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Promising results for 2 genetic weapons against malaria
Two new papers by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health s Malaria Research Institute report successes for highly promising strategies against malaria, a disease that still kills more than 400,000 people each year, mostly children age five and under in sub-Saharan Africa. The two studies discovered different ways by which resistance to the malaria parasite can spread into a mosquito population, potentially opening the way for th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening
Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer by researchers from the University of Oxford. More than a fifth of the nearly 500,000 women who were offered breast or bowel cancer screening reported some disability difficulties with mobilit ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
Researchers identify protein that could reduce death, improve symptoms in flu ...
A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well. Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 RC-101 could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well. The protein is unique in that it not only targets the flu virus itself, b ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Sep 30
13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do
Raising mentally strong kids who are equipped to take on real-world challenges requires parents to give up the unhealthy yet popular parenting practices that are robbing kids of mental strength . Of course, helping kids build mental muscle isn t easy it requires parents to be mentally strong as well. Watching kids struggle, pushing them to face their fears, and holding them accountable for their mistakes is tough. But those are the types of experiences kid ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 28
Alien Abduction, Part 1
I was recently on the windswept, beautiful, and remote island of Islay in Scotland. It is an island that is mysterious and isolated. Here can be found the famous walking stones. These tall stones have flat sides and were most likely directional markers left by people in the early Bronze Age or the even earlier Neolithic period. Seeing these ancient stones, whether they are grouped side by side by side, or standing singly, like solitary sentinels in abandon ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 28
6 Ways Highly Emotionally Intelligent People Express Anger
Most of us don t like confrontation - but it s a fact of life we can t run from forever. We have to assert ourselves, our boundaries and our needs - and others have to do the same with us. There are a million terrible ways of expressing your frustration. Here s how to do so with better emotional intelligence and to get the results you actually want. The Role of Anger Anger - both direct and indirect or passive - is meant to communicate something important ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 28
5 Guidelines to Identify Those You Shouldn't Trust at Work
One of my colleagues recently commented, Nobody wants to hear about trust anymore. She s right. In some organizations, the word trust seems as out as politics. Relegated to being the elephant in the proverbial work-room, trust is being replaced by a more acceptable concept distrust . It seems everyone is happy to talk about distrust -- distrust of the media -- distrust of government -- distrust of those others in many us-versus-them differences. Stories of ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Sep 28
Can a pumpkin-shaped molecule bring a different ending to 'Breaking Bad'?
Speed, uppers, chalk, glass, crystal, or whatever you prefer to call them, can be instantly detected from biological fluids with a new portable kit that costs as little as 50. Scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science IBS, South Korea , in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology POSTECH , have devised the first methamphetamine and amphetamine sensor that can detect minute concen ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 28
ADHD may stop thoughts in their tracks
People with ADHD are known to have trouble staying on task, their attention drifting elsewhere. New research published in Psychological Science , however, suggests that their minds may not be wandering at all, but instead going 8230 blank. A wandering mind maintains a continuous train of thought, such as a daydream, that is simply unrelated to the task at hand. While any child can become distracted in this way, the study found that the minds of children wi ...
Psychological Science - Thu. Sep 28
The hormone that could be making your dog aggressive
For some dog owners, a leisurely walk can turn stressful the moment their canine companion sees another pup walking by. Dogs with what is known as leash aggression may bark, growl or lunge at other dogs during walks, setting the scene for a tense and potentially dangerous interaction. So why do some dogs lash out on the leash while others don t Hormones may be to partly to blame, according to new research led by the University of Arizona s Evan MacLean. Al ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 28
New study released on nontraffic injuries and fatalities in young children
Philadelphia, PA - Over the last couple of decades, significant reductions in vehicle crash-related child fatalities have been attributed to advances in legislation, public safety campaigns and engineering. However, less is known about nontraffic injuries and fatalities occurring primarily in driveways and parking lots to children in and around motor vehicles. A new Traffic Injury Prevention journal study, Unintentional Nontraffic Injury and Fatal Events T ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 28
Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effective
An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital MGH investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV AIDS Strategy NHAS by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value. Their study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases , finds that meeting the NHAS goals - 90 percent of HIV infected individuals know their diagnosis, 80 percent of w ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Sep 28
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