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Kids show adult-like intuition about ownership Children as young as age three are able to make judgements about who owns an object based on its location, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
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Blue dye tablet helps identify polyps during colonoscopy Ingestion of a blue dye tablet during bowel prep for colonoscopy could be a significant advance in the early detection of colorectal cancer (CRC). When used in conjunction with colonoscopy, the blue dye increased adenoma detection rate (ADR) by nearly 9 p
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New study sheds light on the opioid epidemic and challenges prevailing views about this public health crisis A study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine sheds new light on the sharp rise in fatal drug overdoses in recent years, one of the most severe public health challenges of our time. The study found that the growth in fatal overdoses for
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Model estimates lifetime risk of Alzheimer's dementia using biomarkers Lifetime risks of developing Alzheimer's disease dementia vary considerably by age, gender and whether any signs or symptoms of dementia are present, according to a new study published online by Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Assoc
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More patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis receiving liver transplants Increasingly, liver transplant centers are changing a long-standing practice of delaying potentially life-saving liver transplantation for patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis until after they stopped drinking alcohol for six months, according to a ne
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DNA-based vaccine treatment for colorectal cancer to undergo first human study Combining a DNA vaccine, which boosts the body's immune response against tumors, with an antibody that blocks the body's natural defense against the potency of the DNA vaccine, may lead to the development of an effective treatment for late stage colorecta
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Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free diet. Findings of the first phase 2 study of a biologic immune modulator in celiac disease will be presented at th
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Young toddlers may learn more from interactive than noninteractive media Preschoolers can learn from educational television, but younger toddlers may learn more from interactive digital media (such as video chats and touchscreen mobile apps) than from TV and videos alone, which don't require them to interact. That's the conclu
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Friends influence middle schoolers' attitudes toward peers of different ethnicities, races Studies have shown that for young people, simply being around peers from different ethnic and racial backgrounds may not be enough to improve attitudes toward other groups. Instead, children and adolescents also need to value spending time and forming rel
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Michael Jackson's antigravity tilt -- Talent, magic, or a bit of both? Three neurosurgeons from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, set out to examine Michael Jackson's antigravity tilt, introduced in the movie video 'Smooth Criminal,' from a neurosurgeon's point of view.
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