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New diabetes drugs linked to increased risk of lower-limb amputation and ketoacidosis

The use of a new class of drugs in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, so called SGLT2 inhibitors, are linked to a twofold increased risk for lower-limb amputation as well as diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious diabetes complication.
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Researchers discover key factors behind intestinal inflammation in CVID patients

Oregon State University researchers have discovered two key factors behind the intestinal inflammation that plagues people suffering from a disorder that affects their immune system.
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Promising technology could improve detection, diagnosis of fatal ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer claims the lives of more than 14,000 in the U.S. each year, ranking fifth among cancer deaths in women.
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Researchers explore role of dietary composition on energy expenditure

The researchers say this effect may improve the success of obesity treatment, especially among people with high insulin secretion (insulin level 30 minutes after consuming a standard amount of glucose).
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Georgia State professor receives $1.2 million grant to study how the brain controls eating behavior

Dr. Marise Parent, professor and associate director of the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State University, has received a three-year, $1.2 million federal grant to study how brain areas involved in memory control eating behavior.
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Scientists harness power of natural killer cells to treat children with neuroblastoma

Researchers have made rapid advances in understanding how to manipulate the immune system safely to destroy cancer cells. Adoptive transfer of haploidentical natural killer (NK) cells has shown promise as a treatment option to target and kill cancer cells in a less toxic way than conventional therapies.
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Age-related decline in abstract reasoning ability predicts depressive symptoms over time

Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
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Rainforest vine compound makes pancreatic cancer cells susceptible to nutrient starvation

Pancreatic cancer cells are known for their ability to thrive under extreme conditions of low nutrients and oxygen, a trait known in the cancer field as "austerity." The cells' remarkable resistance to starvation is one reason why pancreatic cancer is so deadly.
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Microgel powder reduces infection and promotes healing

While making smart glue, a team of engineers discovered a handy byproduct: hydrogen peroxide. In microgel form, it reduces bacteria and virus ability to infect by at least 99 percent.
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Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy shows how mother's immune system is modified

The first Human Cell Atlas study of early pregnancy in humans has shown how the function of the maternal immune system is affected by cells from the developing placenta.
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Researchers evaluate efficacy of salivary biomarkers for early detection of oral cancer

Over 90% of malign tumors in the head and neck are originated from carcinomas of squamous cells that appear in superficial areas of the oral cavity. Their detection with salivary biomarkers can contribute to their early treatment, before they transform into tumors.
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Diesel pollution stunts children’s lung growth, London study shows

Research carried out in London also shows charging polluting trucks had no effect on healthPollution from diesel vehicles is stunting the growth of children’s lungs, leaving them damaged for life, a major study has found.The research, conducted with more than 2,000 school children in London, is the first such study in a city where diesel pollution is a significant factor, and has implications for cities around the world. It also showed that charges to deter polluting trucks from entering the cit...
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How can we reduce the no-show rate in primary care?

At a quality and patient safety meeting recently, one of the departments was presenting their annual report on all they have done, reviewing progress that has been made around several quality and patient safety initiatives. One of their project centered on efforts to decrease an incredibly high no-show rate. Coupled with their desire to avoid […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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What Does ‘True Love’ Really Mean?

Once you understand, it’s a game-changer. Many people find themselves disappointed when what they thought was “true love” goes wrong. You may have been through a series of relationships you thought would last forever, only to see each of them end in a matter of months. If you’ve you been deceived by what you thought was the real deal with someone who seemed to meet all of the criteria on your checklist, you may find yourself wondering not only why finding and keeping true love is so difficult...
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RFID stickers could signal contaminated food

If a food item isn’t safe to eat, it’s best to find that out before someone eats it. But manual testing of every jar and bottle isn’t possible, even when a threat, like the recent baby food scare, is known. MIT researchers have found a way to check many items instantly, non-invasively, and from a distance — using the RFID tags many products already have. RFID, or radio frequency identification, uses a tiny antenna embedded in a sticker or label that’s activated and powered by radio waves at a...
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Urban Resource Institute (URI) Opens PALS Place

The Urban Resource Institute (URI) , the nation’s largest provider of domestic violence shelter and support services, opened the country’s first entirely pet-friendly DV shelter of its size, called PALS Place. The shelter is a seven-story emergency shelter in Brooklyn that will house up to 100 survivors and their pets. The shelter is specifically designed and outfitted for survivors and their families to heal together with their pets in the same apartment, and includes safe pet play areas, a ...
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An Interpretable and Expandable Deep Learning Diagnostic System for Multiple Ocular Diseases: Qualitative Study

