Tobacco use in adolescence is tied to paranoia, largely due to shared genetic influences

Washington, DC, January 25, 2019 Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). The study also provides novel insights about the underlying…

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New therapeutic target for graft-vs-host disease could make bone marrow transplant safer

IMAGE: Xue-Zhong Yu, M.D., is professor of Microbiology and Immunology in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and SmartState Endowed Chair in Cancer Stem Cell… view more  Credit: Sarah Pack, Medical University of South Carolina Bone marrow transplant (BMT) offers patients with leukemia and lymphoma a potentially curative treatment. Bone marrow…

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Harvard researchers report positive trial results with artificial pancreas smartphone app

IMAGE: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DTT) covers new technology and new products for the treatment, monitoring, diagnosis, and prevention of diabetes and its complications. view more  Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers New Rochelle, NY, January 25, 2019–The results of a new clinical trial have shown the safety and efficacy of the interoperable Artificial Pancreas System…

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Giving children the skills they need to tackle life’s toughest challenges

IMAGE: Mural in Unidad Park, Historic Filipinotown. The mural is entitled, Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana (Filipino Americans: A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy). Artist: Eliseo Art Silva view more  Credit: Melinda Smith Mental health and suicide are not just adult issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates have tripled over the…

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Kansas State University awarded grant for juvenile justice initiatives

IMAGE: The Kansas State University Juvenile Justice Collaborative has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department of Corrections and the Kansas Advisory Group to work with local communities in developing support… view more  Credit: Kansas State University MANHATTAN, KANSAS — The K-State Juvenile Justice Collaborative, or K-State JJC, has been awarded $521,805 by the Kansas Department…

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