Suicide rates spike nationally among youth after ’13 Reasons Why’ release

A recent study revealed approximately 195 more youth suicide deaths than expected were associated with the television series «13 Reasons Why» in the nine months immediately following the series release. The study, led by Nationwide Children’s Hospital with collaborators, demonstrated that following the series release on March 31, 2017, the month of April 2017 had…

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Caffeine prevents PGE1-induced disturbances in respiratory neural control

CLEVELAND — Researchers from the Department of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital presented results of a study that investigated whether there are any deleterious effects of prostaglandin E1 (PGE1) treatment on breathing and whether these effects would be prevented via pre-treatment with caffeine.…

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Keeping very low birth weight babies warm

CLEVELAND — Physician-researchers at the 2019 Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Baltimore presented their process of how from 2014 to 2017 they made their NICU a center of excellence for increasing the admission body temperature of their very low birth weight babies to greater than 36 degrees In several years preceding 2014, the medical staff…

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Release of ’13 Reasons Why’ associated with increase in youth suicide rates

The Netflix show «13 Reasons Why» was associated with a 28.9% increase in suicide rates among U.S. youth ages 10-17 in the month (April 2017) following the shows release, after accounting for ongoing trends in suicide rates, according to a study published today in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The…

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An international prize honors Bradley Yoder for research in polycystic kidney disease

IMAGE: This is Brad Yoder. view more  Credit: UAB BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bradley K. Yoder, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been awarded with a Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement for his significant research in the polycystic kidney field.…

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First genome-wide association study (GWAS) for Type 2 diabetes in youth findings

Pediatric diabetes and genetic researchers with the First Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) for Type 2 diabetes in youth said they discovered seven genetic variants associated with the disease in young people. The findings were presented and discussed in an endocrinology session for basic and translational research at the Pediatric Academic Society Conference (April 24 —…

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Medical News Today: Just how effective is hypnosis at relieving pain?

Could hypnosis relieve pain? The largest meta-analysis to date concludes that it could be a viable, safe, cost-effective option. Hypnosis might provide an innovative way to treat pain. Researchers estimate that chronic pain affects more than 1.5 billion individuals globally. Doctors often prescribe opioid medications to treat this type of pain. However, these drugs are…

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Medical News Today: How elderberries can help you fight the flu

If you have ever eaten ripe elderberries or made elderberry jam, syrup, or wine, then you will be familiar with their sharp, tart, yet refreshing taste. According to tradition, these dark, purple berries can fortify a person’s immune system. New evidence suggests this is correct — and research explain how. Elderberries really do have antiviral…

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Effie Johnson, Adetola Ladejobi

Effie Olayinka Johnson and Adetola Oluwagbenga Ladejobi were married April 27 at the West End United Methodist Church in Nashville. The Rev. Brandon Baxter, a United Methodist minister, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. Battle Beasley, an Episcopal priest, taking part. On April 26, the couple and their families participated in a traditional engagement ceremony,…

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