Emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused girls report riskier sexual behavior

New York, NY (January 14, 2020) — Girls who are emotionally neglected or severely sexually abused early in their lives report riskier sexual behaviors during adolescence, Mount Sinai researchers report. The findings highlight the need—and suggest the potential for tailored approaches—to promote healthy sexual development in vulnerable populations. The researchers identified four distinct patterns of…

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COVID-19 reduced US life expectancy, especially among Black and Latino populations

The COVID-19 pandemic, which claimed more than 336,000 lives in the United States in 2020, has significantly affected life expectancy, USC and Princeton researchers have found. The researchers project that, due to the pandemic deaths last year, life expectancy at birth for Americans will shorten by 1.13 years to 77.48 years, according to their study…

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UNH researchers discover new inhibitor drug combination for rare form of cancer

DURHAM, N.H.— Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), a rare form of lymphoma, does not have any known cure and only one FDA-approved treatment making it challenging to treat patients. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire took the novel approach of targeting specific cell proteins that control DNA information using inhibitors, or drugs, that were effective in…

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C-Path announces SHIP-MD 2021 Virtual Workshop

TUCSON, Ariz., January 14, 2021 — The Critical Path Institute (C-Path) in collaboration with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) AdvaMed, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and multiple pediatric health system leaders, is proud to announce the System of Hospitals for Innovation in Pediatrics — Medical…

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Acting quickly after heart attack symptoms start can be a heart saver

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2021 — The longer the time between when heart attack symptoms start and a patient has an artery-clearing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the more damage to the heart muscle, according to new research published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, an American Heart Association journal. A heart attack happens about every 40 seconds…

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Smoking directly linked to a higher risk of subarachnoid hemorrhage

DALLAS, Jan. 14, 2021 — Adults who smoke or who are genetically predisposed to smoking behaviors are more likely to experience a serious type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to new research published today in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. The results of…

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Fast food restaurant proximity likely doesn’t affect children’s weight

A new paper in Q Open finds that the availability of fast food restaurants on the route between children’s houses and their schools does not affect children’s weight. Reducing the rate of childhood obesity is a top public health priority in the United States where obesity rates are 18.4% for those ages 6-11 and 20.6%…

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Water and gender equality

Water isn’t just crucial for life, it’s fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and girls in rural areas across the globe. A new Stanford study reveals how bringing piped water closer to remote households in Zambia dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also improving economic opportunities, food security and well-being for entire…

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Effects of head trauma from intimate partner violence largely unrecognized

While there is an abundant amount of research about traumatic brain injuries in athletes and those serving in the military, the same data is scarce when it comes to concussions and head and neck injuries sustained due to intimate partner violence. Carrie Esopenko, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences in the…

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