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Microbiology Society's Annual Conference biggest ever

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(Microbiology Society) More than 1,400 scientists from all over the world will attend the Microbiology Society's Annual Conference in Edinburgh, its biggest ever event over five days in celebration of the Society's 75th anniversary.
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Researchers propose new disease classification system for obesity

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(The Obesity Society ) Researchers are proposing a new scientifically correct and medically actionable disease classification system for obesity, according to a paper published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society.
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Validating Toolbox to evaluate cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(University of California - Davis Health) Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have updated and validated a series of tests in the NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery. These tests, delivered on an iPad, can now be used to accurately assess cognitive processing in people with intellectual disability.
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Valley physicians pioneer groundbreaking technology to help dialysis patients

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(Dowling & Dennis PR) Phoenix-area kidney specialist Randy Cooper, MD, will present his initial four-year data on a new type of dialysis access called Ellipsys at the upcoming American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), February 21-23, in Las Vegas.
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Spinal deformities in Sacramento-San Joaquin delta fish linked to toxic mineral selenium

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) Native fish discovered with spinal deformities in California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in 2011 were exposed to high levels of selenium from their parents and food they ate as juveniles in the San Joaquin River, new research has found.
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Could this plaque identifying toothpaste prevent a heart attack or stroke?

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(Florida Atlantic University) For decades, researchers have suggested a link between oral health and inflammatory diseases affecting the entire body -- in particular, heart attacks and strokes. Results of a randomized pilot trial of Plaque HD®, the first toothpaste that identifies plaque so that it can be removed with directed brushing, showed that it produced a statistically significant reduction in C-reactive protein, a sensitive marker for future risks of heart attacks and strokes, among those with elevations at baseline.
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Just as tobacco advertising causes teen smoking, exposure to alcohol ads causes teens to drink

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(New York University) Exposure to alcohol advertising changes teens' attitudes about alcohol and can cause them to start drinking, finds a new analysis led by NYU School of Global Public Health and NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The study, which appears in a special supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, uses a framework developed to show causality between tobacco advertising and youth smoking and applies it to alcohol advertising.
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Study links physical activity to quality of life in African American cancer survivors

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(Wiley) New research published in CANCER suggests that regular exercise may improve the well-being of African American cancer survivors, but most survivors do not meet current recommendations for physical activity.
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Obesity embargo alert for March 2020

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(The Obesity Society ) All print, broadcast and online journalists who receive the Obesity embargo alert agree to abide by the embargo and may not publish, post, broadcast or distribute embargoed news releases or details of the embargoed studies before the embargo date and time.
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Specific gut bacteria may be associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(American Heart Association) Researchers have found a specific bacterial profile in the gut of people with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a chronic and progressive disease that causes constriction of arteries in the lungs. The unique bacterial profile predicted pulmonary arterial hypertension with 83% accuracy.
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Intensive behavioral therapy and liraglutide 3.0 mg show positive results for weight loss

Sun, 2020-02-23 21:00
(The Obesity Society ) Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT) combined with liraglutide 3.0 mg (Saxenda) can produce clinically-meaningful weight loss in patients who receive the treatment in predominantly primary care settings, according to a study published online in Obesity, the flagship journal of The Obesity Society. The study is the first multi-site evaluation of the efficacy of IBT based on a treatment visit schedule covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
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UK special school pupils 'treated differently', following removal of standardized assessments

Sat, 2020-02-22 21:00
(Taylor & Francis Group) Following the recent withdrawal of standardized assessments, children with intellectual disabilities at special schools in the UK are again being treated differently to children at mainstream schools, says a new study from researchers at The Open University.
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Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Sat, 2020-02-22 21:00
(European Society of Cardiology) Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.
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Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study

Sat, 2020-02-22 21:00
(Monash University) Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows.
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