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Strong Connection Between Violence and Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

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Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new multi-institution study from researchers under the Guatemala-Penn Partnership.

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Malaria Transmission Linked to Mosquitoes’ Sexual Biology

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Sexual biology may be the key to uncovering why Anopheles mosquitoes are unique in their ability to transmit malaria to humans, according to researchers at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Perugia, Italy.

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Research Shows Asian Herb Holds Promise as Treatment for Ebola Virus Disease

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New research that focuses on the mechanism by which Ebola virus infects a cell and the discovery of a promising drug therapy candidate is being published February 27, 2015, in the journal Science.

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Altering Perception of Feeding State May Promote Healthy Aging

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Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food intake, suggests new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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TSRI Team Shows How Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Virus

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The Scripps Research Institute scientists have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface of Marburg virus and have described an antibody that binds to both Marburg and Ebola viruses, pointing to new antibody treatments to fight an entire family of viruses.

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Impact of a Supermarket on Children’s Diets

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Locating full-service supermarkets within neighborhoods considered to be “food deserts” may not result in healthful dietary habits or reductions in childhood obesity -- at least in the short term, according to a new study by NYU Langone Medical Center researchers in the February 26th online edition of the journal Public Health Nutrition.

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Children of Undocumented Mexican Immigrants Have Heightened Risk of Behavior Problems

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Children of undocumented Mexican immigrants have a significantly higher risk of behavior problems than their co-ethnic counterparts with documented or naturalized citizen mothers, according to a new study.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Child Health and Foreign-Born Parents, Flavored Alcohol Beverages, PTSD and Heart Failure

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In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about the health of black children with foreign- born parents; risky drinking behavior associated with flavored alcohol beverages; and the risk for heart failure among veterans with PTSD.

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Young Drinkers of Flavored Alcohol Beverages Who Only Consume Supersized Versions at Increased Risk of Negative Outcomes

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Underage drinkers of flavored alcoholic beverages who exclusively consume the supersized versions are more than six times as likely to report suffering alcohol-related injuries compared to underage youth who drink other types of alcoholic beverages, according to a new study.

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The Psychology Behind Why Parents Don't Vaccinate

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