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    The Push to Diversify Gifted-and-Talented Programs

    Original @ Isegoria The push to diversify gifted-and-talented programs is on: The Department of Education has allowed the highly sought-after school [the Brooklyn School of Inquiry] to set aside 40 percent of its kindergarten seats specifically for low-income children. [...] Citywide, about 77 percent of students are poor and almost 70 percent are black or Hispanic. Last year, […] [...]

    Psychotherapy for depression offers teens long-term benefits

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For teens with depression, many could reap long-term benefits from psychological counseling, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in The Lancet Psychiatry. [...]

    Incidence of hospitalization for hypoglycemia decreasing

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with type 1 diabetes, the incidence of hospitalization for hypoglycemia (HH) decreased over time in Denmark, with an 8.4 percent annual decrease, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in Diabetes Care. [...]

    CSF RT-QuIC has high diagnostic specificity, sensitivity for prions

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QuIC) has high diagnostic specificity and sensitivity for prion diseases, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the Annals of Neurology. [...]

    Another Miami neighborhood now zika-free

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—The Little River section of Miami is no longer an area where local Zika infection is active, Florida health officials reported Friday. [...]

    ‘Halo’ effect common after lasik eye surgery

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Nine out of 10 Lasik laser eye surgery patients report satisfaction afterwards. But a sizable percentage experience new visual disturbances—like seeing halos around lights—up to six months after the procedure, a new study finds. [...]

    Mice may be key to kids’ asthma attacks at school

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—Research investigating schoolchildren’s asthma attacks has pointed to a tiny foe: mice. [...]

    Meds don’t cut trastuzumab-tied left ventricular remodeling

    Original @ Medical Xpress – latest medical and health news stories (HealthDay)—For patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-overexpressing (HER2-positive) early breast cancer, perindopril and bisoprolol do not prevent trastuzumab-mediated left ventricular remodeling, according to a study published online Nov. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. [...]

    Researchers may have found first polluted river from before Bronze Age

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Industrial pollution may seem like a modern phenomenon, but in fact, an international team of researchers may have discovered what could be the world’s first polluted river, contaminated approximately 7,000 years ago. [...]

    Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation

    Original @ Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole. [...]