Men and women have different genetic risk factors for developing brain cancer

Glioma is the most common type of primary malignant brain tumor in the United States; glioblastoma being the most common type of glioma in adults. While sex differences in the incidence and survival rates of glioma were known, researchers had not investigated whether genetic differences based on sex could cast light on potential differences in the risk profile of glioma […]

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‘Prevalence induced concept change’ causes people to re-define problems as they are reduced, study says

Although it’s far from perfect by virtually any measure—whether poverty rates, violence, access to education, racism and prejudice or any number of others—the world continues to improve. Why, then, do polls consistently show that people believe otherwise? The answer, Daniel Gilbert says, may lie in a phenomenon called “prevalence induced concept change.” As demonstrated in a series of new studies, […]

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Prenatal pediatric visit recommended for expectant families

(HealthDay)—All expectant families should have a pediatric prenatal visit, according to a clinical report published online June 25 in Pediatrics. Michael Yogman, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health discussed the recommendation for a pediatric prenatal visit for all expectant families during the […]

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iclaprim

NEW YORK, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, today announced the completion of its rolling submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for iclaprim, a targeted, Gram-positive investigational antibiotic, for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin […]

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Can taking a hallucinogen curb cocaine use?

Unlike with alcohol or nicotine, there is not a pharmacological option available to individuals addicted to cocaine to help them stop using the drug. However, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham believe the tool to help individuals treat their addiction may very well exist. Researchers in the School of Public Health are conducting a clinical trial to see […]

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Science Says: How family separation may affect kids’ brains

Doctors have long known that separating families and other traumatic events can damage children’s well-being. More recent research has shed some light on how that may happen: Severe early adversity may cause brain changes and “toxic stress,” resulting in lasting psychological and physical health problems. A “zero-tolerance” immigration policy announced this spring by the Trump Administration has separated 2,300 children […]

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