New study proves the success of support for parents who have children taken into care

A scheme supporting parents who have had children taken into care has been praised by Cardiff University academics in charge of its first independent evaluation. Dr. Louise Roberts, from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE), led the assessment of one of the first Reflect schemes, which has been run by Barnado’s Cymru in Gwent since 2016. Reflect […]

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Trick Your Kids Into Organizing With These DIYs

Parenting is synonymous with chaos, and while you may think you don’t have time for things like cute and practical DIYs for parents — you barely have enough time to shower, after all — you would be wrong. And what’s more, you’d be missing out on these super-practical DIYs that will actually make your life easier. Organize your kids’ crap and […]

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Breaking down AGEs: Insight into how lifestyle drives ER-positive breast cancer

Poor diet and lack of exercise are associated with cancer development, but the underlying biology is not well understood. Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) could offer a biological link to help us understand how certain lifestyle behaviors increase cancer risk or lessen the likelihood that an anti-cancer therapy will be effective. AGE accumulation is the natural and unavoidable result of […]

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UK Treasury chief to put cash into mental health

Britain’s Treasury chief is planning to pour 2 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) into mental health services as he delivers his final budget before the country leaves the European Union. Philip Hammond’s infusion is one of the expected highlights of the spending blueprint to be delivered to the House of Commons on Monday. He’s also signaled he intends to increase National […]

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Researchers glimpse into ‘real world’ of cancer and financial hardship

Nearly one in five older patients with advanced cancer have financial problems that may cause them to delay treatment to cover food and housing costs, which leads to stress and poor quality of life, according to new Wilmot Cancer Institute research. The “financial toxicity” study was conducted at several cancer clinics across the country, involving 542 patients ages 70 to […]

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Scientists develop new technique to heal large ulcers by reprogramming wound cells into skin cells

Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be a thing of the past. Scientists at the Salk Institute have developed a technique to directly convert the cells in an open wound into new skin cells. The approach relies on reprogramming the cells to […]

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New compound advances into Phase 1 trial for pancreatic cancer

A compound discovered at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) has advanced into a Phase 1 trial for metastatic pancreatic cancer. Called CEND-1 (scientifically known as iRGD), the compound was exclusively licensed in 2015 to a private company, DrugCendR Inc. The drug candidate was discovered in the laboratory of Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., Ph.D., distinguished professor at SBP and founder, […]

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Study provides insight into how dying neurons control eating behaviors of the brain microglia

A new Mount Sinai study, published July 23 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, provides important insight into how microglia, cells that form a branch of the immune system inside the brain, go about their job of clearing out dying and non-functional neurons—and how they sometimes mistakenly attack healthy neurons, an event that can play a role in neurodegenerative diseases like […]

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