Researchers develop open source EEG visualization tool

Researchers at UT have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing countermeasures for opioid use disorder. The program is described in a paper published in JoVE. Lead author Christopher O’Brien is a UT graduate…

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Cellphone distraction linked to increase in head injuries

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cellphone are on the rise — and correlates with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a Rutgers study found. The study, published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, reviewed 2,501 emergency department patients who sustained head…

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A potential Diamond-Blackfan anemia treatment swims into view

Zebrafish, besides being popular in aquariums, make good stand-ins for studying human diseases. They share about 70 percent of their genes with humans, and can be studied at a mass scale, enabling scientists to test hundreds, even thousands of drugs at a time simply by adding the drug to their water. One such test came…

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Preterm births more likely when dads live in lower income areas

Lifelong lower socioeconomic status of fathers, as defined by early life and adulthood neighborhood income, is a newly identified risk factor for early preterm birth (at less than 34 weeks), according to a study published in Maternal and Child Health Journal. The rate of early preterm births was three times higher when fathers lived in…

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Hair Dyes and Straighteners May Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Black Women

For decades, scientists have debated whether hair dyes frequently used by women might contribute to cancer. The research has been mixed and inconclusive, but now government investigators have turned up a disturbing new possibility. Black women who regularly used permanent dyes to color their hair were 60 percent more likely to develop breast cancer, compared…

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Pantone Declares Another Year of Blue

The people at Pantone know that times are hard. “Many of us,” the color company said in a recent presentation, feel anxious, “completely overloaded and perpetually stressed.” The antidote, according to Pantone’s swatch psychologists? Blue. Specifically: Classic Blue. For the 21st consecutive year, Pantone has named a color of the year, a trend-forecasting stunt as…

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Diabetes in Mothers Raises Heart Risks in Children

The children of mothers with diabetes may be at increased risk for early heart disease. Researchers used Danish national health registries that included 2.4 million children who were born without heart disease. During 40 years of follow-up, 1,153 of the children whose mothers had diabetes — either Type 1 or Type 2 disease, or diabetes…

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Carolyn Konheim, Foe of All That Befouled a City, Dies at 81

Carolyn Konheim, whose sons’ soot-specked white snow suits transformed her from a high school history teacher into a crusading New York environmentalist who targeted water and air pollutants, congested streets and other scourges of modern urban life, died on Nov. 25 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 81. The cause was complications of Parkinson’s…

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Inside The World of Interiors, Condé Nast’s Secret Weapon

LONDON — To be a magazine reader these days is to lament — unless you are reading The World of Interiors, published since 1982 by Condé Nast Britain but widely available on American newsstands, where it sells for $9.99 per issue. The World of Interiors is essentially a decorating magazine, but this is like saying…

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Medical News Today: Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor

An infant’s poop changes color and consistency during their first few days, weeks, and months of life, and a wide range of colors is normal. Below, learn to recognize unhealthy baby poop and what changes to expect as a baby grows. In infants, age, diet, and health are the main reasons for changes in stool…

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