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Pediatrics

For one group in child welfare, trauma is especially common

While many parents and caregivers involved in the child welfare system suffered trauma as children, new research suggests that those with substance misuse issues as adults may have had particularly difficult childhoods.

Oncology & Cancer

Study links free radicals to heart damage caused by cancer

A new study in animal models shows that the presence of a cancer tumor alone can lead to cardiac damage, and suggests the culprits are molecules called free radicals interacting with specific cells in the heart.

Psychology & Psychiatry

More mental health services not linked to fewer firearm suicides

A new study comparing adolescent suicide rates with the availability of mental health services has found that more resources may contribute to fewer suicides, but don't appear to have any role in reducing suicides involving ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A COVID-19 vaccine strategy to give the body 'border protection'

A simple addition to injected COVID-19 vaccines could enhance their effectiveness and provide "border protection" immunity in areas like the nose and mouth to supplement antibodies in the bloodstream, new research suggests.

Neuroscience

Exoskeletons have a problem: They can strain the brain

Exoskeletons—wearable devices used by workers on assembly lines or in warehouses to alleviate stress on their lower backs—may compete with valuable resources in the brain while people work, canceling out the physical ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Blocking how the malaria parasite suppresses the immune response

The parasites that cause severe malaria are well-known for the sinister ways they infect humans, but new research may lead to drugs that could block one of their most reliable weapons: interference with the immune response.

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