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Combatting ‘Disinformation’ About Child Abuse

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Children need nurturing, attention to health and basic needs, safety and appropriate supervision. Child abuse and neglect, also called “child maltreatment,” too often endanger the health, well-being and even lives of children.Especially for the...
8-Jan-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

In New Year, Resolve to Learn Your Risks of Cancer, Diabetes, Other Diseases

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Your Disease Risk measures an individual's risk of 12 common cancers and five major chronic diseases. The tool, developed by researchers at Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,...
4-Jan-2018 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

Did Ancient Irrigation Technology Travel Silk Road?

 Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate...
3-Jan-2018 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Discover Higher Environmental Impact From Cookstove Emissions

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Millions of Asian families use cookstoves and often fuel them with cheap biofuels to prepare food. But the smoke emitted from these cookstoves has a definite, detrimental environmental impact, particularly in India. New research from Washington...
2-Jan-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

For a Healthier 2018, Find Purpose in Life

If your resolution is to be healthier, happier and more fit in the new year, focus first on finding a real purpose in life.People with a higher sense of purpose tend to engage in healthier lifestyle choices and are more likely to feel better about...
28-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Healthy Racial Identity Important for Adolescent African-American Girls

The education impact can be traced to adolescence: African-American girls with strong racial identity are more likely to be academically curious and persistent in school, according to a recent study from Washington University in St. Louis.
21-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eggs Improve Biomarkers Related to Infant Brain Development

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Feeding eggs to infants could provide them with key nutrients for better brains. A study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis finds infants who were in introduced to eggs beginning at 6 months showed significantly higher blood...
20-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Prompts New Ideas on Cancers’ Origins

Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that even when the stomach isn't able to...
15-Dec-2017 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

WashU Expert: Marijuana Enforcement Change Could Backfire

5-Jan-2018 2:05 PM EST

WashU Expert: Incentivizing New Uses for Off-Patent Drugs

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7-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST

WashU Experts: Wildfire Research

5-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST

WashU Expert: Is a Bipartisan Approach to Fixing Obamacare Feasible?

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2-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EDT

Washu Expert: Opioid Crisis More Than What Trump Calls ‘Public Health Emergency’

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26-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT

WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children

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5-Oct-2017 4:40 PM EDT

WashU Expert: The First Amendment and the Nazi Flag

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16-Aug-2017 4:30 PM EDT

WashU Expert: Ethical Considerations of Legalizing Physician-Assisted Death for Dementia

As Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia continue to become more prevalent, it may not be long before there is a push for legalizing physician-assisted death (PAD) in dementia cases in the United States.American officials must thoroughly...
7-Aug-2017 3:05 PM EDT

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