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Deltoid Muscle Brightness on Ultrasound May Be Linked With Diabetes

An unusually bright, or hyperechoic, deltoid muscle on ultrasound may be a result of insulin resistance and thus a sign of diabetes, according to a new study. In patients without diabetes, the deltoid is typically hypoechoic relative to the underlying supraspinatus tendon, researchers noted in a presentation November 26 at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2018 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting in Chicago.

Researchers Regrow Hair Strands On Damaged Skin

By stirring crosstalk among skin cells that form the roots of hair, researchers report they have regrown hair strands on damaged skin. The findings better explain why hair does not normally grow on wounded skin, and may help in the search for better drugs to restore hair growth, say the study's authors.

Parental Alienation: An Understudied Form of Child abuse and 'Intimate Terrorism'

According to Colorado State University social psychologist Jennifer Harman, about 22 million American parents have been the victims of behavior that lead to something called parental alienation. Having researched the phenomenon for several years, Harman is urging psychological, legal and child custody disciplines to recognize parental alienation as a form of both child abuse and intimate partner violence.