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Umbilical Cord Blood Evaluated for Autism Treatment

Results from a clinical trial show infusions of a child’s own umbilical cord blood are safe for treating autism spectrum disorder, and provide initial signs of effectiveness. . . . → Read More: Umbilical Cord Blood Evaluated for Autism Treatment

Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

A system that captures and interprets spoken words by individuals and groups can track their various moods, which also predict eating behaviors leading to obesity. . . . → Read More: Sensors, Wearables Track Moods and Eating Behavior

An Inspiring Company Needs Aspiring Employees

Here are some steps to help your employees aspire towards success once more and help lift the image of your inspiring company at the same time. . . . → Read More: An Inspiring Company Needs Aspiring Employees

Slot Machine Gamblers Get Hooked in Trance-Like State

Findings from a recent study show gamblers who get immersed in playing slot machines are more at risk to develop gambling problems as a result. . . . → Read More: Slot Machine Gamblers Get Hooked in Trance-Like State

Drug Reconciliation Program Cuts Hospital Readmission

Consultations with pharmacists on medications when patients leave the hospital for home are shown to reduce the rate of readmission to the hospital by half. . . . → Read More: Drug Reconciliation Program Cuts Hospital Readmission

Partnership Advising Women on C-Section Options

An academic-business initiative is providing pregnant women with more information on birth options, particularly Cesarean section surgery. . . . → Read More: Partnership Advising Women on C-Section Options

Smartphone App to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers

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25 March 2016. Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis are designing a smartphone app that taps social media to assist caregivers providing help for people with Alzheimer’s disease. The team of IUPUI social work professor David Wilkerson, gerontology psychiatrist Daniel Bateman, and informatics professor Erin Brady are supported by an innovation . . . → Read More: Smartphone App to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Computer Game Being Designed to Combat Domestic Violence

None In Three team members, L – R: Minhua Ma, Adele Jones, and Gill Kirkman (University of Huddersfield)

15 January 2016. Social scientists and designers in the U.K. are developing a computer game to teach empathy and non-violence in family relationships. The game, for use in the Caribbean and the U.K., is funded by . . . → Read More: Computer Game Being Designed to Combat Domestic Violence

Wearable Asthma Trigger Detector in Development

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4 November 2015. A wearable device that detects conditions triggering asthma attacks in children is being developed by a team of engineers and behavioral scientists. The four-year project brings together sensor designers at University of Maryland-Baltimore County and psychologists at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, funded by a $2 million grant . . . → Read More: Wearable Asthma Trigger Detector in Development

Youth E-Cigarette Use Seen as Smoking Gateway

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9 September 2015. A survey of teens and young adults in the U.S. shows those who smoke electronic cigarettes are much more likely to start smoking tobacco within one year. Results of the study, conducted by a team from University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth University medical centers, appear online in yesterday’s . . . → Read More: Youth E-Cigarette Use Seen as Smoking Gateway