For families in the U.S., the costs of high-quality child care are exorbitant, especially for those with children under age five. A new policy proposal, "Public Investments in Child Care," by Dartmouth Associate Professor of Economics Elizabeth Cascio, finds that current federal child care tax policies are not benefiting the families most burdened by childcare costs. Therefore, Cascio outlines a new policy that could replace the current federal child care tax policies. The research examines child care for children ages 0-12 years, with a focus on 0-4 years.
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Salk researchers have discovered how to curb the growth of cancer cells by blocking the cells' access to certain nutrients. The approach, detailed in Nature, took advantage of knowledge on how healthy cells use a 24-hour cycle to regulate the production of nutrients and was tested on glioblastoma brain tumors in mice.
Chemicals that could potentially cause asthma through an immune reaction could be better identified with human cell- and computer-based test methods, according to a new research paper co-authored by the Physicians Committee's Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H., in Applied In Vitro Toxicology.
A new study published in the Annals of Family Medicine has reported that researchers explored junior and senior family physicians' experiences with and attitudes toward managing medical requests from nonpatients. Senior physicians were more confident with handling medical questions from family or friends. While, junior physicians found this process more difficult, and they were more cautious about avoiding the potential consequences and pitfalls, according to the study.
When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests.
A new study, published in the journal Allergy and Clinical Immunology found that in a minority of patients they studied, a standard treatment for asthma – oral steroids – was associated with increased levels of the treatable mould Aspergillus in the lung.
People who undergo joint surgery, such as joint replacements for arthritis, are more likely to become dependent on the years following surgery if they are obese, researchers say. Further research is needed to know why this happens and how to prevent it, the study team writes online in the British Journal of Anaesthesia.
According to a new study, elevated levels of the inflammation marker CRP in the blood is an underlying cause of the loss of muscle mass in elderly persons.C-reactive protein (CRP) interferes with the protein synthesis in the muscle cells, hence contributing to the loss of muscle mass.
New research outcomes published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy revealed a potential new weapon in the fight against tuberculosis, and it lives in the Little Mermaid’s realm.
In diabetic macular edema (DME), identification of baseline markers on spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and their association with severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) might aid in disease management and the design of future trials.
Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation, emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing in other cells.
A new study published in the JAMA Facial Plast Surgery has reported that autologous fat processed by means of a cotton pad filtration technique is an effective method of fat grafting that improves the volume retention of grafted fat.