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Researchers Reveal How The Female Brain And Sex Are Connected

A study published in the August 20 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that an international team of scientists at Saskatchewan University discovered a protein in semen, which influences the female brain to prompt ovulation and that this molecule also regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells...

What Determines Risks Of Kidney Failure?

New research appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) has discovered the likelihood of middle-aged adults to develop kidney failure during their lifetime, which could potentially lead to an increase in public interest in the prevention of kidney disease while setting priorities related to kidney care...

Photographic Cholesterol Test - A New Noninvasive Way To Test Cholesterol

In India, researchers have developed a noninvasive approach to test cholesterol levels in patients who are at a greater risk for heart disease. The total cholesterol test uses a digital camera to take a photo of the back of the patient's hand. The image is then cropped and compared in a database with images of known cholesterol levels. The approach, developed by N.R...

Vanderbilt University Seeks To Increase Exclusive Breast Feeding In Hospitals

Vanderbilt University is participating in a new statewide project designed to improve the health of infants and mothers in Tennessee by increasing exclusive breast-feeding in hospitals and delivery centers. The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) recently started the project at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center with 16 hospital teams from across the state...

Green Tea And Chocolate Compounds Can Reduce Brain Complications Associated With HIV

Current HIV drug therapies are not able to control the virus' complete replication in the brain and are therefore ineffective against complications linked to neurocognitive impairment in HIV patients...

Childhood Obesity Linked With Antibiotic Use In Infants Under 6 Months Old

New research, by experts at the NYU School of Medicine and the NYU Wagner School of Public Service, suggests that exposing babies to antibiotics may predispose them to being overweight in childhood...

Girls Who Have ADHD As Kids Are More Likely To Attempt Suicide As Adults

According to a study published online in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, girls are considerably more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults if they have attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...

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