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A Better Future
A three-drug preventative treatment proves effective in reducing transmission of HIV from breastfeeding, according to a recent study by the World Health Organization in Africa.
A Visual Map for Allergies
A team of scientists at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have created a computer network model that organizes human genes and helps to detect allergic sensitivity.
TB and HIV: Partners in Crime
A recent study shows that a majority of tuberculosis cases in HIV-infected patients are going undiagnosed in rural African populations with minimal health resources.
The Dangers of Leaving the Light On
Keeping the lights on before going to sleep may have a negative influence on your health, according to a study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism .
Dangerous Plastics for Women
A new study to be published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and levels of the industrial compound Bisphenol A (BPA).
Feeling Un-'Glu'ed
A study out of New Orleans shows how a stressful situation can affect the part of the brain responsible for motor functions and learning, the cerebellum, and identify an important receptor named GluR2.
Bipolar CHOICE Study Launched
A nationwide study called Bipolar CHOICE is being launched this month to better understand the daily experiences of people with bipolar disorder and to ascertain which medications work best.
Loosening Nicotine's Deadly Hold
A grant of over $8 million has been awarded to the Scripps Research Institute and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine to help develop anti-addiction drugs for tobacco users.
Fish Are People Too
Scientists are studying a tiny zebrafish in order to better understand how anxiety and stress affect the brain, pinpointing a key brain structure that may hold the answers.
Flu Sweeps the Nation
Nationwide flu hospitalizations among older US adults peak first in western states such as California, Utah and Nevada and last of all in eastern New England states like New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.