Genetic changes may predict likelihood of relapse in breast cancer patients

Scientists have identified genetic changes that may predict the likelihood of breast cancer relapse in women taking a common type of hormone therapy.
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Many parents still try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for children

Vitamin C to keep the germs away. Never go outside with wet hair. Stay inside. Despite little or no evidence suggesting these types of methods actually help people avoid catching or preventing a cold, more than half of parents have tried them with their kids, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan.
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High fat reduces efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease

APC Microbiome Ireland scientists based at University College Cork have shown for the first time that a high fat "western" diet reduces the efficiency of the immune system to fight infectious disease particularly in the gut, and to infection with the foodborne pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.
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The Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular Surgery

An interview with Cambridge Consultants, discussing Leap; a miniature camera that provides a digital view of live veins and arteries.
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A global influenza pandemic high on the WHO's agenda

Another influenza pandemic is on the third spot of the list of 10 health threats collated by the World Health Organization for 2019.
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Short interval between last meal of the day and bedtime may not affect blood glucose levels

Leaving a two-hour gap between the last meal of the day and bedtime doesn't seem to be associated with any discernible difference in blood glucose levels among healthy adults over the long term, suggests Japanese research published in the online journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.
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Researchers discover new blood vessel system in bones

Bones are very hard organs. Still they do possess a tight meshwork of blood vessels in their inner cavity, where the bone marrow is located, as well as on the bone surface, that is covered by the highly vascularized periosteum.
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Experimental drug can positively modify key characteristic behavior in FXS patients

Researchers at MIND Institute at UC Davis and Rush University Medical Center have found that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as a mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome.
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Your gender and body size affect your lifespan

Living to the ripe old age of 90 may depend on your body size -- both height and weight -- as well as your level of physical activity, and seems to influence a woman's lifespan more than it does a man's, according to a new study published Monday in the medical journal BMJ.
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Blood Test Detects Alzheimer’s 16 Years Earlier (S)

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Delaying bath for newborn babies increases breastfeeding rates, finds study

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay.
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Enemy number 1 - Air pollution and climate change top of WHO agenda

The World Health Organization (WHO has come up with a list of 10 major threats that are to affect the global population in 2019. Some of these include problems arising from air pollution and climate change which is slated to be the top threat.
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Three in five people struggle to find nutritional information when eating out

Diabetes UK is today calling on the out-of-home sector to recognize their responsibility to help consumers eat more healthily, after a survey commissioned by the charity revealed that more than three in five UK adults (61%) say they struggle to find information on nutritional contents of food brought from restaurants, cafes and takeaways.
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May He Put You Together

I had a shirt made that says, “The Meds Are Working.” It makes me laugh, and it’s true. When the package came with the shirt, I ripped it open and put the tee on. It fit perfectly. I went upstairs, and as I was walking into our dining room my thirteen-year-old said, “The meds are working?” Oh yeah, I didn’t tell my children I took anti-anxiety medication. So I told my daughter, “I take medication for anxiety, and it’s been working. And I made this shirt so that others wouldn’t feel shame if they...
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Scientists have reversed memory loss in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease

Using a new epigenetics-based approach, scientists have managed to reduce memory loss and improve cognitive function in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Coeur Wallis equips the canton of Valais with 260 SCHILLER defibrillators

The Coeur Wallis association equips the canton of Valais with freely accessible defibrillators. The lay defibrillator FRED PA-1 Online from SCHILLER plays an important role.
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Scientists find bacterial extracellular vesicles in human blood

Belgian scientists have come to the surprising finding that vesicles coming from gut bacteria, are present in blood of patients with HIV, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
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Short, text-based exercises can increase happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders

Brief, text-based, self-administered exercises can significantly increase in-the-moment happiness for adults recovering from substance use disorders, report researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute.
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Researchers identify new peptide that helps lateral roots to grow with right spacing

How do plants space out their roots? A Japanese research team has identified a peptide and its receptor that help lateral roots to grow with the right spacing.
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Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Researchers have taken a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl, which could lead to the development of safer opioid drugs.
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Fear and embarrassment are causing smear test numbers to plummet

A UK survey of more than 2,000 young women has shown that many delay or avoid having a smear test due to feeling scared, vulnerable, or embarrassed.
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The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor VMG Partners has led its $51 million Series B, with participation from new investors GV and ACME Capital (formerly known as Sherpa Capital), and existing investors Base10 Partners and Shasta ...
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Scientists reveal new mechanism that could lead to specific treatment of strokes and seizures

The ideal drug is one that only affects the exact cells and neurons it is designed to treat, without unwanted side effects.
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2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

PHOENIX (AP) — Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix. Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended. The victim in her 20s had been in […]
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Scientists aim to find genetic causes of developmental abnormalities in the vagina and uterus

A percentage of females are born with a missing or underdeveloped vagina and uterus, and scientists are working to analyze the genes of hundreds of them to get a better idea about causes, improve genetic counseling and ideally treatment.
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Peptide isolated from soil fungi has antitumor and antibacterial properties

A team of scientists from I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University together with their colleagues isolated a peptide named emericellipsin A from soil fungi.
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Fiderstat could be used as chemopreventative drug for intestinal cancers caused by APC gene mutations

Colorectal Cancer has now become one of the leading causes of death. Studies indicate that smoking, low physical activities and high-fat diet are a major risk factor for colorectal cancer.
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WHO identifies non-communicable diseases as major threat to human health

Second on the list are non-communicable diseases including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes etc. The WHO report states that around 70 percent of the deaths are caused by these non-communicable diseases.
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Researchers identify new genes linked with age-related macular degeneration

A new study, published in Clinical Epigenetics, identifies genes associated with Age-related Macular Degeneration that could represent new targets for future drug development.
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