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Hundreds of genes affecting tobacco and alcohol use discovered

Tobacco and alcohol use, both genetically inheritable behaviors, influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders and are leading causes of mortality. The University of Minnesota was part of a research collaboration that conducted the first study ... Read more

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Many Researchers Are Suspecting That Drug Addicts Have Found A New Way of Opioids

If there's one serious health problem which the US is suffering from the last few decades, then it's drug addiction among the teenagers and young people. There are various case studies done on this topic, and according to recent Penn Medicine and Penn ... Read more

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Differences of Food Allergy and Food Intolerance

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Some people may think they have a food allergy because the body shows symptoms such as diarrhea, stomach pain, or bloated stomach after consuming food contained gluten or dairy product. While in fact, such symptoms may occur to ... Read more

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Rapid antiretroviral therapy initiation in low- and middle-income countries: A ...

Figures. Table 1. Fig 1. Table 1. Fig 1. Table 1. Fig 1. Citation: Tenforde MW, Walker AS, Gibb DM, Manabe YC (2019) Rapid antiretroviral therapy initiation in low- and middle-income countries: A resource-based approach. PLoS Med 16(1): e1002723. Read more

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Burnley man awarded MBE in recognition of Ebola crisis role in Sierra Leone

A proud former pupil of St Theodore's RC High School has been awarded the MBE for his work in Sierra Leone during the country's Ebola outbreak. Dr Chris Berry, who was born in Colbran Street, Duke Bar, received the prestigious honour in the Queen's ... Read more

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Virtual Reality's Latest Use? Diagnosing Mental Illness

Diagnosing psychiatric and neurological conditions is tricky. Physicians have long reported that diagnoses are fraught with complications and subtleties. Anywhere from 35 percent to 85 percent of mental health conditions go undetected and undiagnosed, ... Read more

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NIH starts clinical trial for FMT

A research consortium of NIH recently began enrolling patients in a clinical trial examining whether fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) by enema—putting stool from a healthy donor in the colon of a recipient is safe and can prevent recurrent ... Read more

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When the body's in overdrive, this liver hormone puts the brakes on metabolism

Researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute have identified a hormone produced by the liver that tells the body to downshift its metabolism when it's expending a lot of energy. The research, scheduled to be published Jan. 14 in ... Read more

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This Eased My Anxiety After Just 1 Session, and It Isn't Therapy, Meditation ...

I've been suffering from a mysterious illness that causes fatigue, dizziness, inflammation, and severe anxiety for several years. When I began taking a more holistic approach to treating my symptoms, I never thought acupuncture would be on my list of ... Read more

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After Shutdown Causes Family Visits to Be Canceled, Inmates at New York City ...

As the government shutdown rolls onward, inmates at federal prisons have been unable to see their families, attorneys and, in some instances, have been unable to receive medication. In response, prisoners at a high-security federal jail in New York ... Read more

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Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD

HealthDay News — Women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for new-onset psychiatric diagnosis in the postpartum period, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in Gut. Simone N. Vigod, MD, from the Women's College ... Read more

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Stem cell transplant may help some with aggressive MS

(HealthDay)—A stem cell transplant may help some people with multiple sclerosis (MS) when standard drugs fail, a new clinical trial finds. The study focused on 110 patients with aggressive cases of MS: Their symptoms had flared up at least twice in ... Read more

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Clearwater Periodontist Weighs in on Vaping and Oral Health

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Leaky blood-brain barrier identified as potential early-warning sign for ...

New research published in the journal Nature Medicine has described the results of a five-year study into the association between a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier and the onset of cognitive impairment. The study suggests leaky capillaries in the ... Read more

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21 Cancer-Fighting Foods To Naturally Lower Your Risk Of Breast & Lung Cancer

Maybe you think getting cancer is kind of a tossup, or that it's something left to the genetic gods that you have no control over. But the truth is, you do have control, every time you put something in your mouth. Turns out, lifestyle factors are ... Read more

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Rock Falls boy confirmed with rare case of AFM

ROCK FALLS, Illinois (KWQC) - Danielle Finkle's son, Hudsyn, lost function in his left arm and had trouble walking after what started out as a common cold just a few months ago. She had a feeling he could have Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) after doing ... Read more

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African Americans at Increased Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

U.S. Representative Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) announced this week that he is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer. Congressman Alcee Hastings of Florida announced that he has pancreatic cancer. U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida is receiving ... Read more

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Erectile dysfunction drug overdose caused man's 'debilitating' vision problems ...

A man who reportedly drank an entire 30-milliliter bottle liquid sildenafil, which is used to treat erectile dysfunction, experienced vision issues that included “debilitating night blindness,” according to a medical case study recently published in ... Read more

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Children With Measles Pass Through Portland International AIrport

Officials say there are two confirmed cases of measles and 11 other suspected cases. The confirmed cases were kids who passed through PDX. By Colin Miner, Patch Staff | Jan 15, 2019 8:02 pm ET ... Read more

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Partnership to supercharge vaccine production

Vaccines to stop the world's next epidemic could be developed in record time under a $14.7 million partnership using technology developed at The University of Queensland. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has funded a research ... Read more

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Roper St. Francis Healthcare and MUSC plan 43-bed rehab hospital in Berkeley ...

