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  1. Children of parents with mental illness have higher risk of injuries

    Children to parents suffering from mental illness have a higher risk of injuries than other children, according to a new study. The risk is elevated up to 17 years of age and peaks during the first year of life. The findings highlight the need for parents with mental illness to receive extra support around child injury prevention measures as well as early treatment of mental morbidity among expecting parents.
  2. Off-the-shelf artificial cardiac patch repairs heart attack damage in rats, pigs

    Researchers have developed an 'off-the-shelf' artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.
  3. Public policies push schools to prioritize creating better test-takers over better people

    Personal growth and job skills have taken a backseat to an increased focus on standardized test scores in schools across the nation, according to new research.
  4. Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear

    Medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with low pain to say they use cannabis three or more times a day, a new study finds. However, daily marijuana users with severe pain also reported their health had become worse in the past year.
  5. Babies in popular low-riding pushchairs are exposed to alarming levels of toxic air pollutants

    Parents who are using popular low-riding pushchairs could be exposing their babies to alarming levels of air pollution, finds a new study.
  6. Correlation between MBI and Alzheimer's

    New research has found that the presence and severity of mild behavioral impairment (MBI) in cognitively healthy individuals is strongly associated with the presence of amyloid plaques deposits in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
  7. Drug shows promise in reversing kidney damage caused by lupus

    A drug used for cancer therapy has shown promise in reversing kidney damage caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus), according to a Yale-led study published April 8 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.
  8. Exploring mechanisms of resistance to HIV in people with sickle cell disease

    A new analysis supports prior reports that people with sickle cell disease have lower rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, but follow-up cell studies did not reveal a mechanism to explain the reduced risk.
  9. Modifiable risk factors could play a role in Alzheimer's disease

    Amyloid is a key feature of Alzheimer's disease, but the accumulation of these sticky proteins may not be the only risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.
  10. How effective is quarantine alone or in combination with other public health measures to control coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    A new review summarizes evidence available from modelling studies that show how quarantining affects the spread of COVID-19. The studies included in the review consistently conclude that quarantine can play a role in controlling the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. While early implementation of quarantine and its combination with other public health measures may reduce spread of the disease, key uncertainties remain as to how these measures can best be adopted and when they can be relaxed.