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Medical Research

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  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...
  • Death of Virginia college student ruled a homicide

    Death of Virginia college student ruled a homicide
    The death of Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore whose remains were found in October, has been ruled a homicide by the state's medical examiner, police said on Tuesday. Graham, 18, went missing on Sept. 13 after a night out in...
  • How weight affects fertility: Conceiving easier with normal weight

     How weight affects fertility: Conceiving easier with normal weight
    If you're thinking about having a baby anytime soon, now is when you want to lose those extra pounds — or gain a few if you're underweight. "Many women don't understand that keeping their weight within normal range helps them ovulate regularly,"...
  • Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion

     Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam calls for Medicaid expansion
    The key to providing access to quality health care for those with a mental illness lies in the expansion of Medicaid, Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam said Thursday to a crowd of 500 at the 25th annual Thanksgiving banquet of Hampton-Newport News Community Services...
  • Effects of childhood psychological abuse can last a lifetime

    PITTSBURGH One 58-year-old woman from Indiana, Pa., still struggles daily from memories of her father forcing her, her mother and siblings at gunpoint against a wall while he shot a ring of bullets around them. Robin, 43, of the North Hills, still...
  • Hope for treating effects of child abuse in kids

    Science is making progress in understanding how abuse physical, sexual or psychological affects children and why its effects can persist a lifetime. Repeated abuse causes chronic stress, which destroys brain cells, resulting in a smaller hippocampus,...
  • Oxygen chambers helped treat concussions, but so did placebo treatment

    Despite anecdotal reports that hyperbaric oxygen chambers can be used to treat concussions, strong evidence is mounting that they don’t. The latest strike against the increasingly popular therapy is a study of U.S. service members with...
  • Are Your Kids Wired? Be Smart About Phone and Tablet Use

    Are Your Kids Wired? Be Smart About Phone and Tablet Use
    There may be fewer Barbies to cut from the packaging or stray Lego pieces to step on this Christmas as technological toys continue popping up on wish lists. But as today’s youth grow up in a digital era, parents are left to blindly navigate the...
  • Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made

    Flu shot 'back-boost' discovery may change the way vaccines are made
    Did you get your flu shot? If so, you probably figured it would protect you against exposure to the three strains of influenza virus were deemed most likely to circulate this winter. But a new study in the journal Science reveals that the shot primed your...
  • Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails

    Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails
    For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography. But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
  • In smoggy China, masks become stylish accessory

    For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...