Shawn Johnson Dances With Baby, Guesses Mom Shamers Will Think It's 'Very Wrong'

We love Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson for about a million reasons. Well, make that a million and one. On Friday, Dec. 20, Johnson danced and twirled with her newborn daughter, Drew (one month old) in an Instagram video. And having already been mom-shamed by trolls who insisted Drew had been under-dressed indoors, Johnson preemptively clapped back at any potential […]

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Obesity is a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer

Anthracyclines remain a cornerstone of breast cancer therapy in combination with new-generation targeted drugs such as trastuzumab. Both types of drugs are major culprits in chemotherapy-induced heart disease. A recent study showed that being overweight or obese was a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer, but it did not take into account related cardiac risk factors […]

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Researchers turn to Yelp reviews to learn how patients with addiction rate their treatment

As the opioid crisis has worsened, addiction treatment programs have proliferated—but there’s no standardized way to rate those programs, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania note in a new study. So they turned to Yelp. The popular online review site is best-known for its restaurant ratings. But it’s also become a clearinghouse for people to rate just about anything—including addiction […]

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Cold infections may be less frequent in people with the flu

People were less likely to catch either influenza or a common cold-causing rhinovirus if they were already infected with the other virus, a new study by scientists from the Medical Research Council-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research has found. Understanding how these distinct viruses inhibit each other could help public health planning to improve forecasting models that predict respiratory […]

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Trials promise good news for countries with dengue and Zika virus

An international team of scientists have reported an effective and environmentally sustainable way to block the transmission of mosquito-borne dengue virus, in trials carried out in Malaysia. The breakthrough has major implications for countries with hot climates such as island nations in the South Pacific to Saudi Arabia, Africa and South America, all of which experience dengue, Zika, yellow fever […]

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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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