Brain lays foundation for reason in childhood

Structural connections between frontal and parietal areas in children's brains can predict their ability to reason later in life, reports new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

Oncology & Cancer

Lip cancer risk up for some solid organ transplant recipients

(HealthDay)—For solid organ transplant recipients, azathioprine dose and duration of immunosuppression are associated with increased risk of lip cancer, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Calculating leukemia progression

A new computational study published in the International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications has shown how mutations that give rise to drug resistance occur in a form of cancer known as acute myeloid leukemia ...


Sickness and health between men and women

Gender and personality matter in how people cope with physical and mental illness, according to a paper by a Washington State University scientist and colleagues at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Early lung infections extend cystic fibrosis woes

A study involving infants and school age children with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) has found early lung infections can lead to long-term issues such as poorer lung function at school age.

Overweight & Obesity

Neighborhood features could prevent obesity

Living in a neighborhood that supports a healthy lifestyle can make a measurable difference in preventing obesity, according to a longitudinal study recently published in the journal Obesity.

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