Study finds problems with gestational diabetes test in rural areas

A number of pregnant women in rural and remote areas may be missing out on being diagnosed with gestational diabetes due to problems with blood testing, according to new research by The University of Western Australia, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services and member services. Associate Professor Julia Marley from UWA’s Medical School said it was possible that two out three women […]

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Intermittent fasting increases longevity in cardiac catheterization patients

While Intermittent fasting may sound like another dieting craze, the practice of routinely not eating and drinking for short periods of time has shown again to lead to potentially better health outcomes. In a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, researchers have found that cardiac catheterization patients who practiced regular intermittent fasting […]

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Study provides insights into how fibrosis progresses in the human lung

A Yale-led collaborative study boosts scientific understanding of how the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progresses, providing a roadmap for researchers to discover new treatment targets for the disease. The study, led by Naftali Kaminski, M.D., the Boehringer-Ingelheim Endowed Professor of Internal Medicine and chief of the Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at Yale School of […]

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Restoring protein homeostasis improves memory deficits in Down syndrome model

Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability, and currently there is no effective treatment. Memory deficits are a hallmark of this condition and a study published today in the journal Science reports that the defects in a conserved stress pathway dubbed the ‘integrated stress response,’ or ISR, could explain the cognitive deficits in a mouse model […]

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Zika virus can cause immune and brain abnormalities in asymptomatic pig offspring

Zika virus infection in the womb produces altered immune responses and sex-specific brain abnormalities in apparently healthy pig offspring, according to a study published november 14 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Uladzimir Karniychuk of the University of Saskatchewan, and colleagues. As noted by the authors, the findings could point to new strategies to prevent and alleviate the long-term […]

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How maternal Zika virus infection results in newborn microcephaly

A new study led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine revealed how in utero Zika virus infection can lead to microcephaly in newborns. The team discovered that the Zika virus protein NS4A disrupts brain growth by hijacking a pathway that regulates the generation of new neurons. The findings point at the possibility of developing therapeutic strategies to prevent microcephaly […]

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Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said. It said the new vaccine, produced by a Belgian subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is aimed at protecting about 50,000 people over a period of four months. More than […]

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Alex Morgan Plans on Playing in 2020 Olympics After Giving Birth to Her Daughter

This past summer, Alex Morgan and the U.S. Women’s National Team made headlines when they won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Now, she’s in the spotlight for a very different, but equally inspiring reason. In October, the soccer champion and her husband, Major League Soccer player Servando Carrasco, announced that they are expecting their first child. Still, even with […]

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Why Khloe Kardashian Didn't Take True to Get Baptized in Armenia

Mystery solved! Khloé Kardashian revealed why she didn’t bring her daughter, True, to get baptized in Armenia during an interview on the Tuesday, November 6, episode of The Real. Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Kardashian brought their children to the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat, Armenia, to get baptized on October 6. They chronicled the special day in a series of Instagram […]

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Screening tool administered in pediatric ER accurately gauges suicide risk

A suicide risk screening tool that Johns Hopkins Medicine implemented in its pediatric emergency department six years ago appears to provide an accurate gauge of which youth are most vulnerable and has identified more than 2,000 patients who might benefit from mental health treatment and resources, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public […]

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