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Threats against children during the separation process for women in abusive relationships
(Sam Houston State University) Mothers who separate from their abusive partners are four times more likely to report threats to take or to harm their children than those who stay in the relationship, a study by Sam Houston State University found.

Aspirin targets key protein in neurodegenerative diseases
(Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research) The active ingredient in aspirin blocks an enzyme that triggers cell death in several neurodegenerative diseases. More potent forms of salicylic aspirin exist, which may provide treatments for these diseases.

Research: Supervised injection facilities would be cost-effective in Toronto and Ottawa
(St. Michael's Hospital) Researchers say it is highly likely that establishing up to three supervised injection facilities in Toronto and up to two facilities in Ottawa would be cost-effective.

Hospital-to-home transitions can stress out family caregivers, affect sick kids
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Bringing acutely ill children home from the hospital can overwhelm family caregivers and affect a child's recovery and long-term health, according to research published Nov. 30 in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers say information from families in the study points to a need for in-home follow up visits, telephone calls from nurses, enhanced care plans, and other measures.

Parental absence affects brain development in children
(Radiological Society of North America) Researchers in China have found that children who have been left without direct parental care for extended periods of time show larger gray matter volumes in the brain, according to a new study.

Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease
(University of New South Wales) A team of researchers led by UNSW Australia scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease -- work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments for the degenerative brain condition.

A common mechanism for human and bird sound production
(University of Southern Denmark) When birds and humans sing it sounds completely different, but now new research reported in the journal Nature Communication shows that the very same physical mechanisms are at play when a bird sings and a human speaks.

Cognitive behavior therapy can help overcome fear of the dentist
(King's College London) Cognitive behavioral therapy could help many people with a dental phobia overcome their fear of visiting the dentist and enable them to receive dental treatment without the need to be sedated, according to a new study by King's College London.

Rice basket study rethinks roots of human culture
(University of Exeter) The study reveals that although teaching is useful, it is not essential for cultural progress because people can use reasoning and reverse engineering of existing items to work out how to make tools.

Study shows white matter damage caused by 'skunk-like' cannabis
(King's College London) Smoking high potency 'skunk-like' cannabis can damage a crucial part of the brain responsible for communication between the two brain hemispheres, according to a new study by scientists from King's College London and Sapienza University of Rome.

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