Systematic parental training helps the well-being of preschool children with ADHD

Research findings from Aarhus University and the Central Denmark Region’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Centre show that quality of life is poorer for preschool children with ADHD compared to children from the control population. But the children’s quality of life can be significantly improved using treatment without medication. Hyperactivity, difficulty concentrating, impulsive behavior and problems […]

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Pollution exposure linked to stroke risk in people with common heart rhythm disorder

People with one of the most common heart disorders who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less pollution, according to a JAMA Network Open study published recently by researchers at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and University of Pittsburgh School […]

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New targets for melanoma treatment

A collaborative study led by Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) has uncovered new markers (HLA-associated peptides) that are uniquely present on melanoma tumors and could pave the way for therapeutic vaccines to be developed in the fight against melanoma. Despite all improvements in melanoma treatment, every five […]

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Physical diseases can negatively affect depression

Patients with a first-time depression diagnosis have an increased risk of the disease worsening and requiring hospitalization, if they have previously been treated for a physical disease at a hospital. This is shown by research from iPSYCH. The risk of being hospitalized with depression is increased if the patient has multiple physical diseases. Research findings […]

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Researchers discover new path to neuron regeneration after spinal cord injury

Dynamic networks that specialize in the transmission of information generally consist of multiple components, including not only primary processors, like computers, for example, but also numerous support applications and services. The human nervous system is fundamentally very similar—neurons, like computers, process and transmit information, sending molecular signals through axons to other neurons, all of which […]

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Building bridges: PARP enzymes bring broken DNA together

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have identified the structure of double-strand DNA break repair by PARP enzymes. The findings show that PARP2 can bridge the gap, bringing two broken DNA ends together. The study also provides insight into the mechanisms that underlie PARP activation and the catalytic cycle, which may aid in understanding […]

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Machine learning models identify kids at risk of lead poisoning

Machine learning can help public health officials identify children most at risk of lead poisoning, enabling them to concentrate their limited resources on preventing poisonings rather than remediating homes only after a child suffers elevated blood lead levels, a new study shows. Rayid Ghani, Distinguished Career Professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department and […]

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