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December 11, 2018

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December 11, 2018

Internet Therapy Apps Reduce Depression Symptoms

Dec. 11, 2018 — In a sweeping new study, psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce ... read more

Can Social Interactions Affect Spread of Disease?

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers draw connections between people's social activity and the spread of epidemics through a mathematical ... read more

Neighborhood Affects the Healthiness of Dietary Choices

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new study shows that living or moving to a neighborhood with a higher socioeconomic status is clearly associated with better adherence to dietary recommendations. Researchers studied the connection ... read more

New Light-Based Technology Reveals How Cells Communicate in Human Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new tool will assist clinicians to assess people suffering from major depressive disorder ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — A molecular pathway that's frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bulging protrusions, researchers ... read more

Study Links Frequent Red Meat Consumption to High Levels of Chemical Associated With Heart Disease

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Scientists have developed a technique that enables analysis of DNA-protein interactions using very small numbers of cells, ranging from 100 to 1,000. Their method could capture previously unexamined ... read more

New Sepsis Treatment a Step Closer

Dec. 11, 2018 — A large clinical study assesses how clinicians are treating ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells can get right to work accepting assignments, such as head, tail or vital organ. By contrast, mammalian embryos must first ... read more

Women Having a Heart Attack Wait Longer Than Men to Get Help

Dec. 11, 2018 — Women are being urged to call an ambulance immediately if they have heart attack symptoms, following research showing they wait longer than men to get ... read more

Tenacious and Flexible Goal Pursuit Gets Older People on the Move

Dec. 11, 2018 — Tenacious goal pursuit and flexible goal adjustment have been shown to help maintain psychological well-being despite age related challenges and losses. A recent study demonstrates that tenacity and ... read more

Using Water Molecules to Unlock Neurons' Secrets

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have developed a method to observe the electrical activity of neurons by analyzing the behavior of surrounding water molecules. This simple and non-invasive method, which could eliminate ... read more

Human Antibody Discovery Could Save Lives from Fungal Killer

Dec. 11, 2018 — A new way to diagnose, treat and protect against stealth fungal infections that claim more than 1.5 million lives per year worldwide has been moved a step ... read more

New Evidence That Females Might Benefit Most from a Low-Salt Diet

Dec. 11, 2018 — A low-salt diet may be more beneficial in lowering blood pressure in females than males, report scientists who found that while actual salt retention isn't higher in females, there is still an ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. Here, a research team found that human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived ... read more

Increased Risk for Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last More Than 20 Years

Dec. 10, 2018 — The increased risk for breast cancer that occurs after childbirth can last more than 20 years. The risk may be enhanced when a woman is older at first birth or has a family history of breast cancer, ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study indicates that lifespan extension at lower temperatures is not just a matter of turning down the thermostat: it's under active genetic ... read more

Reducing Variations in Feeding Practices and Fortifying Breast Milk Helps Micro-Preemies Grow

Dec. 10, 2018 — Standardizing feeding practices, including the timing for fortifying breast milk and formula with essential elements like zinc and protein, improves growth trends for the tiniest preterm infants, ... read more

Rapid Genetic Evolution Linked to Lighter Skin Pigmentation

Dec. 10, 2018 — The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, was introduced from eastern African to southern African populations just 2,000 years ago. Strong positive selection caused this gene to rise ... read more

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