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    Building social communication skills in shy children helps with peer likeability

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study by Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Cheung Hoi Shan has discovered that shy children with low English vocabulary skills, can still be popular among their peers if they have high-functioning social communi… [...]

    Eating nuts can reduce weight gain, study says

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A study recently published in the online version of the European Journal of Nutrition has found that people who include nuts in their diet are more likely to reduce weight gain and lower the risk of overweight and obesity. [...]

    Air Force Plans to Test Gunship Laser Next Year, Top Commando Says

    Original @ Defensetech The head of Air Force Special Operations Command said the service plans to test an experimental type of laser destined for a gunship next year…. [...]

    How first ‘vouchers’ in UCLA kidney donation program led to 25 lifesaving transplants

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In 2014 a former judge from San Diego County approached the UCLA Kidney Transplant Program with an unusual request: If the judge donated a kidney to a stranger now, could his then 4-year-old grandson, who suffered from chronic kidney disease, receive p… [...]

    Differential brain network changes in Alzheimer’s patients with and without CeVD

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories A new study of those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) with and without cerebrovascular disease (CeVD) has found that there are likely differential brain network changes suggesting differences in the underlying pathology for each of these seemingly similar… [...]

    Researchers develop new tool to assess individual’s level of wisdom

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Researchers at University of San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool called the San Diego Wisdom Scale (SD-WISE) to assess an individual’s level of wisdom, based upon a conceptualization of wisdom as a trait with a neurobiological as wel… [...]

    Alcohol use affects levels of cholesterol regulator through epigenetics

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories In an analysis of the epigenomes of people and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the National Institutes of Health report that drinking alcohol may induce changes to a cholesterol-regulating gene. [...]

    Despite legal abortion in Great Britain, women cite access barriers, new research finds

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from… [...]

    Failing medical implants are causing hundreds of thousands of people misery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories Thousands of women across the world have been left in terrible pain after being implanted with transvaginal mesh – a device to treat urinary incontinence or prolapse. How did a medical implant that has caused so much damage to these women’s bodies and lives come to be sold? [...]

    One in four girls is depressed at age 14, new study reveals

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14. [...]