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Are you ready to explore your baby's genome?
BOSTON, MA - When you have a baby, a nurse or phlebotomist performs a heel stick to take a few drops of blood from your infant and sends it off to a state lab for a battery of tests. Most of the time, you never hear about the results because your child is fortunate enough not to have a rare disease, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell disease or any of the dozens of conditions for which most states screen. You, as a parent, may not even remember hearing ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Delhi's health system: Inadequate progress for a global city
Over the past decade, India has emerged as one of world s most important engines of economic growth. In the health sector, India is often associated with its accomplishments in promoting innovation in the delivery of health services and production of pharmaceuticals and drugs. At the same time, in comparison to other large middle-income nations such as Brazil, Russia and China BRIC , India has failed to assure minimal standards of sanitation and public hea ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
NIH scientists identify early impact of Ebola virus on immune system
A new mouse model of early Ebola virus EBOV infection has shown National Institutes of Health NIH scientists and colleagues how early responses of the immune system can affect development of EBOV disease. The model could help identify protective immune responses as targets for developing human EBOV therapeutics. Scientists from NIH s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases led the study with colleagues from the University of Washington and Co ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s
In a UK study of 5,320 women, 3 were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research was published in the open access journal BMC Medicine . This is the first time the prevalence of eating disorders has been investigated in a population sample of women in the fourth and fifth decade of life and the researchers were surprised to ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Scientists discover drug that increases 'good' fat mass and function
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--January 17, 2017--Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes identified an FDA-approved drug that can create the elusive and beneficial brown fat. Mice treated with the drug had more brown fat, faster metabolisms, and less body weight gain, even after being fed a high-calorie diet. The researchers say the technique, which uses cellular reprogramming, could be a new way to combat obesity and type II diabetes. Brown Fat Boosts Metabolism Brown ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Mayo Clinic researchers find cancer-fighting drugs help morbidly obese mice lo...
PHOENIX -- Scientific investigations sometimes result in serendipitous discoveries which shift the investigations from one focus to another. In the case of researchers at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, studies addressing obesity s impact on cancer treatment resulted in an unexpected discovery that shifted the focus from cancer to obesity. The investigators observed that two common cancer-fighting drugs sparked significant weight loss in the obese mice, even thoug ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Colorado medical students defend physicians' right to recommend marijuana
Colorado students viewed the legalization of marijuana favorably, medicinal or otherwise, and generally felt that the medical use of marijuana is acceptable in the treatment of conditions approved by the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry. Nearly half 49 percent felt that it had significant physical health benefits and 37 percent believed it had mental health benefits. This contrasts with other studies, which found that most Colorado family physicians wou ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Key signaling protein associated with addiction controls the actions of oxycod...
RGS9-2, a key signaling protein in the brain known to play a critical role in the development of addiction-related behaviors, acts as a positive modulator of oxycodone reward in both pain-free and chronic pain states, according to a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published online January 17 in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology . The mechanisms of oxycodone action uncovered through this study will help scientists and ph ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
Colorado medical students defend physicians' right to recommend marijuana
In the first study of its kind, University of Colorado School of Medicine students expressed support for the legal use of marijuana, including for physical and mental health reasons. They also believe more research is needed to ascertain what risk could be involved in using the drug. These were some of the findings of a study led by Michael Chan, a recent graduate of the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Colorado students viewed the legalization of marijuana fav ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
HIV therapy could be contributing to syphilis outbreak: UBC study
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests. Syphilis cases in several countries have risen sharply in recent years, primarily affecting men who have sex with men. In this study, researchers investigating the outbreak hypothesize that medications used in highly active antiretroviral therapy HAART , the gold standard for treating HIV infection, could reduce th ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Jan 17
How to Raise Kids Who Can 'Love and Be Loved'
Forget about an apple a day keeping the medical doctor away .
Huffington Post - Tue. Jan 17
Duchess Kate Nails Why People Don't Seek Mental Health Help
The Duchess of Cambridge is yet again schooling the world on negative mental health stereotypes.
Huffington Post - Tue. Jan 17
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