All posts by LadyLively

  • PTSD, Anxiety Is Rising Among College Students

    America’s college students seem to be more stressed than ever, with a new report finding a sharp rise in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) on campuses across the country. In a...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Suicide Rates Among Cancer Patients Are Falling

    Even as suicide rates have risen among Americans generally, one group appears to be bucking that trend: People diagnosed with cancer. Experts are crediting improved access to counseling and other “psychosocial care” with easing the emotional toll...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Scientists May Have Spotted Stuttering’s Origins in the Brain

    Stuttering is a neurological condition, not a psychological one, and scientists in Finland now believe they’ve found the disrupted network in the brain that may cause it. “These findings explain well-known features of stuttering, such as the...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Cancer Patients Get Poorer Care at Hospitals Serving Minority Communities

    Cancer patients receive less effective treatment at hospitals that mainly serve minority communities, a new study shows. More than 9% of cancer patients are treated at hospitals where a significant percentage of patients are from minority groups,...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Coming to Grips With a Third Thumb

    A “Third Thumb” — a robotic, prosthetic extra thumb — is easy to use and can help folks grab and tote more objects, a new study says. Hundreds of diverse test subjects at a science exhibition were...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Will Epilepsy Meds Taken in Pregnancy Affect a Child’s Creativity?

    Newer epilepsy drugs taken while pregnant won’t affect the creative thinking of children, an effect that had been observed in older medications, a new study reports. Researchers found no difference in creativity scores at age 4 between...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • Mummies Study Finds Heart Disease Plagued the Ancients, Too

    Folks typically think of heart disease as a byproduct of modern fast-food living, but a new study shows the condition has plagued humanity for centuries. More than a third (37%) of 237 adult mummies from seven different...

    • Posted May 30, 2024
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  • U.S. Girls Are Beginning Periods Earlier

    U.S. girls are getting their periods at younger ages, a new study has found. Girls born between 2000 and 2005 started their periods at an average age of 11.9 years — a half year earlier than the...

    • Posted May 29, 2024
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  • Bird Flu Spotted in Alpacas for First Time

    Bird flu has been detected for the first time in alpacas, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Tuesday. The animals that tested positive were on a farm in Idaho where poultry that had tested positive for...

    • Posted May 29, 2024
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  • AI Implant Allows Stroke Survivor to Communicate in Both Spanish, English

    A bilingual brain implant has allowed a stroke survivor to communicate in both Spanish and English, scientists report. Turning to an AI method known as a neural network, researchers trained the patient’s implant to decode words based...

    • Posted May 29, 2024
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