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Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Household insecticides associated with increased risk of childhood leukaemia
Household insecticides may increase the risk of childhood leukaemia, suggests French research in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Stardust parachutes to soft landing in Utah with dust samples from comet
The Stardust return capsule streaked across the night sky of the Western United States early Sunday, making a soft parachute landing in the Utah desert southwest of Salt Lake City. It's samples from comet Wild 2 are to be sent to Johnson Space Center in Houston this week.
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Antidepressant therapy for major depression in children and adolescents
Dr. Graham Emslie, a world leader in research into the use of antidepressants in children and adolescents, along with colleagues Amy Cheung and Taryn Mayes review the evidence from published and unpublished randomized controlled trials on the benefits and harms (including suicide and suicide ideation) of antidepressant therapy for major depressive disorder in pediatric patients.
Oh, rats! Designer animals reveal possible heart disease genes
Every year, heart disease claims an estimated 7 million lives, according to the World Health Organization. Scientists have struggled to pinpoint the precise genes behind this complex disease. Now, however, they have a new research ally: the designer rat.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Medicaid matters to children: How Medicaid can help drive quality improvement in pediatrics
The nation's leading children's healthcare leaders gathered today to begin building a coalition to safeguard Medicaid and improve quality measurement standards. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, along with the National Association of Children's Hospitals, joined forces to create an alliance advocating for quality improvement measures to not only strengthen Medicaid but also to improve the state of pediatric practice.
American Journal of Education
Full-day vs. half-day kindergarten
In an important new longitudinal study drawing on a sample of more than 8,000 kindergarteners and 500 public schools, researchers find that full-day kindergarten programs, which are most commonly available to less-advantaged children, are roughly equivalent to an additional month of schooling each year when compared to half-day programs.
Illinois pig to make history as source of first complete swine genome
A pig used for research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a home in history. Its DNA will provide the first sequence of the swine genome to be completed with the help of a two-year $10 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture.
US Department of Agriculture
Siblings' bad habits brush off
Brothers and sisters are more powerful role models than friends or parents when it comes to teenage drinking and smoking, research has shown.
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Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology
Donner Party cannibalism legends remain unproven
The Donner Party used tea cups and other tableware and ate domestic and wild animals while stranded in the Sierra Nevadas during 1846-47, but all group members may not have resorted to cannibalism.
Journal of Studies on Alcohol
Early drinking in teens linked to alcohol use in movies
Seeing movies that feature characters drinking alcohol can predispose young adolescents to experiment with alcohol at an early age, concludes a study led by Dartmouth Medical School researchers. It is the first research study to measure the influence of alcohol use in movies and, using data from more than 600 films and 5,000 students, found that movies play a significant role in an adolescent's decision to drink at a young age.
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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