Researchers have identified a protein that powers the virulence of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, opening the possibility of a new target for antibiotics and, even better, a vaccine.
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With applications for asylum in the United States increasing sharply, a new paper from a team of asylum medicine and law experts is highlighting physicians' important role in evaluating refugees' claims of torture and persecution.
Researchers have developed a new understanding of how certain psychiatric diseases, those that involve uncontrollable reactions to stimuli such as the high and low experiences attributed to bipolar disorder, the impulsivity of an individual suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and even suicidality manifest and potentially can be treated. The study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
Alcohol abuse is among the leading causes of preventable death in the United States, killing more than 88,000 people a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That total is higher than the combined death tolls of HIV/AIDS, gun violence and car crashes. Despite this, current medications are not highly effective in addressing alcohol abuse.
So your friend decides to forget the "12-week rule" and tells her family and social networks she is pregnant. She knows the stats – one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage – but she wants to have the support of family and friends around her in case she needs it.
The lazy days of summer can be peaceful and relaxing, but they also can wreak havoc on your body's internal clock. Longer days, evening outdoor activities and a lack of school the next morning can throw even the most conscientious family's sleep schedules out of whack. Promoting healthy summer sleep routines for your family But that doesn't mean summer should turn into a sleep in the free-for-all that ends with a rough crash back to reality come to Labor Day.
Maternal use of the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) can alter the brain circuits in her offspring that control behaviors reminiscent of autism spectrum disorder, suggests a study in mice published in eNeuro. These results have no immediate bearing on the treatment of depression in pregnant women
Lower visual acuity is associated with both lower cognitive function and greater declines in cognitive functioning over a five-year period, according to a new University of Maine study
A new study estimates that One in three adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) visit the emergency department annually but effective primary care could reduce these numbers. In ED, they use Common Presenting Issues and Continuity of Care for Individuals With and Without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities