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Exercise and meditation ease PTSD after sexual assault

A combination of meditation and aerobic exercise can help women decrease negative thoughts and enhance self-worth after sexual assault, a new study suggests. The findings show that doing meditation and...

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Brain cells made from blood cells clarify Tourette’s

Scientists for the first time have used a genetic engineering technique to create brain cells from the blood cells of individuals in a three-generation family with Tourette syndrome. The findings could...

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Hungry? You could eat (and digest) an insect

Almost all primates today, including people, can still eat and digest insects, the food choice for our early primate ancestors, thanks to an enzyme that can break down insect exoskeletons, a new study...

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2-minute questionnaire may detect autism

A new two-minute questionnaire for parents could help pediatricians detect autism in toddlers earlier, at a time when intervention might be crucial, a new study indicates. Lead investigator Walter...

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More effective asthma drug could reshape treatment

A new treatment could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respiratory disorders, including chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). “We hope this...

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Killing of black suspects is more than a ‘white police problem’

Police officers of all races—not just white ones—disproportionately kill African American suspects, according to a new study that points to a need for policing and legal reforms. “…white officers are...

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Vivid memories remain long after sexual assault

Women who experience sexual assault have more vivid memories than women coping with the aftermath of other traumatic, life-altering events, according to a new study. The research finds that women who...

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Black men in U.S. face 1 in 1,000 chance of being killed by police

Police violence is a leading cause of death of young men in the United States with black men 2.5 times more likely to be killed by law enforcement over their lifetime than white men, research finds....

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High blood pressure in pregnancy has spiked since 1970

The rate of chronic hypertension among pregnant women has increased by more than 13-fold since 1970, according to a new study. In addition, black women have persistent high blood pressure at more than...

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Missing brain protein can cause autism-like behaviors

When a key protein needed to generate new brain cells during prenatal and early childhood development is missing, part of the brain goes haywire,  researchers say. That can cause an imbalance in the...

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