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The case for revolutionizing child care in America

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A new book argues that greater public support for parents is critical for the brain development of America's kids.(Image credit: Pixabay) * This article was originally published here

What Do You Mean, “Innovation”?

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BY KIM BELLARD One of my favorite movies is The Princess Bride. Among the many great quotes is one from Inigo Montoya, who becomes frustrated when the evil Vizzini keeps using “inconceivable” to describe events that were clearly actually taking place. “You keep using that word,” Inigo finally says. “I do not think it means what you think it means.” So...

Synchrotron-based study finds a high-fish diet may not be bad for you

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A synchrotron-based study led by University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers shows that the chemical form of mercury found in the brains of people who ate a lot of fish over a lifetime is completely different from the mercury form found in the brains of people who were poisoned. * This article was originally published here

Abortion rights in Maine could be at risk if Republicans reclaim the state government

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Former Gov. Paul LePage is in a close race with Maine's sitting governor, Democrat Janet Mills. Maine's GOP is uniting around the fall of Roe and has a motivated base. * This article was originally published here

Trained sniffer dogs accurately detect airport passengers infected with SARS-CoV-2

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Trained sniffer dogs can accurately detect airport passengers infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, finds research published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health. * This article was originally published here

Researchers reveal moral distress impact, actions to support doctors during pandemic

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare organizations, leaders, researchers, and practitioners have attempted on the fly to deal with the inherent stresses, strains, and struggles related to an unprecedented healthcare crisis in modern times. UNC School of Medicine's Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, who is investigating this issue broadly, has published two research articles on two specific aspects: the impact of...

Should you worry about data from your period-tracking app being used against you?

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It's estimated that millions of people in the U.S. use period-tracking apps to plan ahead, track when they are ovulating, and monitor other health effects. The apps can help signal when a period is late. * This article was originally published here

A substance found in young spinal fluid helps old mice remember

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A team at Stanford University has reversed memory loss in old mice by flooding their brains with spinal fluid taken from young animals. The finding may hold promise for Alzheimer's research. (Image credit: ROBERT F. BUKATY/AP) * This article was originally published here

The Sovereignty Network will help patients make money out of your health data

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By HAMISH MACDONALD  Being a patient has always meant being at the bottom of a trickle-down pyramid in healthcare. Late to get information, our test results, our data, and as for earning the money that our healthcare data is worth – that is something the healthcare industry does without our permission or dues. We are left right out of that. But...

Potentially dangerous synthetic cooling agents are used at high levels in e-cigarettes and refillable vaping liquids

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E-cigarette makers are adding potentially dangerous levels of the synthetic cooling agents WS-3 and WS-23 to disposable e-cigarettes and e-cigarette refills sold in the U.S., according to research published at the ATS 2022 international conference. * This article was originally published here