The real danger of separating children from parents is not the psychological stress, it's the biological time bomb. The screaming and crying, the anguish and desolation is gut-wrenching. But the fallout pales in comparison to the less visible long-term effects that are more sinister and dangerous.
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Patients with a documented penicillin allergy have a higher risk of developing new methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile infections, a study has shown. The population-based matched cohort study was published online in the British Medical Journal.
Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have launched a clinical trial that eliminates radiation from the treatment protocol for an invasive type of breast cancer that accounts for one-fifth of all breast cancer patients.
Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumor work together to infiltrate the brain, and this finding could ultimately lead to much needed new treatments, according to a new study published in Nature Medicine today
Research smell and the taste is a relatively new field in Norway. Humans have five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. In modern neurology, knowledge of the classical senses, especially sight and hearing, has played an important role in understanding how the brain interprets sensory impressions. The senses of smell and taste, on the other hand, have received little attention.
Among patients who have problems with smell and taste are those with Sjögren's syndrome. Researchers investigated disturbances in smell and taste in this group of patients in a study published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences.
The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The scientists used the latest electron microscopy techniques to see the atomic details of the Zika virus structure. They took advantage of Zika virus stability compared to its flavivirus cousins, allowing for a particularly accurate three-dimensional atomic model. The highest-resolution image yet of the Zika virus, or any enveloped virus thus far. The study was published in the journal Structure.
A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases, hope found in green tea and red wine. The disease results in a critical enzyme deficiency.
A regimen of low-dose aspirin potentially may reduce plaques in the brain, which will reduce Alzheimer's disease pathology and protect memory, according to neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published the results of their study today in the July issue of The Journal of Neuroscience
A mother brings her infant to the emergency department (ED) in the middle of the night with a chief complaint of the baby being fussy. Nothing she does can stop the incessant crying, she tells the triage nurse. When doctors examine the baby, they do not see anything wrong. Often, this finding is reassuring. But, despite their best efforts to comfort her, the mother is not reassured and leaves the hospital feeling anxious and overwhelmed. The study was published online in Pediatric Emergency Care.
High school baseball players who both pitch and catch suffer more injuries than pitchers who play other positions, a new study finds.
Researchers at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin can determine the state of the internal clock of a person with a new blood test. Once the internal rhythm of a patient is known, drugs could be administered at particular times making them more effective.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) do not offer patients with osteoarthritis (OA) clinically significant pain relief relative to placebo, according to a meta-analysis