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An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive…
01.17 / 18:34
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Many people know that an important part of medical school is choosing a specialty — the field of medicine that you plan to practice for the rest of your career. However, fewer people know just how many different factors weigh on this decision. As my classmates and I navigate through third year, I thought I […
01.17 / 18:34
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Orphan drugs for rare diseases have helped or saved hundreds of thousands of patients like 2-year-old Luke Whitbeck, but families and insurers are picking up the astronomical…
01.17 / 18:31
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A team of scientists has revealed the capacity of the CPEB4 protein to prevent fatty liver disease. …
01.17 / 18:30
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Is there a danger in governments offering too-specific advice on sugar…
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - More New Mexico children now have health insurance and fewer teens are abusing alcohol and drugs, but there has been little improvement when it comes to measuring the economic well-being of families. The Albuquerque-based advocacy group New Mexico Voices for Children released its annual Kids…
01.17 / 17:44
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An agency in the Czech Republic says about a half of all wild boars in the country's southwest are radioactive and considered unsafe for consumption due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster The post Czech boars still radioactive 31 years after Chernobyl appeared first on…
01.17 / 16:55
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SEATTLE (AP) - A bipartisan legislative committee has sent a list of recommendations to the governor for improving Washington state's struggling mental health care system. The eight-member Select Committee on Quality in State Hospitals told Gov. Jay Inslee that the state needs to do more to ensure patients get the…
01.17 / 16:32
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An apparently stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a Portland bus stop in the cold. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday (http://bit.ly/2jsPtz4 ) that the boy and his mother, who police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson says suffers from severe mental illness, were hospitalized last week…
01.17 / 16:31
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Patients are ending up with large bills from doctors outside of their insurance network that they never chose to use for their medical procedures, according to new research by Johns Hopkins. Some of these doctors are charging as much as six times what Medicare charges for similar services,…
01.17 / 16:30
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The cancer diagnostics market is on the verge of explosion as the researchers approach major technological breakthroughs in tumor diagnosis and therapy discover new specific antigens and unlock the mystery of the genetic basis of the disease. During the…
01.17 / 16:20
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Contact: J.P. Duffy or Alice Chao, Family Research Council, 866-372-6397 WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) commended Texas State Senator Lois Kolkhorst for introducing the Texas Women's Privacy Act (SB 6), which will protect women and children. The bill prevents public schools, state government agencies, and political subdivisions from adopting policies that would open women's showers, bathrooms, and changing facilities to…
01.17 / 16:17
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As a physician and former member of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2014, I am very pleased with President-elect Donald Trump's selection of my friend, fellow Georgian and former colleague Dr. Tom Price to serve as his secretary of…
01.17 / 16:17
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The number of abortions performed in the U.S. has reached a historic low, dropping to under 1 million for the first time since 1975, according to a report released Tuesday. The report from the pro-abortion rights Guttmacher In…
01.17 / 16:16
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NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Secukinumab appears to improve clinical and radiographic outcomes of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) through two years of therapy, according to new results from the MEASURE 1 study. Secukinumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody against interleukin-17A, which is implicated in various pathophysiological features of spondyloarthritis. In a report online Dec. 13 in the... [Read M…
01.17 / 15:46
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(Wiley) Recent initiatives by the Orthopaedic Research Society seek to improve animal research and ensure that it is performed to the highest ethical and scientific…
01.17 / 15:43
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(Wiley) Red yeast rice (RYR) is contained in dietary supplements that are often used by patients with high cholesterol, and it is often proposed as an alternative therapy in those who experience side effects from statins. A new study found that it is not a good choice for statin-intolerant patients: RYR was linked with muscle and liver injury, which can also occur with statin…
01.17 / 15:43
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SUFFERING with bowel disease could put people at greater risk of developing potentially deadly skin cancer, experts have…
01.17 / 15:38
express.co.uk
Weighing is one of the most common laboratory tasks. Micro, semi-micro, analytical and precision balances are now perfected to such a degree that, in general, special weighing rooms are no longer…
01.17 / 15:30
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TUESDAY, Jan. 17, 2017 -- Developing high blood pressure in very old age may provide some protection from dementia, a new study suggests. In middle age, high blood pressure -- also called hypertension -- boosts dementia risk later in life,…
01.17 / 15:22
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