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) — Roper St. Francis Healthcare and MUSC plan to build a 43-bed, freestanding rehabilitation hospital on the campus of the future Roper St. Francis Berkeley Hospital. With the continued growth and healthcare needs of Berkeley ... Read more

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At a Cost of $10405 Per Patient Stay, Hypoglycemia in The Hospital Cannot Be ...

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019--Featured speakers, Dr. Richard Pratley of Florida Hospital System and Dr. Steven Edelman of UC San Diego Health, recently delivered a unified message to several hundred senior healthcare ... Read more

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Rock Falls boy confirmed with rare case of AFM

ROCK FALLS, Illinois (KWQC) - Danielle Finkle's son, Hudsyn, lost function in his left arm and had trouble walking after what started out as a common cold just a few months ago. She had a feeling he could have Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) after doing ... Read more

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Antidote to dementia? For now, knowledge, so read on

Dementia is considered a major public health threat in America, with millions of sufferers and caregivers affected. And an international study published in late-2018 says the number of individuals living with dementia worldwide is increasing: more than ... Read more

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Deadly Congo Ebola outbreak hits 600 cases

The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in modern history has exceeded 600 confirmed cases over the last five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak first hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, 649 stricken people have reported ... Read more

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Cancer's long-term prognosis: as an oncologist I've never been so hopeful

Answering this question, posed with equal parts dread and fascination, is an occupational hazard. I often reply no, I don't find it depressing but the job is taxing in a way that many other areas of medicine are not. A cancer diagnosis is obviously ... Read more

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Mich prison to close to visitors while all 2000 women treated for scabies

Paul Egan Detroit Free Press. LANSING – The Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility will be closed to visitors most of next week as all 2,000 women at the prison are isolated and treated for scabies, officials said Monday. Officials hope the move ... Read more

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Recalling Happy Memories Help Young People Reduce Depression Risk Later In ...

A new study conducted by the researchers from the University of Cambridge suggests recalling positive and happy memories could help young people reduce their depression risk later in life. Depression is considered to be one of the leading causes of ... Read more

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Montana pet owners warned about dog flu

Veterinary professionals are cautioning pet owners about Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) and recommend that certain dogs be vaccinated. CIV is similar to the type of influenza that affects people, but CIV cannot be transmitted to humans. The disease is ... Read more

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Researchers suggest link between personality type and attitude towards others ...

Studies show there is a major link between personality traits and personal body image, but the relationship between personality and attitudes toward others' bodies has gone largely unexplored. Now, Florida State University researchers suggest that the ... Read more

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Erectile dysfunction drug overdose caused man's 'debilitating' vision problems ...

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Coliseum staff disputes claims of nearly 200 overdoses during New Year's Eve ...

Greensboro city councilwoman Sharon Hightower is calling for an investigation into the reported overdoses that an emergency medical technician said happened at a largely-attended New Year's Eve concert at the Greensboro Coliseum. Hightower says she ... Read more

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Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Drugs Could Help Treat Bipolar Disorder and Other ...

Medical science has proven certain medications have the versatility to treat multiple conditions. Aspirin, for instance, can help with short-term inflammation and pain, but it also works on a long-term basis to reduce the risk of stroke and heart ... Read more

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Engineering Team Designs Finger Support to Correct Deformities

Newswise — A Kennesaw State University engineering professor and her team of students have developed a new finger support that could ultimately help those suffering from finger deformities regain motor function. Simin Nasseri, who teaches mechanical ... Read more

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A molecular switch for stopping inflammation

A component has been identified by researchers in Umeå as a novel regulator of the immune system. It acts as a molecular switch to deactivate the innate immune system and has the ability to prevent certain diseases caused by an excessive activation of ... Read more

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Ebola outbreak in Congo spreads as confirmed cases top 600

The Ebola virus has now infected more than 600 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, making it the second-worst outbreak in history as the epicenter spreads south to a hard-hit city near the border with Uganda. The Congolese health ministry ... Read more

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Rock Falls boy confirmed with rare case of AFM

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This Smart Ring Aims to Provide Better Lives for People with Sickle Cell Disease

Oxygem is a smart ring that aims to provide people with Sickle Cell Disease a better lifestyle and reduce the amount of deaths caused by this disease each year. On average, statistics show that in every 1,000,000 people, 1 in 6 people is a carrier of ... Read more

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Assessing the performance of multiple influenza forecasting models

Date: January 15, 2019; Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Summary: In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five ... Read more

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Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Drugs Could Help Treat Bipolar Disorder and Other ...

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FDA approves scalpel-free treatment for Parkinson's disease tremor

The federal Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, scalpel-free treatment for tremor in patients with medication-resistant Parkinson's disease. The procedure, called focused ultrasound, allows doctors to perform brain surgery without cutting ... Read more

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This is the world's biggest mental health problem – and you might not have ...

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content. The early years of the 21st century have witnessed a worldwide epidemic of poor ... Read more

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Elephantiasis and river blindness could be eliminated faster with new molecule

A new potential drug molecule could reduce treatment times for two widespread diseases from weeks to days, ultimately helping to eliminate them. The new molecule has been designed to more effectively target and kill the cause of elephantiasis and river ... Read more