When people notice one traffic hazard, they are less likely to see a simultaneous second hazard, according to new research. The finding has potential applications for both driver training and the development of automated, in-vehicle safety technologies.
In a study using yeast cells and data from cancer cell lines, scientists report they have found a potential weak spot among cancer cells that have extra sets of chromosomes, the structures that carry genetic material. The vulnerability, they say, is rooted in a common feature among cancer cells — their high intracellular protein concentrations — that make them appear bloated and overstuffed, and which could be used as possible new targets for cancer treatments.
Neural-tube defects occur by the end of the sixth week of pregnancy (i.e. the fourth week after fertilization) and have been associated with exposure to specific drugs early in pregnancy. Concerns about neural-tube defects among children exposed to efavirenz at the time of conception were raised by…
To the Editor: In May 2018, an unscheduled analysis from the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership Tsepamo birth-outcomes surveillance study showed a higher prevalence of neural-tube defects among infants born to women who were using dolutegravir-based antiretroviral treatment (ART) regimens…
National Poll: While most parents say they are doing enough to prepare their teen for adulthood, they gave low rankings of their teen’s ability to handle basic tasks.
A new study has reveals a unique and strong association between firearm ownership and the risk of domestic homicides. For each 10% increase in household gun ownership rates, the findings show a significant 13% increased incidence of domestic firearm homicide. The homicide risk differed across victim-offender relationships, with non-domestic firearm homicide rising only 2% among firearm owners.
Preschoolers with symptoms of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are much less likely than other children their age to be ready for school, new research has found.
A new study examines the potential role plastic exposure, akin to exposure in a medical setting, has on heart rhythm disruptions.
A major new study has found children with autism are more likely to be bullied by both their siblings and their peers, meaning that when they return from school, they have no respite from victimization.
New research shows dramatically rising visits to emergency departments (ED) related to alcohol, especially for women, with a 175% increase in alcohol-related visits from young people aged 25 to 29. The article shows increases in ED visits related to alcohol that are occurring much faster than overall ED usage.