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UW institute developing lifetime flu vaccine gets $45 million award

If the UW School of Medicine's Institute for Protein Design succeeds in developing a universal flu vaccine, it could open the door to more complicated vaccines against things like HIV and malaria. That potential is part of what earned them a $45 million award from The Audacious Project, a philanthropic collaborative that focuses on projects fueling massive change throughout the world.
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Baby boy receiving treatment after he was born without skin

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Doctors are working toward a diagnosis and care plan for a baby boy who has spent the first three months of his life in hospitals after he was born without skin. Ja’bari Gray has been hospitalized since his birth on Jan. 1 at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, the San Antonio […]
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Birth control delivery startup Nurx taps Clover Health’s Varsha Rao as CEO

Varsha Rao, Airbnb’s former head of global operations and, most recently, the chief operating officer at Clover Health, has joined Nurx as its chief executive officer. Rao replaces Hans Gangeskar, Nurx’s co-founder and CEO since 2014, who will stay on as a board member. Nurx, which sells birth control, PrEP, the once-daily pill that reduces the risk of getting HIV, and an HPV testing kit direct to consumer, has grown 250 percent in the last year, doubled its employee headcount and attracte...
Tags: Health, Startups, Y Combinator, Chief executive officer, Tech, Companies, United States, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Sharing Economy, Medicare, Airbnb, Websites, Telemedicine, Union Square Ventures, Kleiner Perkins


Dad makes good on puppy promise

Photo J.R. Radcliff Thanks to Milwaukee Brewer Christian Yelich and his third home run, Libby,4, and Lola,6, have a new puppy. As a surprise to the girls, their parents brought them to Miller Park on Monday and MVP Yelich introduced the puppy to them during batting practice. He signed baseballs for everyone. He even signed the sign the girls had held up. The 11-week-old mini Doodle, Yeli, is expected to grow to about 30 pounds. He will hopefully be more than just a pet. Lola has type 1 diabete...
Tags: Pets, Milwaukee, Diabetes, Puppy, Lola, Michael, Doodle, Mvp, Jan, Libby, Miller Park, Yelich, Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewer, Yeli, Diabetic Alert Dog


Majority of men struggle to understand diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer

UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
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AI detects prostate cancer with same level of accuracy as experienced radiologists

UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer.
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Study finds involuntary staying in housing estates to be a potential health risk

Involuntary staying, a type of housing trap, is a common experience among people living on housing estates, since around one in three residents feel that they are trapped in their current residential arrangements.
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Why this physician chose to specialize in infectious disease

Forgive the autobiographical nature of this post, but here’s a recap on how I started down the path to becoming an infectious disease (ID) doctor. To begin, understand that my first year of medical school was rough going. In hindsight, this wasn’t surprising. After majoring in English during college (with a minor in the Harvard Lampoon to develop […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Kindbody raises $15M, will open a ‘Fertility Bus’ with mobile testing & assessments

Kindbody, a startup that lures millennial women into its pop-up fertility clinics with feminist messaging and attractive branding, has raised a $15 million Series A in a round co-led by RRE Ventures and Perceptive Advisors. The New York-based company was founded last year by Gina Bartasi, a fertility industry vet who previously launched Progyny, a fertility benefit solution for employers, and FertilityAuthority.com, an information platform and social network for people struggling with fertility....
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, New York, New York City, Articles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Fertility, United States, Venture Capital, Manhattan, Ivf, Ultrasound


Gestational diabetes during pregnancy may increase risk of type 1 diabetes in children

Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
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Researchers discover new broad-spectrum antibiotic that contains arsenic

Antibiotic resistance has been called one of the biggest public health threats of our time. There is a pressing need for new and novel antibiotics to combat the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria worldwide.
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Study suggests new approach to treat renal fibrosis

Renal fibrosis, the abnormal accumulation of fibrotic material within the kidney, hinders kidney function and may lead to eventual renal failure.
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Scientists characterize 2017 pneumonic plague outbreak in Madagascar

Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800 m.
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Magic mouthwash effectively reduces mouth sore pain caused by radiation therapy

"Magic mouthwash," an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo.
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Maximal running shoes may raise injury risk even after transition period

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to "maximal" running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces and loading rates caused by the shoe design do not change over time, a new study from Oregon State University - Cascades has found.
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Framingham Heart Study receives $38 million for the next six years

The Framingham Heart Study, the nation's longest running cohort study with longitudinal analysis of cardiovascular disease, has been renewed for an additional six years and $38 million dollars from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
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Japanese researchers explain how inflammation causes gastric tumors

In 1982, researchers reported a link between chronic gastritis and stomach bacterium Helicobacter pylori, triggering a flurry of research into this newly-identified pathogen.
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Hepatitis C Vaccine Showing Promising Antiviral Applications in Mice

