts were 39 percent less likely to develop benign...

2013-09-09 20:40:18

A new study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) finds no evidence that primary care physicians provide "second-class" care to Medicaid, uninsured and other patients who rely on the nation's safety-net system. The study, which appears in the September issue of the journal Health Affairs, challenges previous claims that the care provided to low-income and vulnerable patients is substandard. The new study was supported by the...

2013-08-29 10:04:04

Here's a sobering fact for millions of young women heading back to school: The more alcohol they drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer. That's according to new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis that, for the first time, links increased breast cancer risk to drinking between early adolescence and first full-term pregnancy. Previous studies have looked at breast cancer risk and alcohol consumption later in life or at the...

Popular Music May Serve As Major Source Of Promotion Of Alcohol Use Among Youth
2013-08-29 04:34:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Booze and music are two things that are often tied together, and that isn’t likely to change. However, the amount of references to particular alcohol brands appears to be on the rise in recent years. Four alcohol brands in particular stand out for dominating popular music with mentions in the lyrics. According to a study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health and the Center on Alcohol Marketing and...

2013-08-20 17:06:59

In patients with early Alzheimer's disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. While two chemical markers in the spinal fluid are regarded as reliable indicators of early disease, the new study, published in JAMA Neurology, is among the first to show that scans of brain networks may be an equally effective and less invasive...

Children With Ear Deformity May Need Help To Improve School Performance
2013-07-19 09:01:32

Washington University School of Medicine Children born with a complete absence of the external ear canal, even if only one ear is affected, are more likely than their peers to struggle in school, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Hearing amplification and corrective surgery are available for the condition, called aural atresia. But many children with single ear atresia (unilateral atresia) often are not treated, even though they have...

Distinguishing Bacterial From Viral Infections In Children With Fever
2013-07-16 09:17:31

Washington University School of Medicine In children with fever but no other symptoms of illness, it is difficult to know whether a child has a viral infection that will resolve on its own or a potentially serious bacterial infection that requires antibiotics. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that they can distinguish between viral and bacterial infections in children with fever by profiling the activity of genes in a blood sample. In a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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