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Sex work criminalization linked to incidences of violence finds study

A large new study has shown that sex work criminalization is associated with increased incidences of violence against them. Since most of the sex workers are unable to screen their potential clients and resort to obscure and hidden places, they are more vulnerable to crimes against them, finds the study.
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Simple measures to prevent weight gain over Christmas

Christmas time is usually a time of indulgence that leads to unwanted weight gain. A new study has shown that if simple weight loss tips are followed and individuals weigh themselves regularly at home, this weight gain can be avoided.
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Puzzles do not keep dementia away finds study

Contrary to popular belief doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles on a regular basis cannot keep dementia away finds a new study. The study appears in the latest issue of the journal BMJ.
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Yes to yoghurt and cheese: New improved Mediterranean diet

Thousands of Australians can take heart as new research from the University of South Australia shows a dairy-enhanced Mediterranean diet will significantly increase health outcomes for those at risk of cardiovascular disease – and it’s even more effective than a low-fat diet.
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Age and gender disparities found in use of bed nets to prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa

When households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women and children under five are the most likely family members to sleep under the ones they have, leaving men and school-aged children more exposed to malaria, new Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs research suggests.
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FSU study finds racial disparity among adolescents receiving flu vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers.
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Disrupted biological clock can contribute to onset of diseases, USC study shows

USC scientists report that a novel time-keeping mechanism within liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks can contribute to diseases when its natural rhythm is disrupted.
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Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages

Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time - a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
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New computational model provides clearer picture of shape-changing cells' structure and mechanics

A new computational model developed by researchers from The City College of New York and Yale gives a clearer picture of the structure and mechanics of soft, shape-changing cells that could provide a better understanding of cancerous tumor growth, wound healing, and embryonic development.
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Too much of a good thing when it comes to medicine for older adults

Prevailing wisdom states that more is better — and it is no different when it comes to our expectation of medical treatments. With the help of the internet, patients and their families have come to expect intensive tests, treatments and therapies at every life stage. But sometimes, too much treatment can do more harm than […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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McDonald's to curb use of antibiotics in its beef supply

Fast-food chain says it will measure the presence of the drugs in its biggest markets and set limits for use by the end of 2020McDonald’s has announced plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fuelling predictions that other restaurants will follow suit.The move by the world’s biggest fast-food chain addresses concerns that the overuse of antibiotics vital to fighting human infections in farm animals may diminish the drugs’ effectiveness in people. Continue reading...
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A tax hike on alcohol is the obesity fix Australians need to swallow

The national health impact could be substantial, preventing more than 190,000 cases of diabetes and 16,000 cases of cancerWe don’t often equate the kilojoules we drink in our glass of wine or pint of beer with the weight that accumulates around our middle. But our new study shows increasing the price of alcohol is the foremost value-for-money policy option to prevent obesity in Australia.The study, released today, shows if we increase alcohol taxes by standardising them across different types of...
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Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers

Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issuesYoung lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found.LGB 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing themselves, according to a study based on interviews with 4,800 young people from in and around Bristol. Continue r...
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Study finds high levels of depression among LGBT teenagers

Feelings of being different believed to lead to self-harm and other mental health issuesYoung LGBT people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found.LGBT 16- to 21-year-olds are four times more likely to have felt depressed, harmed themselves and thought about killing themselves, according to a study based on interviews with 4,800 young people from in and around Bristol. Continue reading...
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Innovative care model for children with ASD reduces use of behavioral drugs in ED

An innovative care model developed by Nemours Children's Hospital for children with autism spectrum disorders in the emergency department reduces the use of medication administered to kids who are prone to stress and sensory overload in this care setting.
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Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatonin

Sixty years after melatonin was isolated and with more than 23,000 published studies showing the many functions of this hormone secreted by the pineal gland, guidelines should be discussed and established for its therapeutic use.
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Study: Self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression

In a sweeping new study, Indiana University psychologists have found that a series of self-guided, internet-based therapy platforms effectively reduce depression.
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Brigham researchers develop automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation

Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing an automated, low-cost tool to predict a woman's ovulation and aid in family planning.
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Gut bacteria may modify effectiveness of anti-diabetes drugs

Why do orally-administered drugs for diabetes work for some people but not others? According to researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine, bacteria that make up the gut microbiome may be the culprit.
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Drug repositioning strategy identifies potential new treatments for epilepsy

Drug repositioning-- taking known drugs and identifying new applications for them--is an attractive concept for speeding up the process of bringing drugs to human testing for unmet medical needs.
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FDA warns consumers about e-cigerette liquids laced with erectile dysfunction drug

The FDA is warning consumers, especially men, about using Hello-cig e-juice laced with two erectile dysfunction drugs due to potential interactions with some prescription drugs.
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Deadly combination: Drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off energy supply

A widely used diabetes medication combined with an antihypertensive drug specifically inhibits tumor growth - this was discovered by researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum two years ago. In a follow-up study, recently published in Cell Reports, the scientists report that this drug cocktail induces cancer cell death by switching off their energy supply.
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Study: Parents spend more time talking with kids about mechanics of using mobile devices

Most parents would agree that one of the of the biggest modern parenting challenges is monitoring a child's online activity.
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Study finds 117% increase in number of dementia sufferers in 26 years

An international group of collaborating scientists that includes HSE Professor Vasily Vlasov has analyzed data from 195 countries on the spread of Alzheimer's disease and other dementia between 1990 and 2016.
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Specific class of biomarkers can accurately indicate the severity of cancer

A cancer diagnosis tells you that you have cancer, but how that cancer will progress is a terrifying uncertainty for most patients. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory have now identified a specific class of biomarkers that can tell a lot about how aggressive a patient's cancer will be.
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NICE releases new guidelines for diagnosis and management of COPD

Pulmonx, a leader in interventional pulmonary device technology announced today that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in the UK has expanded its guidance on the diagnosis and management of COPD to include which patients should be referred for evaluation for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with Zephyr Endobronchial Valves.
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Macrophage cells could help repair the heart following a heart attack, study finds

Scientists at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre have identified the type of cell key to helping the heart repair and potentially regenerate following a heart attack.
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ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress showcases novel technologies set to benefit many cancer patients

Innovation in immuno-oncology is exploding and new technologies that are set to benefit many patients with cancer are being showcased in the highly diverse array of topics to be discussed at the ESMO Immuno-Oncology Congress, to be held 13-16 December in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Research pinpoints two proteins involved in creation of stem cells

Mammalian embryos are unlike those of any other organism as they must grow within the mother's body. While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells can get right to work accepting assignments, such as head, tail or vital organ. By contrast, mammalian embryos must first choose between forming the placenta or creating the baby.
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Paternal grandfather's access to food associated with grandson's mortality risk

A paternal grandfather's access to food during his childhood is associated with mortality risk, especially cancer mortality, in his grandson, shows a large three-generational study from Stockholm University. The reason might be epigenetic - that environmental exposures in one generation may influence health outcomes in following generations.
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