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First, do no harm: Study finds danger in standard treatment for a serious lung disease

Kara Gavin EurekAlert A combination of three drugs used worldwide as the standard of care for a serious lung disease puts patients in danger of death or hospitalization, and should not be used together to treat the disease, called idiopathic … Continue reading

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Bilingual children switch tasks faster than speakers of a single language

Robert Bock EurekAlert Bilinguals slower to build vocabulary but better at multitasking. Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language, according to a … Continue reading

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Possible causes of sudden onset OCD in kids broadened

Jules Asher EurekAlert Criteria for a broadened syndrome of acute onset obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have been proposed by a National Institutes of Health scientist and her colleagues. The syndrome, Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS), includes children and teens that … Continue reading

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Penn Clears Two Faculty Psychiatrists of Research Misconduct Charges

Jocelyn Keiser Science Insider The University of Pennsylvania has found no merit to an allegation that two of its psychiatry faculty committed research misconduct when they co-authored a 2001 paper written with help from writers hired by a drug company. … Continue reading

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Vitamin D shrinks fibroid tumors in rats

Robert Bock/Marianne Glass Miller EurekAlert NIH-funded study suggests possible treatment for common condition. Treatment with vitamin D reduced the size of uterine fibroids in laboratory rats predisposed to developing the benign tumors, reported researchers funded by the National Institutes of … Continue reading

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Nasty ‘superbug’ is being studied by UB researchers

Ellen Goldbaum EurekAlert BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo researchers are expressing concern about a new, under-recognized, much more potent variant of a common bacterium that has surfaced in the U.S. “Historically, in Western countries, classical strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae … Continue reading

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NIST Announces Program to ID Human Cell Lines for Research

Michael Baum NIST The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is launching a project to collect and catalog DNA identification data for up to 1,500 human cell lines used in biological and medical research. In … Continue reading

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