Cauliflower ear: All you need to know

As a young anatomist, I was fascinated by an ancient Greek sculpture at the National Museum in Rome known as Boxer of the Quirinal. The bronze figure has dark voids for eye sockets and very odd ears. The sculptor depicted in great detail the boxer’s cauliflower ear. Watching the Rugby World Cup recently, I was reminded of it. Cauliflower ear […]

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Pete Wentz Doesn't 'Have all the Answers' Coparenting With Ashlee Simpson

Pete Wentz has been raising his 10-year-old son, Bronx, with his ex-wife, Ashlee Simpson, since their 2011 divorce, but doesn’t “have all the answers” to coparenting. “Telling somebody what the key to [coparenting] is would be insane,” the Fall Out Boy member, 40, recently told Us Weekly exclusively at the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos grand opening. “I think it’s […]

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For gut microbes, not all types of fiber are created equal

Certain human gut microbes with links to health thrive when fed specific types of ingredients in dietary fibers, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The work—conducted in mice colonized with human gut bacteria and using new technologies for measuring nutrient processing—is a step toward developing more nutritious foods based on a strategy […]

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Viral strains that cause ‘stomach flu’ don’t all look alike

Stomach bugs come in different sizes. Norovirus, best known for sweeping through daycares and cruise ships, can form small, medium, and large structures depending on the viral strain. The discovery, reported June 10, 2019, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, overturns nearly two decades of conventional wisdom about norovirus. Until now, the only structural data about […]

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Women’s Preventive Services Initiative says screen all women annually for urinary incontinence

All women should be screened annually for urinary incontinence, according to new guidelines from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Screening should assess whether women experience urinary incontinence and whether it affects their activities and quality of life. If treatment is indicated, women should be referred for further evaluation. The clinical guideline and evidence review are published in Annals of […]

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