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OCD among new mothers more prevalent than previously thought

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) among those who have recently given birth is more common than previously thought, and much of this can be attributed to thoughts of harm related to the baby, new UBC research has found. The researchers also learned that OCD can go undetected when new parents aren’t asked specifically about infant-related harm. […]

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High social support associated with less violence among male teens in urban neighborhoods

Among teen boys in urban neighborhoods with low resources, the presence of adult social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of sexual violence, youth violence and bullying, and to more positive behaviors, including school engagement and future aspirations, according to a new study from researchers at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the University […]

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Vaping Could Cause Addiction 'Epidemic' Among Teens, Warns FDA

A new ad campaign, part of the FDA’s anti-tobacco initiative, warns that teenagers who vape are more likely to start smoking cigarettes. Originally introduced as an alternative to cigarettes which could help smokers wean themselves off tobacco, vape pens have actually been linked to an uptake in young people smoking smoking, the FDA has found. […]

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Study analyzes mortality risks among pro athletes

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including higher risk of succumbing to cardiac and neurodegenerative diseases, compared with professional baseball players of similar age, according to new research. The findings raise important questions about sport-specific differences in disease development and the mechanisms that drive the elevated risk. Such mechanisms […]

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Research provides insight into genetic link to potential treatment response among BRCA1/2 breast cancer patients

New findings from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania provide clues about immune response of tumors in patients with BRCA 1/2-related breast cancers. The research, published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, could shape treatment strategies and clinical trial design for these patients, who make up about two percent […]