Children who nap are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

Ask just about any parent whether napping has benefits and you’ll likely hear a resounding «yes,» particularly for the child’s mood, energy levels, and school performance. New research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine, published in the journal SLEEP backs up that parental insight. A study of nearly 3,000 fourth,…

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New records show spread of parasitic deer flies across the US

With flattened bodies, grabbing forelegs and deciduous wings, deer keds do not look like your typical fly. These parasites of deer — which occasionally bite humans — are more widely distributed across the U.S. than previously thought, according to Penn State entomologists, who caution that deer keds may transmit disease-causing bacteria. «It was more or…

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Richtsmeier receives anatomist’s science award

IMAGE: Joan Richtsmeier, distinguished professor of anthropology, Penn State. view more  Credit: Penn State Joan Richtsmeier, distinguished professor of anthropology, is the recipient of the American Association of Anatomists’ 2019 Henry Gray Scientific Achievement Award. The award is the AAA’s most prestigious scientific award, presented annually to a member in recognition of unique and meritorious contributions…

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Grateful heart patient gives $1.5 million gift to Loyola Medicine Cardiology Division

IMAGE: Grateful for the exceptional care he received from Loyola Medicine cardiologist David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, heart patient Donald Scott and his wife Susan have made a… view more  Credit: Loyola Medicine MAYWOOD, IL — Grateful for the exceptional care he received from Loyola Medicine cardiologist David Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC, heart patient Donald Scott…

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Research reveals role of fat storage cells in anti-obesity intervention

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — New research from a team at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine establishes a role of adipocyte Na/K-ATPase signaling in worsening obesity and its companion diseases, including neurodegeneration and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), that was enhanced by specific targeting of NaKtide, an antagonist of Na/K-ATPase signaling, to the adipocyte. The…

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A new way to predict complications after larynx cancer surgery

IMAGE: Rebecca Hoesli, M.D., and Matthew Spector, M.D., evaluate an image from the study view more  ANN ARBOR, Michigan — A technique that illuminates blood flow during surgery predicted which head and neck cancer patients were likely to have issues with wound healing. It could enable surgeons to make adjustments during surgery or recovery to improve…

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Prescription drug costs steadily soar, yet price transparency is lacking

LA JOLLA, CA – After reviewing tens of millions of insurance claims for the country’s 49 most popular brand-name prescription drugs, a team from Scripps Research Translational Institute found that net prices rose by a median of 76 percent from January 2012 through December 2017—with most products going up once or twice per year. The…

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ASCO: Finally, a tool to predict response to chemotherapy before bladder cancer surgery

IMAGE: Thomas Flaig, MD, and colleagues show that COXEN may predict which patients will respond to chemotherapy before bladder cancer surgery view more  Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center University of Colorado Cancer Center led clinical trial data show that a predictive tool called COXEN may show which bladder cancer patients will respond to pre-surgical chemotherapy,…

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