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Children in foster care removed from homes for parental drug use
A research letter analyzed federally mandated data on children in foster care in the United States to examine how many children entered foster care because of parental drug use during the 2000 to 2017 fiscal years. (2019-07-15)
Unprecedented display of concern towards unknown monkey offers hope for endangered species
A wild group of endangered Barbary macaques have been observed, for the first time, 'consoling' and adopting an injured juvenile from a neighboring group. (2019-07-10)
A structured approach to detecting and treating depression in primary care
A questionnaire-based management algorithm for major depressive disorder in primary care is feasible to implement, though attrition from treatment is high. (2019-07-10)
Nonphysician practitioners absorbing more new patient requests post Affordable Care Act
The advent of the Affordable Care Act has led to millions of new patients seeking primary care. (2019-07-10)
How primary care physicians can make Astana work
The Astana Declaration, adopted by the World Health Organization in October 2018, acknowledges the importance of primary health care to achieve better health outcomes globally. (2019-07-10)
More money, skills and knowledge needed for social prescribing to serve as route into work
A new report from The Work Foundation, Embedding Work and Related Outcomes into Social Prescribing: Overcoming Challenges and Maximising Opportunities, says social prescribing can be an effective means of integrating people into work. (2019-07-04)
What do sick kids really want in hospital?
Researchers at ECU's School of Nursing developed the 'Needs of Children Questionnaire' (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children's self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in paediatric wards. (2019-07-02)
Butting out: Researchers gauge public opinion on tobacco product waste
Requiring cigarettes to contain biodegradable filters, fining smokers who litter cigarette butts and expanding smoke free outdoor areas are measures the public considers are most likely to reduce tobacco product waste, new University of Otago research reveals. (2019-06-13)
Male victims of domestic abuse face significant barriers to getting help
Men who experience domestic violence and abuse face significant barriers to getting help and access to specialist support services, according to a study by researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Academic Primary Care and Centre for Gender and Violence Research published in BMJ Open today. (2019-06-11)
New tool measures primary care as a whole
There are a number of measures to assess aspects of primary care, but a new measure breaks new ground by combining experiences of patients, clinicians, and payers and allowing the most informed reporter -- the patient -- to assess vital primary care functions that are often missed. (2019-05-14)
Can adverse childhood experiences worsen lupus symptoms?
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) encompass traumas such as abuse, neglect, and household challenges. (2019-05-09)
New model improves staging and risk predictions for esophageal cancer patients
A new nomogram for assessing metastatic risk in esophageal cancer patients shows promise for more accurate risk-stratification, which is particularly relevant for stage T2 patients. (2019-05-06)
Trans-catheter aortic valve replacement can improve outcomes in low-risk surgical patients
A new study examines the effects of TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients. (2019-05-06)
Massachusetts General study finds women pay more for over-the-counter moisturizers
A study from dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital finds significant, gender-based price discrepancies in facial moisturizing products at three top online retailers - Amazon, Target, and Walmart. (2019-04-29)
IMF's structural adjustment programs slash bureaucratic quality in developing countries
Bureaucratic quality in developing countries is endangered by the structural adjustment programs imposed by the international financial institutions, a paper by Bocconi's Alexander Kentikelenis and colleagues, in the American Journal of Sociology, states. (2019-04-19)
Uninformed, overwhelmed clients; unrealistic agency expectations
Contracted private agencies provide approximately 33 percent of foster care placement services and 59 percent of family preservation services. (2019-04-16)
Animal-assisted therapy improves social behavior in patients with brain injuries
Animal-assisted therapy can foster social competence in patients with brain injuries and increase their emotional involvement during therapy. (2019-04-09)
Mass. General study provides insight into use of critical care resources
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units -- intensive care or general medical units -- to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called noninvasive ventilation. (2019-04-08)
Autism brings qualities which help at home and at work, study shows
Autism enhances characteristics such as loyalty and focus which help those with the condition at work and in their relationships with others, experts have found. (2019-04-05)
Government and NHS leaders could do more to encourage collaborative relationships between healthcare
