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Study: Trauma Impacts Developing Brains Differently

PTSD is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life, but new research suggests that depending on when an individual experienced traumatic stress and his or her gender, symptoms may differ. (Bostan, 2017) Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program recently came together …

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What Are the Real Risks Surrounding Compound Drug Pharmacies?

On March 16, a federal prosecutor attempted to sway jurors in a case against Barry Cadden, the man behind the New England Compounding Center. Cadden, 50, was responsible for operating the center, which was linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012. (Raymond, 2017) His company sold contaminated drugs to customers, resulting in 64 fatalities. …

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Centrifuges: How a Child’s Toy May Help Doctors Diagnose Diseases in Blood Samples

Sometimes, scientists find resources to make medical advances in strange places. One of the latest is a child’s toy, and it may help reduce the cost of diagnosing diseases. A centrifuge is a piece of equipment that rotates an object around a fixed axis. It is occasionally used in laboratories to separate fluids, gas or …

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Researchers: Depression Drugs May Not Be as Effective in Teens

As of 2014, approximately 2.8 million adolescents in the U.S. had at least one major depressive episode within a 12-month span. Although it’s widely known that teens experience depression, a new study suggests that medication may not be helping. An analysis of 34 trials of antidepressants involving approximately 5,000 children and teens taking 14 different antidepressants discovered that they …

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