Background: Although artificial intelligence performs promisingly in medicine, few automatic disease diagnosis platforms can clearly explain why a specific medical decision is made. Objective: We aimed to devise and develop an interpretable and expandable diagnosis framework for automatically diagnosing multiple ocular diseases and providing treatment recommendations for the particular illness of a specific patient. Methods: As the diagnosis of ocular diseases highly depends on observing medical...
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Fix Your Bad Sleep Habits With the Shleep App

There’s a lot of pricey sleep tech out there, not to mention supplements and products aimed at giving you more “energy” during the day. But most of us, if we’re feeling tired all the time, just need to get our butts to bed.Read more...
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Why Cancer Is Replacing Heart Disease as the Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Heart disease has long been the number one killer in the United States. But a new study out this week is the latest to suggest that it’s only a matter of time before the second leading cause of death—cancer—becomes more commonly fatal for the average person. On the bright side, though, that’s largely because we’ve…Read more...
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Internet-Delivered Early Interventions for Individuals Exposed to Traumatic Events: Systematic Review

Background: Over 75% of individuals are exposed to a traumatic event, and a substantial minority goes on to experience mental health problems that can be chronic and pernicious in their lifetime. Early interventions show promise for preventing trauma following psychopathology; however, a face-to-face intervention can be costly, and there are many barriers to accessing this format of care. Objective: The aim of this study was to systematically review studies of internet-delivered early interventi...
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The many benefits of strengthening the primary care workforce

The United States spends more on health care per capita than any other country in the world — yet health outcomes continue to fall short. In order to close the spending gap with other countries, United States health care policy must focus on reducing costs. While a variety of suggestions have been put forth by […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Privacy Advocates Raise Alarm Over Google’s Takeover of AI Health App

DeepMind’s health app Streams is being consumed by its sister company, Google, and some privacy advocates see the move as a violation of patient trust.Read more...
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New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m. Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat. None Dualism has left a marked imprint on modern consciousness. Mind-body is an industry, including a host of philosophical protocols, physical practices, breathing exercises, juice cleanses, crystals, nootropics, and other assorted tchotchkes guaranteed to bridge the divide between brain a...
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Female Sexuality

On behalf of a friend, I want to talk to you about what she told me. A 15 year old friend of mine who is straight. She made the point that even if a guy was attractive, it turns her off when she has to see his face, she feels as if it were better if she doesn’t have to see anyone’s face at all. A little background that I know, she had divorced parents and many siblings and cousins living with her under the same roof. She’s Hispanic and doesn’t have the best relationship with her father, consider...
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NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE PROGESTERONE FOR GETTING PREGNANT

NATURAL WAYS TO BOOST PROGESTERONE The reason it's called “progesterone” is because it is “pro-gestation” or it supports a pregnancy. Women with low progesterone may experience miscarriage or recurrent miscarriage because their body cannot sustain their uterine lining long enough to nuture their baby. During the menstrual cycle, progesterone typically is highest during ovulation. If the egg that ovulates is not fertilized, progesterone falls and estrogen rises causing the women to get he...
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How the appendix may kick-start Parkinson’s

As far back as Darwin, scientists have thought the appendix was a vestigial organ, but opinions have changed in recent years.A new study found that the appendix houses Lewy bodies, abnormal protein deposits that contribute to Parkinson's disease.Researchers suggest an appendectomy may lower one's risk of Parkinson's, while other research suggests the appendix has important roles to play in our immune system.If the appendix has a jam, it's definitely the Clash's Should I Stay or Should I Go. The ...
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Spain plans to ban alternative medicine in health centres

Government aims to avoid ‘harmful effects’ caused by acupuncture and homeopathy The Spanish government has announced plans to eradicate alternative medicine such as acupuncture or homeopathy from health centres.The proposal, unveiled by the science and health ministers, aims to avoid the “potential harmful effects” of the practices when they are used as an alternative or a complement to treatment that is itself based on “proof and scientific rigour”, the government said in a statement. Continue ...
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Research explores how exercise may help fight drug addiction

The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance that much harder.
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Researchers succeed in building protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds

Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology have succeeded in constructing protein nanotubes from tiny scaffolds made by cross-linking of engineered protein crystals.
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TAMEST recognizes UT Southwestern’s Ralph DeBerardinis for changing our understanding of cancer

Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Medicine from TAMEST.
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