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Health

Maternal health
Delivery method associated with pelvic floor disorders after childbirth
Published Jan 10, 2019
Study shows some childbirth methods, including vacuum-assisted delivery, are associated with higher risk of pelvic floor disorders
International health
Child malnutrition in Nepal decreased after 2015 earthquake
Published Jan 10, 2019
Though reports of personal damages and trauma increased after the disaster, researchers say a nutrition crisis was averted
Infectious disease
Schizophrenia linked with abnormal immune response to mono
Published Jan 9, 2019
Researchers say schizophrenia might alter the immune system to make patients susceptible to the virus, or the virus might cause the psychological disorder
Public health
Examining the pervasive violence against female sex workers
Published Jan 8, 2019
Study suggests that improving relationships with police could protect the vulnerable population of female sex workers
Pathology
Stem cell signal drives new bone building, study finds
Published Jan 8, 2019
The discovery is the first step in developing a stem cell therapy to help patients recover from bone fractures, spinal fusion, and osteoporosis
Vision
Dry eye syndrome slows reading rate, study suggests
Published Dec 27, 2018
Slow reading rate can significantly disrupt daily tasks that require visual concentration for long periods of time
Immune system
Hopkins study examines patients with rare natural ability to suppress HIV
Published Dec 26, 2018
Findings suggest that patients can be in 'HIV remission' despite having a large reservoir of infected cells
Infectious disease
Meningitis vaccination for college students not cost effective
Published Dec 21, 2018
Vaccine is highly effective, but the disease is too rare to justify the cost of universal vaccinations
Maternal health
Simple steps to safer births for moms, babies
Published Dec 20, 2018
Training midwives, nurses in the facilities where they deliver babies—instead of off-site locations—improves health outcomes in parts of Africa, Jhpiego study shows
Population health
In Afghanistan, positive shifts in social attitudes
Published Dec 19, 2018
Since the fall of the Taliban in 2002, parents and children report higher expectations of attaining education and delaying marriage