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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...

2013-07-10 19:25:06

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and George Washington University (GWU) have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia, that could help lead to earlier detection of disease outbreaks and pinpoint effective treatments more quickly. The findings are featured online in the journal Genome Research. Emerging sequencing technologies have revolutionized the collection of genomic data for bioforensics,...

2013-07-09 14:57:19

Many Americans will not have preventive coverage for cancer screenings, diabetes tests, heart disease counseling and other important services Existing Medicaid beneficiaries have largely been left out of the health reform movement when it comes to preventive services that can ward off cancer, heart disease and other potentially deadly diseases, according to a new study by researchers at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS). The study,...

2013-06-20 23:16:18

Abraham Lincoln University School of Law, a member of California Alliance of Paralegal Association, announces their upcoming attendance at the Educational Conference on June 22, 2013. (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Abraham Lincoln University School of Law will be attending the California Alliance of Paralegal Association (CAPA) Educational Conference on June 22, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza International Hotel-LAX. ALU is a Sustaining Member of CAPA, and will be showcased in the Exhibit Hall at the...

2013-06-14 13:54:55

States that want to reduce rates of adult smoking may consider implementing stringent tobacco restrictions on teens, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers discovered that states with more restrictive limits on teens purchasing tobacco also have lower adult smoking rates, especially among women. And compared with states with less restrictive limits, they also tend to have fewer adult heavy smokers. The study is...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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