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How to avoid raising a materialistic child

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
If you're a parent, you may be concerned that materialism among children has been on the rise. But there's some good news. A new study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology suggests that some parenting tactics can curb kids' materialistic tendencies.

Marijuana use might lead to higher risk of stroke, World Stroke Congress to be told

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
A five-year study of hospital statistics from the United States shows that the incidence of stroke has risen steadily among marijuana users even though the overall rate of stroke remained constant over the same period.

Huge variations between countries in time for reimbursement decisions on new cancer drugs

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Some European countries take more than twice as long as others to reach health technology assessment (HTA) decisions to reimburse new cancer drugs following their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The average decision time is longer than one year in some countries, according to a study to be reported at ESMO 2018 Congress.

Why some cancers affect only young women

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Among several forms of pancreatic cancer, one of them affects specifically women, often young, even though the pancreas is an organ with little exposure to sex hormones. This pancreatic cancer, known as 'mucinous cyst,' has strange similarities with another mucinous cancer, affecting the ovaries. By conducting large-scale analyses of genomic data, researchers at the University of Geneva and at the University Hospitals of Geneva have provided an answer: both tumors originate from embryonic germ cells.

Scientists find brain signal that might help us judge the holiday buffet

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Neuroscientists have found a brain region that appears to be strongly connected to food preference decisions, like what to choose from a buffet line or potluck table.

Src regulates mTOR, a major player in cancer growth

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
This study shows that Src is necessary and sufficient to activate mTORC1 and offers the possibility to develop novel approaches to control cancer growth.

En route to custom-designed natural products

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Microorganisms often assemble natural products similar to industrial assembly lines. Certain enzymes, non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) play a key role in this process. Biotechnologists at Goethe University have now been able to discover how these enzymes interact with each other. This brings them one step closer to their goal of engineering the production of such peptide natural products.

Length of breathing disruption in OSA may be better predictor of mortality risk

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
How long a person with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) stops breathing may be a better predictor of mortality risk from OSA than the number of times they stop breathing, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

How schools can optimise support for children with ADHD

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
New research gives the clearest guidance yet on how schools can best support children with ADHD to improve symptoms and maximise their academic outcomes.

1 in 4 @JUULvapor tweeps is underage, a #PublicHealth concern

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
E-cigarette brand JUUL's Twitter handle is attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18. Many of these minors -- to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products -- are retweeting JUUL's messages, amplifying its advertisements.

Pediatric advance care planning linked to better understanding of child's end-of-life care choices

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
The more that families understand the end-of-life treatment preferences expressed by adolescents living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the less likely these youth are to suffer HIV-related symptoms compared with youths whose families do not understand their end-of-life care goals, according to a single-blinded, randomized study published online Oct. 19, 2018, in Pediatrics.

Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

EurekAlert! - Jue, 10/18/2018 - 22:00
Herpes is the dreaded 'gift that keeps on giving'. But could it also be taking our memories? Decades of research show a striking correlation between Alzheimer's disease risk and infection with Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) in people carrying a specific gene. Now, newly-available epidemiological data provide a causal link between HSV1 infection and senile dementia -- raising the tantalizing prospect of a simple, effective preventive treatment for one of humanity's costliest disorders.

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