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Ohio State study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2019-01-15 21:00
(MediaSource) You've probably heard that things like staying active, eating healthy and keeping your blood pressure in check can help your heart, and a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that following a set of seven lifestyle factors can also drastically reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
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Your NEJM Group Today: A Veteran with Somatic Symptoms / Ulcerative Colitis Guidelines / Internal Medicine & Neurology Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2019-01-15 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case record: A 34-year-old male war veteran was evaluated...
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CDC Offers Update on Flu Activity This Season

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2019-01-15 05:00
The CDC on Friday offered its weekly snapshot of influenza activity so far this season. Among the findings for the week ending January 5: — Influenza...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: A Welcome-to-2019 ID Link-o-Rama

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2019-01-15 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: HIV and ID...
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Dietary Fiber, Whole Grains Associated with Lower Disease Risk

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2019-01-15 05:00
Greater consumption of whole grains and dietary fiber is associated with lower risks for several noncommunicable diseases, according to a Lancet meta-analysis. Researchers analyzed...
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Study: Despite progress, gay fathers and their children still structurally stigmatized

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of Vermont) A study published in the February 2019 'Pediatrics' journal suggests the majority of gay fathers and their children continue to experience stigma with potentially harmful physical and psychological effects, despite legal, media and social advances. Study participants specifically cited structural stigma, such as state laws and beliefs of religious communities, as affecting their experiences in multiple social contexts.
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Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Hospital for Special Surgery) An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers at Hospital for Special Surgery is restoring movement to young patients with paralysis caused by acute flaccid myelitis.
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UCI study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of California - Irvine) With a little help from HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm,' University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key component of how the human brain marks time.
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Assessing the performance of multiple influenza forecasting models

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) 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 research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models.
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Harvard research reveals potential therapeutic target for ALS

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Harvard University) Harvard-led ALS research revealed that the protein TDP-43 regulates a gene called Stathmin2 (STMN2).Human pluripotent stem cell models of ALS successfully predicted the relationship between TDP-43 and STMN2. Findings were validated by independent work carried out at the University of California, San Diego.STMN2 shows promise as a therapeutic target and could be the first biomarker ALS, which is extremely difficult to diagnose and treat.
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Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha announced as opening speaker at PAS 2019 Meeting

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Pediatric Academic Societies) The Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. The PAS 2019 Meeting will take place April 24 - May 1 at the Baltimore Convention Center.
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IADR/AADR divests sugar-sweetened beverage companies from investment portfolio

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(International & American Associations for Dental Research) The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) announce the divestment of sugar-sweetened beverage companies from their investment portfolios. While IADR and AADR did not have direct investments in such companies, they've changed to investment managers who will screen out any holdings in the sector.
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New conservation practice could reduce nitrogen pollution in agricultural drainage water

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) In a new study, University of Illinois scientists have estimated that a new conservation practice known as saturated buffers could reduce nitrogen from agricultural drainage by 5 to 10 percent.
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Gene expression study sheds new light on African Salmonella

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of Liverpool) Scientists at the University of Liverpool have completed one of the largest bacterial comparative gene expression studies to date and taken another step forward in understanding the African Salmonella strain that is currently killing around 400,000 people each year in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Scientists identify gene contributing to prostate cancer drug resistance

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(eLife ) Researchers have discovered how a gene involved in regulating hormone receptors may contribute to drug resistance in some prostate cancer patients.
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Researchers raise bar for successful management of severe atopic dermatitis

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A team of investigators from the University of Colorado College of Nursing at CU Anschutz Medical Campus and National Jewish Health has identified comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of eczema.
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How Candida albicans exploits lack of oxygen to cause disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Umea University) Scientists from Umeå university have shown how the yeast Candida albicans can modulate and adapt to low oxygen levels in different body niches to cause infection and to harm the host. Studying adaption to hypoxic or anoxic niches is particularly fruitful, since it helps us to understand the pathogenicity of C. albicans and promotes the development of better therapy approaches. Details about the study can be found in a report recently published in the journal MBio, a publication of the American Society of Microbiology.
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Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Salk Institute) Researchers from the Salk Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine, have shown that cells from mice that have been induced to grow into nerve cells using a previously published method have molecular signatures matching neurons that developed naturally in the brain.
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Fraction of US outpatient treatment centers offer medication for opioid addiction

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Despite the mounting death toll of America's opioid crisis, only a minority of facilities that treat substance use disorders offer patients buprenorphine, naltrexone or methadone -- the three FDA-approved medications for the long-term management of opioid use disorder, according to a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Antihypertension drug losartan may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Mon, 2019-01-14 21:00
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer.
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