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has published a briefing note outlining the factors that can contribute to disagreements between parents and healthcare staff about the care and treatment of critically ill babies and young children. (2019-04-03)
Skyrmions could provide next generation data storage
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Colorado, Boulder have moved a step closer to developing the next generation of data storage and processing devices, using an emerging science called skyrmionics. (2019-04-01)
Sleepovers reduce stress in shelter dogs
Foster care provides valuable information about dog behavior that can help homeless dogs living in shelters find forever homes. (2019-04-01)
Mass amphibian extinctions globally caused by fungal disease
An international study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found a fungal disease has caused dramatic population declines in more than 500 amphibian species, including 90 extinctions, over the past 50 years. (2019-03-28)
Research develops top tips to foster better relationships between scientists and business
University researchers and industry practitioners have developed lists of 'top tips' for businesses and academics to foster better relationships that could potentially benefit all parties. (2019-03-21)
How a positive work environment leads to feelings of inclusion among employees
Fostering an inclusive work environment can lead to higher satisfaction, innovation, trust and retention among employees, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2019-03-18)
Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill
Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in the Telegraph Hill area in north San Francisco. (2019-03-18)
Ultracold atoms could provide 2D window to exotic 1D physics
Rice physicists propose new vantage point to observe quantum fractionalization. (2019-03-04)
Researchers key to advance care planning with cancer clinical trial patients
Cancer clinical trials are an important option for patients with cancer. (2019-02-19)
International medical graduates care for Medicare patients with greater health care needs
A study by a Massachusetts General Hospital research team indicates that internal medicine physicians who are graduates of medical schools outside the US care for Medicare patients with more complex medical needs than those cared for by graduates of American medical schools. (2019-02-19)
Research shows human trafficking screening tool effective in identifying victims
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as well as the risk factors, than a commonly used psychosocial assessment, reported researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) and Baylor College of Medicine. (2019-02-19)
MRI and computer modeling reveals how wrist bones move
We use our wrists constantly, but how do they work? (2019-02-13)
LGBTQ youths are over-represented, have poorer outcomes in child welfare system
LGBTQ youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer negative outcomes, such as substance abuse or mental health issues, while living in the child welfare system, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin. (2019-02-11)
Network driving emergency healthcare research
The Emergency Medicine Foundation -- Australia has successfully piloted a Research Support Network to foster research in more than 30 Queensland public hospital emergency departments. (2019-02-11)
Dung beetles navigate better under a full moon
Of all nocturnal animals, only dung beetles can hold their course using polarized moonlight. (2019-02-04)
Quality, experience of outpatient care in US for adults with or without primary care
Adults who have primary care receive similar amounts of care as adults who don't, but they receive more high-value care, similar low-value care, and report better access and patient experiences. (2019-01-28)
Parents' mental health problems increase risk of reactive attachment disorder in children
Children's risk of being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) increases if parents are diagnosed with any type of mental health disorder, discovered researchers from the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry of the University of Turku, Finland. (2019-01-22)
Early child deprivation and neglect impair memory and executive functioning at age 16
Young children experiencing deprivation and neglect in institutional settings have impaired memory and executive functioning at ages 8 and 16 compared with peers placed early in quality foster homes, report investigators at Boston Children's Hospital. (2019-01-14)
New materials could help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells
New research could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of perovskite solar cells (PSCs). (2019-01-10)
Couples intervention may help partners of patients with diabetes
A new Diabetic Medicine study reveals that couples interventions may have beneficial effects for partners of individuals with type 2 diabetes. (2019-01-09)
A little squid sheds light on evolution with bacteria
In a new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team of researchers, led by UConn associate professor of molecular and cell biology Spencer Nyholm, sequenced the genome of this little squid to identify unique evolutionary footprints in symbiotic organs, yielding clues about how organs that house bacteria are especially suited for this partnership. (2019-01-07)
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