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School Reform? Let Them Eat Cake!
According to mythology, Marie Antoinette was made aware of starvation among commoners. Her response to the famine and shortage of bread was let them eat cake. It is doubtful that she ever said these words and they are similar to a statement made by Marie-Therese, the wife of Louis XIV some 100 years earlier. These words do suit my purposes nicely, however. The great truth in this mythological story is that the upper class does not always recognize the need ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Jul 4
No identity: 1 in 5 Aboriginal births unregistered in western Australia
Nearly one in five Aboriginal children aged less than 16 years old in Western Australia had unregistered births according to new research that means thousands of Aboriginal children are likely to have no official identity. Published today in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health , the finding, made by linking birth records from the WA Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to births recorded in the state s Midwives Notification System, ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 4
HPV vaccine reduced cervical abnormalities in young women
Young women who received the human papillomavirus HPV vaccine through a school-based program had fewer cervical cell anomalies when screened for cervical cancer, found a new study in CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal . Eight years after a school-based HPV vaccination program was initiated in Alberta, 3-dose HPV vaccination has demonstrated early benefits, particularly against high-grade cervical abnormalities, which are more likely to progress to c ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 4
Pasta is not fattening, quite the opposite
In recent years pasta gained a bad reputation it will fatten you. This led lots of people to limit its consumption, often as part of some aggressive do it yourself diets. Now a study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, does justice to this fundamental element of the Mediterranean diet, showing how pasta consumption is actually associated with a reduced likelihood of both general and abdominal obesity. The re ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 4
New technique helps link complex mouse behaviors to the genes that influence t...
Mice are one of the most commonly used laboratory organisms, widely used to study everything from autism to infectious diseases. Yet genomic studies in mice have lagged behind those in humans. Genome-wide association studies -- matching genes to diseases and other traits -- have been a big deal in human genetics for the past decade, said Abraham Palmer, PhD, professor of psychiatry at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. But progress hasn ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 4
Making Room For It All-Part 2
Life is a pit full of pitfalls designed by a devious deity for our conscious evolution. - Wavy Gravy
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 2
"Peripatetic Meetings" Promote Health and Creative Thinking
The ancient Greeks understood the link between walking, well-being, and optimizing brain function. Hippocrates wisely noted, Walking is the best medicine. In keeping with the principle of mens sana in corpore sano a healthy mind in a healthy body , Aristotle 384 322 BC founded the legendary Peripatetic School in Athens, where teaching took place while strolling on pathways around the Lyceum campus. Peripatetic comes from the Greek word peripatetikos and re ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jul 2
Routine eye exams lead to high rate of change in vision status or care
July 1, 2016 - Do you really need to get your eyes checked--even if you haven t noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms More than half of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients lead to a change in vision prescription or other changes in care, according to a study in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . In asymptomatic patien ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
Anti-interleukin-1 alpha antibody MABp1 improves outcomes significantly over ...
BARCELONA-LUGANO, July 2, 2016 - A novel anti-interleukin 1-alpha antibody has shown a significant impact on symptoms, and a high level of safety and tolerability in patients with advanced colorectal cancer, according to phase III data 1 presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology s 18th World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer in Barcelona, Spain. Xilonix is the first monoclonal antibody immunotherapy to specifically target and neutralize inte ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
NIH-led effort uses implementation science to reduce mother-to-child HIV trans...
An emerging field, known as implementation science, may help reduce the nearly 150,000 instances of mother-to-child HIV transmissions that occur annually around the world, mostly in developing countries. A team of scientists and program managers, led by the National Institutes of Health, has been studying a variety of implementation science approaches to prevent mother-to-child transmission and has published the results in a 16-article open-access suppleme ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jul 2
Report: A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages. The chemicals that are of most concern include lead and mercury organophosphate pesticides used in agriculture and home gardens phthalates , found in pharmaceuticals, plastics and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses
MADISON, Wis. -- Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have confirmed that a benign bacterium called Wolbachia pipientis can completely block transmission of Zika virus in Aedes aegypti , the mosquito species responsible for passing the virus to humans. Matthew Aliota, a scientist at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine SVM and first author of the paper -- published today July 1, 2016 in the journal Scientific Reports -- says the bacte ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Jul 1
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