Joe Biden's Understanding of Parent-Teacher Conferences Is, Um, Interesting

Right now, former Vice President Joe Biden has a very strong lead in national polls among Black voters, and is holding on tight to his front-runner status before the Democratic presidential primaries begin. I am not here to sway anyone one way or another on that front, I assure you. I am merely here to give you a parenting perspective […]

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Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction

A team of addiction researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report in Psychopharmacology that oxytocin, a hormone produced naturally in the hypothalamus, has significant gender differences when used as a treatment for cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma. The MUSC team was led by Jane E. Joseph, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Neuroscience, […]

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The Makers of Furtuna Skin Launch Children’s Wellness Line

The women of Furtuna Skin have a new venture. Model and entrepreneur Agatha Relota Luczo and Kim Walls, formerly the global general manager of Lime Crime, brought their organic skin-care brand to market late last year. Furtuna Skin sources its wild-foraged ingredients from a private, certified-organic, 700-acre estate in Sicily that boasts more than 12,000 olive trees, 500 unique plants […]

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Women prefer beards but some are put off by fear of LICE and fleas

Women DO prefer men with beards – but those who don’t may be put off by an evolutionary fear they harbour LICE or fleas, study claims Almost 1,000 women in America were quizzed on their facial hair preferences They were also asked about their disgust towards parasites and bacteria Women who were squeamish about hair-borne pests were not keen on beards […]

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New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that mucosa-associated invariant T cells (MAIT cells) of the human immune system respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously, the function of MAIT cells during this particular phase was not […]

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Parents tell of saving son from a condition which blights daughter

Parents tell of the bittersweet joy of saving their son through IVF from a hereditary condition which blights their six-year-old daughter Jeremy Norton, 35, from Wigston, Leicestershire, has Marfan Syndrome The condition is where the connective tissue throughout the body is too fragile  Consequently the walls of the aorta, main body artery, can become weakened   Lisa and Jeremy Norton from […]

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Innovative CareView app provides patient data on 7 conditions related to 40% of ED visits

Doctors at Indiana University Health hospitals now have faster, easier access to information about the patients they are treating in the emergency department. The CareView app, created in a partnership among Regenstrief Institute, Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE), IU Health and Indiana University School of Medicine, provides clinicians with only the most relevant information from a patient’s medical history related […]

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