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  1. The degree of neighborhood poverty in early childhood is significantly associated with death by unnatural causes in early adulthood, according to a study published online Feb. 23 in JAMA Network Open.
  2. Warning: Some readers may find graphic details in this article to be offensive or disturbing.
  3. It was about midnight in June 2022 when police officers showed up at Angela Collier's door and told her that someone anonymously requested a welfare check because they thought she might have had a miscarriage.
  4. From boredom to corporate marketing, there are a lot of reasons people snack. And not all snacks are the same. Some can boost your diet, while others can leave you feeling bloated and tired. In America, many snackers are having more of the latter.
  5. States are redefining when medical professionals can get mental health treatment without risking notifying the boards that regulate their licenses.
  6. When an autopsy revealed that actor Matthew Perry died of "acute effects of ketamine," it put fresh attention on an ongoing debate in the field of psychiatry: What's the right balance between expanding access to a drug that can treat depression and imposing boundaries to prevent its abuse?
  7. Ask someone what they think of when they hear the phrase "bile acids," and you might get a few unpleasant answers.
  8. A first-of-its-kind study suggests increasing the percentage of youth in the United States who participate in sports to meet a Healthy People 2030 goal could improve children's physical and mental health and save $80 billion.
  9. The French government issued a decree Tuesday banning the term "steak" on the label of vegetarian products, saying it was reserved for meat alone.
  10. Although immunologists have developed a deep reservoir of knowledge illuminating how antibodies respond to vaccination against SARS-CoV-2, little is known about the elusive cells that produce infection-fighting antibodies.
  11. Cells actively rely on maintaining an appropriate acid–base balance to support optimal function. Under normal physiological settings, the pH inside cells remains within a controlled range. However, disruptions in this equilibrium have been linked to a wide range of health conditions, both minor and catastrophic.
  12. Living close to pubs, bars and fast-food restaurants may lead to a higher risk of heart failure, according to new research published in Circulation: Heart Failure.
  13. The impact of abdominal fat on brain health and cognition is generally more pronounced in middle-aged men at high risk of Alzheimer's disease than in women, according to researchers at Rutgers Health.
  14. High-fat diets cause obesity in male mice. The underlying mechanism, however, remains controversial. After assessing three contrasting ideas, researchers have determined that the hedonic overdrive model provides the best fit, according to a new study.
  15. Peru declared a health emergency in most of its provinces on Monday due to a growing number of dengue cases that are occurring at a time of higher than usual temperatures caused by the El Nino weather pattern.
  16. Recommendations from the WHO on limiting screen time for children under the age of five are almost impossible to follow, and risk causing unnecessary anxiety and stigmatization of parents of young children. This is according to a study from Lund University in Sweden on the digital media habits of young children. Instead, the researchers recommend that parents support their children by exploring digital media alongside them.
  17. For patients with primary biliary cholangitis, more receiving the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARδ) agonist seladelpar have a biochemical response and alkaline phosphatase normalization, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
  18. A new research paper titled "GZ17-6.02 interacts with bexarotene to kill mycosis fungoides cells" has been published in Oncotarget.
  19. A new paper in Genome Biology and Evolution finds that the link between paternal age and rare congenital disorders is more complex than scientists had previously thought.
  20. Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) have found that the Snhg11 gene is critical for the function and formation of neurons in the hippocampus. Experiments with mice and human tissues revealed that the gene is less active in brains with Down syndrome, potentially contributing to the memory deficits observed in people living with the condition. The findings are published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

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