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Cord milking, or massaging the umbilical cord of infants delivered through C section, can increase the levels of red blood cells, improve blood pressure and also induce better blood flow a new study reveals. The study, published online in Pediatrics, shows that that cord milking is a better alternative over the standard practice of delayed clamping.
sadgirl-010715.jpg A new survey shows that nearly four out of ten children and teens in the United States have been exposed to violence within the last year. The new report, released in JAMA Pediatrics, relied on phone interviews conducted by researchers using The National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence (NatSCEV). Information was obtained from 4,000 children, ages 0 to 17.
stearic-062515.jpg The consumption of trans fats, most commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, may work to weaken the memory of young men, according to a new study. The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE, evaluated data from 1,018 men and women, ages 20 to 85, who were asked to complete a dietary survey and memory test involving word recall. Trapeziumbone-061615.jpg A new bone density treatment is showing promise in the fight against osteoporosis, according to researchers from the Translational Research Institute at Scripps Florida. Their study focused specifically on a protein called PPARG which impacts bone marrow stem cells. The researchers created a new compound to mimic the PPARG protein and introduced it to bone marrow stem cells. Electronic-cigarettes-060915.jpg Many e-cigarette users believe that using the devices will help them quit smoking, according to a new French survey. The study, presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago, finds that about 69 percent of e-cigarette users believe the devices can help a person quit tobacco smoking, compared with just 31 percent of the general population. More
IsraelDefenseForces-070115.jpg The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, may increase chances of heart attack and stroke in women, according to a new study. Researchers looked at nearly 55,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study II, a long-term study of young women that began in 1989. In 2008, the researchers asked the women to fill out surveys about traumatic events they had experienced in the last 20 years. baby2-061115.jpg A woman has successfully given birth to a child after receiving an ovary tissue transplant of tissue frozen from her own body during childhood. The woman, who elected to freeze some ovary material before a surgical procedure as a child, has proven the transplant could provide new fertility options for some women, according to researchers at Oxford University. img2-060815.jpg Researchers have found that migraine patterns may change during pregnancy in women who suffer from migraines. The researchers from the American Migraine Foundation noted in a news release that women, especially those who have menstrual-related migraines, may have fewer attacks during pregnancy. Dr. Dodick noted that some women with a history of migraines may experience more severe attacks. More

Melanoma Rates Have Doubled Since 1980s

Melanoma rates have doubles since 1982 and will continue to skyrocket if nothing is done, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report stated that melanoma is responsible for more than 9,000 skin cancer deaths each year. It's also an expensive cancer to treat.

Blood Pressure Meds May Cure Addiction

Medication commonly used to treat blood pressure could actually help to cure addiction, according to a new study. According to the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, the treatment could help ward off relapses by erasing memories in the subconscious that trigger addiction. The experimental drug has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Creativity And Mental Illness May Have Genetic Link

There may be a genetic link between creativity and mental illness, according to a new study from researchers at deCode Genetics. For the study the researchers first collected genetics data for 86,000 Icelandic citizens and then compared that data to 1,000 people who work in the arts in Iceland.

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