The Mystery of Why So Many Lifelong Smokers Never Get Lung Cancer May Be Solved

Smoking cigarettes is the number one risk factor for lung cancer, with tobacco products causing up to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Without a doubt, the safest way to protect yourself against lung cancer is to avoid smoking cigarettes, and yet, at the same time, it’s also true that not … Read more

CCR5 closes the temporal window for memory linking

Cai, DJ et al. A shared neural ensemble links distinct contextual memories encoded close in time. nature 534115–118 (2016). ADS CAS Article Google Scholar Rashid, AJ et al. Competition between engrams influences fear memory formation and recall. science 353383–387 (2016). ADS CAS Article Google Scholar Abdou, K. et al. Synapse-specific representation of the identity of … Read more

Children breastfed past the six-month mark are better thinkers as teenagers, study finds

Babies who are breastfed for longer are better thinkers as teenagers, research suggests. A study of more than 7,800 British children looked at those who had their mother’s milk for less than two months, two to four months, four to six months or over a year. Researchers found those breastfed the longest, above the age … Read more

Female patients half as likely to be given life-saving drug for traumatic injuries

Share on Pinterest Despite being equally effective regardless of sex, female patients may be less likely to receive certain drugs or treatments, research finds. Tam/South China Morning Post via Getty Images Tranexamic acid is an approved drug that can prevent severe blood loss in patients with life-threatening physical injuries or trauma. A new study shows … Read more

What happened last time there was a monkeypox outbreak in the U.S.

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Breastfeeding Duration Associated With Cognition

Summary: Longer breastfeeding duration was associated with increased scores in cognitive tests in children from 5 to 14 years of age. Source: PLOS Breastfeeding duration is associated with improved cognitive scores at ages 5 through 14, even after controlling for socioeconomic position and maternal cognitive ability, according to a new study published this week in … Read more