Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Speed up public health decisions on scabies by skipping full-body exams

For years, the diagnosis of scabies has relied on time-consuming and intrusive full-body examinations. Now, researchers have found that an exam of just a...

As married couples age, humor replaces bickering

Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early and middle years of marriage mellow...

Breastfeeding changes gene activity that may make babies less reactive to stress

It has long been known that there are many physical and mental health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies. But can these benefits...

New role for death molecule

To unravel programmed cell death pathways, investigators examine a molecule deemed unimportant, and find new function.

First-born children more likely to learn about sex from parents

Birth order may play a significant role in how children learn about sex, especially for boys, according to a new study.

Latest research hints at predicting autism risk for pregnant mothers

Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Women who breastfeed for at least five months have more kids

New research shows that women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three or more children,...

New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, but remarkably,...

Newly discovered hummingbird species already critically endangered

In 2017, researchers working in the Ecuadorian Andes stumbled across a previously unknown species of hummingbird -- but as documented in a new study,...

Finding that links ALS/ataxia to cellular stress opens new approaches for treatment

Scientists report for the first time that a protein, called Staufen1, accumulates in cells of patients suffering from degenerative ataxia or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...