What to Say (and Not to Say) to Someone Grieving a Suicide

It can be hard to know what to say to a person in the thicket of grief; when someone is grieving a loved one’s suicide, the right words — any words, even — can feel all the more elusive and fraught. Suicide can leave survivors racked with anger, confusion and guilt, and in this state,…

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Phys Ed: The Stoner as Gym Rat

Defying stereotypes, many people who frequently use cannabis also seem to be people who frequently exercise, according to the first large study of legal marijuana and exercise habits. The study finds that many people who report using cannabis in the hours before or after a workout believe that it makes their exercise more enjoyable and…

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Janet Mock Wants You To Know That Queer People Created Camp

The Met Gala. It always takes place during the first Monday in May. It’s always fashion’s most-celebrated fête. And this year, it was all about doing the most. Janet Mock — author, activist, and the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode of television with FX’s Pose — attended for the…

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‘Good enough’ parenting is good enough, new research says

IMAGE: Susan Woodhouse is an associate professor of counseling psychology at Lehigh University. view more  What really matters in caring for babies may be different than commonly thought, says Lehigh University researcher Susan S. Woodhouse, an expert on infant attachment. In new research, she finds that caregivers need only «get it right» 50 percent of the…

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Identifying therapeutic targets in sepsis’ cellular videogame

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 8, 2019) — Sepsis is a medical condition that few patients have heard of and most doctors dread. The body’s response to attack by bacteria can trigger a cascade of cellular self-destruction that inadvertently causes blood clots, multi-organ failure, and death. The immune system functions as a sort of cellular Pac-Man, using…

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Intelligence can link to health and aging

IMAGE: In a new study, a University of Missouri scientist suggests a model where mitochondria, or small energy producing parts of cells, could form the basis of what links a person’s… view more  For over 100 years, scientists have sought to understand what links a person’s general intelligence, health and aging. In a new study, a…

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A step toward better understanding brain anatomy of autism spectrum disorder

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often lumped into a single catch-all group, despite significant differences in symptom profile and severity. Further muddying the waters when trying to understand and treat ASD, many previous studies show significant variability in findings. A new study, led by researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and the…

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2019 Andrew Sabin Family Fellows share passion for making cancer history

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named eight researchers to the fourth annual class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. Each researcher will receive $100,000 in funding over two years thanks to a $30 million endowment established by the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, based in East Hampton, New York. At a luncheon today,…

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VA researchers develop biomarkers, blood test that shows MS patients in relapse

IMAGE: A laboratory technician waits for a vial to fill with blood from a patient. view more  Dr. Horea Rus is an expert in diagnosing and treating patients with multiple sclerosis, and his research laboratory at the University of Maryland is producing new tools for treating the disease that attacks the central nervous system. On Tuesday,…

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