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Relatives of melanoma patients ignore their skin cancer risk

It is well known that sunbathing increases the risk of skin cancer and that this risk is increased in people with a family history of melanoma. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Public Health shows that young peop...

How couples recover after an argument stems from their infant relationships

When studying relationships, psychological scientists have often focused on how couples fight. But how they recover from a fight is important, too. According to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychol...

To increase physical activity, focus on how, not why

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Most people know that exercise is important to maintain and improve health; however, sedentary lifestyles and obesity rates are at all-time highs and have become major national issues. In a new study, University of Missouri res...

Biomarker discovery may lead to reliable blood test for ectopic pregnancy

Scientists at The Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine report the discovery of protein markers that could provide physicians with the first reliable blood test to predict ectopic pregnancies. Their findings are pres...

Emotional response may predict how the body responds to stress

New York, NY, 17 February 2011 -- Your emotional response to challenging situations could predict how your body responds to stress, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. "People who reported hig...

How do consumers react when friends provide poor service in a...

When your friend is a service provider, things can get complicated. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, a problem can lead to feelings of betrayal or empathy, depending on the circumstances. "Imagine that you are planning...

IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research releases large studies on osteonecrosis of...

Alexandria, VA -- Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) is a debilitating bone condition that affects the jaws and occurs as a result of reduced local blood supply to the bone. The literature in this area has been severely limited since most investigation...

Salivary glands as organs of immunity: New research makes oral immunization...

If you don't like shots or needles, you're in luck. New research published online in The FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) gives the development of new oral vaccinations a shot in the arm thanks to discoveries involving the salivary glands of mi...

Key role proposed for pediatricians in curbing tobacco use

New Rochelle, NY, February 9, 2011 -- Nicotine addiction usually begins during the critical teenage years, and pediatric healthcare professionals can play a prominent role in promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle among children and adolescents, as de...

Drug-eluting stents are preferred therapy for revascularization of chronic total occlusions

A systematic review of medical evidence has determined drug-eluting stents (DES) outperform bare metal stents (BMS) for revascularization of chronic total occlusions. Researchers found coated stents reduce restenosis and target revascularization, of...

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