Medical research

Peptide delays melanoma growth in animal trials

An article published in Scientific Reports describes a study demonstrating the effectiveness of a peptide developed by Brazilian scientists, called Rb4, in combating cancer progression in an animal model, especially malignant ...

Health

Motherhood deferred: US median age for giving birth hits 30

For Allyson Jacobs, life in her 20s and 30s was about focusing on her career in health care and enjoying the social scene in New York City. It wasn't until she turned 40 that she and her husband started trying to have children. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Differences in children's behavior predict midlife health behaviors

A recent study by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä and the Gerontology Research Center (Finland) investigated the paths from childhood socioemotional behavior to midlife health behavior ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Men's greater reluctance to seek mental health care

Many men with mental health problems do not seek treatment for their symptoms. Both knowledge of and attitudes toward mental ill health play their part, as does the men's educational level. These findings emerge from a thesis ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Higher education and language skills may help ward off dementia

New research has found that people with mild cognitive impairment may not inevitably develop dementia and, in fact, having higher education and advanced language skills more than doubles their chances of returning to normal.

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