Oklahoma governor signs the nation’s strictest abortion ban

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed into law the nation's strictest abortion ban, making the state the first in the nation to effectively end availability of the procedure. State lawmakers approved the ban enforced by civil...

The right moisturizer for children with eczema is the one that they like to use, study finds

The Best Emollients for Eczema trial has found that no one type of moisturiser is better than another. This study, the first in the world to directly compare different types of moisturisers, highlights the importance of patient education and choice...

Deaf children with learning delays benefit from cochlear implants more than hearing aids

Up to three out of every 1,000 infants in the United States are born with profound hearing loss. Typically, infants with hearing loss are first treated with hearing aids, and if these fail to help them develop early language and...

Girls’ chance of success at school in Sub-Saharan Africa shaped by language they are taught in

Millions of school children across large parts of Sub-Saharan Africa are sat silently in classrooms, struggling to follow lessons, and not progressing in their learning due to an insistence that all lessons should be taught in English, say the authors...

Horses and pigs sense harsh speaking tones

How we speak matters to animals. Horses, pigs and wild horses can distinguish between negative and positive sounds from their fellow species and near relatives, as well as from human speech. This, according to new research in behavioral biology at...

Drug that lowers blood sugar also reduces blood vessel dysfunction caused by aging

An FDA-approved drug to lower blood sugar in adults with Type 2 diabetes also may decrease blood vessel dysfunction associated with aging, according to a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Researchers initially examined the role...

Scientists identify how the brain links memories

Our brains rarely record single memories -- instead, they store memories into groups so that the recollection of one significant memory triggers the recall of others connected by time. As we age, however, our brains gradually lose this ability to...

Researchers identify biomarker panel that could help predict gestational diabetes in early pregnancy

UCLA researchers have taken the initial step in identifying what may be an effective way to detect gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) earlier in pregnancy, potentially improving diagnosis and treatment for what is the most common disorder of pregnancy. The study...

Monkeypox in Canada: PHAC now confirms 16 cases nationwide

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has now confirmed a total of 16 cases of monkeypox in the country, all in Quebec. The latest update on the spread of the viral disease came in a statement issued...

Seven healthy habits linked to lower risk of dementia in those with genetic risk

Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to research published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...
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