Many would call the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) a worldwide epidemic (1). The verbiage may sound a bit hyperbolic however, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), HCV affects an estimated 71 million individuals. While vaccines exist for hepatitis virus A, B, and D, there is no licensed vaccine for hepatitis C. Research is ongoing but, because the virus mutates so rapidly, developing a vaccine has proven difficult. Ideally, a vaccine would alleviate the mental and financial st...
Tags: Health, Spain, Oxford, John, Vaccine, Hopkins, Ankara, Hepatitis C, World Health Organization WHO HCV, Stockholm Madrid


Novel serum biomarkers to detect NAFLD-related fibrosis

With an estimated 25% of people worldwide affected by nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), there is a large unmet need for accurate, noninvasive measures to enhance early diagnosis and screening of hepatic fibrosis.
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Mass drug administration can offer community-level protection against malaria

Researchers have provided the first evidence that mass drug administration can grant community-level protection against Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) malaria.
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Study uncovers new biomarker for personalized cancer treatments

Cancer cells are characterized by the ability to evade apoptosis, a type of programmed cell death that allows the organism to remove damaged cells.
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Workplace wellness programs barely move the needle, study finds

Workplace wellness programs — efforts to get workers to lose weight, eat better, stress less and sleep more — are an $8 billion industry in the U.S.
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What Are Boundaries and Why You Need Them

One of the most misunderstood and important tools to develop healthy relationships is your ability to set boundaries. Brene Brown famously said: “The most generous people are the most boundaried.” She’s right because setting boundaries helps you to take more responsibility for your life and therefore feel more in control which increases your confidence, energy and enthusiasm for life. Boundaries help you to become more open and trusting with yourself and others, which in turn improves the q...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Friends, Communication, Self-help, Boundaries, Brene Brown


Web-Based Health Information Technology: Access Among Latinos Varies by Subgroup Affiliation

Background: There are significant health technology gaps between Latinos and non-Hispanic whites and between first- and second-generation Latinos. Objective: This study aimed to examine disparities in Web-based health information–seeking behavior (HISB) and patient portal use among Latinos, taking into account nativity and subethnic affiliation. Methods: We analyzed US-born, non-Hispanic whites and Latinos adults (N=49,259) and adult internet users (N=36,214) in the 2015 to 2016 National Health ...
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In the era of team-based care: Some decisions have to be made alone

There is a lot of talk about team-based care nowadays, and I had seen some shining examples of that, most recently when a patient at my clinic had a suicide in the family. But at the same time, there are so many decisions – judgment calls, really – that we make every single day where […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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YOGA POSES FOR FERTILITY AND GETTING PREGNANT

Getting Pregnant: Yoga Poses and Postures That Help Enhance Fertility When I was trying to conceive, I did everything I could to get my body ready for a healthy pregnancy.  After some research, I found that there aresome yoga poses that can  open up the pelvis to increase pelvic circulation.  These poses includeThe Reclining Hero pose acefitness,org The Bridge Pose  acefitness.org The Cobbler's Pose   yogaoutlet.com For more yoga poses, and instructions on...
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Designing a Chatbot for a Brief Motivational Interview on Stress Management: Qualitative Case Study

Background: In addition to addiction and substance abuse, motivational interviewing (MI) is increasingly being integrated in treating other clinical issues such as mental health problems. Most of the many technological adaptations of MI, however, have focused on delivering the action-oriented treatment, leaving its relational component unexplored or vaguely described. This study intended to design a conversational sequence that considers both technical and relational components of MI for a menta...
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Do calories even count? Research counters a longstanding assumption.

In a new article in 1843, Peter Wilson argues that counting calories is an outdated form of weight management. Research shows that labels are up to 20 percent off true caloric totals; 70 percent in frozen processed foods. Not all digestive systems are created equally; humans process foods at different rates under varying conditions. None Quantifying workouts has resulted in an increasingly suspect trend in the fitness industry. The gamification of exercise is one thing — if hitting 10,000 daily...
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How Do I Fix Myself?

From a young teen in the U.S.: I’ve been really trying to figure myself out lately, and a lot of scary things have been happening to me that I am not sure are even real, or if I am creating these issues in my head. I’ve been feeling like I have two people living inside of me who are almost polar opposites, one who is outgoing, likes to self-harm for amusement and adrenaline rush, and is extremely extroverted while at the other who is depressed, un-motivated and introverted, where any sort of soc...
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Heart Disease Prevention - Should One Worry About Bundle Branch Block?

A bundle branch block is a delay or obstruction along the pathway that electrical impulses travel in the heart to make it beat. It sometimes makes it harder for the heart to pump blood efficiently through the body. But it is not an obstruction of blood flow in an artery or anywhere else. Instead, it highlights an electrical problem. Click the following link to find out if one should worry about it! https://www.howtopreventheartdisease.com/should-one-worry-about-bundle-branch-block.html ...
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