Maternal depression and natural disaster-related stress may affect infants’ temperament

A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy. The study analyzed data on 310 mother-child dyads, with 64 percent of women being pregnant prior to Sandy…

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Workplace sexism’s effects on women’s mental health and job satisfaction

IMAGE: A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental health, and job satisfaction for women in male-dominated industries…. view more  Credit: Dr. Mark Rubin A new Journal of Applied Social Psychology study investigates the associations between workplace sexism, sense of belonging at work, mental…

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The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep

A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person’s romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). Investigators found that people who have positive relationship…

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Combination treatment, diabetes drug and immunotherapy, may help to fight breast cancer

IMAGE: Left: Untreated patient breast cancer tissue was grown in three-dimensional culture. Right: Cancer tissue was treated with BCL-2 inhibitor and antidiabetic drug. Green color indicates the cancer cells, and red… view more  MYC, a gene with high cancer-initiating potential, is overexpressed in over 40% of breast cancers. While MYC programs breast cancer cells to build…

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Major tobacco companies pay almost no corporation tax despite massive profits

The world’s four major tobacco companies — two of which have HQs in the UK — are paying minimal UK corporation tax despite enormous reported profits, according to findings from new research published in the Journal of Public Health. The study, authored by researchers at the University of Bath, suggests that the UK needs far…

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Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. The new treatment differs from the traditional anti-biotic treatment as it is a type of gene therapy that is delivered via nanotechnology and is showing a 65 per cent…

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Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO — You can think of it as a World Cup of biochemical research. Every two years, hundreds of scientists enter a global competition. Tackling a biological puzzle they call “the protein folding problem,” they try to predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins in the human body. No one knows how to solve the…

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Gigi Hadid Looks to Her High School Volleyball Days for New Reebok Collection

Though she’s a fixture at runway shows, models for magazine covers, and stars in ad campaigns around the world, Gigi Hadid maintains she’s an athlete before anything else. In fact, if things could’ve happened differently the former volleyball team captain would have pursued a volleyball career on a collegiate level and could’ve possibly gone pro.…

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