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Mental illness not usually linked to crime, research finds
In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:27:34 GMT

People selectively remember the details of atrocities that absolve in-group members
Conversations about wartime atrocities often omit certain details. According to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, these omissions can lead people to have different memories for the event depending on social group membership.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:27:34 GMT

Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds
Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University's new Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
Medical Xpress - spotlight medical and health news stories, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:27:34 GMT

Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Title: Low Birth Weight, Lack of Breast-Feeding Tied to Inflammation Risk in Adulthood
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 2:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Title: Tonsillectomy May Spur Weight Gain in Kids, But Won't Cause Obesity: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Title: FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Category: Health News
Created: 4/17/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 4/18/2014 12:00:00 AM
MedicineNet Daily News, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Immune cells to be tested on the International Space Station
The human body is fine-tuned to Earth's gravity. Scientists are now conducting an experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) to study whether this also applies to human cells. We know the effect of gravity on muscles, bones and joints inside out; it has been studied extensively in medicine for centuries. For a long time, however, exactly how gravity affects the cells remained a mystery.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Counterfeit contraceptives found in South America
A survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of the batches studied were either of substandard quality or falsified. Many pills released the active ingredient too slowly. Others had the wrong active ingredient. One batch had no active ingredient at all.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Treating depression in Parkinson's Disease patients: New research
Interesting new information has been found from a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease. The study, which assessed cognitive function in depressed and non-depressed patients with PD, found that the dopamine replacement therapy commonly used to treat motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease was associated with a decline in cognitive performance among depressed Parkinson patients.
Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Scientists target receptor to treat diabetic retinopathy
(Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University) Like a daily pill to lower cholesterol can reduce heart attack and stroke risk, an easy-to-use agent that reduces eye inflammation could help save the vision of diabetics, scientists say.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Ginseng can treat and prevent influenza and RSV, researcher finds
(Georgia State University) Ginseng can help treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages, according to research findings by a scientist in Georgia State University's new Institute for Biomedical Sciences.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor
(Neural Regeneration Research) Amino-functionalized carbon nanotubes act as a carrier for nerve growth factor.
EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health, Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:29:00 GMT

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