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Children with ASD more likely to face maltreatment, study finds

A recent study by Vanderbilt researchers of 11 counties in Middle Tennessee revealed that children with autism spectrum disorder were nearly 2.5 times more likely than children without ASD to be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline by the age of 8.
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Study finds genetic vulnerability to use of menthol cigarettes

A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive.
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Promising drug developed to rejuvenate muscle cells

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a study just published in Biochemical Pharmacology.
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H-RT should be the standard of care for men with low risk prostate cancer, study shows

Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule, a treatment schedule that delivers a total dose of radiotherapy over a shorter period of time, is not worse than the conventional radiotherapy schedule in terms of bowel, bladder, sexual, and general quality of life as well as anxiety and depression for men with low risk prostate cancer.
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MUSC researchers discover new mechanism for a class of anti-cancer drugs

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina reveal a novel binding site for a class of anti-cancer drugs known as E1 inhibitors. This finding could lead to the design of more efficient E1 inhibitors.
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New technique using patients' own modified cells could help treat Crohn's disease

A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months.
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Blood clot discovery could lead to development of better treatments for blood diseases

Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.
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Intervention can increase exclusive breastfeeding rates

Interventions which educate and support new mothers in West Africa to exclusively breastfeed (where infants are only fed breast milk) can significantly increase the practice, according to new research published in The Lancet Global Health.
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Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers

If you think vaping is benign, think again. A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren't a harmless alternative to smoking.
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New project explores how gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better

Lancaster University is sharing in a €4m project to use gaming technology to improve the care of both adults and children with cancer.
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When a baby arrives dead in your emergency department

When a baby arrives dead in your emergency department … … the world stops. You stop breathing. You are gasping for air. She is limp; she is cool; she is pulseless. Chest compressions on the tiniest six month old I have ever met are done with the finger pads of my index finger and middle finger. Quick, […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Vitiligo: Skin condition brought Kenyan friends closer together

Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.
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6 Ways to Show Yourself the Love You Deserve

When people think about being kind to themselves and practicing self-love, it’s often considered in a noncommittal, “Yes, I really should be doing that more,” sort of way. Then they go about their merry way, continuing the same old behaviors and being anything but kind to themselves. Fortunately, a number of people do decide they are finally ready to start loving themselves. But what made them ready, and why have they waited so long to start? What about you — are you ready to start treating y...
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German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

‘Homosexuality is not an illness,’ says gay health minister Jens SpahnThe German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does not need to be treated,” Spahn, who is gay himself, told the left-leaning Berlin daily Die Tageszeitung. Related: ‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Germany, Berlin, World news, LGBT rights, Jens Spahn, Spahn, Jens SpahnThe German


Amid measles outbreak, state House panel moves to ban personal vaccine exemptions

The outbreak is centered in Clark County, where non-medical vaccine objections are more than triple the national rate.
Tags: Health, News, House, Local Politics, Local News, Clark County


Patient-Level Prediction of Cardio-Cerebrovascular Events in Hypertension Using Nationwide Claims Data

Background: Prevention and management of chronic diseases are the main goals of national health maintenance programs. Previously widely used screening tools, such as Health Risk Appraisal, are restricted in their achievement this goal due to their limitations, such as static characteristics, accessibility, and generalizability. Hypertension is one of the most important chronic diseases requiring management via the nationwide health maintenance program, and health care providers should inform pat...
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Overworked, Young Biglaw Associate Dies By Suicide In New York

'We all knew he was cracking,' said a fellow associate.
Tags: New York, Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Deaths, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Dechert, Cameron Schladenhauffen


Mitigation of Participant Loss to Follow-Up Using Facebook: All Our Families Longitudinal Pregnancy Cohort

Background: Facebook, a popular social media site, allows users to communicate and exchange information. Social media sites can also be used as databases to search for individuals, including cohort participants. Retaining and tracking cohort participants are essential for the validity and generalizability of data in longitudinal research. Despite numerous strategies to minimize loss to follow-up, maintaining contact with participants is time-consuming and resource-intensive. Social media may pro...
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As EPA announces plan to tackle chemical pollution in drinking water, Washington looks to write its own rules

Some studies link the chemicals called PFAS to an increased risk of cancer, higher cholesterol, suppressed immune systems and problems in fetal development. In Washington, the state Board of Health is taking aim at a broader swath of PFAS chemicals than is the federal government.
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington, Environment, Epa, Local News, Northwest, state Board of Health


When you identify your Lyft driver as potentially having bipolar disorder

I remember September 27, 2018 like it was yesterday. When Ashley* picked me up from my apartment Thursday morning, I thought it would be like the 138 past Lyft rides I’ve taken since 2017. I was wrong. After I waived to Ashley from the curb, I got settled into the right back seat. The doors […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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A Framework for Analyzing and Measuring Usage and Engagement Data (AMUsED) in Digital Interventions: Viewpoint

Trials of digital interventions can yield extensive, in-depth usage data, yet usage analyses tend to focus on broad descriptive summaries of how an intervention has been used by the whole sample. This paper proposes a novel framework to guide systematic, fine-grained usage analyses that better enables understanding of how an intervention works, when, and for whom. The framework comprises three stages to assist in the following: (1) familiarization with the intervention and its relationship to th...
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9/11 fund running out of money for those with illnesses

NEW YORK (AP) — The compensation fund for victims of 9/11 is running out of money and will cut future payments by 50 to 70 percent. September 11th Victim Compensation Fund special master Rupa Bhattacharyya announced the changes Friday and said she was “painfully aware of the inequity of the situation.” Nearly 40,000 people have […]
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Racial disparities in US cancer deaths are shrinking, study finds

Racial disparities in cancer deaths between black and white patients in the United States are receding -- but more progress is needed to completely close the gap for some cancer types and age groups, according to a new study.
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Health Care and Cybersecurity: Bibliometric Analysis of the Literature

Background: Over the past decade, clinical care has become globally dependent on information technology. The cybersecurity of health care information systems is now an essential component of safe, reliable, and effective health care delivery. Objective: The objective of this study was to provide an overview of the literature at the intersection of cybersecurity and health care delivery. Methods: A comprehensive search was conducted using PubMed and Web of Science for English-language peer-review...
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Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions. The proposed legislation was filed Wednesday, The Chicago Tribune reported. One bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Emanuel Welch of Hillside would repeal the state’s parental […]
Tags: Health, News, Ap, Nation, Illinois, Chicago Tribune, Springfield Ill, Illinois Democrats, Democratic Rep Emanuel Welch of Hillside


Overworked, Young Biglaw Associate Reportedly Dies By Suicide In New York

'We all knew he was cracking,' said a fellow associate.
Tags: New York, Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Deaths, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Dechert, Cameron Schladenhauffen


5 of the worst keto diet side effects

In addition to weight loss, there are a few well-known side effects of the keto diet, some of which can be unpleasant.Some side effects of the keto diet are bound to occur, though others only happen when the diet is implemented poorly.The keto diet doesn't have to lead to a host of negative side effects, but anyone considering undertaking the diet over the long term should be especially careful. None The keto diet is often called a fad diet. Make no mistake: it is. But unlike other trendy diets,...
Tags: Health, Science, Diet, Medicine, Los Angeles, Innovation, Clark, Keto, Human body, Edwina Clark, Nancy Rahnama, Scott Keatley, Kim Yawitz


Facebook Swears It's Going to Do a Better Job at Not Spreading Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Content

Facebook is considering ways it could prevent the spread of dangerous anti-vaccination content on the platform.Read more...
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