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Child Development Chronic Illness Psychology Research
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Study helps explain why childhood maltreatment continues to impact on mental and physical health into adulthood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Childhood maltreatment can continue to have an impact long into adulthood because of how it effects an individual's risk of poor physical health and traumatic experiences many years later, a new study has found.

Child Development Children's Health Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Economic burden of childhood verbal abuse by adults estimated at $300 billion globally      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Childhood verbal abuse by adults costs society an estimated $300 billion a year globally, show recent findings.

Chronic Illness
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Chemicals stored in home garages linked to ALS risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Storing chemicals in a garage at home may associate with an increased risk of ALS, a study finds. This comes as research has found that exposure to environmental toxins, such as pesticides and volatile organic compounds, are also linked to ALS development. Researchers call the buildup of exposures of the lifetime the ALS exposome.

Chronic Illness Pregnancy and Childbirth Today's Healthcare
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Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy increase risk of cardiovascular death after giving birth      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Health researchers identify patients at risk for preventable death in the year after pregnancy.

Chronic Illness Healthy Aging
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Scientists identify pro-aging 'sugar signature' in the blood of people living with HIV      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have identified sugar abnormalities in the blood that may promote biological aging and inflammation in people living with HIV.

Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Revascularization enhances quality of life for patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Over 200 million people around the world experience peripheral artery disease (PAD) -- a condition caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels from the heart to the lower limbs that leads to pain when walking -- and for roughly 1-in-10 this advances to chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI), an advanced form of PAD. Those with CLTI often suffer severe pain even at rest, caused by fatty plaque buildup obstructing blood flow, typically to the leg or foot.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Today's Healthcare
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Heart disease, depression linked by inflammation      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Coronary artery disease and major depression may be genetically linked via inflammatory pathways to an increased risk for cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart muscle disease, researchers have found.

Child Development Children's Health Chronic Illness Healthy Aging Parenting
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Disparities in sleep health and insomnia may begin at a young age      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children and teens from racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected by persistent insomnia symptoms that begin in childhood and continue through young adulthood, according to a new study. This study is one of the first to look at how childhood insomnia symptoms evolve over the long-term and investigate how the trajectory of insomnia differs between racial and ethnic groups.

Chronic Illness
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New research offers insight into the future understanding of MS and its treatments      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a new and unique blood test to measure the immune response to the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) which is the leading risk factor for developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Their findings have implications for future basic research in further understanding the biology of EBV in MS, but also has the potential to be applied in clinical trials that target the virus.

Birth Defects Chronic Illness
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Mitochondrial roles in antiviral immunity modify manifestations of neurological diseases      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists report that a progressive neurodegenerative disease can be triggered by a viral infection. The mechanism relates to mitochondrial roles in antiviral defense mechanisms.

Children's Health Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Discovery into how chronic lung conditions affect children's immune system      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have made a breakthrough into how two chronic respiratory diseases in childhood affect the immune system, paving the way for better treatments.

Chronic Illness
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Life expectancy increased as world addressed major killers including diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, and stroke      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Global life expectancy increased by 6.2 years since 1990, according to a new study. Over the past three decades, reductions in death from leading killers fueled this progress, including diarrhea and lower respiratory infections, as well as stroke and ischemic heart disease. When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in 2020, however, it derailed progress in many locations.

Chronic Illness
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Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's disease shows promise in mouse study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists have shown that treating mice with an antibody that blocks the interaction between APOE proteins (white) sprinkled within Alzheimer's disease plaques and the LILRB4 receptor on microglia cells (purple) activates them to clean up damaging plaques (blue) in the brain.

Chronic Illness Crohn's Disease Today's Healthcare
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Hope for treating autoimmune diseases      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A routine blood test that measures a patient's inflammation levels could improve the early diagnosis and management of a wide range of debilitating autoimmune diseases. The Systemic Inflammation Index (SII) uses information from routine laboratory data to measure inflammation in the body and examining this index in a new way could provide vital answers.

Birth Defects Children's Health Chronic Illness
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YKT6 gene variants cause a new genetic disorder finds a new study      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A recent collaborative study has discovered rare variants in the YKT6 gene as the cause of a new neurological disorder characterized by developmental delays along with severe progressive liver disease and a potential risk for liver cancer.

Chronic Illness Depression Diabetes Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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For younger women, mental health now may predict heart health later      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Younger women are generally thought to have a low risk of heart disease, but new research urges clinicians to revisit that assumption, especially for women who suffer from certain mental health conditions. A new study found that having anxiety or depression could accelerate the development of cardiovascular risk factors among young and middle-aged women.

Chronic Illness Diabetes
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Clear shift in arterial diseases in diabetes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

There has been a redistribution in the risk of arterial disease in type 1 and 2 diabetes. The risks of heart attack and stroke have decreased significantly, while complications in more peripheral vessels have increased in relative importance, according to new studies.

Chronic Illness Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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Researchers introduce enhanced brain signal analysis technique      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have introduced a new, refined method for analyzing brain signals, enhancing our understanding of brain functionality. This research has the potential to improve treatments for neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, pain, epilepsy and depression.

Chronic Illness Today's Healthcare
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Social, environmental factors may raise risk of developing heart disease and stroke      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Neighborhoods with more adversity have up to twice the increased risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a new study.