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Experts advise against universal genomic screening of newborns

In a new report, experts at The Hastings Center advise against genomic screening of newborns, despite it's potential for providing life long personalized care.
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Do you run a financially independent business?

Although I would never describe the business of primary care medicine as cutting edge, there are a number of innovations that have come and gone during my short tenure running a medical practice.  The business of medicine is fascinating and leaves much room for personalization and creativity.  I have been lucky to operate at the forefront of practice management and learned quickly how to leverage two bleeding edge philosophies to multiply profits.  First, seeing the inefficiencies of compliance ...
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A contact lens was embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years

A British woman assumed that her rigid contact lens was lost decades ago during a badminton injury, but it was found embedded in her eyelid.
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Energy-hog hospitals: When they start thinking green, they see green

Hospitals are energy hogs. With their 24/7 lighting, heating and water needs, they use up to five times more energy than a fancy hotel.
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Dozens overdosed in one New Haven park Wednesday

As New Haven Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him.
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Should US mothers be paid for life-saving cord blood or placentas?

Pregnant women are incubating something that could prove hugely valuable to modern medicine and the global economy – and 99% of the time it’s being thrown awayBirth is messy. It’s often not until you’re pregnant that you learn about the third stage of labor – the bit after the baby appears, when the mother pushes out the placenta that has provided life support for the previous nine months.In developed nations, birth is assumed to be safe. Yet in the United States, the maternal mortality rate dou...
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Scientists uncover key control mechanism of DNA replication

Researchers from Osaka University in Japan have uncovered a key control mechanism of DNA replication with potential implications for better understanding how cells maintain genetic information to prevent diseases or cancer.
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FDA expands approval of Vertex' cystic fibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved KALYDECO® (ivacaftor) to include use in children with cystic fibrosis ages 12 to
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Researchers win multi-million Euro award to conduct research into liver disease

A team of researchers from the School of Immunology and Microbial Sciences and the Dental Institute has secured a multi-million Euro award to conduct research into liver disease.
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'What did we do?' Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water

When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.
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UCR receives 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine

The University of California, Riverside Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program has received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest publication in higher education addressing diversity and inclusion.
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Sun Pharma receives U.S. FDA approval for CEQUA to treat patients with dry eye disease

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced that Sun Pharma has received approval for CEQUA (cyclosporine ophthalmic solution) 0.09%, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. CEQUA is indicated to increase tear production in patients with keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye).
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Florida's toxic algae problem: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'

Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health.
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Study explores how many American cities protect the rights of employed breastfeeding mothers

Of the 151 largest cities across the United States, only Philadelphia and New York City have legislation that protects a nursing mother who returns to work outside the home and who wants to continue breastfeeding, according to research from the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia published in Breastfeeding Medicine.
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Seattle Children's opens new clinic to provide convenient access to pediatric specialty care services

Seattle Children's today announced the opening of its newest regional clinic, Seattle Children's North Clinic, which will provide convenient access to pediatric specialty care services for families in north King, Snohomish, Whatcom and Skagit counties.
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Report discusses whether all newborns should undergo genetic sequencing

As the cost of genome sequencing decreases, researchers and clinicians are debating whether all newborns should be sequenced at birth, facilitating a lifetime of personalized medical care.
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Forget about Falling!

B'SD 5 Elul, 5778 One of the side effects of getting older is that our bodies change without our knowledge. Somehow we begin to realize that we gain weight more easily or more slowly than before. Our sense of taste seems to dull. Eyesight does all kinds of unwanted things. Our arms and legs seem to move more slowly though we're trying to make them move faster. We become weaker and less coordinated with age.  Life seems to become a balancing act, too. We trip and fall more often than ...
Tags: Health, Diabetes, Physical Therapy, UA, Booklocker Publishing,, Yocheved Golani, Booklocker, Benefits Of Exercise, Proprioception, Balancing Act

Ending ‘low-value’ surgery could save $50m, says Queensland minister

Procedures with little or no evidence of improving patient health could save 6,000 admissions a yearThe Queensland health minister, Steven Miles, says the state’s hospitals should stop performing “low-value” procedures where patients gain little benefit. Related: Centrelink's new robodebt trial bypasses previous safeguard for mentally ill Continue reading...
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Improved visual communication could help patients to make informed health-care decisions

A woman goes to the doctor for a mammogram. The result comes back positive. This doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer, false positives are common, her doctor might say. Maybe the patient is also given a pamphlet with some statistics about mortality and survival rates.
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Study provides new insight into how 'trash bag of the cell' traps and seals off waste

The mechanics behind how an important process within the cell traps material before recycling it has puzzled scientists for years. But Penn State researchers have gained new insight into how this process seals off waste, much like a trash bag.
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Researchers develop molecular matrix that delivers healing stem cells to injured elderly muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won't heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore damaged tissue, but doctors are unable to deliver them effectively. A new method may help change this.
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Trial shows PARP inhibitor as novel treatment option for patients with advanced breast cancers

In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes.
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Prenatal exposure to violence increases toddlers' aggressive behavior to their mothers

Babies whose mothers experience interpersonal violence during pregnancy are more likely to exhibit aggression and defiance toward their mothers in toddlerhood, according to new research by Laura Miller-Graff,assistant professor of psychology and peace studies, and Jennifer Burke Lefever, managing director of the William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families, both at the University of Notre Dame.
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Mathematical model shows the influence of human behavior on spread of infectious diseases

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviors that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study from the University of Waterloo.
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Socio-economic position associated with pregnant women's exposure to environmental hazards

Socio-economic position determines the environmental hazards--such as air pollution and noise--that pregnant women are exposed to in urban areas, although the nature of the association varies from city to city.
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Penn researchers develop first mouse model of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

The biggest hurdle to finding effective therapies for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – a life-threatening condition in which the lungs become scarred and breathing is increasingly difficult – has been the inability to fully model the disease in animals, limiting the ability to observe and understand the disease.
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Children have better nutrition when they live near forests, global study shows

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition--when they live near forests.
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Mount Sinai study could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases

Researchers at Mount Sinai have successfully restored vision in mice through activating retinal stem cells, something that has never been done before. Their study, published in the August 15 online issue of Nature, could transform treatment for patients with retinal degenerative diseases, which currently have no cure.
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Childhood exposure to secondhand smoke increases risk of COPD death in adulthood

A new study suggests that long-term exposure to secondhand smoke during childhood increases the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease death in adulthood.
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Tufts researchers win grant to study integration of genomic sequencing into neonatal care

Tufts Medical Center researchers have received a five-year grant award for more than $8 million from the National Center For Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health to study the integration of targeted genomic sequencing into neonatal diagnosis and care.
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