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Altered protein and mutated clusters of genes in Alzheimer's disease

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment has been a challenge and this is mainly due to the varying degrees of degeneration and cognitive damage seen in different patients...
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Edith Irby Jones, Pioneering Black Doctor in the South, Dies at 91

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

Watching her sister die of typhoid inspired her to become a doctor focused on treating poor people. She blazed a trail along the way.
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Socioeconomic factors may moderate racial disparities in OA function

7 hours ago   |   Healio

Although black adults with knee osteoarthritis demonstrate worse performance-based physical function than white patients, these disparities are diminished when adjusting for...
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Researchers identify hidden weather hazard that could put millions of people at risk

8 hours ago   |   News Medical

NEW research, led by Loughborough University academics, has found that tropical cyclones followed by deadly heat is an emerging weather threat that could put millions of people...
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Eating vegetables may protect against post-renal transplantation diabetes

8 hours ago   |   Healio

By eating roughly 6 oz of vegetables per day, adults who undergo renal transplantation can cut their chances of developing posttransplantation diabetes by more than half...
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NIH contract awarded to UAB for acute flaccid myelitis natural history study

9 hours ago   |   News Medical

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham approximately $10...
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Women more likely to be under-treated for heart disease

9 hours ago   |   News Medical

The large-scale analysis carried out by La Trobe University researchers and published in Heart found that many Australians living with CHD are under-prescribed recommended...
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Cynthia Owsley honored by Prevent Blindness

9 hours ago   |   Healio

The 2019 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health was awarded to Cynthia Owsley, PhD, MSPH, at the Prevent Blindness: Focus on Eye Health National...
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Air pollution in US associated with over 30,000 deaths and reduced life expectancy

10 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

Air quality in the US may be linked with increased mortality and reduced life expectancy according to research from Imperial College London and the Center for Air, Climate and...
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Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy has potential to reduce weight gain, gestational diabetes

10 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in...
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Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Pro Baseball Players Live Longer, Healthier Lives

Athletes in Major League Baseball tend to live about 24% longer than the average American guy, according to a century's worth of mortality rates among nearly 10,500 pro... Read more ...

Air pollution has lowered US life expectancy, study finds

Air pollution has lowered US life expectancy, study finds

A new study led by Imperial College London has found that emissions from tiny PM2.5 particles has lowered life expectancy in the US by 0.15 years for women and 0.13 years for men. Read more ...

Mothers-to-be on Mediterranean diet 'are less likely to suffer gestational...

Mothers-to-be on Mediterranean diet 'are less likely to suffer gestational diabetes or gain weight'

The risk of diabetes during pregnancy reduced by 35% in British women following a Mediterranean diet compared to a diet recommended by health officials. Read more ...

FDA commits to early fall update on CBD while it reaffirms enforcement stance

FDA commits to early fall update on CBD while it reaffirms enforcement stance

FDA said today it will have an update on a new regulatory structure for CBD by early fall. The announcement came via a press release on another warning issued to a CBD marketer... Read more ...

Oregon Students Are Now Allowed To Take Mental Health ‘Sick Days'

Oregon Students Are Now Allowed To Take Mental Health ‘Sick Days'

Mental health will finally be treated like physical health in Oregon schools this upcoming year Schools in Oregon will now treat mental health like any other physical ailment... Read more ...

Death rates are soaring among young Americans

Death rates are soaring among young Americans

The uptick, shown in a CDC report today, was so sharp that deaths hit 10-year records for young Hispanic Americans and young African Americans, and a 20-year record for young... Read more ...

'Inadequate info sources' add to elite athletes' sparse supplement...

'Inadequate info sources' add to elite athletes' sparse supplement awareness, researchers say

Dietary supplementation appears to be widely used in sport with athletes relying on inadequate sources of information and may be largely unaware of sources to detect supplement... Read more ...

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Testosterone Therapy May Threaten the Heart

Those who took testosterone replacement therapy had a 21% higher risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke than those who did not take the... Read more ...

US diplomats exposed to 'sonic attack' in Cuba DID suffer brain damage, new...

US diplomats exposed to 'sonic attack' in Cuba DID suffer brain damage, new study finds 

Analyzing the brain scans of 40 diplomats, the team at Penn State identified differences in the grey matter compared to healthy individuals, leading them to believe something... Read more ...

New public school "history" book teaches students that President Trump is...

New public school "history" book teaches students that President Trump is "mentally ill," supporters "racist"

The government indoctrination racket known as the public school system recently became a little more “progressive” with the addition of a new “American History” textbook... Read more ...