Study finds no change in preterm birth or stillbirth in Philadelphia during pandemic

Philadelphia, December 7, 2020—Despite early reports suggesting a decline in preterm births during the COVID-19 pandemic period, an analysis by researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found no change in preterm births or stillbirths at two Philadelphia hospitals in the first four…

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UTSA researchers study the effects of parental job loss on families during the pandemic

(December 7, 2020) — A team of UTSA researchers has discovered that economic implications because of COVID-19 can have a devastating ripple effect on children. Monica Lawson, assistant professor of psychology, Megan Piel, assistant professor of social work and Michaela Simon, psychology graduate student in the UTSA College for Health, Community and Policy, have recently…

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Salk neuroscientists receive $4.4 million from NIH BRAIN initiative

LA JOLLA—(December 7, 2020) Salk Institute neuroscientists Edward Callaway, Sreekanth Chalasani, and Nancy Padilla Coreano have been named recipients in the 2020 round of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to gain new insights into brain function. The grants, totaling $4.4 million, are awarded through the BRAIN Initiative, as part of a large…

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Study identifies links between atopic dermatitis and autoimmune diseases

In a recent study published in the British Journal of Dermatology, individuals with atopic dermatitis, or eczema, were more likely to also have various autoimmune diseases, especially those involving the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, or the connective tissue. For the study, researchers analyzed Swedish national health care registers and compared 104,832 cases of atopic dermatitis…

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Career thoughts and parental relationships in adolescents with ADHD

A new study published in The Career Development Quarterly looked for potential links between negative or dysfunctional career thoughts and the quality of parental relationships in high school students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In the study of 102 adolescents (76 boys, 26 girls) with ADHD, male participants’ dysfunctional career thoughts were related to their relationships…

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Trump Officials Push Ambitious Vaccine Timeline as California Locks Down

Before Sunday, much of California was already under a curfew prohibiting residents from leaving their homes to do nonessential work or to gather from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The governor’s order required regions in the state to be placed under new restrictions once their intensive care unit availability fell below 15 percent. With capacity…

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Anti-Vaccine Doctor Has Been Invited to Testify Before Senate Committee

WASHINGTON — A doctor who is skeptical of coronavirus vaccines and promotes the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment will be the lead witness at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday, prompting criticism from Democrats who say Republicans should not give a platform to someone who spreads conspiracy theories.…

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Wrap Gifts With Newspaper

As much as unwrapping a present is part of the delight of receiving a gift, wrapping one can be an enjoyable part of the gift-giving experience. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, these handmade gift-topper ideas — from a fancy bow to a quick-snipped holly leaf — are relaxing and meditative undertakings. And what’s…

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