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New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

New Study Examines Relationship Between Emotion Regulation and Brain Connectivity in ASD

Emotional control varies among children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and researchers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for whole brain analysis identified relationships between emotional lability and neuronal activity in two brain regions. They report their findings in the…

Late Premature Birth Increases Risk of Recurrent Hospitalization for Respiratory Illness

Late Premature Birth Increases Risk of Recurrent Hospitalization for Respiratory Illness

A new study of children up to 2 years of age showed that those born late preterm (34-36 weeks) had a significantly greater risk of recurrent hospitalization due to respiratory illness compared to those who were born full term (>37…

Are Current Efforts to Combat Terrorism Actually Increasing the Risk of Future Attacks?

Are Current Efforts to Combat Terrorism Actually Increasing the Risk of Future Attacks?

A public health perspective of the rise in terrorism and violent radicalization points to social determinants of health including discrimination, social isolation, and stigmatization of groups such as Muslims or Arab American as factors that can make people more vulnerable…

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

New Study from KKI Shows Feasibility of Acupuncture in Young Children with ASD

A pilot feasibility study to determine if young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their parents would tolerate and adhere to an office- and home-based acupuncture/acupressure intervention showed completion of all 16 biweekly sessions and measurements of their effects…

FDA Rule Improves Labeling of Medications Used During Pregnancy and Lactation

FDA Rule Improves Labeling of Medications Used During Pregnancy and Lactation

The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule should help healthcare providers better explain to pregnant and breastfeeding patients the benefits and risks of taking a specific medication. The new labeling format provides a summary…

Elon Musk's Vision of a Self-Sustaining City on Mars Published in New Space

Elon Musk's Vision of a Self-Sustaining City on Mars Published in New Space

The Commentary entitled "Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/full/10.1089/space.2017.29009.emu)" presents the vision of Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, for future manned trips to other planets and specifically what will be needed to create a self-sustaining city on Mars. The article,…

What Drives Hacktivism? Weighing the Payoffs Against the Risks

What Drives Hacktivism? Weighing the Payoffs Against the Risks

A new study examining factors that contribute to the likelihood of a hacktivist carrying out an attack showed, unexpectedly, that the payoffs are the main predictor, not the risks involved. The study, which also considered the potential effects of sex…

Significant Impact Factor Growth for Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Journals

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers (http://www.liebertpub.com/) announces significant growth in the impact factors of its peer-reviewed journals, as reported in the new 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2017). More than 30% of the company's portfolio of previously indexed journals…

Does Access to Quality Playgrounds Vary with a Child's Socioeconomic Status and Obesity Risk?

Does Access to Quality Playgrounds Vary with a Child's Socioeconomic Status and Obesity Risk?

A study of all 3rd-5th grade youth in one U.S. county examined differences in access to playgrounds and associations between youth weight and playground accessibility and quality. The study, which focused on variations in playground access and quality depending on…

Do Mast Cells Contribute to More Severe Disease in Dengue Infection?

Do Mast Cells Contribute to More Severe Disease in Dengue Infection?

Why mosquito-borne dengue virus causes more severe disease in some individuals, including hemorrhagic fever with or without shock, remains controversial and researchers are focusing on the factors related to the interaction between the virus and the host immune system, including…

Researchers Identify Immune Component Up-Regulated in Brain after Viral Infection

Researchers Identify Immune Component Up-Regulated in Brain after Viral Infection

A new study of infection by a virus that causes brain inflammation and seizures in a mouse model has shown increased levels of complement component C3. The C3 was produced by immune cells in the brain called microglia within the…

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced in Women with Diabetes Who Take Low-Dose Aspirin

Breast Cancer Risk Reduced in Women with Diabetes Who Take Low-Dose Aspirin

A new study of nearly 149,000 women with diabetes over 14 years showed an overall 18% reduced breast cancer risk for women who used low-dose aspirin compared to those who did not. The study design and results are published in…

Clinical Efficacy and Future Development of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Highlighted in DTT

Clinical Efficacy and Future Development of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Highlighted in DTT

A growing body of data from clinical studies of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) in type 1 diabetes supports the value of CGM for reducing variability in blood glucose levels and the risks of both hypo- and hyperglycemia, and for improving…

New Study Finds Youth Football Players Have Significant Differences in Head Impact Exposure

New Study Finds Youth Football Players Have Significant Differences in Head Impact Exposure

A study of 97 youth football players ages 9-13 years who participated in different age- and weight- based levels over four seasons of play found that that youngsters experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts. Measures of linear head acceleration…

Safety of Gene Transfer to Treat Heart Failure Supports Further Clinical Development

Safety of Gene Transfer to Treat Heart Failure Supports Further Clinical Development

Based on the encouraging safety data that has emerged from multiple clinical trials that used different gene transfer approaches to improve heart function in patients suffering from heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, researchers conclude that this therapeutic strategy can…

What Motivates Parents to Protect Children from Cell Phone Addiction?

What Motivates Parents to Protect Children from Cell Phone Addiction?

A new study examined the role parental mediation can play in protecting children from the potential negative effects of smartphone use, comparing the perceived risk and different types of mediation and parenting styles. The study of parents of 4th-6th graders…

Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika Virus and Therapeutic Approaches in Development to Prevent It

Maternal-Fetal Transmission of Zika Virus and Therapeutic Approaches in Development to Prevent It

The devastating effects of Zika virus on the brain of the developing fetus during infection in pregnancy have led to intensive research to understand the routes of Zika virus transmission and how the virus travels to and infects the fetus.…

New Recommendations to Optimize Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Clinical Research

New Recommendations to Optimize Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Diabetes Clinical Research

The advantages of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for obtaining real-time blood glucose measurements and its ability to detect and even predict hypo- and hyperglycemic events make it a very useful tool for evaluating experimental glucose-lowering drugs and new approaches for…

American Muslim Women Report Depression Linked to Internalized Stigma, Physical and Sexual Abuse

American Muslim Women Report Depression Linked to Internalized Stigma, Physical and Sexual Abuse

A new study of Muslim women in the U.S. found a significant association between heightened vigilance, as a measure of internalized stigma, and increased risk for depression. The study, which also examined the link between depression and the women's experiences…

Flash Glucose Monitoring Offers Accuracy, Ease of Use, & Clinical Benefit for T1 Diabetes

Flash Glucose Monitoring Offers Accuracy, Ease of Use, & Clinical Benefit for T1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) sensors are now so accurate that two CGM devices, including the first approved "Flash Glucose Monitoring" system, have received regulatory approval for nonadjunctive use by individuals with type 1 diabetes to guide insulin dosing. The critical…

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